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Update actors with year of birth
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributorhal9g
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting FredLooks:
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Not only will that now not link to the rest of my Tom Cruise movies, but I have to make a decision.  Do I change the new profile's Common Name back to 'Tom Cruise' or do I change ALL my other profiles with Tom Cruise in them to "Tom Cruise 1962".  I must do one or the other to link them all together.  If I use the first approach, then I have to remember to "fix it" every time I download a new profile with "Tom Cruise 1962" in it.


No, you change the new profile to "Tom Cruise" to match your common name, then change _your_ common name to "Tom Cruise 1962" to match the master common name so that you continue to reap the benefits of all the new TV movies that keep cropping up. If you don't always keep your common name and the master common name synchronized, then linking breaks as you described anyway.


That's assuming that you catch it for every actor that comes into your database with a BY attached through either downloads or updates!

It also assumes that the next person to create a new profile with Tom Cruise in it will use "Tom Cruise 1962".

I'm telling you, this will become a maintenance nightmare, if everyone starts uploading BYs.
Hal
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As I said, Mark, at the present any opinion I might have is totally irrelevant .Ken & Gerri have spoken.

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Birth years aren't harmful as long as they're correct (or at least consistent).  Incorrect birth years result in a broken actor link between entries.  With that in mind it would seem prudent to use them only when needed to differentate betweek like-named actors.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorWinston Smith
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Agreed, Ken.

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Thanks Ken.

Perhaps we should revise the wording in the rules a bit to clarify the intent. 

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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantkovacs01
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in that case, I am going to resubmit 2 of my contributions without BYs

Citizen Kane: The Gold Edition (not that anyone else has it anyway )

and

The Twiilight Samurai (Japanese release)
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Thank you Ken.
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