Title formatting missing when correcting alternative titles

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When adding an alternative title, you are required to use the same title format as the primary title. However, the formatting is not present when you correct an existing one, meaning you always have to add it back in just to make a tiny correction or else you get an error message.

For example, if I add "TV Show B" (2001) as an AKA to "TV Show A" (2001), and then I try to correct it later (maybe to fix the year), it will show up in the editing stage as TV Show B (2001) without the quotation marks. When I edit it and try to submit TV Show B (2002), I'll get an error message saying the title formats don't match, and I'll have to add the quotation marks back in. This is quite tedious when correcting a lot of AKAs. What's the point of the title formatting for AKAs when it seems like it's not kept in the data?
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Posted 2 years ago

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Jeorj Euler

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Interesting. I've never noticed this glitch before.
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Matt -
Thanks for reporting this formatting issue, I have alerted our technical staff who will investigate further.  Once I have an update on the status I will let you know here.  Cheers!