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Quality of Recent Additions?


RaveDave wrote 24 days ago:

It seems over this last month or so, there has been a significant increase in the amount of shows being added to the site on a daily basis, which is great for the site but with it i am seeing IMO a decrease in the quality and accuracy of these additions, it feels like there is maybe a rush to get requests added and the data being imported is not being properly checked.

The main problem i see is show runtimes which in the case of networks with commercial breaks are normally 30 or 60 minutes yet they are being added as 22 minutes or 42 minutes and then hundreds upon hundreds of episodes are being imported incorrectly because of this. I have been correcting some of them that i have found but with this continually happening i felt i needed to create a forum post to bring attention to it.

On a smaller scale but still significant i am also seeing shows like this imported https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44694/fries-with-that as you can see you have the show/episode run time problem, but also the episode air dates are a complete mess, going against site rules.

Maybe admin/mods are comfortable with this and if that is the case, then fine, but if not maybe there is a way to limit these kind of things from happening?


JuanArango wrote 24 days ago:

RaveDave wrote:
It seems over this last month or so, there has been a significant increase in the amount of shows being added to the site on a daily basis, which is great for the site but with it i am seeing IMO a decrease in the quality and accuracy of these additions, it feels like there is maybe a rush to get requests added and the data being imported is not being properly checked.

The main problem i see is show runtimes which in the case of networks with commercial breaks are normally 30 or 60 minutes yet they are being added as 22 minutes or 42 minutes and then hundreds upon hundreds of episodes are being imported incorrectly because of this. I have been correcting some of them that i have found but with this continually happening i felt i needed to create a forum post to bring attention to it.

On a smaller scale but still significant i am also seeing shows like this imported https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44694/fries-with-that as you can see you have the show/episode run time problem, but also the episode air dates are a complete mess, going against site rules.

Maybe admin/mods are comfortable with this and if that is the case, then fine, but if not maybe there is a way to limit these kind of things from happening?

Thank you for bringing this up, at some point we had an insane flood of new requests and then we probably added them too quickly. If you name the shows that have wrong data added I will go through them and correct them :)


gazza911 wrote 24 days ago:

There's also the issue of other people changing it, so even if I've say fixed the runtime once what can happen is it's changed back and then more episodes are imported.

It should be noted that the import itself doesn't display or allow you to modify some values (such as runtime) so you have to change it on the show beforehand or on the episodes afterwards which isn't ideal.


JuanArango wrote 24 days ago:

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44694/fries-with-that

that is completely fixed now :)


RaveDave wrote 23 days ago:

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/27821/silverwing

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/28968/plan-b

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/32015/polly-pocket

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/33472/crimes-occultes

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/33935/scoop

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/34019/ces-enfants-dailleurs

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/34880/enquete

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/34885/je

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/39700/occupation-double

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/41681/madame-lebrun

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/42588/tomorrows-world

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43578/lance-et-compte

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43579/dans-loeil-du-dragon

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43695/la-malediction-de-jonathan-plourde

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43696/consequences

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43700/de-garde-247

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43697/animaux-a-la-retraite

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43704/wwe-chronicle

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43737/jeremie

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43738/ruptures

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43765/lheure-bleue

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43806/toute-la-vie

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43844/sequelles

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43980/el-vuelo-de-la-victoria

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44138/la-vraie-nature

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44158/saint-elie-de-legendes

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44179/lamour-est-dans-le-pre

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44255/5e-rang

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44268/une-autre-histoire

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44544/fantomette

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44591/un-zoo-pas-comme-les-autres

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44657/the-old-boy-network

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44700/premonitions

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44701/mas-sabe-el-diablo

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44695/le-ranch

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44546/esprit-fantomes

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43702/max-et-livia

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43736/med

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43672/au-pays-des-tetes-a-claques

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/42686/un-gars-une-fille

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/41558/cockd-gunns

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/29041/kid-diners

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/29039/mystery-files

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/42669/nightclub-confidential

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44261/el-dragon-return-of-a-warrior

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44136/interpol-investigates

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44032/breaking-news

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43932/women-of-the-house

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43528/the-smith-family

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44312/wait-til-next-year

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43529/pup-academy


JuanArango wrote 23 days ago:

will go through them this coming week, first two i fixed already :)


JuanArango wrote 23 days ago:

gazza911 wrote 23 days ago:

A few more:

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44032/breaking-news - Changed runtime to 60, although I don't know how to verify the sporadic airdates

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43932/women-of-the-house - Changed runtime to 30, removed airdates of last 4 episodes (due to policy) as it switched to Lifetime

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43528/the-smith-family - Changed runtime to 30

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44312/wait-til-next-year - Changed to MTV web-channel to use those dates as it premiered on the app first (runtime no longer needs changing as it's the video length, ~45 mins)

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43529/pup-academy - Looks like Juan already fixed this one

Will look at some more tomorrow


gazza911 wrote 21 days ago:

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/39700/occupation-double - Changed runtime; 22/25 => 30, 45 => 60 - TBA episodes still need to be fixed and 2010-2018 has many missing episodes

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43697/animaux-a-la-retraite - Changed runtime to 30

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43737/jeremie - Fixed a lot of things; missing seasons 1-3, thetvdb wrong episode titles, titles changing over time, airtimes wrong as it changed on different seasons, changed runtime to 30

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Not confident changing:

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/43704/wwe-chronicle - Considering it's a sporting event, I don't know what the runtime should be

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All these changes took longer than I expected so that's all I'm going to do tonight


Jan wrote 18 days ago:

Well done everyone. Always great to see everyone working together to get things in order. :)

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