Anybody notice the new "track contribution" screen now shows all contributions in that entry

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It used to be when you entered something, like trivia, that was eligible for "track contribution" beta program, that the tracking was only for items that were eligible. It now has all items within the contribution whether they would be individually eligible or not. Check it out.



Pretty cool to see what has been processed and what is still processing. This is a great improvement IMDb. I only hope this roles out soon for all contributions.
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Ooh. It appears you can get tracking data for all your contributions by using the correct url.

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribution/<insert contribution id here>/?ref_=ra_his_wa
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Nice to read!

Nevertheless, over the weekend, I submitted some translated titles and one goof (different movies, each in separate submissions) but no "track contribution" link on these.
Most likely it will be coming soon.
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You can track the contribution using the link above but inserting your 18 digit contribution ID into it.
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Great! I'll try that when back home (quite impossible on a smartphone...)
Anyway, thanks for heralding this!
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Shhh ;) this is still in the testing phase and we are ironing out some bugs before the full launch but good spot and points for ingenuity on the URL hack.

We will provide more details and make a full announcement when all is operational.

Regards,
Will
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OK so you've won a full batch of beta testers for free ;)
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It looks like the URL "hack" works like a charm, and that plots validation is clogged :)
Thanks Adrian
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If you are looking for feedback, it appears that the tracking does not work for adding episode titles.
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Yoo Hoo!!!! Needed this last Millennium!

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Hi, Adrian. Thanks for pointing this out.
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Thanks for reporting the episode title bug, we have this one already documented but if you do notice any others please feel free to report them here and we can make sure we have them logged.

Regards,
Will
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Cast/Crew Verification also does not appear in the track contribution.
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Adrian, thanks for reporting this issue. We've added it to our list of documented issues. 
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Movie connections and production status do not appear in the track contribution status.
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Thanks for reporting this, Adrian. I've added it to our list of issues.
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Title merges do not appear in the track contribution status.
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I've added that to our list.

Thanks for continuining to report issues, Adrian. We really appreciate it.
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Name corrections and merges are also missing from the beta page. Is this known already? (I assume you know what should be included, but is this one of the known omissions?)
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Name corrections are mentioned further down this thread.
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Thanks Peter. I did scan through the thread quickly, but must have missed it.
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Hi everyone,

In addition to more contribution tracking details, we're also experimenting with a new contribution history view that helps you see the status of your contributions more easily.

We've made it available in a testing phase and would love to hear any feedback you have. 

It's available at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history

Cheers,
Megan
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Hi Megan,

Thanks for the lead.
My feedback: it is nice looking, but I do not want it. I am tired of all the wasted space forcing you to scroll and scroll and scroll... For a contribution monitoring, I just need a compact view to quickly access the information I need.
If IMDb provides both, it will be fine, but I will not use this new and lovely display.
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I get "We had a problem processing that request." when I click that link.

I reloaded it and it was fine. Maybe timed out too quickly?
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Quick feed back on first glance. The number of approved items on the page https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history, doesn't match the number of approved items if you click through to the contribution. See below.





33 is the correct number (I think without counting them to be sure).
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Hi Vincent,

Thank you for the feedback. Just to make sure I understand, is it the lack of compactness (having whitespace between different pieces of data, showing images with contributions, etc.) that you dislike or is it the scrolling to load more contributions? Or both? 

Cheers,
Megan
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Adrian,

Thanks for reporting both of these issues. The page should load fine for everyone regardless of how many items they've contributed, and the amount of items in a contribution should be consistent across the two pages. I'll document these for the team to investigate. 

Cheers,
Megan
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Hi Megan,

Obviously, the displayed items are just a sample, so I cannot assess the "load more" function, which I usually do not mind.
I am explicitely reacting to the lack of compactness and much too much empty white useless spaces.

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Megan, Dump the pictures please... any other comments folks? Pictures...Yes...No...?
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Agree with Vincent about White spaces.
As Jack Webb would say...Just the facts Ma'am!
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Hi! Megan, Staff Member

Replace in gold box "Important: Withoutabox Update for 2019"

with

"Oct 23 2018 - Hi everyone,
In addition to more contribution tracking details, we're also experimenting with a new contribution history view that helps you see the status of your contributions more easily.
We've made it available in a testing phase and would love to hear any feedback you have.
It's available at
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history  ..."

for more members to read ? ?

add ?
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history
vs.
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history

with a link to this for more comments
"Anybody notice the new "track contribution" screen now shows all contributions in that entry"

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Vincent and Cliff,

Thanks for your feedback about whitespaces and pictures. I will forward your input to the team.

Cheers,
Megan
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ACT_1,

The existing contribution history page at https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history has not been changed. 

We're experimenting with this new history page at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history to learn more about what our contributors want from a history view and how we can best communicate information about the status of contributions. It is not fully launched, so we have not communicated it to all users. 

Cheers,
Megan
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"We're experimenting with this new history page at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history to learn more about what our contributors want from a history view "

- - -


Can you cross ref these two ? ?
Only Contributors see these ? ? Not  all users

https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history
to / from
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history

for those at the Contributor Hall of Fame to compare and comment
https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/hall_of_fame

#1 - 2,250,650 - cinelamour
#2 - 1,505,274 - inespape-1
#3 - 1,379,852 - Kelly Were


that do not see your message here

and Why is this only for
Top Plot Summary Writers
Top Mini-Bio Writers
Not
Top Names and Titles etc...

? ?

bob the moo
IMDb member since February 2001
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/reviews

Change
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=bob+the+moo
https://www.imdb.com/search/name?bio_author=bob+the+moo
to
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/plots
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/bios
Profile page Quick Links


https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/bobthemoo

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The Invention of the Wheel comes to mind!!!!!
WoW
‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
For those that want to know what that is!
su·per·ca·li·fra·gil·is·tic·ex·pi·a·li·do·cious
/ˌso͞opərˌkaləˌfrajəˌlistikˌekspēˌaləˈdōSHəs/
adjectiveinformal

adjective: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious; adjective: supercalifragilistic
  1. extraordinarily good; wonderful.
    "the only word to characterize Kepler's discoveries was ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious



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And, Megan (and Col), thanks for making us beta testers, I feel important :) (and I like it!)
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Vincent, thank you for helping us test this new feature! We really appreciate your input. 

Cheers,
Megan
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Just tried this it was an Error
https://contribute.imdb.com/contribution/181018-202439-926000/?ref_=ra_his_wa
We had a problem processing that request. Go to the IMDb contribution homepage »
Uhhm... you know, I-I think I owe you an apology, sir.


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It is probably not operational yet! Megan just proposed to review the new contribution monitoring page.
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Hi Cliff,

You can only see the contribution status for contributions you submitted. Please check that you're logged in with the account that submitted that contribution to see its tracking details.

Cheers,
Megan
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Why not allow for all to have the ability to look at others contributions? They after all become public on the site. ??
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More accessible data = Better replies to questions asked.
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The Contribution History Beta so far seems to include the data types that were already trackable. It doesn't list my other submissions.
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The overview page doesn't always show the type of submission, which makes it harder to find something specific. For instance parental guide additions, trivia edits and user reviews.
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Correct. This new beta page only has contributions that were eligible for beta tracking. It's a little odd but I assume it will get expanded to all contributions at some point.
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Hi Peter,

This new contribution history page is currently missing several data types, but should include some data types that were not already trackable, including filmography, title and name urls, certificates, keywords, release dates, soundtracks, and bio data.

We know it's frustrating to not have a central history page that includes all of your contributions and are working to solve that problem. Sorry for any confusion we might have caused in the meantime. 

Cheers,
Megan
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The page does not show the multiple cast and crew edits I have submitted just in the last few days.

This is my account:
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0743304/
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Megan and Peter,

My observation is that this new page only shows contributions that had a beta trackable contribution. It does show contributions that aren't part of the beta tracking program. However, the contribution must include an item that is trackable.

So, Peter, if your edits don't contain something like trivia, then it won't show up on this new page.
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Peter and Adrian,

The new page should be showing data types that are not already trackable, but the team has found a technical issue that is only showing trackable types and has reproduced the experience you reported.

We are working on a fix for this issue, and I will update this thread once that has been completed. Thank you for your patience and diligence in reporting problems.

Cheers,
Megan
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No problem.

Adrian, you're right, I always edit different types like trivia and crew in separate submissions.
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Hi Peter and Adrian,

The team has addressed the issue, and you should now see other data types on this new history page, including keywords and cast and crew changes. 

Thanks again for testing, and please let me know if you experience other issues.

Cheers,
Megan
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The reasons for rejected submissions could be improved.

The reason "Not enough evidence" doesn't give any suggestion how to supply more evidence.

The reason "Does not meet contribution guidelines" includes a link to http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/#atoz, which is redirected to the new help site. The best thing would be if the link could be much more specific based on the type of submission.
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the feedback - I'll bring this to the team's attention and see what we can do to improve.

Cheers,
Megan
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If they could expand the canned responses to be more specific, rather than a one reply fits all as it is done now, that would be nice.
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Evidently there is something going on with loading this new beta page. I refreshed it a few times and kept getting an error. A few minutes later, another reload brings up the page. There is probably a lot of data to load for some of us.
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Hi Adrian,

Sorry you've been experiencing problems loading the page.

The team is working on a solution that should improve the performance significantly and make the page much more reliable. I will update this thread when that change has been completed. 

Cheers,
Megan
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Adrian,

The page should now be performing more reliably. Please let me know if you experience other problems.

Thanks,
Megan
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Looks better now. It immediately loaded, shows all contributions (not just those with beta tracking) and the numbers seem right.
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Another suggestion. Can we bring back the timestamp? On the old contribution page, you see something like "2018-10-29 04:17:58" on the new beta page it just shows the date: "2018-10-29".
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass it along to the team.

Cheers,
Megan 
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Name merges/changes, Name splits, and Title merges/changes are not appearing in the new Contribution page.
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Thanks for reporting those bugs.

We have them already documented, but if you do notice any others please feel free to report them so that we can make sure they're logged.

Cheers,
Megan
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I've noticed another inconsistency on this page. For some TV episodes, it shows both the TV show name and the episode title. For other TV episodes, it just shows the episode title. It would be helpful if it always showed the TV show name and the episode title.
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Hi Adrian,

Thanks for reporting this - that sounds like a confusing experience. Do you have any specific contributions or TV shows as examples I can send to the team?

Cheers,
Megan
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Megan, this is pretty indicative of the problem. There are three episodes in this screenshot. They are all from Hotel Transylvania: The Series. However, only the first one names the series.

Note: This problem is transient. I refresh this page frequently and sometimes it brings up the series name for episodes that previously didn't have a series listed.



What's even further is that further down in my list, the episode "Brain Drain/Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" appears with the TV series attached.



Maybe, it is in the type of data being edited?
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Adrian, thank you for providing more specific details. I'll make sure the team knows about this issue and can work towards resolving it. 
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Not sure what the issue is here: one credit in this update is still listed as pending, but it is already live on the site:

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribut...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213641/...
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Same with an acting credit here:

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribut...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7818188/...

Possibly because I also submitted a gender update for the actor?
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Hi Peter,

We have discovered that gender updates are not accurately reflected when tracking cast contributions and will work on fixing that issue.

As for your company update, foley work classifies a company under the post-production services and facilities type instead of miscellaneous since foley sound effects are added after filming ends. This was changed in processing but evidently not reflecting on the contribution tracking page. I'll report this issue to the team - nice work spotting it!

Thanks for continuing to report these issues and helping us to improve the tracking experience. I'll keep you posted as we make progress on these issues and apologize for any confusion they cause in the meantime. 

Cheers,
Megan
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No problem; just providing feedback.

Another odd one is the "declined"
company edit here, which is also live on the page:

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribut...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213641/...
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Here some keywords are listed as declined, but actually they were originally approved:

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribut...

What happened is that I deleted those keywords again yesterday (#181105-202850-990000) because I wanted to move them to an episode instead of the series.
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It is working fine for me: Win10/Firefox 52.8.0/French IP
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not here, Win10/Firefox 63.0.3/USA
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Working for me - macOS/Safari/UK - but I sometimes need to reload if i use the link I saved as a favourite, that gives an error at the first attempt.
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The Images are far Too Large.
They take up too much space.
The need to be shrunk. That's for Photo submissions or deletions.
Title Photos are not necessary.
Also is it me or is the auto page extension annoying.
I personally think that the page by page method is better.
Because of this auto page extension it is impossible to maintain a count total of submissions.

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Thank You Ron and Vincent
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Hello Ed,

Thanks for your feedback! I'll bring this back to the team for us to keep in mind as we continue iterating on this experience.

Thanks,
Megan
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Aside from the previously reported issue where submissions to TV Episodes don't show the Series name, I think one of the biggest things that bother me is the lack of detail.  Compare the old display to the new display.  The new display doesn't show (at a glance) anything about what was submitted.



Count me in on the "images are WAY TOO BIG" thread as well. At most they should be about as big as the images in filmography listings, etc... (less than 50 pixels tall)
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Ron,
Have you clicked on "View contribution details"?
It is especially useful when some items are rejected, as IMDb will state why (even though it remains to be improved and finetuned)
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Have you clicked on "View contribution details"?
Did you read my comment?
"The new display doesn't show (at a glance) anything about what was submitted."

The new display requires two clicks to display what the old display showed by default (zero clicks).

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I think we have a misunderstanding:

in the "old" display (https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history), you only had the list of submission with their IDs, the date and impacted data types. Period.

in the "new" display (https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history, still in test), you can get exactly the same information, plus the status (pending/approved/rejected) and when clicking on "View Contribution Details", the detail of your submission items (before/after) and the rejected items will be explained.

Are we on the same wavelength?

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Hi Ron,

Thanks for trying out our new history page!

I understand that not having the information about what data was in your contribution at a glance can be frustrating. Based on the feedback from you and everyone else on this thread, we're exploring ways to improve this new history page and make it more useful for everyone.

Please stay tuned for our progress, and thank you for your help in improving IMDb.

Cheers,
Megan
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Thank you for your disclosure, Megan.
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Thanks Megan.


I agree with Ron. I’d rather be able to see the type of submission that was submitted on the main contribution history page, as we currently can. You are unable to tell (in beta) if it's a trivia, image, plot summary or cast addition (etc) that has been submitted, whereas you can at the moment. Having to click on "View Contribution Details" to find out this detail is frustrating.



I must say, that I’m very happy to see image submissions have been added to the contribution history!

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I disagree with adding more information to the contribution page. It will just clutter up the page and all the information you are looking for is a click away where it makes more sense to display it because it also gives you the status of the those contributions.
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I support Adrian's approach.
Now, it would be better if we could have the 2 displays altogether, to be able to assess them better.
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I don't see how adding "trivia", "image", "plot summary" would clutter up the page.  Even minimising the image display would still provide ample room for 1-2 words to be added.  
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Karen, if you're only adding one or two items at a time, then I agree it doesn't hurt much to add that detail.

But personally, my submissions often include 50-100 items scattered across 20 or more categories, and that's when listing them starts to look like clutter. Here's the summary of one of my submissions earlier today:
90 items
Actress, Miscellaneous, Camera Department, Music Department, Actor, Art Department, Make Up Department, Sound Department, Producer, Assistant Director, Costume Department, Writer, Art Director, Casting Director, Composer, Editorial Department, Soundtrack, Cinematographer, Costume Designer, Editor, Location Management, Production Designer, Production Manager, Running Time
See the problem?
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So do I Phil. I average 300-400 submissions a day at the moment.  Since there's a problem with trivia submissions at the moment that IMDB Support have been looking into, I've been submitting more entries in other types of submissions.  Previously I was averaging around 100 trivia items a day.

I see what you're saying, but wouldn't your example above just warrant a "Cast added" or "Crew added"? What does it show in the current contribution history format?  I've never submitted anything to crew, only cast - but do crew submissions actually specify each entry as you've shown above?  I can certainly see how that would be a problem.
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(I copied the list above from the new contribution details page, but...) yes, the old history page shows a separate line for each and every department within the crew. As I see it, that level of detail now belongs on the contributions details page, not the main page, but I wouldn't object to a very brief summary such as 'cast, crew, trivia updated' on the main page.
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Incidentally, it took me a while to figure out why that list of categories seemed to be in a random order. It looks like the new contributions details page orders the categories according to the number of items I've updated within each.

That order may be of some use to someone, but for me it just makes it much harder to find any specific item within the page. Sorting the categories alphabetically (or better, the same order as the update form) would be more predictable and useful (or for bonus points, let us choose the sort order ourselves).
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Adding the summary that appears at the top of the details page - for example 


 would be more compact than the old line by line format. It is more than really needed I think but may perhaps be easier to do.

We have the same problem with the order in that list - number of items order even though the numbers are not there. I agree with Phil G that alphabetical or the same order as the update form would be better. Note that here we have "Miscellaneous" where the update form has "Other Crew" and I think that being last in the Cast and Crew section of the update form is the main difference from alphabetical order in that section.

One way in which I have used the old format summary is when adding credits to another episode of the same series where the number of credits per section tends to be similar even if the credits are not always the same. It is useful to be able to select a suitable number from the "Add x credits" dropdown for each relevant section so that I do not have to go round the re-check cycle adjusting the numbers. Getting to the equivalent information on the new page takes rather longer as you have to view details and then shrink the list of all approved items (or scroll down past all those items) to get to the individual sections with their counts. Having the same order as the update form would be really helpful here too.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Put the image within the contribution.
Leave it out of the full page of submissions.
They take up too much SPACE.
Here is 10 with image.
Take out the images and 40 fit in the same space!

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Karen Charlton

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Did that need to be so large?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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So?
It still takes up 4 times as much space Small or large.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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My exact point.
The pictures make it too large!
Look at all the wasted space.
Why on earth would you want to have only 25 items taking up the space where 100 items would fit just to have a photo?
Put the photo in the details if needed.
Those photos above are the main poster photos, which have nothing to do with the the submission.
If you were submitting an image for removal or inclusion, by all means post the photo within the submission, but not on the outside. It takes up too much space. I have 250 of those same photos. It is redundant.
They need to go away.
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Phil G

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There seems to be an issue with accented characters sometimes displaying the html entity instead of the actual character...



Curiously, it displays fine for a contribution at series level, but the series title gets mangled when shown on an episode contribution. I've never noticed this issue anywhere else on IMDb, so what are you doing differently when displaying episodes on the new contributions page?
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Peter, Champion

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Award edits don't seem to appear in the beta either. I don't think this has been mentioned in this thread.
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Ron

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Changes to Episode numbers don't appear to be tracked.  If you change something from 1.6 to 1.7, etc...  Maybe the same as the Episode Title changes not being tracked?
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Since episode numbers and titles are in a single edit box, I would expect they are handled the same and are both not currently being tracked.