Actor credit says "as (my name)" after my name and shouldn't

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In the page for LAGGIES, a film in which I played Teen Allison, my name says "(as Sarah Lynne Wright)" after my character name, Teen Allison. How do I get this paranthetical removed? It makes it look like I played myself, but I didn't. And that's not even the right spelling of my name. it should just say Teen Allison in the space for character name.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2034031/combined
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The (as Sarah Lynne Wright) attribute indicates that, while your name on IMDb is listed as Sara Lynne Wright, your Name (not the character name) was shown on screen with an 'h' at the end of your first name. If that is the case, the attribute should not be removed. IMDb uses this attribute to assure that the credits listed the database match what is shown on-screen.

If you check Roseanne Barr's page,  you will see that she has various (as ...) attributes for many credits, both as an Actress and in various crew positions in which it could not refer to a character name.
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Have you already submitted to change it? It doesn't show the attribute on the main page but does on IMDb Pro. It might be that a "correction" is processing.

Can you post a screen capture of the credit so the page can be documented correctly? That's what should be done to provide a way for them to verify what to document on IMDb and for them to know where the error occurred (on screen vs. when added to IMDb).

Edit to add:

It's listed correctly. While the name page listing your filmography has a heading of "Sara Lynne Wright," the film's credits added a hyphen and an "H" to list you as "Sarah Lynne Wright." Without this being noted, it's likely that your credit will someday be moved off your page and a new page created for a Sarah with a hyphen. With the (correct) notation that your name appeared on screen that way, but the credit belongs on the page listing your credits, it will remain there.

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Also, by the way, if someone saw you in the film and looked for your name and searched for you on IMDb, they might not find you if you had removed the (as...) attribute. Having it there will allow them to find you and also to let them know that it's not your correct name. So, you really don't want to remove that (and such a request should not be accepted).
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Thank you so much for this. It makes total sense. I just wish someone hadn't messed up my name in the credits!
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You wish someone hadn't messed up your name!  How do you think Christopher Walken feels about what they did to his name in Annie Hall ?  :-)
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Yeah, that one was butchered.

Sara, at least IMDb has a means for having it on gour main page and to document it's an error, so those looking it up can connect the dots. This happens fairly often...too bad they don't use more care getting it right. Mistakes happen. A lady tried to correct her son's page posting here recently and even spelled her own son's name wrong...these things happen...
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LOL the "Wlaken" does make me feel better! ;)