Goof Rejection

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I submitted the following as a goof for the film Sahara.

"GOOFADDITION

The party in the tank come across a British unit. In the course of the converstation with Captain Halliday, Sgt Gunn tells him they are headed south in the hope will hook up with another unit. Captain Halliday informs him if they head south then they will come across the Qattara Depression, which is the worst place in Libya. It is however, in Northwestern Egypt.Errors in geography

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The Qattara Depression (Arabic: منخفض القطارة‎ Munḫafaḍ al-Qaṭṭārah) is a depression in northwestern Egypt, specifically in the Matruh Governorate. The depression is part of the Western Desert of Egypt. The Qattara Depression lies below sea level, and its bottom is covered with salt pans, sand dunes, and salt marshes. The depression extends between the latitudes of 28°35' and 30°25' north and the longitudes of 26°20' and 29°02' east. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qattara_Depression


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Your contribution has been declined.We have been unable to verify your contribution. Unfortunately we were unable to accept your submission as we were unable to verify the information provided. If your submission was placed via the IMDb.com Desktop title or name page submission form, you now have an option to provide evidence with your additions, as well as corrections or deletions. Please go to your Contribution History, re-load the submission reference and tick the box “provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission” and “check these updates”. The field will become available in the submission form. For all other submissions, please see our Help Site for further information or details on how to contact us."

I did provide an explanation to assist in the processing of my submission see your comment.  I did submit the same goof and got the same rejection, which is why I added the comment on the second submission. 

...please see our Help Site for further information or details on how to contact us. I did go to the Help Site and found no way of contacting IMDB so I could discuss this with IMDB. I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me how to contact IMDB direct.

Thanks 


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Anthony R. Adamson

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Anthony: I've previously commented here on how the "unable to verify" rejection reason is sometimes applied in situations where verification doesn't seem to be the problem. (See https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/is-unable-to-verify-the-right-term-to-use.)

In one of those cases, shortening the description of a goof enabled the goof to be accepted.

So I would suggest re-submitting the goof, but changing the description to the following:
Captain Halliday tells Sgt. Gunn that the Qattara Depression is the worst place in Libya. The Qattara Depression is actually in northwestern Egypt.
If that doesn't work, here is how I would suggest contacting the Help Desk:

Go to https://help.imdb.com/contact, then click "IMDb Fan/Contributor questions".
Select "Other data types", then "Other data issue".
Click "E-mail".
That will take you to a form where you can send an e-mail. In the e-mail, make sure to indicate that you are trying to submit a Goof, and provide the link to the film's title page (I assume this is https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036323/). Also provide the complete text of the goof you are trying to submit and the 18-digit reference number for your submission, and any other explanation of the problem you can give.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Anthony R. Adamson

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Thanks Gromit82, I'll try the short version as per your suggestion. The email button here  https://help.imdb.com/contact, is disabled.
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bderoes, Champion

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Anthony, 
Once you've selected the topics of your message, the Email button should light up:
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Adrian, Champion

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This should probably go under "character error" not "errors in geography".
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Anthony R. Adamson

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The goof has been approved. The approval is due to gromit82, for suggesting I should shorten the goof to. 
Captain Halliday tells Sgt. Gunn that the Qattara Depression is the worst place in Libya. The Qattara Depression is actually in northwestern Egypt.
It seemed to have done the trick. Thank you to those who have taken the trouble to help me out on this issue. It is much appreciated.