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A tale of two titles
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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I am a bit frustrated about one of my contributions being declined. This in the one in question:



I had created 4 fully audited child profiles and added them to this parent. And at the same time I corrected what I considered an incorrect title. The title was (and still is) Great Sci-Fi Classics: Volume 3. Nothing resembling that title appears anywhere on the cover, so I changed it to Sci-Fi: Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe/First Spaceship on Venus/They Came from Beyond Space/Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet. That is a handful, but it reflects what's on the cover.

I had only one vote, and it was a No vote with this comment:
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There are currently 7 different profiles in this series of DVDs. Great Sci-Fi Classics: Volume 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8. There are at least 11 volumes in this series that exist. All known on-line as  "Great Sci-Fi Classics: Volume 'x". Check it out on-line.

I have no reason to question the facts that the voter presents. But I find that the rules are clear - Use the title from the front cover. There are several clarifications to this rule, but I see nothing that supports the notion of taking a totally different title just to harmonize it with other equally questionable titles, or because they are known as something else online.

I was disappointed, but not entirely surprised, to find that this one No vote resulted in the contribution being declined. I had hoped that the screener would take the actual rule into account, but apparently not.

Now I wonder if Ken or Gerri has ever made any statement that supports this voter's view? Or am I just too anal about this title?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
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Are there different releases with different covers?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
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Per the rules, you can use the back for some clarifications if necessary.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Are there different releases with different covers?
Not that I know. And all the titles in the series that are in the online database have the same type of cover layout.

Quoting mreeder50:
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Per the rules, you can use the back for some clarifications if necessary.
There is nothing on the back (or the spine) that resembles that title.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
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Quoting mreeder50:
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Per the rules, you can use the back for some clarifications if necessary.

Not for boxed sets.  Per the rules:
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The title for a Box Set should be the title listed on the front cover, for example Alien Quadrilogy


This contribution being declined for one lone "no" vote just proves how broken the contribution/voting system is.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorT!M
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Quoting scotthm:
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This contribution being declined for one lone "no" vote just proves how broken the contribution/voting system is.

That "rubber stamp"-like processing of contributions is indeed the worrying thing here... 
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
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Just recontribute and hightlight the fact, that the contribution was declined because of an invalid vote. Screeners take a personal look on negative voted contributions.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorAddicted2DVD
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whenever I get a vote like that I would update my notes quoting the rules. Then it usually goes through.

Whenever already declined I resubmit and note the rule. If I still get the no vote update the notes to show where the vote is not per rules.

It works for me.
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I would re-contribute without the Sci-Fi part. That just seems randomly put on there, like a tagline or something. Just use the 4 titles with the / between each one.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorCubbyUps
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Quoting huskersports:
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I would re-contribute without the Sci-Fi part. That just seems randomly put on there, like a tagline or something. Just use the 4 titles with the / between each one.


My take too.
It's just a Genre.
Would be the same if it was Action, or Romance or Western or whatever. Now if it had on the cover something like Sci-Fi: 4 Film Collection that that would be included with the title. But it doesn't, so I'd do just the titles of the films.
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yeah... would also agree with that
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorAndyEN
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In this instance Sci-Fi does seem to be the set title, but I would agree with getting rid of the parts of the title not found on the set, and I agree with others that you should resubmit. I've managed in the past to remove stuff from a set like Volume 3 when I couldn't find a volume number on the front, back, or spine, and no one seemed to object.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting AndyEN:
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In this instance Sci-Fi does seem to be the set title

Yeah, this is what the spine looks like:

So I don't see it as just a tag line.
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