Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

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yawenaj
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Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby yawenaj » Tue May 14, 2019 1:05 pm

Hi,

I don't use the forums much but I do update stuff on TVDB on a frequent basis - almost daily, in fact - however I was wondering why the "replace" ability of the "Add/Replace Image" button doesn't work.

Looking at the forums, if this was (I'm guessing re-)enabled, it would solve a helluva lot of issues. Some of the shows I update include Real Time With Bill Maher, The View, and UNHhhh, all of which I occasionally find myself beaten to the punch with regard to adding an image - even if I try and add the image within 24 hours of the show airing. This wouldn't be a problem if people took greater care, but some users seem to think it's more important to add any old image as soon as possible rather than the best available.

Recent issues:
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/the-view ... es/7166556 - this is an incorrect image that user sporcleqlh27ck8 clearly accidentally added to the wrong day. Fair enough, I've annoyingly made this error before and if the Replace option was available it'd be no problem.

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/unhhhh/episodes/7005705 - in their rush to add an image, user elebe11y8nl added this artwork which still contains the "New episode" label. Usually these images are updated by the network to be without this label, so patience would mean there wouldn't be this unsightly labelling. Similarly, the more recent episode here has had a bad edit job by user acidbettryb1b to obscure the label but it looks crap https://www.thetvdb.com/series/unhhhh/episodes/7157814

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/real-tim ... es/7176446 - here, a user (not me, as is currently listed, because this person added the image without any text so that was my edit which was subsequent) has chosen a screenshot of one of the guests (personally, I favour the long shot of the table so you can see everyone but I realise that's subjective preference) with his eyes closed, clearly mid-blink. This was a terrible choice of image. Of all the screenshots they could have taken, they thought this was not only worth saving but also uploading!

All these frustrations would be no big deal if we could still REPLACE them. Is there any chance this feature will be reinstated? I am curious to know why it was removed in the first place since we can still replace actor images on shows, and this seems very much a related ability for regular users.

Thanks in advance for any response,
Elliot

rev.pragon
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby rev.pragon » Tue May 14, 2019 1:16 pm

So and you think if this is available for all Users no one´s gonna replace your Pics? That happened to myself often on the old site.
It would end in the Forum where Mods have to lock the Episode and if that´s gonna happen, no one can add Translations any more and the next Thread open´s up.
We could talk a lot about the Pros and Contras but the Thing is that this Feature will not come back again on the current Site because the Admin is currently working with all of his Energy on the new Site with more Functions.
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Equinox
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby Equinox » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:19 am

I can only second rev.pragon's explanation as to why this feature won't be reinstated, but of course I understand your frustration. Feel free to share alternative images here and I'd be happy to upload them for you.

St.Ungulant
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby St.Ungulant » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:58 am

I accidentally uploaded the wrong artwork for https://www.thetvdb.com/series/mama-fuc ... es/7101142. Could you please reset the artwork for that episode? Or replace it with this image? https://ibb.co/cLkYjmc

Thank you in advance.

Equinox
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby Equinox » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:10 am

St.Ungulant wrote:I accidentally uploaded the wrong artwork for https://www.thetvdb.com/series/mama-fuc ... es/7101142. Could you please reset the artwork for that episode? Or replace it with this image? https://ibb.co/cLkYjmc

Thank you in advance.

I replaced the image for you.
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/mama-fuc ... es/7101142

miggu82
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby miggu82 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:26 pm

I accidentally uploaded a wrong picture myself and had to delete/replace the Picture from a admin... More than one time... :?
I would suggest that i can delte the Pictures I uploaded. A Picture uploaded from another User i can't delete or replace. I think that would reduce your work to delete or replace Pictures...

sergi_marza
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby sergi_marza » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:17 pm

I have wrong image in this episode https://www.thetvdb.com/series/les-de-l ... es/7261706. I would like to remove the photo from the episode and delete it since I have created another one. This is the correct https://www.thetvdb.com/series/les-de-l ... es/7284242

eherberg
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby eherberg » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:57 pm

It appears you actually created a duplicate episode. I've removed the duplicate.

dbguy
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby dbguy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:36 am

I think letting only the original submitter replace episode images would be enough to solve most of the issues here. I just made a mistake and couldn't fix it myself.

rev.pragon
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Re: Add/Replace Image - why can't we replace?

Postby rev.pragon » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:29 am

This is something the new Site will, or should be able to. At the Moment we all have to live with it.
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