Adding and editing info by ourselves, and getting better search resutls.

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We should be able to edit and add episodes, whole series and every other piece of information right there on trakt. TVDb doesn't look too dependable; I just added an episode of The Soup there, a site aside, so it could be updated here who knows when. It should be available immediately, if not by internal updates by us.

I absolutely love this site how it is but it could be a lot better by not being helpless without TVDb, and by tweaking a little the internal search engine; what about showing the results as lists, not grids, and maybe giving us options when sorting (relevance, popularity, date)?
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Elrondp

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Justin, Founder

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Shows are updated every night from thetvdb, so it won't take too long to show up. Not quite immediate, but it works. No plans to allow direct editing at this point since tvdb does a good job and it's a lot of work to update all shows on our side manually like that.

Search improvements are definitely planned since it's fairly basic right now. One the todo list!
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Elrondp

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What about allowing some of the users to add and modify? I just wanted to ad Josh Radnor's Liberal Arts (2012) to my watchlist and it's just not there and it seems there's nothing I can do about it.
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actually, what you're asking for is already possible for everyone. when it comes to get something to be indexed on trakt from either TVDB (for TV-shows) or TMDB (for movies) you can always search with their ID.

what is required for movies is that they are on TMDB which is already the case for liberal arts (http://www.themoviedb.org/movie/84306....
you can then search for it with it's id. it also works with the IMDB-id (if it's added on TMDB). you can try it yourself. just enter one of the following into the search box on trakt:
tmdb:84306
or
imdb:tt1872818
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Thanks in.spitfire for the good explanation of how you can do it.

I guess the next step is what is a better way to expose this information on the site? Something like a "want to add a missing movie?" and when clicked it gives these instructions and then simply has a field to type in the ID number. Does that make sense as a footer link? or show that in the search results?
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in.spitfire

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I would add it below the results, some kind of text like "the movie or show you're looking for is not here?" and make a small FAQ about the dependency of TVDB/TMDB with the field to search with their ID as a popup (like the login/add to list thingy).
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Elrondp

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Can't it be implemented within the more advanced search options that someday will come? Also, thanks in.spitfire!
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Christian Schimanski

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But it would be great if not only shows with a watchdate would be added. I have some shows that have no releasedate on tvdb. But they are old and released long ago. But now i need to add a release date to every episode and that is hard.
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We need the air dates to properly calculate the watched and collected progress. There are some shows with unaired (or dvd only) episodes so things like mean we have to use the air dates as a filter.
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Updated the search bar to be more clear. You can now choose the various IDs instead of needing to know the special prefix.