it simply won't stay away, why - #190721-170407-625502

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I have submitted this via the image option, put it here on GS, used the contact us form twice, and gotten it fixed but then it keeps coming back. Three times it has come back now.
It is a duplicated pic, and I'm guessing it keeps coming back because the bad ep has no other pics on that episode, but if it's not from it then it shouldn't be on it, right?



In the upper left corner is the same pic twice. I know what ep it belongs to from having watched the ep but only temporarily gets fixed then comes back.

the correct image is
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072519/mediaviewer/rm2617417473

the bad image is
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072519/mediaviewer/rm3618869761

What can be done to fix this so it stays fixed???

as you can see by the rm it was removed, but it's back as Arnie would say.


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Posted 2 months ago

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Hi MikeTheWhistle -

I'm not certain why your deletion request posted above was rejected, however, I have now removed the duplicate image and filed a ticket with the appropriate team to investigate why the image is repeatedly added back after removal.  Thanks again!
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TY. warn them that it might be the image of the undead.
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Michelle, Mike, I fear it's the same problem as for Snorks, Biography and Alf, as pointed out here: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/eight-deleted-pictures-turned-up-again-part-iii

Also, the following titles also seem to suffer from this problem:
-Mad about you (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103484/mediaindex)
-Ironside (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061266/mediaindex)
-The Nanny (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106080/mediaindex)
-Celebrity Style Story (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2576350/mediaindex)
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Michelle- Please pass onto your team that I think the issue somehow relates to if the image was on a title that has no other images. A fairly quick glance thru seems that is a common thing. On my duplicated image of Zara Cully, it was also on another ep that I added images to and it didn't go back to that episode. My guess is that the errant code relates to making an image primary such that when this duplicated and bad images are deleted, there is some code that searches for an image to replace it with and goes out into the phantom holding area and sees tags that somehow relate it so it's pushed back in. Also pass onto them, that one of the images that came back lost it's name tags.

Thx.
Added: What's funny I also "fixed" Ironside without knowing there was an issue. Now I look and it's broke again. LOL
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I also figured the pictures aren't completely deleted from the database. For Snorks, Alf, Biography, I've deleted the pictures a couple of times, just to be sure :)
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I've just found/confirmed 3 instances where an image popped back until I put another image to replace it and thus creating a new primary.
There's no doubt in my mind that it has to do with code buried in not allowing a primary image to be removed. I had a little more info about things not really being deleted above until I re-directed what I was saying, but yep I'm sure (and think this confirms) that there is a side db that stores deleted images. In essence anything once out there is always there some place and unfortunately there's code related to primary images that knows how to go into that side db and pull images back. My guess is that it's some old code that basically is a if/then/loop when a title loses a primary image that searches for any image that has a tag that may be relevant to replace it. Knowing many people that have coded very large db's, they never imagined a situation where a bad image might need to be taken out so the intent was good but unfortunately they ignored the likely probability that something bad would be put on the db. I really used to life for this kind of stuff.
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There's another dup of that pic. Either I missed it before (which is definitely a possibility because the only reason I noticed it came back was because the above two were next to each other)), or this is  another new dup has popped up. This one is not tagged to any episode.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072519/mediaviewer/rm2955461632

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there's another new one of this image. they're like locusts.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072519/mediaviewer/rm314872577
but rm3618869761 is now gone.
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This needs to be linked with
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/need-additional-help-for-190730-034916-873102-and-190730-032...
as that problem image is multiply duplicated and just attached itself to an episode and not the series and it's the wrong episode.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0614898/mediaviewer/rm4070974720

No one has been able to figure out why these images come back or looked at what I talked about it being related to having been a primary image?