Sorry for the double post, but after a slight bit of testing out the submission system and the directory I stumbled upon a couple of things that slightly bugged me. Don't get me wrong, the film directory is perfect as it is now, but there are just some tiny things that I can't stand for a bit.
1. Some slight errors in the dates
This occures with some films, like (at the moment) Stop and Motion by Helico, and Cashman by Philip Heinrich. Oddly enough, when you go to the film page the date is shown correctly. Not sure what happened there, but it is kind of annoying.
2. Resorting doesn't stick very well
So whenever I change the sort thingie from 'pretty detailed' to 'list' (or whatever you want to name it), the thing doesn't stick. By that I mean that when I sort the thing as a list, as soon as I go to (for example) a film page or any other page, the sorting system automatically goes back to 'detailed'. This isn't terribly annoying, but it's a slight drawback as people who prefer lists over the detailed things will have to click that button in the top right corner every single time. Every. Single. Time.
3. No control panel ;_;
There's no control panel wherever you go in the Film directory. Again, this is slightly annoying especially when you want to go to your control panel after you've gone to a film page. Nothing big, but still.
4. No "edit film page" link or anything like that
I just submitted Harbinger (and two other films) to the directory, but when I saw that something on the page was wrong, I couldn't find any link to edit the film's page or whatever. I guess this is similar to the third point (no control panel), but it's still slightly annoying.
5. "Released" versus "Added to directory" dates
Probably my biggest issue with the directory to date. In the directory list, the release date is (probably) what you can pick when submitting a film. But on the film page, the release date is the same as the date you added your film to the directory. This is pretty concerning as it gives lots of confusion and stuff like that. This should really be fixed IMO.
6. Limited editing abilities
Ok so I wanted to edit the film page for Harbinger because I made a couple of mistakes on it. First problem was "Lord\_of\_the\_LEGO" which has lots of backslashes (probably a PHP problem or something). Second problem was mistagging Rolz's involvement in the film as "Cameo appearance", I want that to say just "Cameo". I found out that I couldn't fix the first problem as it just reverted back to the backslash riddled name. Also, I couldn't fix the second problem because the cast/crew thing seems unfixable.
That's pretty much everything I could find for now, though. I love it.
Also, a question. When you edit the film page, will your forum thread thingie be edited as well? That would be quite handy, I think.
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edited sixth point the list just keeps growing lolz
Last edited by BertL (May 4, 2009 (07:44am))