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Quoting GSyren:
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... for your local database.

Of course, but we are here in the general discussion forum, not the contribution forum, so every solution may be shared...

Quoting GSyren:
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The drawback is that the scan isn't searchable. But if you feel that whatever info you enter there is more important, then go for it.

The overview field is searchable, so you can enter a text with all the keywords that you want. Much more useful than to recopy what is on back cover...
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In the layout I use, I have a scan of the back cover which gives a very good copy of the "DVD" overview, with all details, fonts, colors and spelling mistakes... So the overview field can be used to have something useful concerning the movie, without advertising nor spoilers...
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Quoting AiAustria:
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It would need a complete data base redesign.

This has been discussed for more than 10 years and we never saw it. I'm sure it will never happen. And we have more important things to solve than "accuracy" of credits : linking of "same actor/different names", and non linking of "same name/different actors".
Credits do not always represent reality (= who really played or worked in the movie), so recopying them exactly is of little interest. And even when they are correct, we transform them with Invelos rules (change letters), and introduce errors that they have not, making them incorrect...
IMDb gives correct linking and generally correct names. Even with its errors, it is far more correct than our mess (cannot call it a database).
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pour alain60
Je ne sais pas comment faire pour faire un rapport permettant d'éditer toute la collection classée par genre. En plus, souvent un film appartient à plusieurs genres.  Par contre on peut créer un filtre par genre (faire un tri sur la collection, et enregistrer ce tri) , et imprimer un rapport en utilisant ce filtre. Répéter l'opération pour chaque genre souhaité.
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Pour diane.r
D'abord faire une sauvegarde de la base de données du PC.
Puis il faut créer une deuxième base de données (menu Fichier/ouvrir une base de donnée/nouvelle base) et télécharger dans cette nouvelle base ce qu'il y a online. Faire une sauvegarde, avec un autre nom que la précédente pour éviter les confusions.
Réouvrir la base de donnée initiale du PC, et y restaurer la deuxième sauvegarde avec les options restaurer des profils spécifiques/sélectionner tout (très important, sinon on écrase tout). Les profils seront alors ajoutés aux existants.
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If you have a backup, you also can open a new empty database, and restore there your backup.
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Just page 1 of IMDb user reviews, ordered by helpfulness...

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Quoting mediadogg:
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What a disgrace to this fine movie

It seems that you appreciated this movie  .
As for me, I think I have never been more disappointed by a movie in all my life  . As a Star Wars fan I waited for this movie to answer at least a part of the questions we had after Episode 7, but none got any answer. The Force now can be used by anybody to do anything (even fly in space vacuum as Superman after having been frozen) without any learning. Humour is clumsy and kills the atmosphere  . The way the main villain disappears is totally not credible, and Luke's behaviour is just the opposite of how he behaved before...

Rian Johnson just killed the saga...   

Can we hope that Episode 9 will repair some of this disaster ? I really doubt since many doors were closed by Johnson  . At least I know I'll never spend any penny for this sad guy's future trilogy...   
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Quoting GSyren:
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Done!

  Thanks !!!
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Thanks for this tool.

I normalize all my cover images (width, height, frame for blu-rays), and I used your tool to check if everything was correct. Found a dozen of images to modify 

A little improvement. Can't the program memorize image and xml file folders ?
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I voted no. For those actors, their job while filming was clearly not a "voice only" job. They did not dubbed drawings, they really played in front of cameras.
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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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