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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2011, 06:40:06 pm »
Color and Sound Mix now working properly and the data are now properly transferred.

Reviews details from Main details page would be perfect for the transfer, of course, unless there are problems with the proper functioning of the Imdb plugin.
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2011, 07:02:48 pm »
Review from the main page is impossible to get as it seems to be loaded using scripts (probably because it depends on your account settings and such)
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2011, 08:01:10 pm »
Oh, I understand if no other options, User Reviews Information goodbye.

Question for the tagline:
Do you edit the plugin in order to transfer all information taglines, which are written over there.
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 09:27:12 pm »
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Oh, I understand if no other options, User Reviews Information goodbye.

Ehm, so does it download anything for you or what?

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Do you edit the plugin in order to transfer all information taglines, which are written over there.

There is usually only one, AFAIK
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2011, 11:21:46 pm »
Making progress, but now User Review is not being cleaned. Not only is it replacing special characters with codes, it seems line feeds are being removed but not replaced with a space.

Regardless of the inability to get User Review from the main page, I think getting it from the review page is best anyway. The main page user review is placed there by a script, probably so it can be rotated. If the plugin could get it, it would result in the review arbitrarily changing each time it is run—not necessarily what we would want. The default review page, however, places the "best" (based on the number and proportion of users finding it "useful") first. That's likely to result in a better quality review, and might even avoid the really crappy ones.

As for Tagline, there often are multiple items on the taglines page. But I must disagree with Ivek's philosophy that every bit of data at the source should be downloaded. The purpose of the program is to gather a reasonable selection of data that is consistent and of the best available quality. Notwithstanding some movies have a number of (possibly equally prominent) posters and taglines, most have just one, or one main one. I think the only choice is to trust whatever judgment IMDb uses to decide which one goes on the main page. It's not hard to find examples suggesting that judgment is not sound, but I don't know what choice we have. There doesn't appear to be any basis for determining the "best" choice from the taglines page.

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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2011, 12:48:38 am »
All right, the issue with reviews is fixed.
As for the Taglines, I think one tagline from the main page is more than enough, so I'll skip this feature suggestion.
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2011, 01:09:41 am »
Thanks for the quick fix. All of them. ;)

Wish I had spotted this sooner...When a review includes a spoiler warning (i.e., "*** This review may contain spoilers ***"), only the heading and warning are downloaded. Is that intentional?

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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2011, 01:22:04 am »
No, so wait for the next fix ;)
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2011, 02:00:25 am »
Thanks. No rush. Although this is interesting... 12% of the reviews I've downloaded have the warning. A good reviewer is supposed to be able to write a review without spoilers, so this is a high proportion of what are supposed to be the best reviews. Hopefully this is a result of the dire consequence of including a spoiler in a review without the warning...

Quote from: IMDb
Avoid unannounced spoilers! Please don't reveal crucial plot elements. If you include a spoiler without warning readers in advance your name will be added to a blacklist and, subsequently, all your reviews will be discarded automatically. To label a spoiler make sure you check the 'contains spoilers' checkbox.

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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2011, 06:22:05 am »
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Oh, I understand if no other options, User Reviews Information goodbye.

Ehm, so does it download anything for you or what?

I apologize that we did not properly understand.
I just wanted to say this, that certain information can not download from these or other reasons, otherwise me interested in all information to be transmitted.
Yes, download all for me.

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Do you edit the plugin in order to transfer all information taglines, which are written over there.

There is usually only one, AFAIK

It will also be fine.
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2011, 10:17:53 am »
What is an opinion about Soundtracks.
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2011, 12:05:30 pm »
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2011, 06:26:29 pm »
I do not plan adding soundtracks
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Re: Suggestion for IMDB plugin
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2011, 06:43:33 pm »
I do not plan adding soundtracks

I understand.
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