New Episode Duplicate Checker

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rutski
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New Episode Duplicate Checker

Postby rutski » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:08 pm

Would it be possible to add something to the site that warns people they are adding a duplicated episode?

More and more shows are getting duplicates added and it would make like easier for everyone if this site simply checked the episode being submitted to see if it already exists. I know lots of shows just have the name "episode one" but if those can be excluded and just search for existing matching titles the site could at least warn people they are adding something that already exists. Better still, if they are sure the episode does exist then get it to transpose the information into an automated forum entry or something. There aren't enough active admins to keep up with the deluge of duplicates and I thought something like this might help. It works with Github issues, maybe it could help with this site.

perspicacia
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Re: New Episode Duplicate Checker

Postby perspicacia » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:02 am

I agree with rutski. I think it is partly down to the search engine not being accurate enough because you can search for a show name but it won't always give all the relative results. An example of this is the BBC show "School" - if you search for just "School" what the results don't show you is there is an entry this series entitled "School (2018)" (https://www.thetvdb.com/series/school-bbc2018) as a result someone thinking there is no entry for this series has created a new/duplicate one - https://www.thetvdb.com/series/bbc-school-2018
And there are many more examples of this.