"Webseries" Type

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Currently, there is no "webseries" type to describe accordingly such a kind of series. It has to be recorded under "TV series".  Considering that this type of program is currently booming ever the last couple of years, wouldn't it be great to add it to your "types choice" ?  Thanks for considering this ...

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IMDb will almost certainly be adding a new Type in the future.  But this is complicated. They also want to add new Genres, and Departments, but have put these changes on hold because of the problems interacting with the database and update system.

The system was started many years ago,  back at a time when portions of the Web still only handled 7-bit data, and special coding was necessary to ensure that upper level characters (like accented letters) would make it through to IMDb unscathed. Since then it 'just growed, like Topsy' and there are a lot of problems ensuring that any small change does not create large problems elsewhere. They are in the process of rewriting the Update system, and presumably they are taking into account these desires (and the need to support  Unicode) in that design.  However, I do not believe they will make any of these desirable changes until that update is completed and fully tested.

I am afraid it will be a while before this will be done.
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How long do you estimate this might take ?
I know, no promisses, but just an estimation ....
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