too many series are "locked". WHY ?

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too many series are "locked". WHY ?

Postby trillian59 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:46 am

new year, new seasons are starting here in germany for many series.
Usually we are 6 months or 1yr behind the original versions, this is normal (dubbing time, we dont use subtitles here very much).
German titles are available not before usually, so it is very common that database updates need to wait until the broadcast here has started.
But, sadly, I notice that many many series are "locked" here, like "big bang theory" or "the 100" (for which I have asked to be unlocked some weeks ago already: NO REACTION!). So they cannot be updated with german translation.

Who the hell and why is somebody locking something that is not finished yet???

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Re: too many series are "locked". WHY ?

Postby rev.pragon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:24 am

give you right. The Number of locked Series the last Month´s are way higher than before. Usually they get locked to prevent that anybody add false Data or vandalized it. But i see it like you. Too much is locked at the Time. Up to Date Translation isn´t possible on TvDB for every Show. The Reason for it.... only others know...

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Re: too many series are "locked". WHY ?

Postby Mistywing » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:12 am

The series you mention were locked because the Spanish titles and overviews were repeatedly vandalized with obscenities and pornography.
They will not be unlocked because of that reason and due to their popularity and the far reaching consequences vandalism of such a nature can have.

The situation sucks but I'm sure it's preferable to seeing how well your mother can in your KODI/Plex/TVTime/Whatever.

I made some suggestions regarding how to improve the current systems, but as I am not able to help directly I don't know how long this can take or if it's even possible.

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Re: too many series are "locked". WHY ?

Postby trillian59 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:40 am

maybe they should consider to add "write permission" on a per-user-base ?
(I mean: ask for write permissions BEFORE you can edit this locked stuff, then it would be clear who is the vandal, if it happens again)

This should not be too hard to be implemented. But I am afraid, this page's development came to a stop some time ago and will never be continued :o