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Sat, Apr 2, 2022 4:12 PM

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Help with series levels vs episodes for external reviews

I think I may have figured this out.  I recently submitted external reviews for Pam & Tommy and some others.  I waited and waited and they never showed up in the external reviews list.  This had happened before and I was told my reviews were under each episode.  Since in the past I mostly submitted reviews for movies and my reviews showed up almost instantly, I couldn't understand what was happening.  Finally I saw them under each episode.  I didn't even know there were external reviews for each episode!

Since I review the entire season or seasons, I don't want my reviews to end up under each episode.  To avoid that, do I choose Series Level when submitting instead of selecting all of the episodes?

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Yes, that should be the correct way. In fact, adding same link to all episodes is considered spamming and imdb says don't do it.

This is from submission form: "Do not submit multiple instances of the same TV series review across different episodes ("spamming")."

You should add a review to a episode if the review is for that episode.

If you don't choose anything under "Episode(s)" field that would send it to series level (leave it empty)

You can add season info in Description section like this (just example)

Rosyreviews - Season 1 [Rosy Freddy]

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Thanks for the help.  Since I did it wrong the first time and my reviews now appear under the episodes can I resubmit as a Series Level?  Do I need to delete the earlier ones that currently appear under the episodes?  What I wish for is for the episode level reviews to be deleted and my review added to the main External Reviews list (Series Level) but not sure how to do that.  Oy.

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@Rosyfreddy​ Yes you can. Just submit it from series page and leave the "Episode(s)" field empty and that would send it to series level. You can then delete it from episode pages by saying in explanation field that you added them to episodes by mistake.

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BTW my reviews appear as Rosy the Reviewer and the series in question now are Pam & Tommy, The Tourist, Inventing Anna and The Gilded Age.

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@Rosyfreddy​ I'm seeing your reviews under series level for all of these titles now, so I think you're good now.

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Yay!  With your help I finally figured this out and won't make the same mistake again.  Thanks so much for your help!

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I have one more question.  Do I need to delete the reviews from each episode now?  And if so, is there a faster way to do that than to manually go to each episode and delete them one by one?

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@Rosyfreddy​ Well, guidelines say this:

External Title Links relevant to the entire series should be submitted to the TV series page only, these should not be submitted to the individual episodes. External Title Links that are specific to a particular episode should be added to that episode alone.

But tbh, same mistake you did is not really uncommon, because the interface makes it so easy to add a link to all episodes, I frequently see non episode-specific links in all episodes.

I can see other series-wide reviews in episodes alongside yours in these titles you mentioned, so maybe no need to bother for now unless let's say you submitted season 1 review for a season 2 episode (doesn't look like you did).

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Thanks so much for all of your help!