show titles.

CainCrow wrote 3 years ago:

Have you considered moving "the" to the end of a shows title so lists flow smoother alphabetically?

Like "Simpsons, the" now under S

"Daily Show, the" now under D

Instead of all the's being under T?

Tonks wrote 3 years ago:

Yeah, it would be better if "the" was ignored. Imdb put it with ',the' , i know tvrage had some code that put ',the' at the end for the quick link menu and it didn't how like that elsewhere it showed like "the simpsons" but was listed under S.

I like that idea.

Thomas wrote 3 years ago:

I never understood sites to put 'the' at the end and I didn't see any advantage in it. When I am searching for 'The Simpsons', I always search for the entire name and the network/studio used 'the' for a reason, so in my point of view, it should be listed under 'T'.

JuanArango wrote 3 years ago:

I think the title needs to be shown as it is like "The Simpsons", "The Daily Show", but I can agree to the point that the show is listed itself under "S" for Simpsons or "D" for Daily Show".

I think this is possible if "The" is simply ignored.


LouisWu wrote 9 days ago:

Late to this, by about 3 years :)

In the end, the question is about sorting lists of titles in a more natural way, not about changing the actual titles. Of course, articles like ‘The’ are an integral part of the intended title. But it looks forced if you hold on to that too rigidly. No-one would say “She made a The Simpsons reference”.

It was actually standard practice for encyclopedias and dictionaries to ignore the articles. If nothing else, it makes it easier to decide which volume to choose when starting a search. Looking through long lists of titles now poses the same challenge: do you scroll to somewhere near the bottom to find the entry for ‘The 100’, or is it at the top?

So, I would like to see at least the option added to TVmaze to leave articles out of the sorting order.

Finally, it is not just English where this applies. Languages like French, German and Dutch, to name but a few, also have articles that are usually left out during sorting.