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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 years ago

Ooh. It appears you can get tracking data for all your contributions by using the correct url.

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribution/<insert contribution id here>/?ref_=ra_his_wa

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2 years ago

Nice to read!

Nevertheless, over the weekend, I submitted some translated titles and one goof (different movies, each in separate submissions) but no "track contribution" link on these.
Most likely it will be coming soon.

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You can track the contribution using the link above but inserting your 18 digit contribution ID into it.

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Great! I'll try that when back home (quite impossible on a smartphone...)
Anyway, thanks for heralding this!

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2 years ago

Shhh ;) this is still in the testing phase and we are ironing out some bugs before the full launch but good spot and points for ingenuity on the URL hack.

We will provide more details and make a full announcement when all is operational.

Regards,
Will

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OK so you've won a full batch of beta testers for free ;)

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It looks like the URL "hack" works like a charm, and that plots validation is clogged :)
Thanks Adrian

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If you are looking for feedback, it appears that the tracking does not work for adding episode titles.

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2 years ago

Hi, Adrian. Thanks for pointing this out.

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Thanks for reporting the episode title bug, we have this one already documented but if you do notice any others please feel free to report them here and we can make sure we have them logged.

Regards,
Will

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Cast/Crew Verification also does not appear in the track contribution.

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Adrian, thanks for reporting this issue. We've added it to our list of documented issues. 

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Movie connections and production status do not appear in the track contribution status.

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Thanks for reporting this, Adrian. I've added it to our list of issues.

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Title merges do not appear in the track contribution status.

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I've added that to our list.

Thanks for continuining to report issues, Adrian. We really appreciate it.

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Name corrections and merges are also missing from the beta page. Is this known already? (I assume you know what should be included, but is this one of the known omissions?)

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Name corrections are mentioned further down this thread.

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Thanks Peter. I did scan through the thread quickly, but must have missed it.

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2 years ago

Hi everyone,

In addition to more contribution tracking details, we're also experimenting with a new contribution history view that helps you see the status of your contributions more easily.

We've made it available in a testing phase and would love to hear any feedback you have. 

It's available at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history

Cheers,
Megan

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Hi Megan,

Thanks for the lead.
My feedback: it is nice looking, but I do not want it. I am tired of all the wasted space forcing you to scroll and scroll and scroll... For a contribution monitoring, I just need a compact view to quickly access the information I need.
If IMDb provides both, it will be fine, but I will not use this new and lovely display.

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I get "We had a problem processing that request." when I click that link.

I reloaded it and it was fine. Maybe timed out too quickly?

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Quick feed back on first glance. The number of approved items on the page https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history, doesn't match the number of approved items if you click through to the contribution. See below.





33 is the correct number (I think without counting them to be sure).

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Hi Vincent,

Thank you for the feedback. Just to make sure I understand, is it the lack of compactness (having whitespace between different pieces of data, showing images with contributions, etc.) that you dislike or is it the scrolling to load more contributions? Or both? 

Cheers,
Megan

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Adrian,

Thanks for reporting both of these issues. The page should load fine for everyone regardless of how many items they've contributed, and the amount of items in a contribution should be consistent across the two pages. I'll document these for the team to investigate. 

Cheers,
Megan

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Hi Megan,

Obviously, the displayed items are just a sample, so I cannot assess the "load more" function, which I usually do not mind.
I am explicitely reacting to the lack of compactness and much too much empty white useless spaces.

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Hi! Megan, Staff Member

Replace in gold box "Important: Withoutabox Update for 2019"

with

"Oct 23 2018 - Hi everyone,
In addition to more contribution tracking details, we're also experimenting with a new contribution history view that helps you see the status of your contributions more easily.
We've made it available in a testing phase and would love to hear any feedback you have.
It's available at
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history  ..."

for more members to read ? ?

add ?
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history
vs.
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history

with a link to this for more comments
"Anybody notice the new "track contribution" screen now shows all contributions in that entry"

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Vincent and Cliff,

Thanks for your feedback about whitespaces and pictures. I will forward your input to the team.

Cheers,
Megan

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ACT_1,

The existing contribution history page at https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history has not been changed. 

We're experimenting with this new history page at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history to learn more about what our contributors want from a history view and how we can best communicate information about the status of contributions. It is not fully launched, so we have not communicated it to all users. 

Cheers,
Megan

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Megan, Staff Member
"We're experimenting with this new history page at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history to learn more about what our contributors want from a history view "

- - -


Can you cross ref these two ? ?
Only Contributors see these ? ? Not  all users

https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history
to / from
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history

for those at the Contributor Hall of Fame to compare and comment
https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/hall_of_fame

#1 - 2,250,650 - cinelamour
#2 - 1,505,274 - inespape-1
#3 - 1,379,852 - Kelly Were


that do not see your message here

and Why is this only for
Top Plot Summary Writers
Top Mini-Bio Writers
Not
Top Names and Titles etc...

? ?

bob the moo
IMDb member since February 2001
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/reviews

Change
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=bob+the+moo
https://www.imdb.com/search/name?bio_author=bob+the+moo
to
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/plots
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/bios
Profile page Quick Links


https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/bobthemoo

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2 years ago

And, Megan (and Col), thanks for making us beta testers, I feel important :) (and I like it!)

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Vincent, thank you for helping us test this new feature! We really appreciate your input. 

Cheers,
Megan

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2 years ago

The Contribution History Beta so far seems to include the data types that were already trackable. It doesn't list my other submissions.

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The overview page doesn't always show the type of submission, which makes it harder to find something specific. For instance parental guide additions, trivia edits and user reviews.

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Correct. This new beta page only has contributions that were eligible for beta tracking. It's a little odd but I assume it will get expanded to all contributions at some point.

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Hi Peter,

This new contribution history page is currently missing several data types, but should include some data types that were not already trackable, including filmography, title and name urls, certificates, keywords, release dates, soundtracks, and bio data.

We know it's frustrating to not have a central history page that includes all of your contributions and are working to solve that problem. Sorry for any confusion we might have caused in the meantime. 

Cheers,
Megan

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The page does not show the multiple cast and crew edits I have submitted just in the last few days.

This is my account:
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0743304/

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Megan and Peter,

My observation is that this new page only shows contributions that had a beta trackable contribution. It does show contributions that aren't part of the beta tracking program. However, the contribution must include an item that is trackable.

So, Peter, if your edits don't contain something like trivia, then it won't show up on this new page.

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Peter and Adrian,

The new page should be showing data types that are not already trackable, but the team has found a technical issue that is only showing trackable types and has reproduced the experience you reported.

We are working on a fix for this issue, and I will update this thread once that has been completed. Thank you for your patience and diligence in reporting problems.

Cheers,
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No problem.

Adrian, you're right, I always edit different types like trivia and crew in separate submissions.

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Hi Peter and Adrian,

The team has addressed the issue, and you should now see other data types on this new history page, including keywords and cast and crew changes. 

Thanks again for testing, and please let me know if you experience other issues.

Cheers,
Megan

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2 years ago

The reasons for rejected submissions could be improved.

The reason "Not enough evidence" doesn't give any suggestion how to supply more evidence.

The reason "Does not meet contribution guidelines" includes a link to http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/#atoz, which is redirected to the new help site. The best thing would be if the link could be much more specific based on the type of submission.

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the feedback - I'll bring this to the team's attention and see what we can do to improve.

Cheers,
Megan

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Evidently there is something going on with loading this new beta page. I refreshed it a few times and kept getting an error. A few minutes later, another reload brings up the page. There is probably a lot of data to load for some of us.

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Hi Adrian,

Sorry you've been experiencing problems loading the page.

The team is working on a solution that should improve the performance significantly and make the page much more reliable. I will update this thread when that change has been completed. 

Cheers,
Megan

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Adrian,

The page should now be performing more reliably. Please let me know if you experience other problems.

Thanks,
Megan

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Looks better now. It immediately loaded, shows all contributions (not just those with beta tracking) and the numbers seem right.