Some submissions being declined lately

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Why are some  of my contributions being declined after 16 years as a contributor all of suddenly, submissions regarding birth and death dates are being declined half of the times even when links are approved for some information but other information are declined from the same linked?

Case in point I have submitted numerous submissions for character actress Elizabeth Flournoy
with legitimate links, the last link  has an actual photo with her death date which i have  submitted with different links but to no avail submission #200722-031440-08500 I understand being diligent about adding  correct information but I doing this to update
information on lesser known performers who are lacking birth/death information which would keep IMDb relevant but all of sudden the data is not wanted lately.
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tonyv77

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Elizabeth, Employee

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Hi Rudy, thanks for flagging this, I've resubmitted that update on your behalf and provided this feedback to the relevant team. If you have any other submissions you'd like us to take a look at please let usk now. 
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Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for your help I submitted death dates for actress Helen Christian, Igor Dolgoruki, Joe Whitehead, Warren Kliewer, Ci Herzog, Jack Atwood and corrected birth information for Jack Atwood, William Walker and Ray Malone but all declined after using the same format for others with success now hitting roadblock with these submissions and other mainly death dates these performers have slipped through without anyone documenting their deaths which I am trying to amend but it becoming futile lately to add.
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi tonyv77 -

If the birth/death date updates have still not been approved, please post the related submission reference numbers here and our staff can take a look.  Cheers!
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tonyv77

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Michelle, so far most have been approved, but waiting for other new submission that are still pending. Most birth names and new and corrected birth dates are usually approved with some exceptions, it ́s the new or corrected death dates that I am having the most problems being declined lately, one in particular is the corrected death date for character actor Joe Whitehead which had been declined twice already I resubmitted it again with three links his submission #200810-194720-505000.
I appreciate your interest  in this and thank you for your assistance in this matter.
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi tonyv77 -

I reviewed this submission and I believe the issue at hand is that our editors cannot view the document because the Ancestry.com site requires a login to access the information.  I am able to access the link, but the only details I can see are the individual's name and a year of death (I cannot see any document, or transcript of a valid document to verify).


(clicking on the document link re-directs to a membership-sign-up)

So although Ancestry.com is a trusted source based on documents, if our editors cannot see the document details we cannot always verify the information.  In these instances where a membership is required to view the date of birth or death details, I would encourage you to include the Ancestry link, but also include a screen grab of the document or Ancestry page to accompany your submission.

I hope this helps!
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