mrman2k7 wrote:It can be annoying to get kids shows all matched up and then the episode order gets changed and nothing matches anymore when my kids want to watch a show.
Right...like when I correct the entire series to the way it should be and then a user (you) comes and changes it all back.
It needs to be locked.
I wasn't referring to changing the episodes on TheTVDB. I meant changing the file names on my computer so they match up correctly with TheTVDB for my Plex server.
The point being that there is still some confusion and conflicting precedent for this situation. Someone has recently added "Moon Madness Pt. 2" as another episode again, and now there are two episodes numbered as episode 2.
If a cartoon has two parts that aired together (with separate title cards), my interpretation would be that both
rules from the Wiki apply.
TheTVDB Wiki wrote:Episode Arc Notation
Multiple episodes following the same story line (To be continued/cliff hanger episodes) should be noted at the end of an episode title. Mark them using a single number in parentheses to denote which part of the story line that episode is. For example, Stargate Universe season 2 episodes 10 and 11 should be named "Resurgence (1)" and "Deliverance (2)" respectively.
This rule does not apply to series where all episodes are a direct continuation of the last, such as 24.
Multiple Stories per Episode
This applies to cartoons only. When a cartoon has multiple story lines in a single episode the standard on this site is to enter each story as a separate episode. This is because it's quite common for networks to release them separately at some point.
Are multiple parts of a continuing story considered as multiple story lines? See an example from Season 2 of where this is the case:
Episode 17 and Episode 18 are two parts of "Moonstruck". Part 1 has the subtitle "Race to the Moon" and part 2 has the subtitle "Lunar Fortress".
As these are split into two episodes on TheTVDB, logically "Moon Madness" parts 1 and 2 (and "Halloween Tricksters" parts 1 and 2 from season 2) should also be split up. Or does an episode need
to have a subtitle to be split up this way?
This feels to me like something that needs to be clarified by an Admin or it will go back and forth until it's eventually locked one way or the other.
I'm not going to go and change anything without permission from an admin, but I will one again argue that these episodes should be split based on precedent and the rules from the Wiki.