William Lee (3 different profiles) Need to be merged into one. to stop confusion.

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These are the 3 profiles that I can see are under my name, How could I possibly get them all to link. This is frustrating as all of my attempts, and with all of my best efforts I cannot seem to figure out what Is going on. And if there is no one for me to contact to chat to about this, I will never understand. Ultimately i would like my title to be William J Lee. To have my Headshots, My Reel, My credits etc, and not a profile for each item of information.

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur40939772/?ref_=nv_usr_prof_0 – MY IMDB Pro, profile.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5836813/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_6 – My profile with 2 headshots and Showreel

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5503781/?ref_=tt_cl_t5 –Trolley Police Profile set up by the creator of trolley police page.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2675692/?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk1 (Trolley Police page)

Please Please someone help with this.
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William Lee

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  • really confused, dont know where to start.

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Sorry I didn't get back to the other thread (I knew there was something I meant to do).  I was trying to figure out the best direction to merge the pages.

But since you started the name change, I merged the other to your Name Page with your IMDb Pro content. 

I'd recommend with such a common name, you bookmark the "Merge" instruction page called You have two separate pages for the same person, how can this be fixed?

I am not sure if you included a Roman numeral in your name change submission, so we'll have to keep an eye out and see if that goes through. Since your other page had XXII, I'd have merged in that direction and that would have fixed the name spelling automatically.  But, the new one might get a higher number...but that might get ironed out as vacant Roman numerals happen (which is likely to be the case as many might be the same as you and have resulted in multiple pages...it's very common, for several reasons).

So, the other issue is your User Account Profile.  That, www.imdb.com/user/ur40939772/, is a User Account and is not  meant to be used to display credits, etc.  People will only see it if they see you comment on message boards, post lists, reviews, etc.  It only gets "linked" to your IMDb Name Page, or www.imdb.com/name/nm5836813/, for the purpose of uploading your IMDb Pro content, via your User Account.  The User Account profile is not searchable and usually won't display credits, bio, etc. (though you can add it there as you like).  Note that the IMDb Name Pages have "name/nm########" for Name Page, and the User Account has "user/ur#######" for User Account. 

To explain that further,

I have a User Account, bluesmansf. (I don't act or direct or produce and don't have a name page)

John Wayne has a Name Page, John Wayne (doesn't have a user account as he has no need to log in to use features of the site as, he's dead)

You have both because you need to log in to add or fix credits and also act, so you have a Name Page also.  But they don't get merged or linked together as they fulfill separate uses/functions.

So, let's wait a couple days and see where we are on the updates!




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wow this is great feedback, I think im getting the hang of it, so far my bio has merged, my name is now William Lee (XXII) which is fine, I understand that I have roman numerals because of the amount of William Lee's. If I went to William James Lee would that help (I am happy for you to make this change if you think it would help)? My showreel is not on this page (it seems to be missing), but Im assuming that is because it is not supposed to be on there? or it is and it has just not merged? Thanks for your help, I hope this will fix a lot of my confusion up.
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You're welcome. It should still display. It still might be falling into place.


About changing your name...you should decide what your professional name is and how you'll be known and credited on screen. Then IMDb should reflect that. If IMDb becomes part of that decision....it's up to you. Don't change the name on your IMDb Page, then keep getting credited on screen differently though as it will cause confusion and your credits will end up on the wrong pages (or new, superfluous pages will be created again). IMDb should document what's in the credits, not dictate it.
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William Lee

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Hey mate,

I have submitted this change to my page, but it seems to be taking a while to change over. If possible could you please replace the sentence in my bio,

William is working on many film projects, and is also studying with Howard Fine Acting Studios in Melbourne & LA which has confirmed passion love for acting. 

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William is working on many film projects, and is also studying with Howard Fine Acting Studios in Melbourne & LA which has confirmed his passion and love for acting. 

Or is my change just in a queue, and will update over time?

Thanks