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Quoting T!M:
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we're better off without him.

Well, I don't know. I was one of those who disagreed most with Skip's ideas, and he often insulted me. But I think he just believed he was right and he fought for his ideas, but was not a bad guy. I remember that after a hot discussion, he proposed me to sign as a friend to discuss "normally". In fact, we have here really bad guys who hate other people without giving any reason, and those are much worse than Skip...
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Quoting GSyren:
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It might be more confusing than helpful.

Well, something very important for a user is the facility to use those tools. ProfilerQuery is powerful AND rather easy to use, and I think it presents a good compromise. Making it more complex may make it less usable, even if it can do more things. I speak as a user that loves play with data, but has very few skills at programming.
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Quoting Floorwalker:
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I've tried to remove the tags...but no luck.

Are you sure that nothing can be done?
If you want, I can try (send me the scan at high resolution by mail, I add you as a friend for that)
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Quoting dee1959jay:
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Wouldn't be for me - way over my head. But don't let that stop you!

+1.
I'm not sure of my understanding of VB, and of the internal structure of ProfilerQuery's Profile object. And the tool as it exists at present time does quite all I wish...
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Quoting T!M:
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A grand total of eight different users have blocked me ... I suggest you do the same.

Block you ??? Why would I do such a silly thing ???
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Quoting T!M:
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Apparently that block *really* bothers you - but it shouldn't.

You would probably be happy if it was the case, but it is not     
I just find it childish, you behave like kids in a playground. Since you say that the reason I gave is not the good one, an adult behavior would be to give the real reason of your block, and explain why this blocking will help things between us...

I do not care about negative feedback, that is why I always say what I think I have to say. For me those forums are useful only to improve the product. It works quite well for the program which is great  (see beta testing forums, and improvements as headshots sharing or plugins), but it failed for the online database because, for some users, the number of contributions is more important than the quality of their data, and they worked to get rules allowing easy contributions, even if the consequence is to populate the online with wrong data.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I always wondered if it was a mistake.

In case of T!M, it is not a mistake. He was with Skip the most fervent defender of the E=e rule, and when I explained how bad it was for the linking functions of the program, he blocked me.
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Quoting Floorwalker:
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When you give a positive or negative vote, is the person receiving it aware of it?

You can see positive votes, but probably not negative votes. For years I've seen only positive feedback on my posts, though I know many users think I'm negative (T!M has even blocked me for PM though I never sent PM to him...    )
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Quoting LJG:
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This means that there are a LOT of different grammar rules and common usages that people use and they want to stick with the one they know best.

I can understand that, but how do you explain that before present rules, names were correctly entered without spelling mistakes? And now, some good old profiles are changed to enter an incorrect form just because a common name thread has decided that the incorrect form (= used nowhere (even in credits) except in Invelos world) must be used.

And I also understand that somebody not knowing a language cannot give the correct spelling (as I cannot be sure for Scandinavian languages, for example). But why to forbid knowing users (specially of the same country than the actor) to correct an incorrect entry and explain it in contribution rules ?

Do you really think it is a good solution to have four different variants for the same name in the database ? (Francois Berleand= François Berleand= Francois Berléand= François Berléand ...see CLT....)
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Quoting AiAustria:
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But: the current common name thread for Gérard Depardieu tellls us, the common name is: Gérard Depardieu. Yves has to pick another example 

Not really. The common name thread, though opened in 2010, lists only 70 films when Depardieu played in more than 200 movies. So the thread is not conclusive. And if it was, I'm sure the result would be Gerard Depardieu, since most of credits are in capital letters, as it is the case for the thousands of actors with accented names and no common name thread.

About trolling, I just explain to a user, who is astonished to see contributions decline, the reason why I stopped contributing...
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Quoting 69samael69:
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Why should that be any different for mis-punctuated names or spelling mistakes?

Just because rules say that, and many people here agree. I asked many times to change those nonsenses, but the majority here voted against proposed changes.
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Quoting 69samael69:
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I submit the correct data to the best of my ability, and will fix errors on profiles I find to have errors...if it's violation of the rules, then the rules need to be fixed, otherwise they can choose to decline the submission, but I'll not submit data I know to be incorrect, no matter what the rules say.


In fact rules ask to recopy exactly data on covers or credits. So if there is a spelling mistake in an overview, you "must" keep it in profile you contribute. And if the overview for a space opera describes a peplum, you "must" keep the peplum description. And when credits list GERARD DEPARDIEU, you "must" enter Gerard Depardieu, even if everybody knows it is Gérard, and even if it will break the linking for this actor. So, I agree with you that contributors should correct incorrect data, but a majority here decided that contributing errors was the thing to do. That is the reason why I stopped contributing, though I was in the past considered as a good contributor by Invelos (shown by near my name).
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Quoting eommen:
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Which means that the on-line database content depends a lot more on just a few contributors than you might imagine.

Many people who were used to contribute in the past have stopped when rules asked to recopy errors, and in certain cases, asked to add errors (especially spelling mistakes in names). People who want to have correct profiles, and also want to contribute, have to build profiles with incorrect data, then correct them for their own database.
So what did, in fact, people who want to have correct profiles ? They just stopped contributing...
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Currently there is a complete mess going on. I would not recomend to upgrade right now.

I hardly understand your position. I have been using 4.0 since its release in May, and never got any problem with it. It allows to enter more complete data than 3.9, and I never got the restore problems of backup files I had sometimes with 3.9.
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Yes.
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Of course yes, and I would recommand 4.0. It allows to enter more data than 3.9, and has quite no limitation, since I mainly use it as a "local only" program.
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Quoting GSyren:
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...ProfilerQuery 3.16.0..

Found your new version after my holydays. Great job, as always 

Many thanks !!!
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Quoting greyghost:
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Make sure you have installed the CCV Plugin. The last option in the plugin's menu is Export Headshots. The plugin will be under the DVD Profiler Tools menu. Be aware, it will only export the headshot if the associated cast or crew member is assigned to a profile.

Thanks. I got it...
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Quoting GSyren:
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Apparently you can, with the CCV plugin.

I have not found how to do that. CCV takes its data in xlm export file that does not contain headshots data. And actors.blb file cannot be imported in CCV.
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Quoting GSyren:
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They must be stored some place

They are stored in the file databases/"nameofcollection"/actors.BLB.
I think that to extract them, it is necessary to know how they are coded in this file. It would be very useful to be able to extract them in a folder, to work easily on them with an images program such as ACDsee or XnView...
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Quoting iPatsa:
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05/08 - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 

I also liked it very much..
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Thanks. Nice update with an effort to separate same name actors (ex: K. Kennedy) 
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Quoting GSyren:
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All new!
All powerful!

Just tested it on about 100 profiles (all the job was already done with previous version). Seems to work very well ( I have not found any spelling mistake not seen previously.)

  Many thanks for the good job!!!
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Quoting GSyren:
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Isn't it sufficient that you can set back the starting number in Settings?

Ok, it seems I had problems, but it works now...
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Quoting GSyren:
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It's one of those things that upon reflection seems so obvious that I have to ask myself: "Myself, why didn't you think of this from the beginning?"

Sorry to be against everybody, but I have a problem with this new feature. I had already this function checking the "verified" box. And I left some profiles unverified because I wanted to modify them since I was not pleased with the text. But now, I can't find those unverified profiles since the program "thinks" I have seen them sufficiently 
Is it possible to go back to previous version (it's no more on your site)?
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