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Zipster
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:32 am

Hi,

Seeing as the new 4 part mini-series has been given its own show (https://forums.thetvdb.com/viewtopic.ph ... 54#p160454), can we removed the first episode from the main show, please? It has been entered on there twice, once under specials and once under season 19.

S00E44: Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits - 1 (https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ghost-ad ... es/7302133)
S19E01: Serial Killer Spirits: H.H. Holmes Murder House (https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ghost-ad ... es/7388479)

Thanks in advance
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rev.pragon
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:56 am

Oh, i´ve didn´t see that. Shouldn´t be the 4 Part Series Part of the Original Series?
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l3uddz
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:58 am

i think it should remain its own mini-series.
Zipster
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:05 am

No idea!

If it helps, the travel channel lists it as a new show and listed the episode as season 1, episode 1.

https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/gho ... rder-house
eherberg
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 am

Seasoned users of this site know Scripps/Discovery web sites classifications aren't entirely reliable and often use production numbers and simple marketing hype to make all kinds of weird decisions and numberings regarding series. If you look at the metadata that was provided to listings services, it is included in the original series for them, as well.

We already don't rely on a Scripps/Discovery site for numbering. There is an open question regarding whether we should extend that to specials also.

In this case - it may be best to think of how users will expect to find it in tracking apps like TV Time or organized in their media libraries.

And yes -- I'm aware that the Scene classified it as a new series and the primary reason behind some user's requests is for Sonarr reasons. But we don't give a rat's behind how the Scene numbers things.

I can tell you that in my library this morning, the episode is going under the main program as a special. I'm not about to let Discovery sites now start making 2 or more Ghost Adventures in my library. :-)
Zipster
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:40 am

I would tend to agree that they should go under specials in Ghost Adventures, that is where I originally put it before coming on here and seeing the new show created.
Zipster
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:24 am

Hi,

Can we get all the episodes added to specials for the 'Serial Killers' mini-series please and the Halloween 2019 needs a different episode number.

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ghost-ad ... es/7302144
Needs to change from episode 45 to 48 as this airs after the 4-part mini-series

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ghost-ad ... es/7397329
Needs to change from episode 46 to 45

These two need to be added to specials: https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ghost-ad ... /seasons/0

Episode 46
Title: Serial Killer Spirits: Axe Killer Jail
Plot: Zak and the crew travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to investigate the jail that once held Jake Bird, a prolific serial killer who may have killed as many as 46 people and was said to have placed a deadly curse on the men who convicted him.
Air Date: 2019-10-19

Episode 47
Title: Serial Killer Spirits: Ted Bundy Ritual House
Plot: Zak and the crew investigate an abandoned house in Bountiful, Utah, where locals claim notorious serial killer Ted Bundy murdered one of his victims. Overloaded with satanic rituals and violence, the home is drenched in a dark, sinister energy.
Air Date: 2019-10-26

4-part mini-series episode guide: https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/gho ... sodes/1a1a
eherberg
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:10 am

Note that the numbering in specials has no meaning. It's not designed to indicate aired order. In fact - once V3 is re-launched, the ability to re-arrange specials numbering is going to be permanently locked down so nobody (not even mods) can alter their order. This is due to people thinking that the numbering does indicate order and at least one of our newer mods have gone in and re-numbered specials and broken some libraries.

The indication of where it goes in a season is handled by the api 'airs-before' / 'airs-after' fields.
Zipster
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:57 am

Superb thanks for the explanation.

It looks like the two new specials have both been added under episode 47 which means trakt is only picking up one of them.

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ghost-ad ... /seasons/0

Could one of them please be changed to 48.

Thanks in advance.
babylinux
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Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:52 am

eherberg wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:10 am
Note that the numbering in specials has no meaning. It's not designed to indicate aired order. In fact - once V3 is re-launched, the ability to re-arrange specials numbering is going to be permanently locked down so nobody (not even mods) can alter their order. This is due to people thinking that the numbering does indicate order and at least one of our newer mods have gone in and re-numbered specials and broken some libraries.

The indication of where it goes in a season is handled by the api 'airs-before' / 'airs-after' fields.
Hi, At the present time the episode number does affect our libraries and being that the episode hasn't even aired yet and it's smacked between an episode mini series that has been recently airing it is really annoying to have that stuck there because even if I manually change it, it will still pull the wrong information if I don't use the episode number designated on the database.
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