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Sat, May 14, 2022 9:55 AM

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Multiple credit deletion/correction on tv series

Now to delete or correct credit on tv shows is so hard
Because sometimes there is 100-200 episodes and you must go one by one and correct/delete it
To add credit to all episodes there is function, but to correct not, only one by one
I think to correct is always more important then add
Because you can add wrong credit, and then to fix it is so hard

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You can correct 100s or 1000s of credits for one person by editing the credits on their profile.

For example:

A few days ago I noticed that 186 credits out of 189 credits on a British TV presenters profile across 3 different British TV shows, had been added with the American spelling "program" rather than the correct British spelling "programme."

Rather than going to each of the 186 episodes and correcting them one at a time, I simply corrected them all in one go, by editing the filmography on his profile instead.

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@DanGardecki​ How stupid i'm now, for doing one by one for years, thank you so much! Why i never knew this...

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It still requires editing hundreds of fields, though, so it's a lot harder than adding the credits.

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@Peter_pbn​ Sure, but it's way easier, then going one by one

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@ugnieska​ The thing that would make everything much easier is an Add/Correct/Delete Everything button, so that we wouldn't have to click Add/Correct/Delete 100s of times, along with a Replace button similar to what happens on Wikipedia when you press CTRL+F.

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@DanGardecki​ There is same problem with release dates actually
Because release dates often changes, i don't mind when there is 10 episodes or less, but when there is 20 or more, or sometimes 40, 60, it makes it harder, because you need to go one by one
Would be good at least like in person profile that edit button, just in episodes pages
You click that, and in one window you correct all episodes release dates

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Also, adding episodes
One by one, really obsolete method
Would be great if there would be option to select how many episodes you want to add to specific season
And then you can add credits to them, because there is option to add credits to all episodes
Because now i want to add 2 seasons of one show, and each of them has 100 episodes
So i need to add now 200 episodes one by one
It takes so much time
And in this place also would work that release dates edit
After you added that 100 episodes, you select edit and add release dates to it

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@ugnieska​ Me and someone else on here know all about that.

There's certain shows where I've added around 100 episodes, as I'm interested in most or all of the episodes, however I've gone nowhere near the extent he has by adding/correcting 100s of episodes for a show he has no interest in over weeks/months.

I get bored quick, plus I also get pains in my hands occasionally caused by my arthritis and/or my poor blood circulation from smoking, therefore it takes me forever to add those 100 odd episodes alone as I keep stopping.

Last night I stumbled across a podcast episode related to my city which I wasn't even looking for, and thought "I might add that."

Then I saw that it was "Episode 200" of a podcast series which doesn't exist on IMDB yet, and thought "definitely not."

I'm not going to be adding a podcast and 200 episodes to IMDB, when there's only 1 episode I'm going to be interested in, as it's too much hassle.

The same goes for other TV/podcast/radio series with 100s of episodes, which also only have one to a few episodes that I'm interested in.

If they had an easier way to add episodes, and episode dates, all in one go, then I'd add a lot more.

For example:

TV series

Add Number of Episodes - 304

How Often it's Broadcast - Every 7 Days/Weekly

Then correct any minor changes to the dates where occasional episodes might have been moved to a different date, after all 304 episodes have been added in one go.

Just now I've been adding the British country of origin, networks, channels, official sites, and release dates, of a 12 year old US-UK co-production show, which should have had that information in the first place, to IMDB and Wikipedia.

I suspect that information was already on IMDB at some point (I'm going to be checking the Wayback Machine to make sure) as the order number 2 is missing from the distributors, yet someone has managed to get that information removed, even though it's factual.

It's a show I watched on it's original UK broadcast, just 2 months after it was broadcast in the USA, so I've always known it was half British, half American, yet I've never got around to updating it until now, mainly because I didn't know about or didn't pay much attention to websites like the Wayback Machine, BFI Collections, Radio Sounds Familiar, TVRDB among others, until a few years ago.

What has made me decide to update it now?

An American telling me it's an American show, which like most of the popular shows on that American network, are either 50% British or 100% British.

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