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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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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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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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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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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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 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.
Cheers
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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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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)
Thanks.
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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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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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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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Submissions to the movie connections (links) section don't appear to be tracked for me.
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Yes, it states so in the header disclaimer (I mean: not for you specifically!)
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I haven't read through all replies here. My feedback: I'd prefer definite Pages of contributions. Right now when you scroll to the bottom of the page, it starts loading more contributions. I'd rather have a link to "next page" or "older contributions".

Another needed feature: a link to retrieve Saved contributions (that haven't been submitted yet). 

I love the fact I can see/track my image contributions on the beta page.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Suggestion for new contribution history page.

I've got a few suggestions for the beta contribution history page.

1) enable the user to be able to archive items on the list (this is similar to Walgreens does it's prescription history)
2) enable the user to have the ability to select what type of contributions that are being viewed. eg image, trivia, goofs, cast, etc
3) enable the ability to limit the list to those that have been declined, approved, pending
4) i do like the ability to be able to see everything but having done a cleanup job on a title I've not got several hundred recent entries that I'm not wanting to scroll past. being able to archive would resolve that, but also having the ability to select how many items are being viewed would help which would then divide it up into pages.

overall love the new page.
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Thank you for the suggestions! I'll pass those along to the team.

Cheers,
Megan
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The Beta Contribution page now lists the series.

I'm glad to see that the Beta Contribution page has been updated to show the series title along with the episode title. This was one of my first suggestions to improve this page.

However, there is still a slight bug in displaying the series. See this picture:
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Hopefully, it will be back soon.
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As far as I can tell, IMDb staff haven't done any work on the beta page for a long time now. Hopefully they'll return to it at some point, because it really is the most useful update to the site for years (from a contributor perspective at least).

Series titles have been appearing occasionally, but inconsistently since the page was very new, and I see that it was back in January that I reported the display bug with certain characters in the series titles.
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At the very least, a response from a staffer would be nice...
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Hi Adrian,

Thank you for reporting this issue. We're aware of problems with series titles appearing inconsistently and certain characters displaying incorrectly and having this specific example will be useful for the team to use when investigating.

I'll update this page as we make progress on these and the other issues that have been brought to our attention.

Cheers,
Megan
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I think I've finally figured out the mystery of the inconsistent series titles (and just in time, if it's about to be fixed... staff may already know this, but I'm a little bit proud to have puzzled it out on my own!)

Let's see if I can explain this clearly...

Take a TV series you've never made contributions for before, and edit an episode. The submission will show up on the Beta Contributions History page with the episode title only; no series title and no hint that it is actually an episode.

Now make a submission at series-level and reload the Beta page.  This time, the submission for the episode will show the series title (with some characters/html-entities in the series title double-escaped and looking bad - this bug seems to be clearly related, you'll note from my old example that the series title displays properly on the series-level contribution).

Here's the curious part (and also the part I find tricky to explain clearly)... the series title will only show if a series-level contribution is also loaded in the same group as the episode submission.  If the series-level contribution was already visible when you hit the bottom of the page and the episode-level contribution does not appear until that annoying infinite-scroll loads more, then the episode submission will not show the series title.  Is that clear, or have I just confused everyone completely?

If I've got it right, it seems an odd way of doing it to me: omitting the series title from the data for the episode contribution itself and just hoping to pick it up from a nearby contribution which may or may not appear.  But I have no idea how the back-end works so maybe this is actually the best way?
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It looks like the cast complete is now working correctly, at least for new submissions (all my previous submissions are still "pending")
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Hi Adrian,

Yes, you should see proper status updates for all new cast/crew completeness items you submit. 

Please let us know if you experience any other problems with these contributions, and thanks again for bringing this issue to our attention.

Cheers,
Megan