"Where someone is billed in the credits as Himself/Herself in a fictional piece and are playing a scripted, fictional version of themselves, we use the performer's name as the character name to avoid moving the credit to the 'Self' category even if the credits say Himself/Herself."
Thank you. That makes sense. I don't live and breathe IMDb, so I missed that. Also, I don't know the significance of "avoid moving the credit to the 'Self' category" as a strategy.
Idea: How about numbering the paragraphs in the Guide and providing #x links in the Guide. That would make it a lot easier for your overworked folks to point the way to well intentioned but misguided people like me. :-)