Series up on other pages..not on mine?

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I am trying to update my page and when i fill in the form it tells me the tv series in 'not in the data base yet'. however it both comes up as an option to 'click' on the form and all the other members of the cast have it showing CLEARLY on their pages??? any thoughts? and where do i look for the answer to this question????!
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Are you filling that in from your page or the series' episode pages? The database is title-based. If you go to the page for the episode to which you're adding a credit in your name, it will (upon acceptance) be added to the episode, then after a slight delay, appear on your page.

Oh, and, you look for the answer either here, the Contributors Help board at the main site (on the list of main boards, near the bottom) http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/t..., or in the Help Section, help link is at the top-right of page, then look for the link to Contributor Zone http://www.imdb.com/czone/?ref_=hlp_brws
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If it says it isn't in the database yet, it usually means it has just been added and you need to give it a day or so before you can add it.
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thanks guys...not sure where to look for episode pages? i just clicked on 'contribute to this page' and 'edit page' on my homepage. then it takes me to a whole list and the only appropriate one for tv is 'filmography' acting credits... where i clicked 'add 1 credit' then the form comes up and i write in the name of the series...it clicks over to another page and says:

This credit has been rejected. You need to correct this credit before it will be accepted.
The title 'XXXXXX' is not currently in the database.

then immediately underneath it says
Did you mean .....

and the first on the list is it!!!!????
XXXXXX

go figure.....

am i missing something for series other than putting into the filmography?
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emperor...its been added to the whole database as its up there for the other actors and the show itself?
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That isn't really relevant (they will presumably have been added in the submission process and these will appear at different times for different people), if it was only recently accepted then you can run into this error.

Can you supply the relevant links so we can see what the problem is?
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Not sure what you mean by links emperor... the series is Hello Ladies
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So this then?:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2378794/

And is this you?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0313139/

So what you need to do is go to the episode list:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2378794/e...

Find the episodes you appeared in, edit them and add your name to the credits. To ensure this goes through, send in a screenshot of your name in the credits to support your submission:

http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/data_ver...

Also, I'm looking forward to the series - Stephen Merchant is great.
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thanks emperor! I think i did the right thing this time...and hope you enjoy the show! i sure did!!!! ;-)
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yes and yes.... and went to the episodes and my name is not there even when i open full cast!!! and it was a decent role not just a line or two! what next?
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Follow the rest of my instructions:

* Edit the episode's cast list.

* Add your name and role.

* Send in evidence using the link I gave.
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you mean i can just go in an edit it on IMDB itself and take THAT screenshot???
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No you need a screenshot of the actual credits as they appear on the screen.
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got it...
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:-( it keeps changing the name to 'ladies, hello' and thats not the name of it....urgh frustrating.
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it seems like the same process in the episodes and its just not acknowledging the show????
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You seem to be entering it where a person's name belongs.

If you enter Joe Smith it changes it to the correct format Smith, Joe.

You should all ready be on the page for the show, then go to the page fornthe episode you're adding your credit to. Edit to add a cast member and enter your name.

The screen shot should not be of an IMDb page. It should be, to prove you're being credited on screen, of that episodes credits rolling, including your name.
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how can i prove that when it doesn't air till september october???
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You can send in other evidence that you might have, although sometimes the answer is some people might have to wait until it airs - after all IMDB doesn't know what is on the credits until it is broadcast. However, the other evidence might do or the production company might fill in the credits when they have them.
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thanks for all your help... i received an email saying to contact them if it hasn't changed after 18 days....:-)
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Good stuff.

If this hasn't happened then you can also post the reference number here and staff can look into it in case there is a problem that needs sorting out.
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ok great thanks!
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i did the name addition on the episodes page... so guess we'll just wait and see...