Topic: improve 'request new show' page (for users)

I propose this change for https://next-episode.net/submit :

an additional button (or two) that searches for the entered show title on the source pages: https://www.thetvdb.com/search?q=TITLE&l=en and https://www.tvmaze.com/search?q=TITLE

It's a small (coding) step for man (santah), but a giant improvement for everyone requesting new shows.

Re: improve 'request new show' page (for users)

Done smile

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Woohoo, perfect! smile

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Nice!! smile

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Re: improve 'request new show' page (for users)

I knew you would like it too! cool

6 (edited by lighton 2019-11-03 10:40:20)

Re: improve 'request new show' page (for users)

Ok, there needs to be another improvement (see https://forum.next-episode.net/viewtopic.php?id=9880 ). I just tried to add Green Lantern, and only after searching TheTVDB.com, then searching TVMaze.com, and then searching the web and piecing together a show summary... I submitted my request and saw "This show has already been requested and will be added!". Annoying!!

Suggestion: hide the "English Show Summary" part from the form. A new button "Step 2/2" [I love it when I can gauge the progress in advance] would then check if the show has already been requested, ask for the summary to be added, and offer the "Submit Request" button.

Also, please show pending requests (by others) under "Other Requests:". Then I wouldn't even have started the process.

P.S.: There might be a small issue when submitting a show with ’ or ´ or ` (all wrong) vs. ' in a shows name (example: Dante's Inferno). The form should probably not accept or auto-correct the first 3. When I tried to edit the request I had submitted and resubmit it, the name changed to "Dante\'s Inferno" and I got "This show has already been requested and will be added!".

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I think we need to leave this form alone for a while so I can deal with more important stuff smile

I'll look into the issue with the apostrophe ...

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santah wrote:

I think we need to leave this form alone for a while so I can deal with more important stuff smile

Ok, I understand you don't have infinite amounts of time... cool How about just this one tiny change then:

lighton wrote:

Also, please show pending requests (by others) under "Other Requests:". Then I wouldn't even have started the process.

Maybe as "Pending Requests:"?

Re: improve 'request new show' page (for users)

Ok, done smile

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Re: improve 'request new show' page (for users)

Thank you! smile Two questions:

Under "Pending Requests:"...
- ... I see two shows (https://next-episode.net/9-1-1-lone-star + https://next-episode.net/the-dark-cryst … esistance) that have already be added, how come?
- ... the "Action" column should probably be hidden. I see "edit | delete" for every entry (but not clickable). I don't mind much though, I'm happy with having "Pending Requests". smile

Re: improve 'request new show' page (for users)

Makes sense. Removed "Action" and "Submitted by" (for privacy reasons) columns from the tables.

I see two shows (https://next-episode.net/9-1-1-lone-star + https://next-episode.net/the-dark-cryst … esistance) that have already be added, how come?

See the dates for those requests smile

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https://next-episode.net/request-a-missing-show/

santah wrote:

See the dates for those requests smile

I saw the dates. I just expected those would not be visible under "Pending" if the show is already here.

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Actually I expected no pending shows older than a few weeks. cool

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It's because some users request a lot of shows at once.

And I mean A LOT. Sometimes hundreds.

I can't process that, not all at once at least, so to prioritize it better along with the other shows - those get added at a rate of about one per week.

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santah wrote:

It's because some users request a lot of shows at once.

And I mean A LOT. Sometimes hundreds.

I can't process that, not all at once at least, so to prioritize it better along with the other shows - those get added at a rate of about one per week.

yikes yikes yikes WTF!?

Are those all current shows? Or very old ones too? If the latter, would it make sense to build in a limit (that the user sees in advance) to how many shows one can request per day? Then they might prioritize and mostly add the new ones? smile

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lighton wrote:

Are those all current shows? Or very old ones too?

Mostly older. I really can't justify spending the development time for the infrastructure you're suggesting for these few users who do that smile

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