What does unable to verify mean?

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I have updated credit lists while most of my edits have been accepted a few recent ones have been declined and the reason was "unable to verify"? What does the site mean by that?
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Editors verify every one of your submissions. They just do not take your submissions and post them to titles without verification. Sometimes they cannot verify what you say. Hence: "unable to verify".


So, Could you post your contribution numbers here for the unable to verifies.
You can find those 18 digit numbers here at,
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history
or here
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history/?ref_=helpms_ch_ci_history


Please provide additional proof here also to corroborate your submissions. Those would be screeshots or news articles. Please provide the URL's to news articles.
Cheers :):)

Ed
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Here is a list of submission codes of the edits that were declined:
#190429-180815-242000
#190612-041846-451000
#190429-222501-871000
#190429-222411-930000
#190429-222440-823000
#181122-212713-379000
#190109-020216-794000
#170205-153214-899000
#160429-022920-188000
#190122-202747-754000
#190109-020216-794000

Many of them have reasons given but they still don't allow them.


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Please let me know if I my edits make enough sense or if they need further proof besides my own observations.
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Hi 1RichardHunt -

I can see that these credit updates weren't approved because our editors were unable to verify the changes.  If you have screen grabs of the on-screen credits to help verify the on-screen credits for these titles, please post them here and our staff can take another look.
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I'm afraid that's something I can't do.
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Hi, 1RichardHunt . In that case, what are the titles of the movies or episodes in which you participated?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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He participated in Zero of them................
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It kinda depends on what you mean by "participate". I watched the cartoons and films often enough to easily notice these things, but posting photos and still frames as suggested would be difficult because I don't know where or how to get them. It's too bad you couldn't just take my word for it.
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Jeorj mistakenly assumed you were an actor. Please disregard his reply.
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Yes, I mistakenly assumed you were an actor,  1RichardHunt . Allow me to rephrase. What are the titles of movies or episodes for which you submitted corrections?
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The credit lists I tried to edit are:
- It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (cast and crew)
- Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (cast and crew)
- Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah (cast)
- The Wise Little Hen (cast)
- Ducktales: The Money Vanishes (cast)
- Betty Boop: The Impractical Joker (cast)
- My Neighbor Totoro (distributors)
- From Up on Poppy Hill (cast)
- Katnip Kollege (cast)
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One box at a time
One title
What changes?
That way we can access what you thoughts are per title.
Thanks 1RichardHunt .
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In the first one, ("Flashbeagle") I noticed the names of writers and songwriters from Sesame Street and they are definitely not listed in the actual credits so tried to delete them, but the won't let me. There were also Sesame St. people listed in the page for "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown". By the way, is it possible to show my contribution history to others besides myself?

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On that one (Flashbeagle only) provide opening and closing pictures of the on screen credits along with the submission # for that contribution.
Post it right here. If you are not sure how, I can guide you.
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Contributing data is hard work sometimes!!!
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How about I post a video link? This shows the credits, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56AQmr3q7Ak
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Screengrabs please
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Please just watch the video.
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I nor IMDb has the time to watch videos.
Contributors do this.
When IMDb rejects your submissions, and you want your submissions accepted, then you must provide the request data, in the preferred manor. (Screengrab)
That's the way it works.
Provide what's requested or don't.
Your choice.
There is nothing further to discuss.
You know what's needed.
Good day.
Cheers
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https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1793449/RackMultipart20190615-52021-1y5a2hj-Charlie_Brown_Flashbeagle_writer_credit.jpg?1560576766

https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1793450/RackMultipart20190615-33324-d2m21r-Charlie_Brown_Flashbeagle_music_credit.jpg?1560576785
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But how do I get screen-grabs!?
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While watching the video on your computer, put it on pause, and do a Print Screen. How to do that varies according the operating system (Windows, Mac OS, etc.) that you're using.

Just google "screengrab Windows" (or whichever) and try to follow the directions.

Alternately, you could put the screen on pause and take a photo, download (share) that to your computer, and post it here. Again, google how to do that with your type of phone.

If you run the video on your phone or tablet, put it on pause, and use that device's screengrab ability.

You live in a time when a wealth of information is amazingly searchable at your fingertips. Learn to use those search tools and don't depend on people telling you how.

You could have googled "how do I get screen-grabs" instead of posting it here, and had your answer long before I posted this.
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Okay, maybe I just didn't want to. I figured I had to get a DVD with the special on it first.
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It's not necessarily easy to procure the specific freeze frame that looks most suitable. I actually had to use a script to slowdown playback.