Writing department - clarification

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I want to clarify some writing credits. I added a TV series where one person got two credits (or at least that was kind of my intention). Since the first credit was for writing, I didn't add any attributes for that. But the other (writing) credit has the attribute "(planning)".

So basically like this:

Doe, John   ---                      ---   1,1,1
Doe, John   ---   (planning)   ---   2,1,1

Now, these credits in the person's name page "only" shows: "(planning)" (like it would be the only writing credit).

On the title page of the series it only shows "Series Writing Credits", person's name and "(6 episodes)".

So does the "first" credit also need an attribute, like "(writing)", so that both credits would show on the name page?


( Guide for writing-credits:
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/writers/GPLAT3NTCGA67A6R?ref_=helpms_...# )
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Peter, Champion

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I think both credits should have attributes, as close to the screen credits as possible. The list in the guide mentions "writer" as used "if no other attribute is known".
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Thanks Peter.
writer - Used if no other attribute is known. This should generally be viewed as a placeholder.
Now do I understand this correctly. If there's no attribute in the actual credits (BUT the person is clearly credited - I'm not talking about "uncredited" person), "writer" is still used (as an IMDb attribute)?

In my case there are several tv productions based on children's books where the person definitely should have a "writer" credit (now he's often credited next to the main title and sometimes without a "occupation attribute" at all - or sometimes with the general attribute like "planning" which in this case basically means everything from writing to illustrating). All this info is confirmed etc.
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Hi Eboy -

Our display logic can be complicated and I'm unable to identify if this display is intentional or a bug, I have filed a ticket with the appropriate technical team to investigate further, as soon as I get confirmation from them I will share the details with you here.