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A cover conundrum
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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This is in regards to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season Two.

When this was first released, here was a misprint on the back cover. The episode Shgoratchx! was placed under Disc 2 instead of under Disc 3, where it actually belongs. A second printing of the cover corrected this mistake.

 

The cover currently in the online is the original with the misprinting. Now a user wants to replace this with the corrected cover. That poses a problem, in my opinion. The current cover scan is a valid scan, as it depicts an actual existing cover. You can't replace a valid cover with another different valid cover. You would have to do so by the way of a alternate profile.

But... an alternate cover must be "largely different". The reason for this is that users must be able to tell which variant matches their own copy when they download from Invelos. These two would look exactly identical, which would just cause confusion.

So, in my opinion, the cover with the correct data - as ironic as it seems - cannot be contributed. Am I right?
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I assume both scans are of equal quality, in which case, I agree with you, the original scan stays extant, as per the rules.

However, if the original scan was poor quality and the new revised scan (with correction) was superior in quality, wouldn't the rules allow it to supersede the original?
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorRander
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I agree. The rules clearly states
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If a title is re-released with the same UPC, but different cover images, do not contribute the new images to the original profile.


So even if the newly contributed scan was better quality, it would not be allowed as per the rules.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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And here comes an unexpected twist. 

The "new cover" was apparently a photoshop job by a well meaning user who thought the cover should match the actual data. The contribution has has now been withdrawn.

But it's good that we agree, in case something like this actually happens.
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Quoting ObiKen:
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However, if the original scan was poor quality and the new revised scan (with correction) was superior in quality, wouldn't the rules allow it to supersede the original?

No.

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I don't contribute to the Invelos online database.  That being said, right after this title was released I did scan all the cover art and in the process corrected the episode listing on the back portion of the Season 2 cover art.  I posted the end result over at Blu-ray.com at the time.  The forum post in question is located here for those interested.  Included is the full cover scan I worked up for Season 2 in addition to front and back cover images for everything.  Feel free to use the cover art locally if you like.  As for the contribution rules, you all have fun with that.  Just not my cup of tea.  Have no interest in being part of the collective.  To each his own naturally.
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