How should dedications be added?

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When credits include "Dedicated to" followed by a name, how should these be listed in IMDb?
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Hi C Park -

"Dedicated to" credits should be listed under the "Thanks" section.  For additional information, please see our submission guide here.
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"Dedicated to" credits should be listed under the "Thanks" section. ...
And I see that there is a "dedicatee" option available in the Occupation field.

  

(Note:  I see that there is also a rarely-used "dedicatee" attribute, but I assume that the attribute is redundant.  Surely the Occupation field is preferred and widely used for this purpose.  We should select "dedicatee" in the Occupation field, not the Attribute field.)
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It depends on what's shown on screen. That list is what someone has used in the past. If it appeared as in memory of, you'd use that. If something not on the list you'd type in what was shown on screen.
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My question, related to this, is whether the person's "job title" under the Thanks department should be the noun form "dedicatee" as shown in the list in Nobo's post above, or the literal phrasing "dedicated to" which has been used sometimes, but less often.

Obviously, if it says on screen "dedicatee ... John Doe", then John Doe should be listed with the occupation of "dedicatee". But if it says "Dedicated to John Doe", I'm not sure which is preferred -- "dedicatee" or "dedicated to".
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Hi gromit82, good question, I'm confirming this with the data editors, I will update you here with the details as soon as I hear back.
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Hi gromit82,
On screen wins - the credit should be submitted with "dedicated to".
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Will
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Follow up question -- How should a longer dedication be entered?  Should we just put the name of the person, or should the entire text be entered? For example, I've come across one that says something along:

"<Production Title> is dedicated to our mom <Her Name> mother of nine children and grandmother of twenty-one (and counting), who taught us .... "

It ends with a thanks for her love and support.
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Hey C,

My guess on this is it should be listed under Thanks simply as
 <Her Name> ... dedicatee
AND the entire text should also be added as a Crazy Credit entry.
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Thanks Mayor Defacto.
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Mayor and Will: But Will's previous response said:
On screen wins - the credit should be submitted with "dedicated to".
So by that logic, we shouldn't change the phrase "dedicated to" to the noun form "dedicatee" in the situation described by C Park above. We should enter it as <her name> ... dedicated to instead.
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Sorry yes I just meant not including the full text in the attribute, dedicated to would be preferable in this case.
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Thank you! This answer makes sense.  So any long credit should go under "crazy credit" even if it's not really that "crazy"?
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Ideally we would store this type of credit as a normal "thanks" credit attribute but this is an exceptional case as it is such a long item of text. If we stored it as a normal credit attribute it would not display very well within this section.

Regards,
Will