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Tue, Nov 22, 2022 7:03 PM

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Title Merge - Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures, Seasons 1-2

I created a community account specifically to address this problem... because literally as I am trying to correct the plethora of incorrect data listed on this title, people are simultaneously submitting EVEN MORE incorrect data to it (meaning the correct data gets rejected, and the incorrect data gets added instead).

Specifically, "The Eighth Doctor Adventures" is a spinoff series of "Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures." The Eighth Doctor, a character who originally appeared in that series, is the protagonist of the spinoff. What people are doing is submitting the episodes from "The Monthly Adventures" which featured him as episodes of "The Eighth Doctor Adventures." Essentially, this means episodes of a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SERIES are being incorrectly listed as episodes of a later spinoff. I've tried to correct this by merging the individual episodes, which has so far only worked for one. But the merges keep getting rejected, because people are submitting EVEN MORE episodes from "The Monthly Adventures" to "The Eighth Doctor Adventures" page. So incorrect data is being submitted too fast for the site to accept or process the corrections.

This has also created a plethora of other problems as well. The first two seasons of "The Eighth Doctor Adventures" on IMDb contain episodes of "The Monthly Adventures," which causes the correct episodes to be listed totally out of order. S1 episodes are labelled as S3, the first three episodes of S2 are listed as S5, the first seven episodes of S3 are listed as S4, the finale of Season 3 is labelled as S6, S4 is listed as S7, and S4.2 is listed as S2. The only episodes that are in the correct order are S2.5-2.9 and the finale of S4. Everything else is completely wrong.

One look at the page reveals it's a mess, and requires a MASSIVE data cleanup. But no data editor can possibly do that if people keep submitting incorrect data, which prevents the site from processing the corrections. I cannot even fix the episode order, because people are submitting new episodes that aren't even from "The Eighth Doctor Adventures" (which prevents the episode order from getting fixed). If this happens again, my Plan Z will be to show the episode listings on their retailer site as proof they aren't part of "The Eighth Doctor Adventures." I've never had a problem like this in my many years submitting data to IMDb, so asking for help like this is really a last resort. If posting this achieves nothing else, I'd just like to say to people submitting new episodes of "The Eighth Doctor Adventures..."

...PLEASE STOP.

You are directly preventing correct data from being submitted, and those episodes shouldn't even be listed there in the first place. They should be listed as part of "The Monthly Adventures," where they correctly belong.

Bethanny

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15 days ago

Hi @MrFargo -

Do you have any link that could help us verify what goes on which series so I can try to clean this up or request for it to be cleaned soon?

Thanks!

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@Bethanny​ Thank you for the quick response!
Below are a list of links to the episodes on their retailer site, owned by the company that makes them, which should readily confirm which belongs to what series.

I've also arranged them by where they properly belong in the episode order of "Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures." The top links are the duplicate pages on the "Eighth Doctor Adventures" and the bottom link are the page they should be merged with.

THE MONTHLY ADVENTURES (Page here):

Bethanny

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@MrFargo​ I would not want to mess up worse, just to be clear, is "Merge destination" where it actually belongs or the one that should be merged into the first one mentioned.

Thanks!

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@Bethanny​ "merge destination" refers to where it actually belongs

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Bethanny

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@MrFargo​ So I thought. I have done the merges and took extra steps to verify carefully the future addition of episodes.

Cheers!

tom_wake

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14 days ago

This title is listed as a TV series, but appears to be audio only - should it not be a podcast?

Bethanny

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@tom_wake

Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures or Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures?

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@tom_wake​ these should probably both be listed as podcasts, but that's something I can easily just submit a request with contributor support about.