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Introducing the new contribute system

By Lemon - Sep 06, 2016

Hi Awesome Community,

We are stoked to announce that we've released our first version of the new contribute section. You will now be able to report shows that are missing in our database. This brand new section can be found on followmy.tv/contribute. We are looking forward to adding all those missing TV shows to fuel everyone's couch potato lifestyle! :D

Screenshot of our new contribute tool

This is our first step towards moving followmy.tv to a more community driven database. We believe that having our own data in the future is the way forward to prevent data loss.

Small update: There is a bug with oreign language shows and shows without airdates that prevents them from being imported. We are working on a fix for these. In the meantime, those shows are kept in pending review until the bug is fixed. Our apologies for this inconvenience!

Comments

Saxo
Saxo (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature So is this a constant problem? I've been a member since late 2012 and it's never really had issues until a year or two ago. It happened before 2012 too?

Maybe lemon can hire people to do the coding, I know there's a lot of freelancers that would do it for a quick buck? I don't know how much the site makes or if it would cover the costs, but it's an avenue worth trying I guess? If lemon can't run the site any more then he/she should pass it onto someone else.

PippoInzaghi
PippoInzaghi (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature Ja ongeveer 1 keer per week denk ik. Maar ze zijn daarstraks toch gesyncht lijkt me, en alle afleveringen staan er wel, maar de titel komt niet altijd door. En de korte inhouden en episode images al helemaal niet. Alleszins eens aan Lemon proberen te vragen om die synch minstens om de 2 dagen te doen, want 1 keer per week is toch weinig.

kakature
kakature (Jan 02, 2017)

@PippoInzaghi Ik weet ook niet hoe het syncen van episodes gebeurt. Ik dacht dat dat elke nacht was, maar kan ook 1 keer per week zijn ... Ik probeer het in de gaten te houden!

PippoInzaghi
PippoInzaghi (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature Wel vreemd dat heel veel afleveringen TBA meekrijgen als titel, terwijl ze er nochtans een hebben op tvdb. Anderen komen er dan wel door. Bv Radio Gaga: Van de eerste 5 afleveringen is de titel overgenomen, van de rest dan weer niet. Indien ik ook kan helpen met de site, laat maar weten!

ForgotMyLines (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature Every little helps, so thank you for anything you can do. If there is anyway I can help in any way, please contact me.

kakature
kakature (Jan 02, 2017)

I'm an admin yes, I edited and added shows way before there was this contribution system. But I'm not one of the founders or a developer.

I left this site a few years ago because I was tired of not receiving updates. But I came back a few months ago because it's still the best site in my opinion (for the same reason you mention).

Unfortunately this is the way FMTV has always been. Lemon and other developers have put a lot of time into this, but it's clear they don't have the time anymore to support all this.

I don't know anything about web development so I'm afraid I can't help. I was here since the beginning so I would have helped with development if I could, believe me. :)

Today was the first time ever I have checked the contribution-queue (because I didn't know there was one to be honest lol).
I went through all submitted shows since september and approved all I could.

Only about 90 were submitted, and in my excitement I have made some mistakes. That's why you'll see some shows without a title. I'll try to get that fixed.

I'll try to check the queue more often from now on, but I can't do magic.

Saxo
Saxo (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature wait you work on this site?

it's a shame you don't know how to approve individual episodes cause that's my main issue with the site

It sucks the way this site has gone down cause it used to be amazing and the layout is imo still unrivalled, would it be possible for you to perhaps take over the site? you seem at least interested in getting it up and running, i know i'd help out a bit aswell if I had power to do so

PippoInzaghi
PippoInzaghi (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature Thanks for the update. Only one error: the title is missing in http://followmy.tv/shows/51118/51118

ForgotMyLines (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature Hmmm. Lemon said something a while ago, about shows that aired before a certain date were not approving for some reason. Most of those shows I think are shows that aired a few years ago.

Don't know if that's a reason.

kakature
kakature (Jan 02, 2017)

@ForgotMyLines Well I wanted to approve all your shows but most of them return a 500 error :(

I don't know if it has something to do with the site or with the provided data.

For example: https://cl.ly/ice1
All these shows can't be added for an unknown reason ... Literally all of the metadata is correct though, so I don't know what the issue is unfortunately.

ForgotMyLines (Jan 02, 2017)

@kakature Thank you so much. I was just coming on here to tag you in to a thank you for approving 9 of my shows. Much appreciated. Thanks for a little information you have.

Thank you for your time approving that amount of shows.

kakature
kakature (Jan 02, 2017)

When approving the suggestions, the site will just return a 500 server error most of the time, so it's a painstaking process.

I don't know how to approve individual episodes or seasons though, I think it should happen automatically overnight but I'm not sure.

I don't know anything more about the status of FMTV than you guys, I'm sorry.

EDIT:

That being said, I approved more than 90 shows just now.

ForgotMyLines (Jan 02, 2017)

@Saxo I've asked about 5 times for Match Of The Day to get fixed, and that still hasn't updated. Not had a single episode all season. That's over 20 episodes since August.

Saxo
Saxo (Jan 01, 2017)

@Forgotmylines on the bright side it has sherlock added........ at least this site has something going for it these days, I guess

ForgotMyLines (Dec 30, 2016)

@Saxo It is hard to think of an argument to tell you. It gets harder by the week. It's just such a shame and sad to see so many active members leaving.

Saxo
Saxo (Dec 29, 2016)

@ForgotMyLines Well it's been broken on and off for almost 2 years now.... Even if they fix it, it'll just be broke in a few month again so what's the point ?

ForgotMyLines (Dec 29, 2016)

@Saxo Don't leave us just yet! I'm trying my best with ratings, comments, and I have about 40 shows still pending to be added, on top of the few that have thankfully been added.

Someone must get round to sorting these things out soon! It's been a while of nothing, can't leave it much longer surely.

Saxo
Saxo (Dec 29, 2016)

@ForgotMyLines half the shows i watch like arrow ,shield, flash are having false episodes coming up too, its a joke, wouldnt be so bad if they communicated with us but nope. the contribution system was meant to help, but they dropped that like a rock too with almost no support.

If there's no update in a few days before all the shows start over I'm gonna switch over to either TVMaze or Trakt.tv, but I've already got my stuff set up on TVMaze so probably that

ForgotMyLines (Dec 29, 2016)

@Saxo And Jonathan Creek.

ForgotMyLines (Dec 27, 2016)

@Saxo No outnumbered Christmas special either. Just watched that.

Still the last Sherlock special a year ago still hasn't been added. Despite so many asking regularly for it, and very soon is this years!! Haha!

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