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You should of thought of this before, but shouldn't we be able to edit the info in our submissions after they're approved and displayed (In case we make a mistake)? It's like YouTube, you upload a video, add info in, after that, a few minutes later, someone notices an error in the description/title and you need to change it. Here, we have to submit an error and wait for the site admin to fix it. So maybe it would be a good idea to let us edit stuff in our own submissions such as distributor, trivia, year, etc. Thank you.

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The site is not like YouTube. For YouTube, users create unique (usually) content that they own. Its not a database. VHSCollector.com is a database or catalog. Once data gets into the database, its crucial to help build the distributor catalogs. If people were able to edit all their own entries, it could result in the catalogs being built incorrectly or constantly changing. They must stay consistent (but increase in size). I do want people to be able to edit content, and once that content is approved, it will go live. This is how IMDb works. If every user on IMDb were able to edit all of the content they submitted without it being checked for errors or misuse, the site would be a complete mess. I hope in the future we could get the necessary measures in place to allow us to have such a content editing system.
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No look at Wikipedia it does just fine, we NEED to be able to edit

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But with Wikipedia, many people could add anything, legit or otherwise.

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I have never came across an incorrect fact on Wikipedia. And since this website is so specialized, I doubt people will purposely try to mess the database up. Maybe the administrator could back up the current database and then try out the edit for a while, base the decision on how the trial runs.

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I totally hear you guys. I want nothing more than to make this an editable site (with moderation of course). It would help the site grow quite dramatically. The problem is that I'm not the developer. I pay someone to help me code the site. Because he cuts me a deal on the work, he does it as a side project. If we received more donations, more work would get done, but its difficult for me to carry the financial load all myself. Trust me folks, I have big ideas for this site. Its just that we don't have the support at this time to make those happen. Currently, I'm looking for a new developer to help out on the site, and I will be creating another fundraising campaign. There are also many collections around the world that were offered up to me to scan for the website. This would also help the site dramatically, but like I said, I need to the financial backing. IT WILL HAPPEN, I just can't say when.

Thanks to the few of you that did contribute something. Every little bit helps!

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Goodreads partially solved this issue by having 'librarians' whom had editing capacities for their db. If a librarian was found messing up the db their editing privileges were revoked.

If I had a scanner and was in the same state as most of my collection I would be adding to this db like crazy... Maybe someone can build a program that can read other sites to help create entries?

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@Nivek there are administrators for this site that can edit entries...essentially "librarians" of which you speak.

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That is true MrDrPrfSir, we have content moderators that have been with the site since 2011 when it began. The only thing they cannot do is delete entries. I hope once the revision system is set up, I can give the content moderators access to moderate the revisions so that everything can be done at a rapid pace.