Dragon Ball Z Abridged specials

kidcuda

Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:30 pm

Can we have the specials section unlocked? There is a new special that was released today, plus there are quite a few to catch up on.

Also, should we work on this or leave status quo viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34336&p=108230#p108230
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:42 pm

What was this new special? Give the info and we'll add it.
Can't say about the non-DBZA content, don't know the anime enough to judge that, but if this isn't related to the series, this should theorically go.
kidcuda

Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:26 pm

And you shall receive...

The new special today was "DragonBall Z Abridged MOVIE: BROLY" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJBgzX2HMe8

I edited the many of the titles from "Dragonball" to "Dragon Ball" (nothing else) since their whole channel has titles that are very inconsistent and are grammatical errors on their part...

So in order from the last special that was entered until today (this is only DBZA content):

Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: Hikari no Willpower - (Fauxchestral Battle Mix) 2016-06-12
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: The Cell Games Announcement 2016-09-14
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: GRAB A BOWL 2016-09-16
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: The Final Flash 2016-09-19
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: Cha-La Head Cha-La (Trucker Hat Version) 2016-10-11
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: Super Saiyan ('Giant Woman' Parody) 2016-10-26
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 1 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-06
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: Freeza - Just Give Up! (A Hamilton Song Parody) 2016-12-07
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 2 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-12
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: Popo the Genie (Frosty the Snowman Parody) 2016-12-13
Dragon Ball Super Villains - DBcember 2016 BONUS EPISODE 2016-12-14
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 3 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-18
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 4 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-21
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MUSIC: Hey Vegeta Happy Freeza Day (*Nsync Parody) 2016-12-23
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 5 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-25
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MOVIE: BROLY 2017-01-12
kidcuda

Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:32 pm

And it looks like someone decided to add today's movie to the latest season since it was locked http://www.thetvdb.com/?tab=episode&ser ... 5000&lid=7
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:57 pm

A lot of the existing Specials aren't even for DBZA, they'd need to be sorted at some point.
We've disallowed music videos in the past, but when they're arguably an integral part of the series "experience" as presented, I'm not as keen on pulling them.

DBcember, however, is IMO absolutely part of the series, and should be added.
kidcuda

Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:43 pm

Then in any case we should have these added
kidcuda wrote:
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 1 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-06
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 2 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-12
Dragon Ball Super Villains - DBcember 2016 BONUS EPISODE 2016-12-14
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 3 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-18
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 4 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-21
Dragon Ball Top 24 Villains Part 5 - DBcember 2016 2016-12-25
Dragon Ball Z Abridged MOVIE: BROLY 2017-01-12
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:21 pm

I'm actually wondering if "by date" is the best way we can sort these.

As it stands, I've found seven major categories, excluding those that belong to other series:
1. Abridged Movies / One-Off Extended Episodes, 11 entries.
2. Clips: Previews and One-Offs that don't impact the storyline; 8 entries.
3. AMV, 4 entries.
4. Bonus: Deleted Scenes, FAQs, One-Off Specials; 17 entries.
5. Breakdowns, 19 entries.
6. Kai, 2 entries.
7. DBcember, 8 entries (14 with the above-listed).

Might it be better to separate by 100's, since it'll be a while before any of these cross that threshold?

EDIT
I'm not going to kid anyone and say that any change on this scale won't mess up collections and invariably piss off some users, but the section as it stands now is just so much shit. It gives me a headache just to look at it in its present form.

Here's my thinking:
001 - 100: Movies / Extended.
101 - 200: Kai.
201 - 300: DBcember.
301 - 400: AMV.
401 - 500: Clips.
501 - 600: Bonus.
601 - ???: Breakdowns.

This keeps the main series in one block, bonus material in another, and Breakdowns at the end for easier handling of future expansion.

Additionally, I've created one new series to catch the various promo and news pieces TFS puts out (it's been a long time in coming) and added the Best of TFS Gaming episodes to the Specials for the appropriate series:
http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=322584
http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid ... 1784&lid=7
I'll be de-cluttering the Specials by removing those few entries over the next hour or so.

I'm not really happy with the current state of TFS Gaming - personally, I feel the "seasons" should be split by the game played, as the channel divides them into playlists by this criteria, and this is how we've handled the Grumps family of series - but it's no reason not to let it stick around for the time being.
kidcuda

Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:09 pm

I appreciate the work! The ranges are a good idea, but is there a way to inform future users or are additions going to still be by request?
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:12 pm

Until the new site rolls out, it's probably better that the additions be handled by request, but I'll take a look at maybe substituting episode locks once the ranges are sorted.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:42 pm

Hey, So could I request an unlock for the abridged special or at least request some changes as stated next?.

I'd like to organize the airs before for the Bardock Father of Goku special, history of trunks special, and maybe the two Kai specials. as far as for where they would go I think using TFS youtube playlist for the placement should indicate it fairly well, in this case, the father of Goku special would go before Season 2 episode 3, History of trunks would be before Season 3 episode 17. the Kai episodes, although not stated in their playlist, should be fairly obvious as they are more recap of the first two seasons so logically at the end. I saw where they were placed but I don't really agree with that as I think their more recaps of season 1 and 2 as stated earlier, but if you see no reason to change that its fine too. the cell vs specials placements should either being before episode 56 or 55. looking at the specials it seems the cell vs stuff is not included so those need to be added in as well. let me know
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