Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

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Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:18 am

(I don't seem to be able to create a new post in the recurring forum, so apologies if this is the wrong place)

I'm posting this as a thread to discuss ongoing changes to Dateline NBC. It's a fairly common occurrence for someone to add episodes that (under guidelines in previous discussions) should not be added, or are added incorrectly.

Link 1: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=44275
Link 2: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=48503
Link 3: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29506

The biggest issue: reruns that are exact duplicates of prior episodes should *not* be added. There are of course times where because of a re-trial or similar, an episode has different endings or updates. If so, add the episode and append it with (year). For instance, "Poison (2012)" and "Poison (2014)". Also, just because dateline names 2 episodes the same does not mean they cover the same case/topic. There are a handful of episodes they have named the same even though they are 100% unique. Although time-consuming, you can verify this if you don't have the old episode already by searching on archive.org, where most episodes after 2011-ish can be found.

The only other common error is adding specials as regular episodes. I've cleaned up specials and recently renumbered them in date-order.

My revert that sparked this thread, which I'll use going forward, was the addition to S26 of "Double Lives" as E48. This was a rerun of previously aired S25E24. I verified this by checking the recording of the episode I made to my previously obtained copy of S25E24. Thus, when a *truly* new episode came out last night, I overwrote the data of "Double Lives" with "A Good Son": https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/a-good-son/3763116

Thanks to danyboy666, DarklightIndigo, and mpk99 for their work on this show before my time here. The only major changes to the series left unresolved after my S17-S26 cleanup is S24, which is locked so I can't make the changes I proposed. Seasons S16 and previous still need work, but there is limited episode availability for these, unless starting with a known episode name.

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Re: Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:16 am

There have been a slew of reruns marked as new on Dateline's site, including:

https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/secr ... ve/3766815 (22x08)
https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/vendetta/3767005 (23x20)
https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/leth ... on/3770522 (23x31)
https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the- ... ek/3770527 (22x28)

I've verified each new release against the prior recorded episodes and nothing has changed, thus none of them were added. There was one new episode (Figure in the Garage) that I did.

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Re: Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:52 pm

User Volarium has added "Trapped" as S26E54. This is not correct. It's an identical rerun of S21E46. I've removed the air date, title, and summary.

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Re: Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:06 pm

I have repeatedly removed S27 rerun "House on Badger Lane". It's been added again on 12/9, this time by user bpl294djt, less than a day after I removed it and re-organized the episodes. This is a re-run of S24E21: https://www.thetvdb.com/series/dateline ... es/5546066

I have reviewed the file Dateline threw up and it's identical to the S24 version. I am going to remove it once more, and if it changes again, petition for it to be locked.

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Re: Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:24 am

User bpl294dj has again added a rerun, "Under a Full Moon". This is an exactly copy of the broadcast of S24E08 "Under a Full Moon". Removing.

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Re: Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:26 am

User bpl294dj has *again* added "Under a Full Moon". This is an exact copy of the broadcast of S24E08 "Under a Full Moon". Mods can you remove this and re-number?

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/dateline ... es/6987760

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Re: Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:30 pm

rlearnedivwn9 has added two exact duplicates to S27 of Dateline:

The House on Sidney's Cove 24x41
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/dateline ... es/5611051
The Women and Dirty John 26x12
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/dateline ... es/6381142

I have compared the files posted on Dateline's website to the files from these previous seasons and they are an exact match. Removing the two added episodes.

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Re: Dateline NBC - ongoing list of changes

Postby f8andbethere » Mon May 27, 2019 7:47 am

27x34 "Secrets of the Desert" removed, duplicate of 25x31.