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Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:12 pm
by elprice7345
It's been several months since V2 of TVDB went live.

Is there any plan to bring back the Airs Before/After fields for Special episodes?

These were very useful for making the special episodes visible within the season and reducing inappropriate episode creation.

It seems like it would save the admins time if this feature would be re-enabled.

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:00 am
by JDavis
How this hasn't been restored yet is beyond me.

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:30 pm
by elprice7345
Has some functionality been turned on?

When I added a special episode to "What on Earth?": https://www.thetvdb.com/series/what-on-earth/episodes/6941587

I wasn't able to add the airs before/after info when I created the episode, but I was able to add it after I created the episode by editing the episode.

But, adding the airs after info, didn't make the episode appear in the season 4 listing.

So, it seems like the airs before/after functionality is sort of there?

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:45 pm
by szsori
Yes, the control for adding the information was added back in. It won't appear within the individual seasons yet... coming soon.

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:49 pm
by annomatik
Great! :-) I was missing this feature a lot.

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:47 pm
by elprice7345
Any progress on this feature?

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm
by Imzadi
It's back since December, as stated above. It's sorted correctly via Api, but not visible on the homepage.

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:14 pm
by Mistywing
I think he meant Specials getting listed as interstitial in the Seasons display page, as they were before with the dark red background.

Re: Will the Airs Before/After Fields Be added Back to TVDB?

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:52 pm
by elprice7345
Mistywing wrote:I think he meant Specials getting listed as interstitial in the Seasons display page, as they were before with the dark red background.
@mistywing is correct!

I can add the placement information to the special episode, but the specials don't show in the season listing.

For example: I recently added S00E20 to "Space's Deepest Secrets": https://www.thetvdb.com/series/spaces-deepest-secrets/episodes/6872374

It was an episode broadcast between S05 and S06, so I tagged it as a special episode released "After Season 5".

I expected this information to be visible when displaying S05 episodes and also when displaying all seasons as it was in the old version of the web site.

When will this functionality be restored?