How do I mass correct movie data

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Recently I got the digital copy of Veronica Mars (2014)

Today I checked IMDb's credit and noticed that they're terribly wrong: incorrect orders, missing role names, guess work on participating actors

So I sat down to type the actual end credits into Excel.

Now is there a way to contribute these data in a non-web way? As Excel? As CSV? XML?

To use the web interface for more than 50 actors is really tiresome
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No. It all needs to be entered by clicking "edit page" and filling out the form.
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If you are planning to audit the entire cast and crew, there is a handy trick to get started faster: use the URL
http://www.imdb.com/updates?update=tt0000000:crew.correct.all
replacing the tt0000000 with the actual t-const for the film in question.

This will open the Update page, with every Cast section opened with the data loaded and the action set to Correct.

You can then use the To update data for categories that aren't listed above, select this box item at the bottom to add Cast and any other sections you want to add.
As you go through the credits, set the Correct to Keep: for those that are accurate, and modify any that are not. After you have done all this, any sections that are still open and unmodified were not in the on-screen credits and can be Deleted or have the (uncredited) attribute added if you have evidence they deserve the credit.



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That's pretty niffty. And http://www.imdb.com/updates?update=tt0000000:cast.correct.all works as well!

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Yes, that would work as well, but I never used it. By the time I would have found it in my Bookmarks, changed the t-const and hit Enter, I could just as easily click Edit page, select Correct/Delete for Cast, click Continue, then check Update all and hit Enter. This would have the same result.

Before Jon Reeves gave the 'crew.correct.all' tip, I was trying to select Correct/Delete for all the Crew sections, then once in the forms, trying to check every Correct all. It was very common that I would miss one or more item in one of both of these processes, and have to go use the box at the bottom to open the missed section(s) or check the missed Correct all -- or both! This tip ensured everything would be opened correctly, and I only had to add the Cast form to be set to audit the full credit roll.

I meant to ask about one that would open both Cast and Crew, but never did.

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http://www.imdb.com/updates?update=tt0000000:crew.correct.all/cast.correct.all will open both cast and crew with all items selected for correction. These URLs are not part of the supported interface.
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Thanks.
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I need to do a similar thing for many 80s ThunderCats eps; it incorrectly credits Marvel Productions instead of Rankin-Bass, but only for many individual eps, rather than the whole series.