Deutschland 83 vs 86

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mmhere
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Deutschland 83 vs 86

Postby mmhere » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:12 pm

Probly needs a series lock:

https://www.thetvdb.com/series/deutschland-83

Someone keeps renaming it to "Deutschland 86" and although some published references refer to series two under this name, most call it "Deutschland 83" consistently. See IMDB, Wikipedia for examples.

Amazon itself occasionally refers to it as simply Deutschland (in limited circumstances), so if someone thinks it needs renamed, that shorter name might be more appropriate. It is NOT appropriate to rename it to "Deutschland 86" with all of the pre-existing references to the established name "Deutschland 83".

Or perhaps there is some other precedent that would correct my notions here?

I think it should either be left at the original name "Deutschland 83", which would protect the references already established by other publications and by the myriad downstream tools that use thetvdb.com's API -or- the name could be shortened to "Deutschland" as Amazon itself (the producer) has done in certain limited situations (they still refer to it primarily under the "83" moniker however).

f8andbethere
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Re: Deutschland 83 vs 86

Postby f8andbethere » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:59 pm

Second a wish for a ruling on this.

One2go
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Re: Deutschland 83 vs 86

Postby One2go » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:03 pm

This has to be resolved as season 3 has been ordered and will be referred to as Deutschland 89. The official name should be Deutschland 83 but the posters could display Deutschland 86 for season 2 and Deutschland 89 for season 3.

mmhere
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Re: Deutschland 83 vs 86

Postby mmhere » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:06 am

And someone has yet again changed it back to Deutschland 86 from Deutschland 83, to which it was reset at least for a time.

The problem is, every time the name is swiveled around here, it dorks with downstream tools that are picking up the title thru thetvdb.com API. So one day the show is called "Deutschland 83", then "Deutschland 86", then "Deutschland 83" then back to "Deutschland 86".

For things that use this as series titles (and even file pathnames) this constant change is not cool.

So let's either lock it down at the original name "Deutschland 83" or chop it to the simpler and unchanging "Deutschland" and be done with this.

Thanks!

f8andbethere
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Re: Deutschland 83 vs 86

Postby f8andbethere » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:36 pm

I think the idea of keeping it as 83 but using updated poster art is a good one.