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Why are people submitting as "new contributions"?!
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributormikl
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In most of the profiles I vote for, it says "new contribution", but for new contributions, you are not asked to enter contribution notes anymore and you don't see an exisiting profile to compare with.

Most of the time, these "new contributions" are worthless and a waste of times, and sometimes they are degredations of good profiles. Would people please stop doing this and take a look if they actually have something to improve on the profile before submitting?!

/Mikkel
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This is happening because the profiles were new at the time of submission. Once we get caught up, the user will see the old one at the time of contribution.


-Gerri
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorTheMadMartian
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In most of the profiles I vote for, it says "new contribution", but for new contributions, you are not asked to enter contribution notes anymore and you don't see an exisiting profile to compare with.

Most of the time, these "new contributions" are worthless and a waste of times, and sometimes they are degredations of good profiles. Would people please stop doing this and take a look if they actually have something to improve on the profile before submitting?!

/Mikkel


It seems to be a glitch in the system that should go away once invelos gets caught up.  What you are seeing is this...

One person submits the profile because it is not in the system.  Before it is processed, another person submits the same profile thinking it is not in the system.  Because the first profile hasn't been processed yet, the system believes the second one to be a 'new contribution' as well.  Since the system is treating the second contribution as a new contribution, there is nothing for the contributor to compare it to.  There is no indication that it is not new.

Once the first one is accepted and released, the system treats the second one as an update and it is put into the voting system.  But, because it was initially treated as a new profile, there are no notes.

Hope that helps.
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That helps, so people are not completely mindless thanks both.

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Quoting Gerri Cole:
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This is happening because the profiles were new at the time of submission. Once we get caught up, the user will see the old one at the time of contribution.


-Gerri


I am a bit confused how all the profiles will get back into the database.

Is Invelos working on that or do we have to contribute everything back into the new database?
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Quoting Gerri Cole:
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This is happening because the profiles were new at the time of submission. Once we get caught up, the user will see the old one at the time of contribution.


-Gerri


I am a bit confused how all the profiles will get back into the database.

Is Invelos working on that or do we have to contribute everything back into the new database?


We have to contribute everything back into the new database.
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There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom.
Against this power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.
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We will teach it to them again.
Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.
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I am a bit confused how all the profiles will get back into the database.

Is Invelos working on that or do we have to contribute everything back into the new database?

Yes, we must/can contribute all into new database.

This is actually good thing because in this way many bad profiles disappears.
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It seems to be a glitch in the system that should go away once invelos gets caught up.


Well not really... it'll just be less common. It used to happen on the old system too and was a regular occurrence for profiles that hadn't been entered before their release when 3 or 4 people used to contribute them on the Saturday they arrived!

it only didn't happen that often to me because I put in pre-release data for almost all the DVDs I buy.
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That helps, so people are not completely mindless thanks both.

/Mikkel


I'm now checking the notes once I've submitted 'new entries' to make sure there isn't one already waiting. It doesn't take that much longer and means I can withdraw ones I need to, saving Ken and Gerri a small amount of work.
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