Return To: Board Index | Feature Requests

submitting movies

Ideas to improve Criticker and new feature requests, as well as announcements about new enhancements.
gabba2k7
Posts: 27
826 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 am

submitting movies

Postby gabba2k7 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:26 am

could the picture requirement be removed from submissions menu (https://www.criticker.com/submissions/)
or altered to allow URLs

personally it is the main thing preventing me from adding movies/series...

surely i understand criticker - it is better to have picture than not to have ;]

OR

could a script be made allowing auto-copypasting from imdb.

meaning user just posts a link ...and script will fill the form with name, year, link, description (c), picture .




regards.

mpowell
Posts: 2935
1137 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:22 am

Re: submitting movies

Postby mpowell » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:12 am

Thanks for the suggestion!

The URL idea is a good one, but we don't want to get into the practice of scraping from other websites. I've made a new enhancement report for your suggestion about URLs, though. Thanks again!

gabba2k7
Posts: 27
826 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 am

Re: submitting movies

Postby gabba2k7 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:10 am

uw

scraping from other websites.
looks like my English is not that perfect. did u imply by 'scrapping' = converting/taking/copypasting data?

if so ... is not that what criticker users do (at least because imdb link is required in submission forms. plus description and picture are easy reachable. and imdb updates come often so it is easy to find any new films/series you want to add here)

if so ... some automization of submission process is considered by me as a fairly logical suggestion

...
btw, is that me or the submission menu is hard to find ;] im sure it is hidden somewhere

mpowell
Posts: 2935
1137 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:22 am

Re: submitting movies

Postby mpowell » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:28 am

I understand that point, but regardless of the terminology we're not going to introduce automatic retrieval of data from 3rd party websites.

The Submission form can be found at the top of the Resources Page or at the bottom of any set of search results.

livelove
Posts: 392
66 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:36 pm

Re: submitting movies

Postby livelove » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:20 am

mpowell wrote:we're not going to introduce automatic retrieval of data from 3rd party websites.
mpowell wrote:we don't want to get into the practice of scraping from other websites.

Is Criticker's entire film database user-submitted ?
I always thought this would only make up for a small percentage, while you get the big bulk from elsewhere ?

gabba2k7
Posts: 27
826 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 am

Re: submitting movies

Postby gabba2k7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:32 am

livelove wrote:...Is Criticker's entire film database user-submitted ?


that is why i see no logic in adm position (unless it is something law related). as i believe that most (if not almost all) movie entrances/submissions are copied by users from imdb (or elsewhere). so why not to allow users to have automized script/service insted of them doing the same thing manually)

in other words, users are already scrapping ;]

livelove
Posts: 392
66 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:36 pm

Re: submitting movies

Postby livelove » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:04 pm

@gabba2k7:
I guess there is a legal difference between manual and automatic data retrieval.

For instance, web crawlers and web archival services (like www.archive.org) should adhere to the permissions as laid out in robots.txt. Manual archiving (as is done on www.archive.is for example) is not bound by robots.txt.

And I guess, if you put in place an automatic data retrieval tool, you potentially expose yourself legally. This could get noticed by the bigger brother and it's certainly a good idea not to wake up sleeping dogs.

livelove
Posts: 392
66 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:36 pm

Re: submitting movies

Postby livelove » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:05 pm

@mpowell:
I would still be curious, however, where the bulk of the Criticker movie DB entries come from.
(You can PM me in case it's too sensitive.)

gabba2k7
Posts: 27
826 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 am

Re: submitting movies

Postby gabba2k7 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:23 am


the bigger brother


'big brother' companies are technofascists... that what scares me ;] lets fight the leftists !


Return to “Feature Requests”