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Quoting hifrmny:
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Have you stopped taking member contributions for movies that are not in the online database?

If these truly are movies that are not in the online database, nobody can vote on them.  Updates are the only profiles that will receive yes or no votes.  New contributions are only seen by invelos.
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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I may be one of the rare ones, but I have never watched anything on Hulu or Netflix. Nor have I ever redeemed a Digital Copy. Nor have I ever uploaded anything up to a Cloud.

The only mobile device I have is my smartphone and I certainly am not going to watch a movie on a tiny screen. Besides I am not sure it even has enough memory built in to handle that.

I used be this way until I started traveling for work and my daughter started going to school in another state.

I now redeem every digital copy and, a few days before the trip, I download some movies to my Surface Pro.  That gives me something to watch in the airport, on the plane, and with the addition of an HDMI cable, something to watch in the hotel room when I have down time.

It's not the same as watching at home, but it sure helps make the trips more enjoyable.
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Quoting GreyHulk:
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Neither. It's most common use is for episodic television where you can 'play all' episodes from the main menu.

Most definitely this.
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Count me in with T!M, Danae and Pete...no original title.
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Yep, The Movieman has it right.
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Like Pete, I too, have owned and played Scene It games...still own a few if I am not mistaken.  I have never considered them to be anything other than a game and, not once, did I ever think they belonged in Profiler.

I would agree, that these are similar to interactive games found on some DVDs, but we don't create profiles for those.
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I'm going to agree with Pete and T!M.  These are games on video so...video games.
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Why wouldn't we enter it exactly as credited? 
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I honestly thought we had covered this before. 

From the WGA website:
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The term “Written by” is used when the writer(s) is entitled to both the “Story by” credit and the “Teleplay by” credit.

This credit shall not be granted where there is source material of a story nature.

Since there is a OMB credit, obviously, there was source material of a story nature.  According to the crew chart, the Profiler credit of writer refers to a credit of 'Written by'.  This writer does not qualify for that credit, which is why that credit isn't on the screen, so this absolutely cannot be entered as writer...but that's just my opinion.
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I would agree that it is counter intuitive.  The edition should be for the parent only.
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Quoting T!M:
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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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The rules don't specifically say you 'can' enter them, but they also don't specifically say you 'can't' enter them.

Of course, you can analyze everything to death this way. You're actually arguing that the rules allow "co-writers", "assistant producers", "associate art directors", make-up interns & assistants and loads more, simply because the rules don't explicitly forbid each and every one of them. That's quite a sad approach to the rules, and one that effectively shuts up every serious question.

Let me be very clear here because you're still not getting it, I am NOT arguing that the rules allow anything, I am simply saying that they can be read that way...which, clearly they can otherwise the poll would be 22-0, instead of 17-5 and there wouldn't be entries in the database that you want to remove.
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I really don't believe that "everything that isn't explicitly forbidden is valid" is what we want, so I'll go with the poll results.

I never said that I believed that either, but it really doesn't matter what I believe as I am not the 'enforcer of the rules'.  None of us are and until the rule is changed, no poll or opinion is going to prevent those that believe they are valid credits from entering them.
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Quoting T!M:
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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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This is about what the rules say we can and can't do, and the rules say we treat them differently.

Not explicitly. You look at one column from the crew credits table, and from that, you're drawing an (incorrect) conclusion. You're forgetting that while the "Incorrect Roles" column with a few examples is nice, it doesn't doesn't take away from the fact that "Co-Anything, Assistants, Associates, Interns" are never included in the "Role" or "Credited As" colums.

I am not forgetting anything and my conclusion being incorrect is simply your opinion, which is no more or less valid than mine.

I will say this again, because you clearly ignored it the first time I said it...Maybe we should treat them the same, but this isn't about what we should or shouldn't do...that's what the rules forum is for.  This is about what the rules say we can and can't do, and the rules say we treat them differently.

Now, let me clarify that statement.  As in many areas, this particular section of the rules isn't cut and dry.  The rules don't specifically say you 'can' enter them, but they also don't specifically say you 'can't' enter them.  Until Ken weighs in, or the chart is updated, both interpretations are equally valid regardless of what the poll results are.

As far as " never included in the "Role" or "Credited As" colums", there are quite a few roles that are never included in the Role or Credited As columns that are always entered.  Visual Effects, Make-up Effects & Creature Designer are three areas that immediately come to mind.
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The rules don't allow for creating a UPC that isn't on the case so it has to be discID.
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Maybe we should treat them the same, but this isn't about what we should or shouldn't do...that's what the rules forum is for.  This is about what the rules say we can and can't do, and the rules say we treat them differently.
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That's how I read the rule.
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Yea, you're right...my bad.
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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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It really depends on if this is the season set parent or disc level child profile.... from the TV Series rules...

I have to disagree.  While the rule is specific to disc level profiles, why wouldn't we just use the same episode list/synopsis in the parent?

In my opinion, they should match.
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Quoting Mithi:
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Quoting ninso4:
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One parent profile for Incontrol and two child profiles for the bonus feature films.


That would be my line of thinking too. UPC for parent, DiskID and DiskID-Variant#1 for the movies.

This ^
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I agree, suit construction does not equate to creature design.
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Quoting Marcccc:
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Well, that's just very sad and quite a questionable rule 

It's not a rule, it's built into the program.  The program reads the discID directly from the disc.  My guess is that it prevents people from entering fake ones.
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Quoting GreyHulk:
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Always take the title from the episode itself if you are fortunate enough to find a title at the beginning.

Agreed.  Always from the episode itself if possible.
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting iPatsa:
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I don't think "Thanks to" qualifies as an acting credit.

But "Background Artiste" should.

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Except that 'Background Artiste' doesn't automatically translate into 'Background Actor'.  When I read it, my immediate thought was that they were artists that worked on the background set pieces.

That being said, I did a little research, and it seems that these people were, in fact, extras that played ladies who were on strike...hence the term 'strikers'.  I have changed my vote accordingly.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Normally we always profile the longer cut.

Actually, the rules don't tell us to do that, so we shouldn't be.  We should profile the version 'as it is sold'. 

If I have a set that 'includes the director's cut', I profile the theatrical version.  The rule only applies to the run time, not the entire profile.
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I voted 'no' because of the "are something like that."  To me, that sounded like you weren't sure whether or not they are actually extras. 
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This doesn't sound like it is the same character to me.  One was killed, and a different one "claims" to be the first.  In my opinion, two different characters, so two different credits.
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