Same series, new name (every year!)

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dbd
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Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby dbd » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:32 pm

Hi all,

The UK Channel 4 series 'Educating Cardiff' starts this week. It's the fourth series ("season" in USAian) of the show which was "Educating Essex" in 2011, "Educating Yorkshire" in 2013 and "Educating the East End" in 2014; they are essentially the same series continuing from year to year — the same format precisely but re-done in a different school in a different town each year.

All four are here: http://thetvdb.com/?string=educating&se ... ion=Search (Along with "What I Wish I'd Known..." which were online shorts between Yorkshire and East End)

My policy question is: has a similar instance come up before (I expect so)? If so, is there established practice as to whether we create one show ("Educating...") with four seasons plus specials, or leave them as four shows?

dbd
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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby dbd » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:53 pm

I've thought of an example: http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=198861&lid=7 the BBC's "Film..." series has one (well two: http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=122181&lid=7) show entries on TheTVDB despite its name changing each year ("Film 2015").

This is (correctly IMHO) regardless of the BBC site recording each series separately (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vd7qz http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x7l47). Similarly, C4 records the Educating series separately (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/educ ... e-east-end http://www.channel4.com/programmes/educating-cardiff)

dbd
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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby dbd » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:12 pm

Is this something about which no-one has anything to say?

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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby dbd » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:03 pm

So... any thoughts on this?

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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby danyboy666 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:39 pm

Keeping them separately might be the best we can do for now given that the name keeps changing every year. Might be good to wait on other mods advices on this though.

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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby polargeek » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:43 am

Site policy is that the current season name becomes the primary and previous season names are added as aliases. Same as was done for Aqua Teen Hunger Force when it changed it's name for every season from season 8 until it ended.

But I vaguely remember this being asked before about this series. I will try to find that discussion
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danyboy666
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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby danyboy666 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:13 pm

I'll be sure to remember that rule. Handling this serie like so do make sense. I'll proceed with the changes.

dbd
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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby dbd » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:06 pm

So, please could someone effect the merge?

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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby Maretoh » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:22 pm

danbarnesdavies wrote:So, please could someone effect the merge?

Why did you blanked all the episodes infos on the highest entries before the merge occurs?

Edit: I see you're on it now, but note that the episodes titles must be the original ones, and not have the season name on them.
An episode a day keeps the doctor away.

dbd
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Re: Same series, new name (every year!)

Postby dbd » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:37 pm

Sorry for being a little ham-fisted, not very familiar with "the rules." Is my manual moving stuff helpful? Or could this have been easier achieved in some kind of automated fashion? (As I say, I don't know how this works...)


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