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Dominus

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Message Posted On Wednesday, January 9th 2008 at 7:14 pm
I realize that I have absolutely no clout on this website, but I formally insist that something be done to resolve the situation regarding poorly written reviews. I have sent a private message to Sebrioth that contained links to two recent examples; I know that it’s not my place to judge, but their quality was appalling and I believe such reviews hurt the integrity of our website. I see no reason why I should bother putting effort into my reviews when there is currently no requirement for effort. I hate to sound like an ass… I know that I’m nothing special and I’m not trying to be an elitist… However, something needs to be done.

I propose a full approval process vis-à-vis the contribution system. I believe we can trust Editors to make the right decision about reviews, though they shouldn’t reject reviews based on content issues. The system should be heavily regulated in order to ensure that reviews are only rejected for quality issues, and even then the Editor should be obligated to tell the reviewer what they did wrong so that they could improve upon their review.

I don’t wish to scare people away from the site. I know that regulation is a form of censorship and I know that some people may be reluctant to write reviews if they’re afraid that it won’t pass the approval process. However, things are getting out of hand. I trust that the staff discuss the matter and get a reasonable solution put into place in the coming weeks.
andrew
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Message Posted On Thursday, January 10th 2008 at 1:09 am
If not a moderated system, at least a report feature, which would alert a staff about it.

I don't know how UBB code works, but there's this Expand one, which is great for long lists/spoilers, and is very useful at times. If those sort of things can be added, that would be awesome.
Dominus

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Message Posted On Thursday, January 10th 2008 at 12:19 pm
Sebrioth is looking into the issue. He mentioned an old plan where a user’s first ten reviews had to be approved before their reviews will be automatically listed; if that system can get implemented, I believe it would take care of the problem. At any rate, I’m sure Sebrioth will do what is best for the site.
andrew
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Message Posted On Saturday, January 12th 2008 at 6:38 pm
On Thursday, January 10th 2008 1:09 am, andrew wrote:
If not a moderated system, at least a report feature, which would alert a staff about it.

I don't know how UBB code works, but there's this Expand one, which is great for long lists/spoilers, and is very useful at times. If those sort of things can be added, that would be awesome.

I just noticed that you just added expand/hide feature for the main page, and guide pages. Awesome. Could this be enabled for the forums somehow?

damacus

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Message Posted On Thursday, January 17th 2008 at 5:56 pm
Feature Request: "My Schedule" start-date selection.

Background: I love tvrage.com. The single greatest feature that keeps me coming back over and over is the 'My Schedule' and favorites capability. However, it's current unchangeable range is from the previous day onward. So, if you leave town for a week, or have a working weekend, there's no easy way to tell which of your shows aired new content, or if they're still on hiatus, or if they had a special, etc.

Considerations and Possible Solution(s): It is understandable that you wouldn't want to offer the user the ability to arbitrarily set a start date. Very early dates could result in a database/web DoS if someone decided to abuse the functionality. I'd propose creating a dropdown selection box "Starting from.." with options.. Yesterday, Today, 1 week prior, 2 weeks prior, 3 weeks prior. You could additionally add checks to limit the options for users who have a large number of currently airing shows in their favorites list to prevent database overload.

All of that aside, I'd personally be quite happy if all I got were a single link that started 1 week prior. That'd cover most of the times when I've wished to see recently aired tv in my "My Schedule" page.

Thanks so much for providing such an awesome, free service.

Yours,
Dam
Allison
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Message Posted On Friday, January 18th 2008 at 6:12 pm
I second the request for being able to see the schedule for the past in a My Schedule/Schedule/Full Schedule format.

In the meantime, damascus, if this was prompted by a desire to see a specific timeframe, you could see what shows aired then by using the Calendar. Check the "Only List Shows From Your Favorite Shows List" box and hit the "Go" button to only get your Favorites. Hover over the link to see details on the episode. The dates available go back to Nov. 19, 2007.
andrew
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Message Posted On Friday, January 18th 2008 at 8:33 pm
For Episode References, maybe there could be a drop down list where you can choose the episode you are referencing, and it will automatically place a link to the episode. (Example - "Episode Title").

The drop down would be Episode Ref >> Season >> Episode. (Kind of like the My TVRage drop down.. My TVR >> Fav. Shows >> Fav. Show List)
andrew
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Message Posted On Saturday, January 19th 2008 at 5:42 pm
I think it'd be very helpful if you could filter people (using the all people list) by what they do (actor, crew, both). Because you're more likely able to contribute info about the actors than the crew. Also, since the site records traffic info for each guide and stuff, I think it'd be useful if you could search guides by the amount of pageviews. That way, you can contribute to guides that are popular, but are lacking the necessary info that viewers want.
Dominus

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Message Posted On Sunday, January 27th 2008 at 11:53 am

I’ve never noticed these rating stars before. I apologize if I sound harsh, but they seem ugly and out of place. The white background does not mesh very well with the grey background. It seems that they appear on every guide. Is there any way to make its background transparent? That way, it would be the same color as the site’s background, regardless of where it’s used. It would be easier on my eyes if the colors were the same.
Ryan
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Message Posted On Sunday, January 27th 2008 at 12:01 pm
They work well with the episode ratings, as that background is also white. But I agree, a matching background colour for the main page rating would look nicer.
Dominus

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Message Posted On Sunday, January 27th 2008 at 4:57 pm
To make matters worse, I wasn’t aware that it was a functioning tool. I inadvertently voted a “3” on my third favorite show, as I was trying to click on the stars to learn more about them. Is there any way to re-rate a show after you’ve already rated it? If not, then I recommend something of that sort. I wanted to vote “9”, but now I’m stuck with a “3”.
CarlosMGD

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Message Posted On Sunday, January 27th 2008 at 9:21 pm
The stars are a good idea, but the background makes them seem way out of place.
andrew
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Message Posted On Sunday, January 27th 2008 at 9:55 pm
I think they should be made a size or two smaller, so they fit in better with the layout..

otherwise..it just looks way out of place.
REK-CAF

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Message Posted On Monday, January 28th 2008 at 8:52 pm
On Saturday, January 19th 2008 5:42 pm, andrew wrote:
I think it'd be very helpful if you could filter people (using the all people list) by what they do (actor, crew, both). Because you're more likely able to contribute info about the actors than the crew. Also, since the site records traffic info for each guide and stuff, I think it'd be useful if you could search guides by the amount of pageviews. That way, you can contribute to guides that are popular, but are lacking the necessary info that viewers want.


I think thats a great idea. We could separate it into athletes, actors/actresses, crew, something like that. It would be extremely useful.
MacDeacon
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Message Posted On Tuesday, January 29th 2008 at 4:57 am
It wouldn't work for athletes but cast vs. crew credits would definitely work.
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