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I'm looking for the common name of production designer/art director James/Jim (L.) Schoppe . The variant *with* the middle initial seems firmly in the lead, but there are quite a few titles listed under two name variants:

JAMES SCHOPPE (9 titles, 5 confirmed)
- Being There (confirmed by T!M)
- Corvette Summer
- Gung Ho (confirmed by T!M)
- The Octagon
- Over the Top (confirmed by greyghost)
- Revenge of the Nerds
- Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (confirmed by greyghost)
- The Stunt Man
- Volunteers (confirmed by T!M)

JAMES L. SCHOPPE (14 titles, 2 confirmed)
- Beyond the Law
- The Celestine Prophecy
- Color of Night (confirmed by ateo357)
- Corvette Summer
- A Home of Our Own
- Kiss the Sky
- The Octagon
- Revenge of the Nerds
- Second Sight
- Some Kind of Hero
- Street Corner Justice
- The Stunt Man
- Uncommon Valor (confirmed by Rutan)
- World War II: When Lions Roared

JIM SCHOPPE (2 titles, 2 confirmed)
- The Rose (confirmed by ateo357)
- Vice Versa (confirmed by T!M)
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'Her': Elia Popov

'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone': Elia P. Popov
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'The Protectors: Complete Series Two' (ep. 'Burning Bush'): Sinead Cusack
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Quoting ateo357:
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it was the lack of management resolving disputes on what was allowed to be contributed.

That too, obviously, and that problem unfortunately persists to this day. But Skip's antics certainly weren't helping - neither the passage of time, nor looking back through rose-tinted glasses changes that. Unfortunate but true: we're better off without him.
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CHARLES R. RONDEAU (11 titles, 11 confirmed)
- Batman: S1 (confirmed by AiAustria)
- Christmas Treats: Special DVD Collection (a Season Four episode of 'Love, American Style') (confirmed by AiAustria)
- Devil's Partner (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- F Troop: The Complete First Season (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Girl in Lovers Lane (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Lost Crime Shows ('Unsolved') (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Mannix: The First Season (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Mission: Impossible: The First TV Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Mission: Impossible: The Fifth TV Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Perry Mason: Season 8 (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Wonder Woman: The Complete First Season (confirmed by T!M)

CHARLES RONDEAU (11 titles, 9 confirmed)
- Get Smart: Season 5 (confirmed by T!M)
- Kojak: Season One (confirmed by T!M)
- Love American Style: Season 1 (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Season 4 (confirmed by T!M)
- The Munsters: The Closed Casket Collection (confirmed by Merrik)
- The Odd Couple: The First Season
- The Red Hand Gang: The Complete Series
- Tabitha: The Entire Series (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season Four (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Wild Wild West: The Second Season (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Wild Wild West: The Fourth Season (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
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I'm looking for the common name for director Charles (R.) Rondeau. The raw CLT numbers are awfully close together (currently 45 titles each), but that's because the CLT doesn't handle counting of TV profiles and their children well...

CHARLES RONDEAU (11 titles, 9 confirmed)
- Get Smart: Season 5 (confirmed by T!M)
- Kojak: Season One (confirmed by T!M)
- Love American Style: Season 1 (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Season 4 (confirmed by T!M)
- The Munsters: The Closed Casket Collection (confirmed by Merrik)
- The Odd Couple: The First Season
- The Red Hand Gang: The Complete Series
- Tabitha: The Entire Series (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season Four (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Wild Wild West: The Second Season (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Wild Wild West: The Fourth Season (confirmed by JOHNNYV)

CHARLES R. RONDEAU (11 titles, 10 confirmed)
- Batman: S1 (confirmed by AiAustria)
- Christmas Treats: Special DVD Collection (a Season Four episode of 'Love, American Style')
- Devil's Partner (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- F Troop: The Complete First Season (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Girl in Lovers Lane (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Lost Crime Shows ('Unsolved') (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Mannix: The First Season (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Mission: Impossible: The First TV Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Mission: Impossible: The Fifth TV Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Perry Mason: Season 8 (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Wonder Woman: The Complete First Season (confirmed by T!M)
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'Celebrity': Eve Salvail
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Quoting mreeder50:
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I agree with T!M on this one.

Quoting CubbyUps:
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I disagree.

This is exactly the problem. Different users look at things in different ways, and to build a consistent shared database, we have to have a simple set of rules that aren't subject to those personal interpretations. Either we're strict and say "if it's not in the crew credits table, we don't enter it", or we're loosening it all up, in which case we shouldn't be surprised if loads of credits that we previously left out start making their way into the database. It's a very slippery slope. If we want to allow one kind of prefix or job specification, but not another, then we need a very carefully worded rule adressing that. If we just say: "I guess that's okay", then that makes it pretty hard to stop many other credits from being shoehorned in as well.

Quoting CubbyUps:
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In the case of a sound effects editor it's clearly an editor that deals only with sound effects.

"deals only with sound effects"? What do you think a sound editor (one whose credit doesn't include the word "effects", that is) does, then? There are primarily three divisions of sound that are combined to create a final mix, these being dialogue, effects, and music. We don't credit "dialogue editors", we don't credit "music editors", and all the rest is pretty much about sound effects.

I've never understood why we don't consistently credit the same people for doing the same job, based on the presence or lack of that one word in their credit. Still, this isn't necessarily a plea for including sound effects editors - I'm just saying that if we want allow other variations that aren't mentioned in the rules like "on-set" credits, then I no longer see why sound effects editors wouldn't be allowed either - to me, the same line of reasoning would apply. Both are labels that aren't explicitly mentioned in the crew credits table as allowed credits, but for both the case could be made that it's the same job, only with a slightly more specific title. So if we allowed one of these, I'd gladly submit the others as well. Unless, of course, there's a specific set of rules that explains why one is allowed and the other isn't. We can't expect the entire userbase to magically make the same distinctions...
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Quoting mreeder50:
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an Art Director is an Art Director whether they have a prefix or not.

Similarly, we could also say that a "sound effects editor" is still a "sound editor", just one whose job is defined in a specific way. Same for "On-Set Art Director": still an art director, but one whose job is defined in a specific way. No matter what the outcome of this debate is, I really don't see how you can accept one and not the other. If we want to open up crew credits like this, then we shouldn't be surprised if users will apply that premise accross the board. If an "On-Set Art Director" is deemed valid, I don't see why a "Sound Effects Editor" wouldn't be valid either.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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[...]what people remember most is positive.

It's not, no.

Quoting AiAustria:
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Before he left, he insulted numerous people all around the forums and was responsible for a huge loss of motivated users around here (I for myself was absent for more than six years). We are still suffering from this loss.

Exactly.
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'Matlock: The Seventh Season': Fredric Lehne
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I'm looking for the common name of production designer Rob(ert) Pearson. There are other people in the database who are throwing off the raw CLT numbers for this guy, like the actor who appears in 'Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens'. For the production designer, the spread is this:

ROB PEARSON (9 titles, 9 confirmed)
- Crazy on the Outside (confirmed by T!M)
- Even Money (confirmed by ateo357)
- Fireflies in the Garden (confirmed by T!M)
- James Dean (confirmed by ateo357)
- Joy Ride (confirmed by huskersports)
- The Matador (confirmed by T!M)
- The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Lake (confirmed by ateo357)
- Rounders (confirmed by emmeli)
- Unforgettable (confirmed by Merrik)

ROBERT PEARSON (5 titles, 5 confirmed)
- Chasers (confirmed by ateo357)
- Highland Park (confirmed by ateo357)
- Jesus Henry Christ (confirmed by T!M)
- Red Rock West (confirmed by ateo357)
- Solitary Man (confirmed by T!M)

QUESTIONABLE (1 title, 1 confirmed)
- Death Warmed Up (confirmed as Rob Pearson by ateo357, but credited as "Art Supervisor")
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JESSICA STEVENSON (27 titles, 25 confirmed)
- 8 Out of 10 Cats: Claws Out (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Agatha Christie: Marple: The Moving Finger (confirmed by T!M)
- The Baby of Mâcon (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Black Books: The Complete Series 2 (confirmed by T!M)
- Bob & Rose: The Complete Series (confirmed by T!M)
- Born Romantic (confirmed by T!M)
- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (confirmed by T!M)
- Comic Aid: Live & Uncut
- Confetti (confirmed by T!M)
- Four Last Songs (confirmed by T!M)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (confirmed by T!M)
- The House of Eliott: Series 3 (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Magicians (confirmed by T!M)
- Midsomer Murders: The Killings at Badger's Drift (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- People Like Us: Series One (confirmed by T!M)
- Pinochet's Last Stand (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Pure (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Randall & Hopkirk {Deceased}: The Complete First Series (confirmed by T!M)
- The Royle Family: The Complete First Series (confirmed by AiAustria)
- The Royle Family: The Complete Second Series (confirmed by AiAustria)
- The Royle Family: The Complete Third Series (confirmed by AiAustria)
- The Royle Family: The Queen of Sheba (confirmed by AiAustria)
- The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Ball in the Hall (confirmed by GreyHulk)
- Shaun of the Dead (confirmed by T!M)
- Son of Rambow (confirmed by Nosferatu)
- Spaced (confirmed by T!M)
- Swing Kids

JESSICA HYNES (21 titles, 21 confirmed)
- Bridget Jones's Baby (confirmed by T!M)
- Burke & Hare (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Chalet Girl (confirmed by T!M)
- Cider With Rosie (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Doctor Who: The Complete Specials (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Faintheart (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Hooten & The Lady (confirmed by T!M)
- The Hour (confirmed by Rizor)
- Learners (confirmed by T!M)
- Moone Boy: Series One (confirmed by T!M)
- Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- The Royle Family: Joe's Crackers (confirmed by AiAustria)
- The Royle Family: The Golden Egg Cup (confirmed by AiAustria)
- Skins: Complete Fifth Series (confirmed by SoylentDave)
- Twenty Twelve: Series 1 (confirmed by T!M)
- Twenty Twelve: Series 2 (confirmed by T!M)
- Up the Women: Series 1 & 2 (confirmed by T!M)
- W1A: The Complete Series 1 and 2 (confirmed by T!M)
- W1A: The Complete Series 3 (confirmed by T!M)

JAZZY JESS (1 title, 1 confirmed)
- Spaced (confirmed by T!M)

So now, it's pretty much just waiting until new credits of her are released on home video. 'Swallows and Amazons' is out already, but doesn't have a complete profile yet.
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We really need the contribution rules to address nested dividers, and the fact that those mean that each group now needs an end divider. These have already been added to many profiles, but at the same time, others are contributing their removal again - here's one I encountered today:



It is really too much to ask to update the contribution rules to accomodate program changes like this?
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This is something I've run into time and time again as well. I see "Interviews" being changed to "Featurettes" and back, with no consensus whatsoever. The current poll results (5 to 7 at the moment) clearly indicate the lack of consensus as well.

Again, I feel that matters like this need to be addressed in the rules. These polls are nice, but more often than not, they're not leading to a consensus, and even when they do, we get users saying "yeah, well, that poll means nothing when the result hasn't been incorporated into the rules, so I'm not going to change what I'm doing or how I'm voting".

The thing I want from Invelos more than anything else, more than program updates or shorter beta cycles, is exactly this. Every time such a simple yes or no question is being asked, and we've kicked it around for a day or to, then I want Invelos to jump in, make a decision, and preferably also type a few words into the contribution rules to make that decision readily available to the entire userbase. That really shouldn't cost more than a few minutes, so I really don't understand why it doesn't happen. And for the record: I'm more than willing to pay something extra, even in some form of a subscription model, if that would mean that Ken spent some more time in the forums and actually answered and/or settled say fifty of these recurring questions. Imagine what an amount of good spending just a couple of hours on that, even just once, could do...

In this particular case, I'd like Invelos to state that such Q&A-panels with cast and crew qualify as "Interviews", not as "Featurettes".
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Quoting Nosferatu:
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If something is a concert, then the 'play' function would be the same as on a feature film, so I wouldn't check the 'play all' box, but I would on a DVD containing music videos.

This is how I saw it as well, but since there are feature-length concert registrations where the menu actually has a button that's literally named "Play All", rather than say "Play" or "Play Concert", we really need the contribution rules to address this. Else, if the menu has a button called "Play All", we're going to see users checking that box. So the rules on the "Play All" feature need to include a line like:

Don't check the "Play All" feature checkbox for concert registrations.
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Quoting scotthm:
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I would conclude just the opposite, that most logos are abbreviations of studio names and this fits right in with that model.

That's lovely, except that the contribution rules actually contain the exact opposite model, in which they prioritize "the name from the logo". And yet they also say not to abbreviate studio names. All in all, the rules on the subject are a mess, and it can pretty much be interpreted any way any user wants.

I think no matter how you look at this, the rules on studios really need to redone from the ground up. To do so, we need to know what we want. Unfortunately, we don't all want the same thing. I, personally, have no need for multiple entries for the same studio. I shudder when I look at ateo357's post:

Quoting ateo357:
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checked my collection - over 300 TCF and less thasn 30 for the other variants (TC-F, TCFFC, TC-FFC, TCFF, TC-FF).

I have one: just Twentieth Century Fox. As such, I can use the "Studios" tab to filter on "Twentieth Century Fox", and it shows me all my "Twentieth Century Fox" films in one fell swoop - without having to check five other name variants. That's how I like it. I also have no problem dealing with that WB-logo: I wouldn't think twice and list that as "Warner Bros. Pictures". Again, that's how I like it, and that's how I intend to keep things in my local database. To each his own, though, which is why I'm guessing it'll be hard to find any kind of consensus on this matter.
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@wazh: Your new scan is perfectly fine, of course. However, as you can see for yourself, the resizing and compressing Invelos puts it through ensures that the resulting image is hardly a significant improvement there over the old one - it's merely darker, but really nothing else. That's not your fault: again, it's purely due to the resizing and compressing Invelos puts your original image through.

All in all, it may be time for Invelos to up their image quality standards a bit, while on the other hand, I also recognize the fact that storing larger images in the online database will cost Invelos more serverspace to host them. I assume that's the reason it hasn't happened yet.
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I wanted to establish the common name for special effects guy Todd (K.) Jensen. The raw CLT numbers are useless, as there's also an actor called Todd Jensen in the database. So the credits for the special effects guy need to be counted manually:

TODD K. JENSEN (2 titles, 2 confirmed)
- Blade (confirmed by mreeder50)
- Looney Tunes: Back in Action (confirmed by T!M)

TODD JENSEN (1 title, 1 confirmed)
- Speed 2: Cruise Control (confirmed by T!M)

TODD K. JENSON (1 title, 1 confirmed)
- Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (confirmed by LKanne/greyghost)
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Let's stick with "Twentieth Century Fox", please, and if needed, let's re-word the contribution rules to properly enforce that.

Quoting Merrik:
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The film distinctly says twice on the credits that it's Presented/Produced/Released by Twentieth Century Fox (no Film Corporation). That's what I go with.

This.
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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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For ease of use, I would say to just allow the CoO to be based on all of the companies involved...it's how IMDb seems to do it.

I could go either way (although that approach would, for instance, result in a lot of films that are very obviously very much purely British films having "United States" listed as their first CoO), but if that's what we want, then again, the contribution rules on this point really need to be rewritten to reflect that.
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It'll have to be by Disc ID for now, indeed, which is unfortunate. But if this starts to happen more often, I'd say that the 12-digit UPC restriction needs to be removed from DVD Profiler. That restriction doesn't seem to serve any real purpose anyway.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Can the difference between production and release company be made even clearer?

It certainly can, yeah - and it should. Again, as these poll results show, it may be clear to you and me, but it isn't so obvious for many, many users. So yes, the rules need to define this much, much better than they do now.
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Quoting dee1959jay:
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... or people could start actually reading and applying them... 

As is so often the case, it's not even that people don't read them, it's that they don't understand them, or manage to "interpret" them in wildy different ways. Here, the contribution rules only state this:
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Enter the country or countries in which the main feature's production company/companies are based, in the order they appear in the credits.

Clearly, as the poll results show, that doesn't suffice: various users interpret that differently. That means it needs to be rewritten. Case in point: apparently many users don't agree that "the main feature's production company/companies" for 'Mr. Bean's Holiday' don't include Universal Pictures, StudioCanal and/or Motion Picture Alpha Produktionsgesellschaft. While I'm sure there are a few users who feel that's entirely obvious, both the poll results and the way the CoO fields are filled in the bulk of the database show that most users don't see it that way. If we want to enforce "don't include theatrical release studios as far as the CoO field is concerned", then why not add a line to that effect to that particular section of the rules? It shouldn't be that hard - just add something like:

Do not include the CoO for the theatrical release studio(s).

A simple line like that would make it (a lot!) easier to "correct" thousands and thousands of incorrectly filled CoO fields.
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Looking at the preliminary poll results, it seems that the rules on this point (on most points, really) are in dire need of a thorough rewrite... 
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