We’ve just renovated the form with which users can submit films to Criticker.
The biggest change is that submissions are now automatically added to the database. No more waiting around for 2 weeks before we get around to processing your submission. They are, however, added in Preview Mode. This means that until the film is approved, only the submitter can view the film.
In order to allow this, a little more information is required on the submission form. First, the IMDB ID is necessary — this is to ensure that the film actually exists. And also, we are requiring a Plot Summary.
Finally, we’re giving users the ability to upload their own Film Images and Embed Trailers. We expect the latter to be particularly popular — especially for short films, many of which are available in their entirety. If you submit a film image, your submission will be worked on with priority.
All these changes are also enabling moderators to validate submissions much more quickly.