Mar 21, 2017 03:03 AM
Hessa - 1184 Posts
78votes
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I noticed that when there is more than one airing version/formats of the show, people get confused because of the number of episodes.

Let's take Queen of the Ring for example, those would be the 2 versions/formats
Online version TV version
Country: South Korea
Type: Drama
Episodes: 20
Aired: Mar 6, 2017 to Mar 23, 2017
Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday
Network: Naver TV Cast
Duration: 10 min.
Country: South Korea
Type: Drama
Episodes: 6
Aired: Mar 9, 2017 to Mar 23, 2017
Aired On: Thursday
Network: MBC
Duration: 30 min.

I wish we had something like this:
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This way users know there are different airing version/format and they can add them to the list as such. It could also help in case of a Director's cut. e.g. Diamond Lover and Diamond Lover (Special Cut)
Mar 21, 2017 03:03 AM
darkn3ss - 802 Posts
I like this idea it's also make it easier to find things.
Mar 21, 2017 03:03 AM
inactive - 319 Posts
that would be very helpful. 
it would clear the confusion many have when it comes to dramas that simultaneously air on tv and online.

unrelated but is it necessary have pages dedicated to compilation episodes of dramas like goblin special: every moment of it shined or bts specials like strong woman do bong soon special?

Mar 21, 2017 03:03 AM
Hessa - 1184 Posts
@Fay
For the specials, I actually suggested this before: http://mydramalist.com/discussions/suggestions/277...
Mar 21, 2017 05:03 AM
Juniko - 2366 Posts
OMG Moon Lovers Come to my mind...
Mar 21, 2017 09:03 AM
Hessa - 1184 Posts
@Juniko
OMG! Yes, totally forgot about that. Maybe we can have a option for both, if you watched both of them.
Mar 21, 2017 10:03 AM
Skye-N-Rain - 6813 Posts
My biggest worry is that it'd become too complicated. People already have trouble with simple things, throw in different versions and it may be too much for some people to understand. 
Mar 22, 2017 08:03 AM
Hessa - 1184 Posts
I think the user would only have to choose the version when adding it their list, so it would not be complicated. We could explain it in an FAQ thread or something. Personally, I think the relations are more complicated than this.
Moreover, if you think it would be hard to edit, we could keep it for staff to add, and users just choose the version to add to their list.
We would need:
TV Version
Online/Web Version
DVD Version
Different Cut/Director's Cut
International Version
Apr 13, 2017 04:04 AM
Pantheria - 228 Posts
I definitely think this is a good idea. I suggested this ages ago too. 

http://mydramalist.com/discussions/suggestions/174...

It can be annoying & hard to track when watching something that has 2 different episode count.Seems to be the case with a lot of Dramas lately; especially web Dramas.
Apr 21, 2017 02:04 AM
Hessa - 1184 Posts
@Pantheria
Oh, I did not see yours. Maybe the staff should merge it.
13 days ago
Hessa - 1184 Posts
Bump!!
Cause we have the same problem with Wednesday 3:30 p.m..
13 days ago
AmastrisDratwka - 27 Posts
It might be helpful to update "Wednesday 3:30 p.m." by listing the network as Oksuku platform.

Most MDL viewers are not going to watch this show via the Oksuku platform because it is purely a South Korean platform and most MDLers do not speak or write Korean and require English subtitles.  The format which the English subbers used for their subbing was the SBS Plus version of 10 episodes at 30 minutes, thus, this is the platform version that most MDLers are currently watching.

Although a majority of MDLers are pretty savvy about how to obtain data on their dramas, not all of them have the time to do the actual research.  This is why they use MDL in the first place:  quick access to, for the majority, accurate drama data, and a way to organize that data to help fine tune and simplifying watching your dramas.  Reviewing, commenting, forums, articles are the icing on the cake.

I, for one, was confused about the episode numbers along with those in the comments section.  [I take particular care to watch shows that have finished airing and are already completely subbed, call me OCD, because I hate unfinished things and have been burned by lack of subs way too often.] Since there was confusion, I went to the locations I go to first to verify data, namely, wiki.d-addicts and the wikipedia page in that shows/movies respective native language.  For this show, that would be:  Drama-Wiki link AND Korean Wikipedia link.  I also checked the Official Site for this drama, and it currently only list the data for SBS Plus.  Looking at this as my source, I only see the data for the SBS Plus airing with no indication that it also aired on another platform.  After my data update request was denied by Hessa and this suggestion post was linked to me in a PM, did I look at the ENGLISH version of the wikipedia page for this drama and release there was another version that aired.  My savvy-ness was to OP that I didn't catch it.

Again, it might, for the time being, clear matters up if the network portion of "Wednesday 3:30 p.m." drama page is updated to say "Oksuku" platform so people aren't confused that the data is for SBS Plus.
13 days ago
Hessa - 1184 Posts
That is why this would help.
If I add "SBS Plus", I'll keep getting submissions for the "Oksuku" info.
If I add "Oksuku", I'll keep getting submissions for the "SBS Plus" info.

It is a never ending cycle. 
13 days ago
AmastrisDratwka - 27 Posts
Well I added my votes for it.  Needless to say, not going with this suggestion makes a few entries confusing...and poor Hessa has to deal with the revolving door.