Contribution (with evidence) still pending

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Contribution #200623-161106-617000

I've been trying to submit this credit for months, and it was repeatedly declined. It's my first credit, so I wasn't terribly surprised I was having trouble. I googled what to do and read to include a link with a callsheet/paystub. I recently resubmitted it on June 23rd with a screenshot of one of my callsheets as additional evidence, but it still says "pending". If additional evidence is still needed, I appear in the trailer that was released earlier this week (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBfVR_u_lGQ). I can be seen in the striped shirt at :48 and :57. I realize you have to do your due diligence, so I hope this is sufficient! I'd love to get it approved asap, and am happy to help in any way that I can. 
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Nothing on this page goes back to June 23: https://contribute.imdb.com/times

It's probably declined again. You may need to submit it again or wait for a staff answer.
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thank you!
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Shaun, if you resubmit an already pending submission that usually will generate an automatic rejection.
Go to this page to see the status of your submission above.
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history
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Ah okay, thanks Ed. That page shows that my original contribution back on Jan 23 is still "pending". The two attempts after that were both declined, and then the June 23 attempt with additional evidence also shows "pending". Do you know if there's a way to ask a staff member to look into it?
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Shaun, there's a long standing "infinite pending" bug on IMDB. That contribution from Jan 23 is actually declined or approved, it's not pending, that "pending" is a display bug.

I still have some submissions from last year show as "Pending" but in fact they were either approved and went live or declined.

Best way to make sure if your submission is processed is to check this page when you encounter that pending bug: https://contribute.imdb.com/times

Because I'm aware of this bug I referred you to that page and said nothing on that page goes back to June 23, that means your submission is not actually pending, if I wasn't aware of this bug I would refer you to contributions history page, but that would be useless because I knew the status you will see there would be misleading due to this bug. Besides your topic title is "still pending" and you provide a contribution number so it seems you already know how to track status of your contributions.

So bottom line, if a long time passed and you still see one of your contributions as Pending for many days and weeks that means it is bugged, so if you don't see your submission live on site, it's already declined, because otherwise "Data Processing Times" page would have June 23 date on one of the "Oldest Item" columns.

An employee will take care of your issue on this topic, just wait a few days.

For reference:
- They stopped tracking statuses for some data types because of this bug 2 months ago

- but as you can see from this reply you can still encounter this bug with several data types
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Shaun.
Wait for staff to reply.
You can make an addition to your pending submission.
But if I tell you how to do it Meka will start an argument. And quite frankly I'm tired of correcting him.
Sorry but as long as he continues on this path, I cannot help you.
He speculates too much.
Good luck with staff.
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"And quite frankly I'm tired of correcting him."
Show one thing you actually corrected me of anything and I will close my account.

I'm not trying to start an argument, you are the one who's doing that here. I'm only commenting about the topic in hand here and you are making things personal and commenting about me. I'm just trying to help an user here. I'm trying to inform them about a known bug and impossibility of a pending contribution from 6 months ago. I showed two staff responses confirming the bug. I referred to the contribution times page to verify if they encountered that bug or not. Unlike you I back everything I say with sources, you only talk that's all, hoping at least some of your lies will be believed by some. When you lie that much you can achieve that of course.

Will you want me to show you something contrary to what you said? Hmm let's see:
Oh: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/remove-a-nomination-from-page?topic-reply-list[settings][fil...
Full of nonsense only to attack me, only to make me wrong, which fails miserably.
Oh this is an admission: https://i.ibb.co/sbjvwgC/image.png
There were other attacks to me on thread as well which you deleted because even you are surprised at yourself about how wrong someone can be. You tried to find things to be able to throw mugs at me but failed miserably, again.

Speculation he said, hmm let's see: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/tagged-photos-of-me-aren-t-linked-to-my-page
Nice imagination, "Tagged photos from titles only show up on your name page when your IMDb STARMETER has gotten to a certain number"
Only source of that claim in the world is you, mentioned nowhere, no official word, no staff comment about it, nothing at all to back that claim.
And actually kinda confirmed it's not true by Jaime because he liked my reply and didn't comment about that Starmeter speculation of yours.

And that's only this week and it's the opposite of everything you say. All you are doing is projecting like Appraiser1 said in this topic when I told you to stop spreading lies: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/who-would-you-say-is-the-most-overrated-actor?topic-reply-li...

Lies lies lies, nothing else only lies, manipulation attempts, then lies lies lies again.

I'm sure you are the most happy person in the world right now because your attacks finally worked and I stopped ignoring you and replied so you can finally try to use that against me full force with your more lies. But don't bother, this is my last message here.

Ignoring you is useless, your 1 week suspension is useless, you just don't stop. And honestly I'm sick of it. This is my last message on this board. They can continue to feed you here forever. Bye.
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You can submit additional evidence to a pending submission. I just did this recently. And a long pending past overdue submission was approved.
Go here. https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history/?ref_=helpms_ch_ci_history
Find the June 23 submission highlighted number. Click on it. It will re-open the original submission form. Add any additional data in the explanation box. Select save for later or the submit button if it is there. If not save it. The original submission now has the data on it. Staff will be able to see your addition. Also as I said the submit button if it is present means that a sufficient time has elapsed for a resubmission. (This is that bug/non bug) But it is a resubmit from the original. Not a new submission. New submission for the same thing are automatically rejected. But using the method described will get you no auto rejection. Just a reexamination.
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For what it's worth, I appreciate both of you for making an effort to help me. It seems like it's a complicated issue, and both of you have taken it upon yourselves to try to understand it and help others. That's commendable, and I thank you. There seems to be some history (and some animosity) between the two of you, but I hope you can see that you're both doing more net good than harm. 

As far as the issue goes, I did as Ed suggested and edited my June 23rd submission. I saved it, but the submit button was not there (yet?). I also realized there may have been some confusion about January 29 vs June 29. For posterity's sake, here's a complete timeline:

Jan 9 - First attempt to add actor credit to my page; Declined
Jan 29 - First attempt to add myself as a cast member to the Respect page; Pending*
Feb 21 - Second attempt to add myself as a cast member to the Respect page; Declined
June 23 - Second attempt to add actor credit to my page (with callsheet screenshot); Pending
July 5 - Saved update to June 23 attempt with link to trailer

*I have this attempt open in a browser window and attached a screenshot below, but it is no longer showing in my contribution history. I searched the reference number, and it didn't return a result. I wonder if a staff member has begun addressing the issue? And this one has now been resolved in some way?

I also think that both of your theories/explanations track with my situation. As meka suggested, there is clearly an issue with pending submissions not being tracked. My June 23rd pending submission does not appear on the times page, so the system seems to think it's been taken care of. But Ed is also correct, that any attempts I made to resubmit on a pending edit were declined. My best guess is that pending submissions can get stuck in some kind of purgatory where they've been reviewed and taken out of the times queue, but neither approved nor declined. In that case, making a new submission of the same data will be auto-rejected, since the system still has it logged as pending. That's my guess, anyway!

Thanks again, both of you, for your help. Screenshots attached.
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Thanks.
It really helps when you post complete information.
Same goes when you make a submission.
The more info submitted with your contribution, the less likely it will be rejected.
Also try and keep all information minimalistic. Excess verbiage can confuse.
Thanks again.
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Also this may help staff in your favor.
A screen shot from your URL above.




And your IMDb Picture
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11202041/mediaviewer/rm1098562305

I see the resemblance!! The hairline is a dead giveaway.

Shaun Schneider

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Thanks Ed. Sorry if I was verbose, I just wanted to be thorough. And I felt bad there was conflict when you both were trying to help me. I appreciate it!

Edit: also, here's a picture of Charlie from those days. There's that hairline!
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I only meant do not add to much in a contribution. Data editors need the meat and potatoes only. Not a 7 course meal!!!!!
Here is fine!!!! Type all you need.
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Hey Shaun - I've submitted this on your behalf and it should be live in a day or so. As this title is unreleased your credit may be updated after release if your name is not listed in the credits, if this is the case you will have the 'uncredited' attribute attached.
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Thanks, Grayson!
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Great news finally........ Shaun!!!!!!!
:):)
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Thanks again for all of your help!
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No problem!
:)