Timestamps format "vandalism"

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Hi, folks:

rules in regard to timestamping trivia and goofs are very clear and, literally, strict:


Over the past few months I've been putting timestamps on many movies. Today, while I was finishing Avengers: Endgame (200409-063305-844000), I noticed that someone (presumably the same contributor) has dedicated himself to changing hundreds of items to a wrong formatting, especially in Marvel and DC films. It's kind of annoying, since it takes a long time to verify and add each of the time stamps, so that someone comes along and ruins the whole job in a matter of minutes.

For instance, the following trivia in Thor: The Dark World:
(at around 1h 23 mins) Chris Hemsworth improvised hanging Mjölnir (his Hammer) on a coat hook in a polite manner, after playing with it between takes.
...now looks like this:



If now prefers numbers in timestamps to be spelled out rather than written as numerals, guidelines should be updated accordingly (and contributors be informed via official announcement). Otherwise, can please some staffer review that contributor's submissions and revert their changes (if deemed appropriate)?

Thank you.



P.S. Here are some of the films whose timestamps have been incorrectly edited. If it helps, I'll add the number of my original contribution as well. If you wish, I could re-submit the marks with the correct format; I'll do so for the last time (since I already did it once for the three Iron Man films three years ago) in a few weeks if this thread is left unanswered (now I'm really busy because of work duties), but I think it is necessary to educate the contributor who is (likely unwittingly) doing things wrong, to avoid having to do it again in the future:
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Hi ljdoncel -

Thanks for calling this out, you are correct in that what is represented on our guides is the correct format, either (at around xx mins) or (at around xh xx mins).  The timestamp should not be spelled out to: (at around one hour and twenty-three minutes).

I will investigate these changes further, making sure to alert the contributor of our timestamp policy as well as making sure our entire editorial team is aware of our current guideline.

In the meantime, if you encounter any further cases where the time stamp is improperly formatted, please submit a correction and our editors can fix them.
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Thank you very much, Michelle... (as always... ):


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In the meantime [...] please submit a correction and our editors can fix them.
I've re-submitted corrections (780 items) to the badly formatted timestamps of the aforementioned titles:

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Hi there,

Thanks for the update, it looks as if all of these corrections have gone live, if this is not the case please let us know!
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Thank you very much, Jaime!