Here's an article that explains all about social sharing: https://blog.trakt.tv/share-on-your-social-networks-3a5cd188772
In regards to the check in text, we unfortunately don't store that. It is only used when sharing with your connected networks. The main problem is in order to save that text, it requires a major backend update, due to how plays are stored. I like the idea, but it unfortunately is not a top priority because of this infrastructure change. When I last commented on this issue, we had plans to change how plays are stored on the backend, but we didn't proceed with that system and thus don't have the flexibility to store additional fields, such as the check in text. I can't say we'll never do it, but its not really possible right now.
As for sharing, we only share scrobbles and checkins and not previous watches. The reason being that previous watches are typically added in bulk and we don't want to spam your social networks if you add a whole bunch of content in a short amount of time. Since checkins and scrobbles are real time, they generate a lot less volume and don't spam your networks nearly as much.
This will actually be a new feature, we don't currently save the text for checkins. (we didn't in v1 either actually). That text is used when sharing to your social networks. We're currently in the process of optimizing the history activities, so once we're done with that I'll be able to better look into the original idea of saving the check in text for display on the website. For the location part, I plan to save that as separate from any note that is entered.
As for the task list, this uservoice board is what we have that is public facing. The different statues like "planned", "started", etc are how we keep track of that. If we have a more exact time frame, we try to indicate that. For the most part, things in "started" are tasks that are being worked on or will be once a some other tasks fall into place.
Thanks for the suggestion! I think some of it makes sense and some of it would break conventions a bit too much. The hover icons + dimmed screenshots might be a little confusing since that is different from all the other views. I'll plan to look into this more for a future update though and see if there is an opportunity for a new view.
I just pushed some search updates to improve the ordering. I am rebuilding the search index, which will take a few hours at least.
Exact matches will show up first in the results for all, movie, and show searches.
Edi, in regards to the layout, I would recommend choosing another layout such as logo or fanart since those have the text more clearly. Check https://blog.trakt.tv/calendars-23d2b4534066 for more info on that.
For VIP members, advanced filters have been updated to allow filtering on Trakt, IMDB (movie and show), Rotten Tomatoes (move only), and Metacritic (movie only) ratings.
1) This is possible by selecting "Any Services" in the advanced filter section.
2) Which specific page are you referring to? On the global views such as popular movies, that data is all shared between users which is why we currently support the fading option and not a true hide. This is for caching purposes.
3) I'll need to think about the UI to support this and make it clear to the user how to apply that. It works via the direct URL parameters though by adding a - before any genres you want to exclude, such as genres=comedy,-family
4) Which specific page or section are you referring to?
Those errors seem related to the ad loading, so it shouldn't affect the image loading that I know of. I still haven't been able to reproduce or find a fix for this issue yet.
Weird error. I'm not able to reproduce it so far, using Chrome as my primary test case. Do you have any browser plugins installed? I'm wondering if there is a conflict that is affecting the image loading plugin. Basically, images should fade in when scrolled into view, but initially it should of course load the visible ones.
Need to figure out how to do this while also retaining the client side sorting and filtering if possible.
Agreed, this is an issue with large lists. The problem is the sorting and filtering is handled client side, so pagination will lose that functionality. It is all done client side for performance reasons currently.
I think this is somehow related to the ads on the page, it seems like that is introducing a bug with the search bar. Not sure of a fix yet.
I'm not able to reproduce the issue on Firefox 53.0 on MacOS. This was tested with a non VIP account just to see if it was an issue with any advertising, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm not sure what is different with your Firefox.
Have you tried disabling any Firefox extensions to make sure one isn't breaking the long press? Are there are errors in the browser console?
Please provide some examples for reference.
You are referring to the global sections like trakt.tv/movies/popular? Do you have any design inspiration for ideas on what they could look like?
Currently, you can hide a show from you calendar or progress page. Hiding from watched progress also hides it from your dashboard on deck. Hiding in those 2 places should work for most users.
This topic proposes a “dropped” status for a show. This would hide from the 3 sections mentioned above + add a “dropped” indicator in places such as the show summary page.
To recap my previous replies, you can hide shows by clicking the Ø icon when viewing your dashboard up next, progress page, or calendar. There is no need to unwatch the items. You can unhide from trakt.tv/settings/hidden if needed too.
@Vicky we expose the hidden items for apps and plugins to use, but it sounds like whichever you are using might not use that data to hide within their app. I would recommend sending a feature request to the app developer.
Please provide your username so I can check if the items are correctly hidden. And also please send screenshots of the dashboard on deck and the collection progress so I can see if they line up correctly.
Do you see all the hidden shows listed at trakt.tv/settings/hidden? As I see it, the issue seems to be with the hiding either not working properly or not saving when you click the Ø icon to hide.
@Anonymous did you hide the show from your progress page? That removes it from your on deck as well. The watchlist is a special list for what you want to watch, so adding/removing to that shouldn't affect the progress or calendar.
@Anonymous you can hide the show from your progress page which will also hide it from your dashboard on deck. No need to mark it as 100% watched.
Liam, you can ignore seasons from the progress page as well. Just expand the percentage view, and there will be Ø icons next to each season as well.
Alan & Roxie, I'm not able to reproduce the issue. I just tested and was able to hide a show from my watched progress and it correctly hid from my on deck as well. If you have more info (i.e. browser errors, etc) please let me know. Can you confirm the show is actually hidden from the progress page too?
For the more recent comments, please be aware you can hide show from your calendar and progress pages directly to hide them from showing up. When hiding from your watched progress, this will also hide them from your on deck section.
I agree adult movies should be hidden, but I'd like to always hide them and not have an option since we prefer not to have that content at all. I'll need to look into this more and see if the TMDB tags are reliable enough to do something automated or not.
I'm not able to reproduce any issues with the progress page when testing out different scenarios. If you have the page sorted differently, that could be by the times aren't quite in order. If you have any more steps to reproduce this issue reliably, please let me know.
Trakt itself does refresh very quickly. The 8 hours can come in to play from the data we receive from TMDB or TVDB if it was updated right before trying to refresh on Trakt.
The main thing is changes on TMDB and TVDB aren't instant. It usually takes up to 8 hours for the data to be updated so an immediate refresh on Trakt won't necessarily grab the updated info. That's part of the reason its not a general feature since it could be confusing as to why the data didn't immediately update.
Movie sets are now created for box sets and other collections. Will be adding a section to your progress page to help keep track.
@honn we provide playback percentage info, but it is typically used within a media center or to sync the playback position across devices (i.e. Kodi media center to Infuse on your phone). I hadn't thought of exposing that on the website before, mostly since there might be a quite a few items to display if you pause a lot of movies/episodes before watching at least 80% (the threshold when it marks as watched).
Are you asking for progress within movie sets? For example, if there was a star wars set of movies, it would indicate you watched X% of that set?
Moving this to researching, but there isn’t a good solution currently if TMDB and TVDB don’t match up correctly.
Hmm, yeah not an easy way to solve this. We match TMDB based on season/episode number to pull down the episode screenshots since they have higher resolution. Any idea why the episode listings don't match up between the 2 sites?
The ratings sections currently are based off the date you rated the item. Are you suggesting we take that set of data, but then filter it further to only shows/movies that were actually watched in that year? Or are you suggesting it first grabs the list of watched shows/movies then looks which ones are rated the highest regardless of when they were actually rated?
Yeah, looking into this more to see if there is a fix. The problem is Outlook's rendering is pretty bad and doesn't support newer standards. For example, the email looks good in gmail, iOS mail, and airmail which were my main testing apps.
Can you provide an example of custom text you would use?
The pages like trending, popular etc are shared across all users and heavily cached which is why the hide options are not currently implemented. Hiding items on the server side effectively breaks that cache, so its something I need to look into if its possible.
Search results can currently be sorted by date by turning that on in the settings. The others are good ideas.
The progress page should have reverse of those, in the case you mention there should be a "least" sort option that reverses the order.
Personal lists might be possible to sort that way. These are similar to the shared pages and your watched data is actually calculated on the fly when viewing any list (your own or someone elses). Similarly, something that needs more investigation.
Appreciate the enthusiasm :) I'm planning to merge this into one of the existing topics to not fragment the idea. On the last link you provided, that is in regards to custom lists. We haven't ever had a notification feature for actors.