My Tracker: Better With Calendar View

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I love SideReel... infact I use it everyday. I have always loved the way I just load up the page & I see My Tracker.

Since the upgrade (very nice btw!) I cannot go forward or backward day to see whats coming up, which is something I really miss.

My idea is how about turning My Tracker in to a proper calendar that can always be viewed for years at a time... or if thats too much then a month forward & backward at a time. Plus a real calendar that can view your tracked shows by Day, Week, Month...just like iCal?
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Maybe I'm not understanding it, but I really don't see the point in your idea. What use do I have of a calendar log of all the shows I've seen? If I've seen them, I've seen them. Another scratch mark off my To-Do list. I'm not getting paid for my viewing and so there's really no need for me to catalogue the what and when. To my mind, that is all just superfluous information.
Now, if you're saying that it might be a good idea to have a link to my iCal or Google calendar so that I'm reminded of when something I want to watch, particularly something that might not otherwise ever show up on SideReel, like a Newshour special or a candidates' debate, then I could possibly get behind that, but for the mean, there's too much of the old SideReel still in need of repair for me to be thinking about how we could make bouillabaisse from this bucket of slops.
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You're totally wrong. I read the first bit of what you said and in all honesty and no offence (as I am being straight with you) you bored me because you seem to be trying to argue against an idea that I most people do in the world when they would look at tv listings. If my idea is so wrong why are tv listings made?

It does seem like perhaps you woke up on the wrong side of the bed & you are striking against the first thing that you disagree with, which isn't very fair is it? Considering that you totally got the wrong end of the stick.

Please re-read what I said.

I don't want the calendar so I see what I have seen (although if one would go backward...we would see that) BUT I mainly wanted an extended calendar to see what is coming up for weeks, months at a time if those episodes are viewable (not always been aired but IF their dates of each episode had been put in) that particular tv show.

I really do not think you had a reason to go on about my idea, as there is nothing wrong with it especially as you did not understand it. You could have just simply asked if I meant a certain thing, then I reply, then you reply.

I as well as alot of people I know OR should I say most people in the world like to know what is coming up for their favourite shows.

Jeez.
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Further more....

I have seen other replies you have made to some very negative comments that others have made, although some things others have said are out of line I do not see why anyone needs to be as argumentative as you are being.

I would just like to point out that at no point was I being negative. I even complimented the upgrade. I made a simple suggestion to make the listings better, which is done all over the world in tv listings magazines.

The reasons I would like this feature is because I am in the UK & I watch US tv the day after its been aired so I DO NOT have US listings in my tv listing magazines, PLUS I do not know of any tv listing magazines or websites that allow you to see your tracked shows as well as what is done on sidereel.

So I hope that I have made my point clear.

I have not slagged off sidereel, nor have I been negative.

Please get off your high horse.
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Hey Dannii!

I know exactly what you mean, since I'm in Germany and watch US-TV and I really miss the TV Show Calendar on the Homepage of sidereel (when you're not logged in). Actually it's still there but you can't see all the shows (by that I mean I can't extend the calendar downward to see them all - know what I mean?) and you can't go back and forth a couple of days.

For me this feature is really necessary to see what's airing the next couple of days or even more important what was on yesterday or the day before since I also can't watch the shows "live" (because of the obvious time difference ;)) and don't always have time to watch every day. It used to be possible to go back and forth for seven days to see what is/was on, now this feature is gone as well. :(

I myself don't like the tracking feature (so I don't use it) since I feel kinda exposed (just my silly thinking ;)) when you click on someones nick and you can see all the shows they're tracking. Also I've read a lot that people seem to have problems with the tracking feature since sometimes shows that are actually airing won't show up, etc.

But if it's any help I discovered the "TV Listings" - there you can see what is/was on but I think it's more confusing and it also shows the repeats not just the shows with the new episodes :(
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Thank you for your reply Dan, I know exactly what you mean.

TV.com has a listings view but you have to fave the shows & I prefer SideReel anyway.
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Danni,
I'm sorry if I gave appearance of belittling or being dismissive of your idea. As I said at the start of my response, my interpretation was possibly incorrect.
When you use phrases like "[/b]viewed for [/u]years[/-u] at a time[/-b]" and "[/b]month forward [/u]and backward[/-u][/-b]", to me, the possibility of my error becomes apparent.
That said, I'm still not in thrall with your idea. I don't live in the states either, and I don't subscribe to, purchase, or even read any TV listings other than those posted on SideReel (or very rarely by my cable info).
I don't know any better than you what is to be on a month from now. If memory serves from the last time I read a TV Guide (granted, that was a good many years ago) neither does anyone else, stateside or otherwise.
The old SideReel calendar gave a complete fairly complete listing of what was being broadcast that week, including a few days prior. It sucked if you were trying to keep up with the soaps and the talkies, but for me as a prime-time viewer, it served its purpose.
Now, to me, I don't know how it is even possible for you to have enjoyed the SideReel that was and yet give laud to the Sidereel that is. [/b]Nobody[/-b] likes what has happened here so you could just stop blowing smoke because it ain't doin' nothin' but giving me gas, okay?
The site has been a sucking chest wound since the introduction of Beta, and possibly a couple or few weeks before. But it ain't dead yet, and it will recover, and God help me but despite all its current crimes, I do still dearly love the damn thing. Maybe that's something nearer to what you too were trying to express.
If it is, then I admire the loyalty. Otherwise, I think it only right that I point out that true devotion compels greater honesty than that which is asked of flatterers. ([/i]Ya, gas like a Louisiana beach[/-i]).
But hey, this shouldn't be about anything personal. I didn't like your idea; you didn't like my response. Since neither of us have the capacity for direct impact over the programming, none of this is really about a thing.
We could agree to disagree, or even simply agree that I could be disagreeable. neither much matters so long as our motives are the same; we both want this new SideReel to be as good or better than the old.
We may be taking different approaches, but so long as all roads still lead to Rome, then who the bloody hell really cares.
Go in peace.

(Is the html on this thing broken too? Jesus friggin Christ!)