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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorNosferatu
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Sometimes people guest star and are credited as 'Himself' or 'Herself' (like Brett Favre in There's Something about Mary or Chuck Norris in Dodgeball), and sometimes it just says 'Special Appearance by' or "Guest Appearance by'. In that instance, should the role field be blank or say 'Himself' or 'Herself'?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorT!M
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Quoting Nosferatu:
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should the role field be blank or say 'Himself' or 'Herself'?

Or maybe it should be "Special Appearance by" or "Guest Appearance by"? It's not something that'll be easy to get a clear consensus on, I'm afraid. You could try a poll...
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
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"Special Appearance by" or "Guest Appearance by" should be a group divider.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorT!M
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Quoting scotthm:
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"Special Appearance by" or "Guest Appearance by" should be a group divider.

Should it? One person is not a group. The rules state to:

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Use Group dividers to designate cast grouped in the credits such as "Soldiers" or "Additional Cast".

I don't see one person credited as "Guest Appearance by" as the same as a "Soldiers" or "Additional Cast" header followed by a group of names. The rule require that the cast is grouped to qualify for the use of a divider - one person can't be "grouped".
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
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I don't see any reason we shouldn't use "Special Appearance by" or "Guest Appearance by", it's a grouping for that person. The role should be "Himself" or "Herself"...just my 2 pennies.
Marty - Registered July 10, 2004, User since 2002.
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..., it's a grouping for that person. ...

For all his/her personalities? 
Complete list of Common Names  •  A good point for starting with Headshots
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
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Quoting T!M:
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I don't see one person credited as "Guest Appearance by" as the same as a "Soldiers" or "Additional Cast" header followed by a group of names. The rule require that the cast is grouped to qualify for the use of a divider - one person can't be "grouped".

The fact that Invelos has approved the contributions of a multitude of group dividers for songs where there is only one song writer credited proves that it can be done, and furthermore Ken's statement that he seeks consistency in the online database suggests that we should consider a group of one as a valid group.

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