Revamped watched history page (big update for manual users!)

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This update has been requested by lots of trakt members and we're happy to announce a revamp of the watched history and the recently watched items on your user profile!

The biggest change is both of these areas now include manually marked seen items in addition to scrobbles. Previously it would only show scrobbled items. If you are a manual user or sync via your media center, this update makes your history page much more complete and usable.

Let's start with a screenshot of what the updated user profile looks like. This user manually tracks what they watch and you can now see recent episodes and movies.



For comparison, here is what the same profile looked like before this update was made. Notice it doesn't have the recent episodes or movies bars.



The history page itself has also been redone from scratch to offer much greater control. As mentioned, the history will include scrobbles and seen items now. You can toggle scrobbles or seen if you only want to see a certain type.

Another big change is you can now see All items, that will display episodes and movies on the same page. Previously you had to look at episodes or movies separately. Now you can get a much clearer picture of exactly when you watch what. TV shows and movies are still available too if you want to see only a certain type.

The default view for your history is now by page. This creates a more concise list from the get go and allows you to jump to any page in the results.

Another thing you'll notice in the next screenshot is how it groups multiple seen episodes. I added an entire season of American Dad as seen, so rather than show 7 episodes it grouped them together since the timestamp was the same. This keeps the page cleaner.



You can of course still view the page by month if you would like. Just choose by month in the dropdown and navigate to the month you want.



If you are signed into the website and view your own watched history, hover over any item to delete it. You can remove scrobbles (you could do this before) and now seen items as well. If you delete a group of episodes, it will remove all episodes. This is helpful if you accidentally added a ful show as seen.

This update should be a nice update for all members and especially those who manually track what they are watching. Let us know what you think!
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This is a huge step into the right direction. Congrats!

Let's make this new feature public!
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That looks awesome! Great work!

Although i have to say its a shame that there now is only one line of episodes watched on the profile page. Through all the new features that page has shrunk a lot over the last couple of months.
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Its 6 instead of 9 true. The page is more concise, but that is partly to plan for future updates to the profile. For me personally, clicking on the history button, recent tv title, or see more link to view the full list works fine. I will see how 2 rows looks, but no guarantee that will be added.
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Thanks. It would also be nice if we could somehow see on the profile page how much we saw using a mediaplayer. For example when you hover over the text "you have watched xxxx episodes!" you can add the text "xxxx episodes watched with XBMC".
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I tried 2 rows and its looked pretty good so that is what I changed it to for now anyway :)
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Well, it's a step in the right direction but... now the screencaps from the episodes look too small, you almost can't recognize the episode or the TV series without reading the title.

It was bigger and better before :( Right now movies look so much bigger and awesome than TV episodes.

Would love to see the last graphics (with bigger screencaps) and the new manual watched statuses
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I think small is a good size for the history page (there you have a lot of episodes), but not really for the profile page where you only have the last bunch of episodes. I thought it was better before the profile page.
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That's what I'm saying though, the screenshots are the same size on the profile page that they used to be just 6 in a row instead of 3. The suggestion of larger images is not a bad one, but I just wanted to point out the size didn't change :)
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You are right, watched and old screenshot and they seem the same, but with all the text looks more small.
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I bumped up the size a little bit so it has 5 per row instead of 6.
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Adeiko

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It looks much better now :)
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Great thanks for this update, really usefull
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look at me at a screenshot! xD Thank you for this, it just what i needed!!! love u guys! :P
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nice! i was thinking that page looked kinda empty.

also, I often just go through and mark a bunch of things i've watched in the past. I wonder if there's a way we can do this like without a timestamp, so it won't show up as recently watched (since that's not actually when we watched it)?
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Small update. When viewing your own profile you can choose how others see your recent tv and movies sections. Just choose from the dropdown and that will change your view. It works the same as the other 2 sections that had the dropdown.

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The history page is a great feature, but is it possible to change the date of when you saw a movie ?