I need to change Zoe Van Tieghem to Zoë Van Tieghem, but IMDB rejects the correction, saying there's no difference between them...

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Name correction rejected
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dvantieghem

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Posted 5 years ago

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DavidAH_Ca, Champion

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When you try to change a name, you will get a warning message that starts: We have these people with similar names :
followed by a list of names, including the name you are trying to change.

If you click the radio button beside one of these names, you are telling the system "I made a keying error and this is the correct new name" so the system replaces what you keyed with that name. Therefore, if you click on the name you are trying to change, the system will replace what you entered with the current name and thus there is no difference.

You need to check the button beside the last option : This is a different person not currently listed - create '<entered name>'. In spite of the way it is worded, this is the option that will change the name.



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dvantieghem

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Thank you - I was able to submit it doing it that way, so we'll see what happens - nothing has changed yet...thanks again.
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Changes, in general, take between 2 days and 2 weeks to process completely.  Yours should take closer to 2 days.  They don't update instantly.  They go into queue for staff to process, then appear when the page next updates.
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dvantieghem

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thanks!