Developers//Staff:

Why have "mandatory fields" (FILM PAGES) when users are creating entries that DO NOT HAVE ANY DATA!?

Could you post some links?

At least there was a picture;).

You know, it's very easy to create a new "Film" while submitting
a "Release" of a "Film" that does not exist in the database.

Some user may forget (or just don't give a shit) to edit the
"Film" page after they are finished with the "Release".

just a thought!

Some user may forget (or just don't give a shit) to edit the
"Film" page after they are finished with the "Release".

User takes the time to add an image to the FILM page but no data...

zamla_71 is right. Films can be created "empty" when they are initialized through a link to a release. It looks like that's what happened here. You can see this by looking at the history page:

https://www.filmo.gs/film/345606-pursuit-to-algiers/history

Film created in Sherlock Holmes The Classic Collection Box 2

This can be a bit problematic for sure. But not sure what would be a better way to do it?

Also this entry was created yesterday. The submitter may come back to it later. You can also expand on it yourself, a great feature of a collaborative and iterative database.

Would there be any way to have it searchable to be able to find these pages with missing mandatory fields. It would make cleaning them up a lot easier.

You can also expand on it yourself, a great feature of a collaborative and iterative database.

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You can also expand on it yourself, a great feature of a collaborative and iterative database.

And staff can delete and/or merge all the duplicates/incorrect/invalid credits, companies, releases and credits that users take the time to list in the forums.

I would suggest NOT being able to create a FILM page while entering a RELEASE. Create the FILM separately and then link the two.

EK wrote_:

And staff can delete and/or merge all the duplicates/incorrect/invalid credits, companies, releases and credits that users take the time to list in the forums.

We do. Albeit slowly due to vacations at the moment.

We also agree on the need for a more sustainable way to handle duplicates and that the search functionality needs to be improved. But we are a small team, with limited resources, this takes time.

EK wrote_:

I would suggest NOT being able to create a FILM page while entering a RELEASE. Create the FILM separately and then link the two.

We have actually been contemplating the opposite, e.g. making the release form the only way to create a film. As listing physical media is the primary purpose of Filmogs and the distinction between film and release has been confusing people.

What is your concern re. films with too little detail?

TheWho87 wrote:

Would there be any way to have it searchable to be able to find these pages with missing mandatory fields. It would make cleaning them up a lot easier.

This is a good point. We are looking into ways to flag and find submissions that need more work. We are still in research mode on this, so it probably will not be for a while.

kalli wrote:

We have actually been contemplating the opposite, e.g. making the release form the only way to create a film. As listing physical media is the primary purpose of Filmogs and the distinction between film and release has been confusing people.

What is your concern re. films with too little detail?

How about having Films be placed into some kind of limited state until it's been given key info, a sort of draft mode, when it's got all the needed info it becomes active, this would also allow duplicate and incorrectly listed pages to get caught. This could be linked to what I was suggesting maybe as either a draft or stub field.

How would that work? There are SO MANY releases and films that were created before the various mandatory fields that half the database would be listed as draft. Actually, that might be a good idea.

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