Been noticing a flood of releases with next to no data, and not only from new users. Those entries are of no use to anyone.

DEVELOPERS - can there be a bit more data required than title and format?

Good suggestion. At least an Identifying Code needs to be mandatory to differentiate releases of the same film and format. Preferably the Barcode and Catalog Number, although the "type" is a free text field at the moment..

Also the Wiki is gone since last week's spamming. I hope it will be fixed soon, new users should have the proper guidelines to add a release (and I'm still using it myself when in doubt).

Agreed. Plus the issue of people using stock images (from online retail sites) still needs addressed.

I still wish the site had a draft function. I have to submit my submissions sometimes half-way through to return to them later (which I always try and do).

I have recently been adding items and then a few days later adding the image - scans as always of course.

This release has the wrong picture:

https://www.filmo.gs/release/158947-1941

On the image there is Dutch text and the region is "1". Not very likely that they sell Dutch DVD's in America.

A quick search by UPC and we find out - 1941 Collector's Edition. Most definitely NOT what is pictured.

The original Garbage Release user-type was the user that flooded the database simply to up his or her contribution totals. Still happens but this user has been mostly replaced by the "Seller" - viewing this site as a nothing more than a flea market and flooding the database with Garbage Releases. Saw that coming when users started crying about how they wanted a "marketplace." - Prediction: This will get even worse if and when a filmogs mobile app appears.

CIP program for filmogs is needed. NOW..

I just removed the image of the release. I know it's not the way it should be. Maybe one of the 2 "haves" can add a new image

AGAIN:

DEVELOPERS - can there be a bit more data required than title and format?

new user (just joined today) already has 18 releases, most with no associated images, with ONLY title and format.

CIP program for filmogs is needed. NOW..

I just came across a member who has contributed 766 items that have hardly any information. A couple of examples: https://www.filmo.gs/film/239142-quaratine and https://www.filmo.gs/release/239143-quaratine
Who is going to update these?

Who is going to update these?

Nobody knows....

Those do look pretty barebones indeed. Has anyone contacted the submitter? (history comments or update notes might be the best way). We will send them a note.

I guess maybe since those releases have barcodes they can be expanded upon by people who have the same releases? Or do we think they are too sparse to keep around?

https://www.filmo.gs/release/244663-after-the-sunset
Another one.

All submissions by this user:
https://www.filmo.gs/users/franklefebvre

Also, aren't the pictures submitted to be of the movie you have at hand. Looks like the images are from online shops.

No kidding. This has been an issue for a long time now. Will anything be done?

Nobody knows...

I see this submitter has already come up, each submission seems to somehow be worse than the last https://www.filmo.gs/users/craig082

Thanks for looking out for these. I've made some edits to the Quarantine submissions, After The Sunset and a couple of others, and I've followed up with these users to add more detail to their subs. If we don't hear back or see any improvement on the submissions that are basically just a title and format, these will be removed, but I think the ones with identifying codes at least have the potential to be improved.
Regarding the issue with images, we do prefer original images, but also allow images available via CC0 or that fall within fair use

Here’s another one. Releases with almost no info. Films with no info. Just the title and a pic of the dvd or vhs release.
https://www.filmo.gs/users/xyz23jc

Seriously?

https://www.filmo.gs/release/191305-bride-wars

Thanks, I've made a few edits where possible and contacted both these users

I've made a few edits where possible and contacted both these users

xyz23jc Is creating a big mess with his film and release submissions. I’ve just tried to message him to improve his submissionsas well. Added links to wiki and suggested he should use the forums with questions

CIP

https://www.filmo.gs/users/brucifercanada
User's submissions are good except that none of the releases are linked to the films, could take a bit of time to edit all of them.

"None of the releases are linked to films" - So what? That does not make it a Garbage Release. I have never added a FILM entry.

"So what?" so when someone checks the film page to see if these releases have been added yet, they will decide that they have not, because they are not linked to the film. Then they will be added again. Then they will need to be merged.

I said they were good releases, but they all need to be edited.

I did edit a couple of them, but the main problem these days is that older releases that have no mention of the packaging can't be edited without that info.

I did edit a couple of them, but the main problem these days is that older releases that have no mention of the packaging can't be edited without that info.

Sorry about that, that's one of the limitations to adding a required field further down the line. With these ones you can select 'Other' from the packaging menu and request the original submitter to add the correct packaging type in the submission notes.

Two more users whose release submissions need to be linked to films.
The second user also tends to write the titles in ALL-CAPS which EK might appreciate.
https://www.filmo.gs/users/bearlikesbeer
https://www.filmo.gs/users/stemwinder7
Again i'm not saying these releases are garbage, but they do all need to be edited, and this has sorta become the thread for pointing that out.

Stemwinder7 is also using the comment function to add copy pasted stuff about the movies he added releases of.
His subs are also never linked to films + he adds written credits to the notes or via comment.
Oh....and his CAPS button seems to be broken.
A pure mess.

Login or Register to post a reply to this topic.