occupation title

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When I was adding my occupation title at registration, IMDb claimed "no such title existed in the database" which forced me to have to use a default title, however I later found the EXACT title on IMDb's OWN website when I looked up full cast and crew for a movie. How can I correct this if the website indicates "no such title exist in database" ?
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gromit82, Champion

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What is the job title and what film does this pertain to?

Also, normally it is possible to submit a new job title to the credits of a film. However, when doing so, you would get a message that says something like "[job title] is not one of the 10,302 existing jobs we have in this section." You would then be given a list of possible job titles to select from, followed by an option to "Add this as a new job."
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Steve: I'm not sure what the original problem was, because there are currently 3,452 credits for "camera production assistant" in the Camera and Electrical Department.

However, here is how you should be able to submit the correction:

Go to the page for the film at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3007132/. Click "Edit page".

On the next screen, on the Camera and Electrical Department line, select "Correct/Delete". Scroll down and click "Continue".

On the next screen, select "Correct" in the Action menu to the left of your name. Click "Check these updates".

On the next screen, delete the words third assistant camera and click the icon to the right of that box. When the list of jobs comes up, click on the letter C and then select camera production assistant from the list of jobs starting with that letter. Check the box marked "provide an explanation to assist in processing this change". Click "Check these updates".

On the next screen, in the Explanation box, enter something like "I am Steve Hutchings (V), and my credit for this film will actually be as a camera production assistant, rather than third assistant camera which I had previously entered erroneously." Click "Re-check these updates".

On the next screen, you should be able to click "Submit these updates".

Good luck!
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Steve Hutchings

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Thank you. I originally entered the title exactly like you indicated but it indicated the title was not found in their database.

Also .... why is there a "V" after my first name ? I did not enter it.

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... why is there a "V" ...?
IMDb uses Roman numerals to distinguish people who are
listed with exactly the same name:

http://www.imdb.com/find?s=nm&exact=true&q=Steve+Hutchings

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?romannumerals
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Steve: The (V) is the roman numeral 5. It means that you are the fifth person named Steve Hutchings to have a credit in the database (at least as far as IMDb knows). See http://www.imdb.com/find?q=steve+hutchings&s=nm&exact=true.
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Gromit82, thank you for your help and thank you for the detailed explanation too. I'm new to IMDb and I don't really know how to use it effectively yet.

Thanks again