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I'm afraid these issues, and different ways of fixing them, have been going on for years.

People have submitted ideas that were very developed, had people interested, but invelos' did not weigh in or comment on any of the plans.

There is even a Contribution Rules Committee link on forums page (http://invelos.com/Forums.aspx)

Seldom, if anything gets addressed even on that thread. People discuss topics and, almost without exception, the topic is dropped with nothing accomplished.

Based on passed history, discussing these issues is a exercise in futility. I don't bother coming up with ideas that invelos' will never develop.
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It seems some contributions are getting approved much faster.

I submitted a bunch of new ones today and they have already been approved. 

Profiles that were updated are still taking more time - 3 or 4 days.
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Contributions can be mistakenly rejected. I would re-submit those profiles adding a note to the screeners of that fact.
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Many hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities and the like will gratefully accept movies. They frequently have programs that use film to help their clients.

I usually have contacted the activities director to find out how that particular facility handles donations.

Quite often the facility, such as Children's Hospital, has a room set up for the family to borrow any movies they want to watch.

Several retirement communities I've donated to have a weekly "movie might" that the residents can get together to view the film together.
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Here is a thread that deals with this:

http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=585852&PageNum=1


And, here is Ken's post in that thread:

http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=585852&PageNum=3&messageID=1697026#M1697026
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Why is this thread a Poll? - What is the question??


Oops I forgot to untick the box.

I was going to post this as a poll but I changed my mind thinking it wouldn't provide me with enough information.
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Quoting T!M:
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Quoting Kathy:
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It has been my experience that when one attempts to contribute a Box Set, and you do NOT include Format Data, the program does not allow the contribution to go through.

I just tested that with UPC 096009996499. I removed the Video Format data, tried to contribute the profile and received the following: "Unable to Contribute this Profile. Please correct the following errors before contributing this DVD: No Video Formats specified."

This error message only occurs when that particular box set profile has no child profiles - because then DVD Profiler doesn't *know* that it's a box set profile that needs no video data. As soon as your box set profile is actually set up as a box set profile, meaning it has at least one or more child profiles, then the program *does* know it's a box set profile, and then it will automatically drop the requirement of entering video format data.

So yes, box set profiles can - and should - be submitted without video format data, but that'll only work when the profile is actually set up as a box set. You can try this again with the same example you looked at earlier: just add a child profile, and then try to submit the parent without video data again.

Quoting GreyHulk:
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Yeah, you can't contribute a new Profile without including Video Format.

So this simply isn't true. While you can't contribute a "normal" profile without a video format, DVD Profiler drops this requirement when it's a box set profile (determined by the presence of child profiles). And the simple fact that Invelos specifically built in this behaviour, tells us how to use it.


Thank you T!M - I didn't know this. I just grabbed the first Box Set I saw in my database and used that.

Based on all the information you shared, I will be changing my vote to "yes" since I agree that Box Set data should NOT be included.
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The UPC I posted above is NOT a new contribution. It is in the database with the Video Format included. I removed the Video Format, tried to contribute the changed data and was not able to.
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The rules do not specifically address Video Format and there is some disagreement as to whether or not Video Format should be included in Box Set data.

It has been my experience that when one attempts to contribute a Box Set, and you do NOT include Format Data, the program does not allow the contribution to go through.

I just tested that with UPC 096009996499. I removed the Video Format data, tried to contribute the profile and received the following: "Unable to Contribute this Profile. Please correct the following errors before contributing this DVD: No Video Formats specified."

I'm not sure how these contributions made it to the voting page but, based on the above, I have been
voting "no" on this data being removed.

Thoughts?
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You can also reload your layout.

Go to the top of the program. On the far right you will see an open folder (between "Lock" and "Theme"). Click on that folder and select the layout you want.
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These are invelos' rules regarding Box Sets: http://invelos.com/dvdpro/contributions/Rules.aspx?display=boxsets

That link gives you a good start on how to contribute that data.

It might help you to look at completed Box Sets to see how others have contributed those profiles.
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This might be what you are looking for:

Tools > Options > Display > Append title articles (make sure this box is not ticked).
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If you are using Windows > All Apps > Windows Accessories > Character Map.
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All you need to do is get the registration key which is located at the top of this page under "registration".

Or, you can look on the software page: Tools > Registration Information > View Your Unlimited Registration Key.

Edit: Once again I type too slow!
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I would consider these significantly better.

You should definitely resubmit them. I would even make a note that stating the screener made a mistake and point out this thread.
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Quoting Mithi:
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The "Collection Hints" are part of the Layout.

Under
View -> Save Layout...
you can either save everything or explicitly choose only "Custom Collection Hint Design".


On the same section, directly under "Save Layout", you can also "Lock Layout" so you don't accidentally lose your changes.
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You can also try: Tools > Options > Online > Use Alternative Internet Connection Method.
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Quoting huskersports:
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Seems like a simple one to me: If it's says Jamaica Unit - invalid. But if it says Jamaica Crew - valid. The 1st one is Unit crew, the second one is Location Crew.


Agree.
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Ken specifically addressed the issues that can arise regarding titles here: http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=667247&messageID=2082773

"One-off rulings on individual titles are a waste of time - there is always a new twist available to cast a slightly different shade of gray, and users cannot be expected to scour the forums on a title-by-title basis.  Similarly, refining and complicating the rules to satisfactorily contain each of these new variants is an exercise in futility.

Local databases can support an infinite variety of variants for title and other fields, and the local locks are available to make those changes permanent.  With this in mind, hopefully the supporters on both sides of this and other similar debates can agree that the direction of a decision here is less important that the fact of a decision.  Consistency for submission to the online is possible and what we should shoot for.  Agreement on how it "should be" is neither possible nor (thankfully) necessary.

We'll be implementing a global edit for contribution evaluator use.  This will allow us to make a decision on a particular range of titles and standardize them directly.  In this particular case, the titles will be Men in Black, Men in Black II and Men in Black III.  Details on the forthcoming implementation will be posted before we begin making any profile changes."
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Quoting dee1959jay:
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No. There are contribution rules in place and they must be followed. As the Martian pointed out, the rules tell us to use the title from the front cover, not the back cover. Period.


Although the rules tell us to use the front cover, they also detail instances in which we take this data from the back cover credit block, movie credits and invelos' Capitalization tool.

"Include possessives if the front cover includes them, and if they are verifiably part of the title. If quotes surround the title in the credit block (generally on the back cover), check whether the possessive is within the quotes."

"For titles which include periods, dashes, or other symbols, check the credit block on the back of the case if included. If not, check the film credits or opening sequence."

"English titles will be automatically capitalized by the contribution system per the Associated Press style title standard. Capitalization Tool."
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I've also seen that the screeners make mistakes.

When the scans are better, or the data is correct, resubmit the contribution and alert the screeners that should have been approved and state why.
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Does it say "Universal Television" anywhere in the credits?

If so, then that data would be entered.

If not, then "Universal", which is listed, should be used.
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