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  • Jessica Out Friday, 4/19


    Hi everyone,


    I just wanted to let you all know that I will be out of the office tomorrow, 4/19. If there is anything pressing, please PM me today and I will try to handle before I leave. Otherwise, I will be back on Monday, 4/22.


    Have a great weekend!


    Posted by jessicakroeber 04/18/2013 10:01am comments: 0
  • Site Updates 4/16


    Update: 5:29pm These changes are live now. Please let us know what you think!


    Hi,


    We are releasing some updates today. I will let you know when they are live.


    1. The WYSIWYG is sometimes adding extra paragraph tags when users edit basic info on the show, episode, and person pages. In the Mod Queue, this is making it appear as if additional elements that were not changed have been edited on a submission. With today's release, we have prevented the WYSIWYG from adding that extra HTML, which should cut down on the number of false changes on submissions.


    2. We are now going to display HTML inside CURRENT field of the Mod Queue. It was already appearing in the EDITED field, but now you will be able to compare the two more accurately.



    This change will allow special characters to work on the website and it will make it easier for editors to determine the exact elements that have been changed in a submission.


    Please let us know if you have any questions!



    Posted by jessicakroeber 04/16/2013 2:14pm comments: 16
  • Site Updates 4/12


    Hello everyone!


    I am still on vacation but I wanted to check in quickly to let you know about some new updates that are live now!


    - Contribution pages for users with a large number of contributions are now loading again! Big thanks to TheOldBill & Gislef for testing and confirming that for us!


    - Person aliases are working correctly in the cast & crew tool search. They are also appearing on the person pages likethis.


    - We have added Hulu embeds to our movie pages so you can watch them without having to leave the site! There will not be an embed for every movie, as it depends what is available.


    Please let us know what you think!


    Posted by jessicakroeber 04/12/2013 12:51pm comments: 6
  • Jessica Vacation Update 4/10


    Hello,


    I will be out of the office on Thursday (4/11) & Friday (4/12) of this week. You will continue to be notified here if there are any updates, but I will not be checking my PMs until I return on Monday. If there is anything pressing, please PM me today & I will try to get to everything before I leave. Thank you for your understanding!


    Jessica


    Posted by jessicakroeber 04/10/2013 11:41am comments: 7
  • News/Documentary Forum Update


    Hi everyone!


    We recently identified an issue that was causing theNews/Documentaryforum to break. We released a fix for that today so that forum is back. I will continue to update you of new fixes and features as I have information!


    Posted by jessicakroeber 04/09/2013 1:42pm comments: 2
  • Bug Fixes Update 4/2



    Update 9:48am: These are now live! Let us know what you think.


    Hello,


    We are putting out some more bug fixes shortly so I wanted to let you all know what to expect! The fixes are going out right now, so they should be live on the site very soon. I will update this post when they are live.


    - The notifications bar was showing the timestamp of your original comment, not the timestamp of when that comment was marked with a thumbs up or down. This has been tweaked and the timestamp in the notifications bar should now be more accurate to when the action on your comment took place.


    - The count of thumbs up on the notifications thread page was not displaying properly. This has been fixed.


    Please let us know what you think!



    Posted by jessicakroeber 04/02/2013 9:33am comments: 5
  • Bug Fixes Update!


    Update 2:31pm: These changes just went live! Let us know if you have questions!


    Hi everyone!


    We have some fixes going live today. I will update you when these are up on the TV.com website, but here is a peek at what you have to look forward to today:


    - A bug was causing episode reviews to link you to the show level reviews when you clicked to view them on the episode pages. This has been fixed.



    - There was a bug that was causing some movie and show credits to be missing from person pages. The person was showing up on the movie/show page, but the movie/show was not showing up on the person page. This has been fixed. In some cases, we still have inconsistent character names, which may cause actors to be listed multiple times for the same show as the same character. Any cleanup of your shows to have consistent character names will help this issue.


    - There was a bug that was causing crew entered as Music Editor to be changed into Sound Mixer on the website. We have fixed this, so that will work correctly now. You may have to fix older entries.


    Let us know what you think once these changes are live! We will continue to update you with new information as we have it.


    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/28/2013 11:14am comments: 35
  • Publication Update 3/27


    Hi everyone!


    I just got word that we are doing some maintenance work that will affect our publication for today. You may notice that data is not updating on the site as quickly as it normally does. Don't fret, as no data is lost. We should be resuming our normal publication cycle late tonight. I will send out any updates if new information arises.


    Thanks for your patience. As always, PM me or comment with questions or concerns!


    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/27/2013 1:40pm comments: 3
  • Hulu Embeds


    Update 1:36PM: This is now live!


    Hi everyone!


    If you haven't already noticed - we've got some good news! Recently we were able to get Hulu embeds up on episode pages so that you can watch more of your favorite shows without having to leave the episode page! Tomorrow we are putting out an update to prevent those embeds from auto-playing, so you'll be able to decide when you're ready to watch the embed on your own. I will update you when that has gone live to the website!



    Thanks again for all your feedback about the profile pages. We've taken in all your suggestions and we are considering our next steps. We'll continue to keep you updated with new information!


    Thanks!


    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/25/2013 3:33pm comments: 16
  • New Profile Pages Update #4


    Update 4:05pm: These changes are now live! Let us know what you think.


    Update 3:26pm: We were able to fix the movie issue so editors of movies will be able to click through to them and contributions in movies will be visible. I have also added a screencap below showing what the editor list will look like. Will update you when it's live!


    Hi everyone!


    If you've missed the previous updates about our new profile pages you can see all the details here:#1,#2, &#3. We've got some more news! All of these updates should be live today, but I will keep you updated with the timeline!


    -For Show Editors:We've added a module for your Editorships back to the profile page. The module loads on the profile Overview and click through to the show or person in question. Thanks so much for your patience while we've worked on this.




    -Notifications Flag fix: As noted by @IndianaMom and others - some users saw that their Notifications flag would not light up, even though new Notifications were visible in the dropdown or on their profile page. We've fixed this, so you should see your Notifications flag light up.


    We're still working on the new profile pages, so keep your suggestions coming! Thanks for your patience while we're rolling out our new changes!


    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/21/2013 12:29pm comments: 60
  • New Profile Pages Update #3


    Hi everyone!


    We've been listening to your concerns about the new profile pages and we made some tweaks to them! Here are all the details.


    - We added the "Message" button back to your profiles so you can easily PM a specific user with one click.



    - We limited the "My Listings" module to airings from 8 am forward. You can click through to the "Shows I'm Watching" list to add more shows or turn off the display of re-runs entirely.



    - We hid gender from the About page when it is viewed by others. You can see an example of thathere.


    We have more updates coming. Keep on sending us your suggestions and we will update you when we have more information about any new changes.


    Thanks!


    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/19/2013 5:55pm comments: 18
  • New Profile Pages Update #2

    Thanks for all the feedback, suggestions, and PMs about the new profiles. If you missed the first update on the new profile pages, please clickherefor all the details. We plan to continue to work on them.


    We wanted to address a few things that came up via the forums and PMs.

    -We're glad you like the new look, larger photos and that you can easily see your favorite shows.
    -We are working on adding the list of shows for each editor back to the profile page. Hang tight as we work on this.
    -We're working on the Likes and Dislikes for your reviews.
    -We'd like you to start off fresh with new bio lines. There's plenty of room for longer bios which you can write on the About page.
    -While we have removed emblems, we are working on new ways to highlight your contributions on the site.
    -We're aware and working on the slower page load times for the contributions and forum post tabs for users with high numbers of contributions.


    For those of you who have concerns about the editorship system, nothing is changing. If you have further questions, please PMmeand we can discuss in more detail.Thanks again for the detailed thoughts. We appreciate all of your feedback.

    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/18/2013 2:27pm comments: 22
  • Profile Pages Update

    Update 5:46pm: New profile pages are up! Let us know what you think!


    Hello,



    Coming soon! Improved profile pages. We've focused on improving the profile image uploading process and organizing your favorite shows, ratings, reviews and more. Enjoy, and let us know what you think! We will update you when we have a firm launch date for these new features!



    Overview page:



    - A bold, new favorites module


    - A preview module for your most recent Notifications


    - Your own, personalized TV listings


    - Lists


    - Your followers and who is following you


    - We've removed Emblems from the profile page and stats




    About:


    - A brand new system for updating your profile images. Drag and drop one in and edit it as you see fit!




    - Our old Bio lines were quite hidden, so we're starting fresh - tell us about yourself!




    Followers:


    - We've simplified "Tracking" and "Friends" to "Following" and "Followers"




    Notifications:


    - Notifications used to be on a standalone page, but we've brought them into the profile.


    -For new users: you will receive a notification for replies to comments on news articles and on episode page discussions.





    Ratings:




    - A better layout for all of your Ratings


    - For new users: you will receive a notification for replies to comments on news articles and on episode page discussions.


    - For new users: you will receive a notification for replies to comments on news articles and on episode page discussions.




    Reviews:




    - A better layout for all of your Reviews


    - Click through to get to the Show, Movie, or Episode pages




    Contributions & Forum Posts:


    - A quick glance at your history of contributions and Forum Posts


    - As before, users with extensive contributions history will have to wait a bit for the page to load




    Settings:


    - Update your email preferences here


    - We'll be adding more settings options in the future


    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/15/2013 12:21pm comments: 68
  • Hello!

    Hello everyone!


    If you missed Edlyn's last site blog post, today is her last day with TV.com. She will be greatly missed!


    I am now taking her place responding to all user concerns and questions. Please bear with me through the transition as submissions and requests may take longer to process with less manpower on the team. I will do my best to respond to your PMs and forum messages in as timely a manner as we can with the resources we currently have.


    Please PM me with any questions or concerns going forward, as that will be the most direct way to contact me. Thanks again for your understanding, and I look forward to getting to know most of you better!


    For anyone who hasn't met me yet - I have worked for TV.com for a little over a year and a half now. I do a lot of the behind the scenes work on the episode guides and maintaining the content on the website. Before that, I was working for another TV related website for a few years. The most important things you should know about me is that I love Doctor Who, pugs, & the colour purple!


    Looking forward to meeting you all individually!


    Jessica


    Posted by jessicakroeber 03/13/2013 3:54pm comments: 8
  • Goodbye

    Hi all,

    I want to let you know that this Wednesday, March 13, will be my last day here at TV.com. I will be moving on to new adventures down in sunny Los Angeles! It has been a wonderful three and a half years working with and getting to know you all - thank you!

    Moving forward, please send all inquiries to Jessica
    . In the short term, submissions/requests will take longer to process, please bear with us.

    Please feel free to shoot me a message if you have any questions, personal or site-related.

    Best,

    Edlyn
    twitter.com/edlyntong

    Posted by etong87 03/08/2013 10:13am comments: 28
  • News Hub

    UPDATE: Under the Most Popular tab, you will now see stories that are more recent (from the past month).

    We've made several improvements to our news hub. You can now filter by episode reviews, TV news, and more! Check it out and let us know what you think!

    Posted by etong87 02/26/2013 4:14pm comments: 18
  • Oscars



    Did any of you tune in to the Oscars last night? I did! I was really happy to see some of the movies and actors that won. I love Jennifer Lawrence. Plus, I think Seth MacFarlene did a decent job hosting! Be sure to check out Tim Surette's recap of the night's events.

    Whose looks were your favorites? Here's our Red Carpet photo gallery.

    What are some of your favorite Oscar moments?

    Posted by etong87 02/25/2013 10:30am comments: 5
  • 500 Error Messages

    UPDATE: This issue has been fixed, thank you for your patience.

    Hi all,

    Some of you may be getting 500 errors on the site. We are aware of this issue and are working on a fix.If you reload the page, it should load fine.

    Please let me know if you have any questions. I will keep you updated on our progress.

    Thanks!
    Edlyn

    Posted by etong87 02/13/2013 11:20am comments: 15
  • Grammys, The Walking Dead, and More!

    Hi all,

    Hope you had a great weekend! Did anyone tune in to the Grammys? What'd you think? I tuned in to most of it, I really enjoy watching the musical performances. Also on last night was the premiere of The Walking Dead. It is a hugely popular show on our site. Do any of you watch?

    Plus: The CW just announced this morning that they've renewed The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural! Great news for you CW fans



    Happy Monday!
    Edlyn

    Posted by etong87 02/11/2013 11:38am comments: 5
  • Update 2/4/13

    Hi all,

    Hope everyone's 2013 is off to a great start! We have a lot of exciting updates coming up this year that we are excited to share with you all. We have been working on the new profile pages and will have updates for you all on this soon!

    Have you guys watched any great new shows lately? I tuned in to the premiere of The Americans and I thought it was really good! Will definitely be watching this season. For your convenience, here's our comprehensive list of 2013 Midseason Premieres.

    Thanks,
    Edlyn

    Posted by etong87 02/04/2013 2:37pm comments: 9