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Mon, Oct 8, 2018 2:18 PM

Anybody notice the new "track contribution" screen now shows all contributions in that entry

It used to be when you entered something, like trivia, that was eligible for "track contribution" beta program, that the tracking was only for items that were eligible. It now has all items within the contribution whether they would be individually eligible or not. Check it out.



Pretty cool to see what has been processed and what is still processing. This is a great improvement IMDb. I only hope this roles out soon for all contributions.

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2 y ago

Movie connections now appear in the tracking information!

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Well, that is good news. Thanks for sharing!

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2 y ago

Hi everyone,

This new history experience now displays tracking information for title corrections and merges. 

Thank you for your support as we continue to iterate on this feature. 

Cheers,
Megan

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Thanks for the update!

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This seems to have a bug. I corrected a television episode title and in the update history, instead of appearing under "Title Corrections" it appears under "Alternate Titles". No, it isn't an alternate title. The originally entered title was incorrect.

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Thanks for the added feature. All Title Correction submissions for me continue to show "pending" on my History page, days after the changes have been accepted and live on the main site.

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Hi Ron and Adrian,

Thank you for reporting these issues.

The team has temporarily stopped displaying tracking information for title corrections and merges while we work on fixing the problem. 

We will update here when we have a solution in place. 

Cheers,
Megan

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2 y ago

I see that name merges and corrections are now being tracked on the beta page... although merges are under the slightly odd heading "Name Preferred Const Addition". I know what it means because I know what I just submitted, but perhaps it could be rephrased for display?

I'm running out of reasons to ever check the old history page again!

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Thanks for this update Phil!

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The old history page shows saved contributions and has links to reload them as well as having links to reload old submissions. It also shows how many items were submitted in each section in the order in which they appear in the contribution page. I find that useful when submitting credits for episodes of a series where I have submitted similar credits for other episodes.

The heading for name merges does need improvement. It should reflect how contributors see the process not how staff may refer to the mechanism that implements it.

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Thanks Owen. I had a funny feeling I was forgetting something - not sure how I managed to overlook saved submissions when I've been using them this week. Hopefully that functionality can be added to the beta page at some point.

I'm also hoping that the department order on the beta page is considered a bug and will be corrected - mirroring the form order would be far more useful than the current jumble.

And, of course, there are still some other issues raised here that need to be addressed too, but it's definitely getting there. Does anyone know if the plan is for the old history page to eventually be removed completely, or will the old and new co-exist even when the beta page is 'finished'?

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Another thing I just noticed about the new history page. The endless scrolling does not always end up at the same place. Just now it went back as far as my contribution 141022-151349-542000 but only a few minutes earlier it was not even going back as far as the beginning of this year.

It looks as if it will not try to fetch more data again if it tries but does not get any more. After reloading the page it may go back further.

This is one reason why I am not a great fan of the endless scroll approach to handling large volumes of data. The old history tells you how many items there are and you can go through page by page - also not ideal but at least you know how much there is and how many times you have to select 'next'.

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2 y ago

Hi everyone,

We've added tracking information for name splits yesterday. Any name splits should now appear in the new history page as the list of credits that was moved from one person to another.
Thank you for your support and your feedback.

Cheers,
Elise

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Congratulations on your first post! 

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Anyone else have cast additions that went live, but still show as "Pending" after many days?
#200601-205700-068000 - 20 cast additions, all live, but still showing 17 pending
#200601-204730-695000 - 19 cast additions, all live, but still showing 6 pending
#200601-194728-086000 - 17 cast additions, all live, but still showing 14 pending

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Hi Ron,

Those additions should have updated by now. I'll ask the team to investigate. 

Thanks for reporting the issue, and I apologize for any inconvenience it has caused.

Cheers,
Megan

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If you need more examples:
#200707-183317-530000 - 1 cast addition, live but still showing pending
#200626-015348-911000 - 1 cast addition, live but still showing pending
#200625-151118-675000 - 1 producer addition, live but still showing pending
#200623-171110-374000 - 1 cast addition, live but still showing pending

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Yeah, it's still happening for me occasionally but I forgot about this thread to record the example, sorry.  It held up me submitting images, knowing I couldn't tag them, but when I realised a couple of days later they'd been processed I just went ahead and uploaded them.  I should have recorded the submission numbers.

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Hi Ron,

Thank you for all the examples.

The tech team believes they have fixed the issue and that you should not see this problem with any new submissions. Please let me know if you do run into other cases of this happening. 

I apologize again for any inconvenience caused by this issue, and thank you again for bringing it to our attention.

Cheers,
Megan

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1 y ago

After recommendation by Phil G, (thank you) I copy here an idea/suggestion of mine for improvement: It would be good if a feature of sorting the declined contributions could be incorporated somehow in the IMDb contribution page (beta). It would be very helpful for regular contributors to be able to easily track their rejected contributions, see what went wrong, see which ones could be resubmitted or not. Because currently is not so easy to track them among thousands of approved contributions. Thank you.

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8 m ago

This post includes bugs as well as suggestions.

Firstly, there’s no “Track Contribution” button for title corrections on the IMDb Contributor Update History page, so there’s no way to see if any changes were approved, declined, or even submitted.  Likewise, these submissions don’t show up on the Your Contribution History (Beta) page.  For ex, see #200528-214847-618000, #200908-205621-257000, and #210310-061735-038000.  The 3rd one has a track page b/c it was submitted along with other changes, but shows only 10 out of 11 items, and the missing item is the title correction.  The 2nd contribution was eventually approved, but I know that only b/c I saw the changes appear on the site, though I had to resubmit it from the Update History without any changes like it just got ignored from the original submission (#200613-161329-871000).  And the 1st contribution was approved right away.  I also have to assume that these didn’t count toward badges b/c there is no track page to show they were approved.

Regarding badges for titles, it seems either that the approved title corrections I have made either don’t count toward the title badge or that the description needs to be rewritten here.  Either way though, it needs to clarify which title additions/corrections count and which do not, including release dates.  I had dozens of approved submissions recently, yet my 10+ Title badge remained the same.  If they counted toward that badge it would have increased to at least 25+.  See #210330-033943-502000 & #210330-152140-628000 for examples, but I can list all title additions and corrections here if needed.  Also, Lifetime Name says it includes “new name submissions and corrections”, but I made a name merge in #200616-222212-375000 and a badge wasn’t added to my profile after it was approved.  There were a few other name merges/corrections I made that I don't think counted either.

Also, what’s the difference between Name and Filmo badges since I assume all names are cast & crew.  Is it that name submissions count for ones that do not yet exist in the database and filmo are for names that do already exist?  Aren’t these too similar to exist as separate badges when so many other data types don’t count for specific badges other than Lifetime Total?

It would be tremendously helpful to have a comment box on submission pages for data editors to clarify the reasoning for declined submissions when the menu options aren’t sufficient.  Otherwise, the reasoning is useless, confusing, and counterproductive.  The reasons selected for most of my declined submissions don’t make any logical sense based on the instructions in the Help section, and most of them are inconsistent with submissions that were approved.  It’s like the reason didn’t exist in the list of available menu options, so it’s impossible for a contributor to know why a submission was declined based on this alone.  This makes it much more time consuming for everyone involved, b/c contributors have to then either post messages on the forum to inquire, email support, and/or resubmit the data without knowing what was wrong the first time.  A comment box would allow the contributor to know specifically why a submission was declined so he knows what needs to be corrected before resubmitting.  It also doesn’t seem ideal to have contributors post questions about private submissions on the public forum since they can’t be viewed/referenced by other users and permanently inundate the forum search results and related conversations with countless posts.  Can’t these be better addressed directly thru email?  Not that I haven’t already tried this, but most of my questions/emails go unanswered.

If a submission is declined due to insufficient evidence, then it would be ideal to have an option to add more evidence to the same submission rather than having it declined and then having to create a new submission.  The data editor could simply select an option to please provide additional evidence (and hopefully add comments as well).  For ex, genres can be extremely difficult.  With some genres/titles, a single phrase or sentence is sufficient to have it approved while for others I can spend a couple hours providing detailed explanations w/ comparisons, a couple dozen reference links from well-known film sites and reviews, and even video clips to where the evidence is overwhelmingly supportive, yet the submission is declined b/c of a reason such as “Unable to verify”, “Unable to accept”, or “Not enough evidence”.  But there isn’t a way to know how much evidence is needed in order to be sufficient before making the submission, if a genre is already blocked, or why the overwhelming amount of evidence provided was still insufficient.  There should also be an easier, more direct way to contest a blocked genre or other data type if you’re willing to provide sufficient evidence.

Additionally, there should be a way to edit or delete a submission while it’s still pending.  There have been several instances where just after submitting I realized I had made a mistake or left out an edit which I intended to add.  The edit option could change it to a saved submission where it could then be further edited or later deleted.

Note that the paragraph formatting is completely lost when including comments for submissions, so it all looks like one single line on the submission page (line breaks don’t appear to be working).

If I “Undo Close Tab” on a website submission it submits a duplicate w/ a different contribution # (e.g. #210330-013757-511000).  This happened a few times unintentionally with Safari 14.x on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 when I was trying to restore a different tab that I closed.

Better organization is desperately needed too as this current Contribution History (Beta) page is void of any alternatives to the default view.  Having buttons at the top to view only pending, declined, and/or approved submissions is essential, along with sorting options and a search field.  When you have thousands of items to scroll thru it’s extremely time consuming to find something.  Being able to reverse the default Date Added sort (Old -> New vs. New -> Old), as well as sort by "name of title" so you can view all submissions for a specific film grouped together, “original release date”, and “data type” so you can sort submissions by Cast & Crew, Company Credits, Basic Data, Plot & Quotes, Fun Stuff, Images, etc.  A secondary menu to view submissions by “badge type” so you can see everything grouped together that counted toward badges for Name, Filmo, Trivia, Image, Plot, Bio, Title, etc. would also be extremely useful.  Additionally, a show/hide tally could be added at the top to display the totals for all contribution types shown on the badges page, as well as the badge type displayed for approvals on each submission page so you know what badge each one counted toward.

It looks like the Help Center needs to be updated to reflect the corrections to capitalization made for this submission: #210306-163705-252000.  As you can see from the relevant Help page under "Miscellaneous Links: Description format", it shows that “article” should not be capitalized, but it looks like the system automatically changes this if you look at the approved links. This also happened with every subsequent submission which included an external article link.

Since Watch Options are supposed to be synchronized, there should be a way to report inaccurate/outdated/missing ones as I’ve come across a lot of titles with issues.  Many of them are missing watch options for some or all relevant content providers and I’ve reported a lot of these, including missing Amazon Identifier links and 3rd Party streaming providers, yet most of them have been ignored b/c email support is very insufficient and sporadic.  As I stated above, most of my questions/emails go unanswered.  Some content providers don’t appear to be syncing correctly w/ IMDb, preventing certain titles from having their watch options updated properly.  For example, when FXNOW has new titles added to their site, some of those titles don’t list FXNOW in the watch options while other titles do even though FX doesn’t currently offer the title.  I’ve reported problems with HBO in the past though it looks like their titles are syncing better now.

Thanks

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Contribution History (Beta) page feedback

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Hi shape5 -

I have passed along your feedback and bug reports to our tech team to review.

Cheers!

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Great – thank you.  I actually just saw this now b/c I never received an email notification of this reply, nor did it show up in my Sprinklr notification feed at the top (and I did check my Spam folder).  However, I received both for all other replies that I know of, except ones from staff in this thread.  So that’s 0 out of 4 of the most recent staff responses that I received.  Please pass this feedback on as well.

Thanks

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I have some suggestion, It would be better if the View Contribution Details opens automatically in a new tab after a Click on it and it would been better to show us Details as a slideDown/Up(Jquery) Effect when we clicked on View Contribution Details.

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7 m ago

Hi, if there is an "option" that we can choose between "approved", "Declined ", "Pending" and show us the relevant option. Would be nice. (Like IMDb Community)

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Now it is redirecting to tinyurl to this page even if we click on any contribution details. This started happening few days ago. Please remove that. You messed up everything. Had to manually copy url of any contribution to open it.

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