Cannot add credit - automatically rejected due to 3 repeated letters

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Am trying to add the credits for opening title sequence to Edwin Brienen's GOD
However it is automatically rejected due to three repeated letters in Aaron VIII (it should also be all caps).

Name is correct and as appears on screen - is there a way to override this?

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Aaron,
Hi.
Do you have a name page at IMDb yet?
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Aaron VIII

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No, first time on the silver screen!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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There is no "way" around this. But don't be disheartened. An IMDb employee will have to address this. They are the only ones that can push the credit through. They will come along eventually here. Be patient and wait. Saw your photography work on your web page.
Awesome stuff!
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Aaron VIII

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Thanks for checking out my page! It's a bit overdue for an update actually. Appreciate the nice words!
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Richard Shepherd

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Congratulations on making your way into the industry. Good luck with your current and future work :)
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Jeorj Euler

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Well, that is frustrating.
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Aaron VIII

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I mean, that's what I was thinking
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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???Where is an IMDb Employee on this? It's been 48 hours???
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Hi Aaron -

Unfortunately, the form doesn't allow the submission of three repeat letters.  One way around this is to submit your credit under your name "Aaron" without the roman numeral, and then once approved you can then request a name change. 

In the meantime, do yo have a screen grab of your on-screen credit for this title? 
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Except the version that I found on my computer and took the screenshot from was NOT the finished version that went through to the screen
Sorry, Aaron, but I don't buy it. Look:


That's a screenshot of the Vimeo page where you could find what you call a "first cut" of the title sequence, since it contains the typo.


I'm a bit old around here so, when I saw the typo, I took precautions and saved the screenshot with the upload date and a copy of the full 2:32 mins video.


That version was published on 29 December 2016, exactly the same day of the film's release, so it's hard to believe that a corrected version of the sequence (without the typo) was made that same day, before the film premiere... Then, when Michelle asks you to provide a screenshot of your name in the credits, is a bit suspicious that, rather than posting a screencap of the finished version (you've had more than 2 years to amend it), you photoshopped a still frame of that "first cut"... Finally, when I offered you the chance to post a clip of the supposedly amended version, suddenly the original "first cut" video disappears from internet, and coincidentally the newly uploaded title sequence lacks the part where your name is shown...
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Except the version that I found on my computer and took the screenshot from was NOT the finished version that went through to the screen
Sorry, Aaron, but I don't buy it. Look:


That's a screenshot of the Vimeo page where you could find what you call a "first cut" of the title sequence, since it contains the typo.


I'm a bit old around here so, when I saw the typo, I took precautions and saved the screenshot with the upload date and a copy of the full 2:32 mins video.


That version was published on 29 December 2016, exactly the same day of the film's release, so it's hard to believe that a corrected version of the sequence (without the typo) was made that same day, before the film premiere... Then, when Michelle asks you to provide a screenshot of your name in the credits, is a bit suspicious that, rather than posting a screencap of the finished version (you've had more than 2 years to amend it), you photoshopped a still frame of that "first cut"... Finally, when I offered you the chance to post a clip of the supposedly amended version, suddenly the original "first cut" video disappears from internet, and coincidentally the newly uploaded title sequence lacks the part where your name is shown...
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Ok, not trying to get into an argument on  the internet as I already explained what happened. 

That vimeo link was not even supposed to be public which is why it was removed when I realised it was. You'll notice that the video also doesn't appear on Youtube or anywhere else either as was the film may be released and. Once this is sorted that public link will be removed too until Edwin confirms whats happening with the film.

I was surprised that we weren't already credited on IMDB for the titles since the rest is there, and obviously the reason is that because the name is rejected it went into the too hard basket for whoever added the film to the site leaving it up to me to sort out.  
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as I already explained what happened
And I'm telling you again that I don't think you're being malicious... The only thing I'm trying to say is that there's too much evidence that the title sequence shown the day of the first release unfortunately contained the typo and that circumstance needs to be captured on , as per their rules, by adding the (as Arron VIII) attribute when your name page is up.

There's nothing more. I truly admire your work.
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Whatever. Have it. I don't care anymore. Don't bother adding the credit at all to be honest, I already explained what happened with the vimeo. But if it makes you feel good you can put it as Micky mouse or whatever you want. I honestly regret wasting my time trying to get credited for my work on this site its been nothing but a waste of energy. 

Delete the whole thread for all I care
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Hi Aaron -

I have now corrected your name on the site to "Aaron VIII", the change should be live on the site shortly. 
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