Missing Biographies

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Hello IMDb Staff,

On 27 of March 2020, I submitted two biographies (Arnold Schwarzenneger's and Billy Wilder's (I)). Both bio were approved, but non of them appeared on pages of above mentioned persons. Can you solve this problem please.

Thank you in advance and warm regards,

Pat
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Patrick O'Rourke

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Hi Patrick
Could you post your contribution numbers here please.
You can find those 18 digit numbers here at,
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history
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Patrick O'Rourke

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Hi Ed,

Here they are : 200327-072016-517000  and 200327-065007-694000
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Great. Thanks.
Please wait for a reply by staff.
It may take a bit.
Be patient.
:):)
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Patrick O'Rourke

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Hi Ed,

Nothing has happened...And one more approved bio is absent: 200401-165635-009000
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Hi Patrick,

Thanks for flagging. Having taken a look it appears that you should have received the Declined status on these, with the message "Does not meet contribution guidelines.". This is because, whilst your bios were well written, we already had detailed bios live on those pages and as our guidelines state, it is our preference to only list one. You can however submit modifications to those existing items if you feel that there is incorrect or missing information on them.

We are currently investigating how and why you received this incorrect messaging

Apologies for the confusion, and thank you for your understanding.

Jay
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Patrick O'Rourke

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Hi Jay,

Thanks for your reply. I know about IMDb guidelines re bios. I would not bother you with this problem if the Track Contribution status for those 3 bios was not "approved". I usually always check whether info I contributed appears on pages, even if the status shows "approved".

This situation with "approved", but in fact declined biographies confirms that your Track Contribution System has vulnerability and may cause confusion. Hope you will solve the problem in order not to face such situation in future.

Thank you and regards,

Pat
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Patrick O'Rourke

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Hello IMDb Staff,

The above mentioned problem is not solved. Four new bios were submitted by me. Approval took 3-5 days, but again non of them appeared on pages.

Submissions: 200411-063236-495000
                      200411-064101-947000
                      200413-083311-890000
                      200413-112259-891000

Could you please fix this problem. 


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Hi Patrick, 

Thank you for posting. We are in the process of resolving the inconsistent messaging, but as before the reason your submissions are not showing on the site is because they have been submitted to name pages with existing Mini Bios. Rather than resubmitting new Mini-Bios to these pages, please do submit corrections to the existing ones if there is anything you deem to be is missing or incorrect.

Many thanks again.

Jay
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Patrick O'Rourke

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Hi Jay, 

Thanks for your prompt reply. Now I know, that the problem is with name pages with already existing Mini Bios.

P.S. By the way, still no Top Mini Bios badge...