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Fri, Oct 29, 2021 11:56 PM

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Plot Summaries too long

When a Plot Summary is added that is too long we don't get any warning but it seems to be just ignored & isn't added.

What is the maximum size that a Plot Summary can be?

Can we get a warning if it's exceeded?

Thanks

    Steve

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Hi steve_crook -

If you have had Plot Summaries recently rejected where you are concerned about the length, can you post the 18-digit submission reference numbers?  Once we have that additional context our staff can take a look.

Cheers!

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Hello @Michelle,
I have quite a few.
The first one was for The Repair Shop (tt6685272) episode 8.9 (tt15729008)

My first submission was with #211020-203637-884000. That was accepted as a submission but hadn't appeared in the database after 8 days so I trimmed it back a bit & submitted it as #211028-171100-293000 which now seems to have been accepted.

Also episode 8.10 (tt15783356) which I first submitted as #211027-213733-826000 which I also trimmed back a bit & resubmitted as #211028-175829-745000
But it still isn't showing.

It would help greatly if you could tell us what the maximum size of a Plot Summary can be & if we were given a warning when it was exceeded when the submission is checked for things like spelling.

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    Steve

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Hi Steve -

Thanks for providing the examples above, I can confirm that your shortened summary for "The Repair Shop" episode #8.9 was approved and is now live on the site.  However, your Plot Summary for "The Repair Shop"episode #8.10 has not been approved due to the length.

Generally, our preference is that Plot Summaries are a brief paragraph or two, between 239 and 299 words.  For a visual on length preference, the below shows the differences between Plot Outlines, Plot Summary, and Plot Synopsis:

I encourage you to provide brief summaries going forward that fit within the word count range.  If you want to provide a more lengthy context, you may want to consider submitting a Plot Synopsis instead.
I hope this helps!

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Thanks very much @Michelle,

I've re-done episode 8.10 & I've done a few others making sure that the summaries are well under 300 words

All the best

    Steve

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239 words? Not characters?