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So what do we do with actor/actress have the same name?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributorajm
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ignore. found the answer. year of birth !

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I've ignored this thread
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what about actors with the same name (including middle) that were born in the same year 
Will we get a place of birth .........

What on another spin, what about year of death.....  As I add birth years, I have been seeing a lot of death years and was thinking it would also be nice to track...
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Ron:

While possible the odds are pretty long on what you describe. Are you hypothesizing or have you found something.

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I think it was a joke.

I hope? 
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Not that I think it will happen... but worst comes to worst just add month and day to the field... what's the chances of same name and same exact birthdate?
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Not that I think it will happen... but worst comes to worst just add month and day to the field... what's the chances of same name and same exact birthdate?

Don't think that this would be a good idea. It will create a lot of unnecessary variants of the same person, because people get the "exact" birth date wrong. Compared to that, the very few occasions where two actors have the same name and birth year are neglectable.
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Don't think that this would be a good idea. It will create a lot of unnecessary variants of the same person, because people get the "exact" birth date wrong. Compared to that, the very few occasions where two actors have the same name and birth year are neglectable.

Yes, this is the reason I am glad that Ken decided only to include the BirthYear.


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Got a question from a contributor why I voted "No" to his contribution.
He changed the name of John Williams into John Williams Composer:

"Changed the entry for John Williams.
There is another actor with that name.
So that we don't mix them up i have made a new entry for John Williams with (Composer) behinde his name."

He asked me to reconsider and turn my "No" into a "Yes".
Don't want to do that. Asked him to add a year of birth.
I couldn't find anything about this in the Contribution Rules, so I think this would be a good addition to the rules?
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Got a question from a contributor why I voted "No" to his contribution.
He changed the name of John Williams into John Williams Composer:

"Changed the entry for John Williams.
There is another actor with that name.
So that we don't mix them up i have made a new entry for John Williams with (Composer) behinde his name."

He asked me to reconsider and turn my "No" into a "Yes".
Don't want to do that. Asked him to add a year of birth.
I couldn't find anything about this in the Contribution Rules, so I think this would be a good addition to the rules?

  There's already a new bit in the rules about adding the birth year to cast and crew when names are the same.
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Ah, ok. Just found this, and only this:

"It is generally not necessary to add birth year for actors as you add them to DVD Profiler. Use the birth year to differentiate between two actors with the same name."

Was very easy to miss though. 
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Adding (Composer) (or whatever else comes to mind, how about: cockeyed, dark haired, 6'2'' (I like that one!) ) is not an option, as it violated the "as credited" rule.

That's a definite "No" vote
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Quoting charleybaak:
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Got a question from a contributor why I voted "No" to his contribution.
He changed the name of John Williams into John Williams Composer:

"Changed the entry for John Williams.
There is another actor with that name.
So that we don't mix them up i have made a new entry for John Williams with (Composer) behinde his name."

He asked me to reconsider and turn my "No" into a "Yes".
Don't want to do that. Asked him to add a year of birth.
I couldn't find anything about this in the Contribution Rules, so I think this would be a good addition to the rules?


Your no vote on this is correct.
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And here we go: the first few contributes where the only change is the Birth Year... (Even when it's not neccesary)
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I voted No to one like this as well, the user provided No Documentation  to back up which of the many names he was referring to.

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The reason stated here was:
"Updated from Existing profile to use the new Year/Contributes as format."

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