Adding new episodes to my TV credits rejected because "not yet in data base"

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I have filled out form for 5 new TV episodes that have aired but they were all rejected for being "not yet in the ImDb data base."
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Rick: I have to ask the obvious question: Are those episodes in the database?

If they are in the database, then my guess is that you might have had difficulty getting them entered because you started from your own page and tried to submit the episode titles. The formatting of episode titles on IMDb is complex, and if you get any of the punctuation or spacing wrong, the database won't recognize the episode. The way to get around this is to start from the episode page, and submit your name to the page, rather than the other way around. This way, you only have to get your own name correct, rather than trying to get the episode title format correct.

If the episodes are not in the database, you can submit them, and submit your name to the cast of the episode in the same process. Go to the page for the TV series and click "Add episode", then follow the instructions.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
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I may have mis represented my query.  The TV series is in the data base but these are new credits for me on the series.  I don't know, although they have aired, that the particular episodes are in the data base and don't know how to find out.
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Rick: Go to the main page for the series on IMDb. On the right side of the page, you should see a box labeled "Quick Links".

In that box, you should see "Full Cast and Crew      Episode List" as the top line. Click on "Episode List". Then look through the episodes to find whether the one you worked on is there. (If the series has more than one season or year, make sure to look for the correct season or year -- the episodes from all seasons won't all display on screen at once.) If you find the episode you worked on, click on it to go to the episode's page, where you can submit your credit to that particular episode.

(By the way, in my earlier post, I wrote, "If the episodes are not in the database, you can submit them, and submit your name to the cast of the episode in the same process." If you were a crew member instead of a cast member, you can and should submit your appropriate crew credit instead of a cast credit when submitting the episode, if you need to submit the episode because the episode is not already in the database.)
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Thank you so much.  I found all the episodes and attempted to fill out the form to add them but the same result appeared.  Obviously, I'm filling it out incorrectly. For the title of each episode, for instance, I write Scorpion S1 E 14 "Charades"  but the same error message occurs (' Rejected - not listed in date base.")  Is there a way to enter the title in the first box more correctly.  Thanks in advance again.
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Rick: See my first response to you in this thread (especially the second paragraph of it).

The formatting of episode titles is complex, and instead of trying to learn how to format the episode title, it is much easier to go to the page of the particular episode, click "Edit page", and then submit your name to the appropriate cast or crew department. That way, you don't have to worry about getting the punctuation of the episode title correct, or for that matter any part of the episode title. You mostly just have to enter your own name.

In other words, don't start at Rick Friedberg's page and tell IMDb that he (you) worked on the Scorpion episode "Charades". Instead, go to the page for the Scorpion episode "Charades" and tell IMDb that Rick Friedberg was one of the people who worked on it.
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Just an FYI: 

The reason we recommend you work from the Episode page rather than your Name page is that in the latter case you need to enter the Episode Title exactly as it is stored internally. In the case you gave, instead of Scorpion S1 E 14 "Charades", you would need to enter "Scorpion" (2014) {Charades (#1.14)}  Anything else and the episode will not be found.