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#1 OFFLINE   RobertE

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:27 PM

Not sure if this is even doable or not, but anyway.

It would be great if there was a place (on the calendar?) where tv series premiers & return dates could be entered. Then, either you would get a PM at a predetermined lead time (7 days), or a news item would be posted, or both.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

Hey that'd be sweet. I am still wondering when the new Beavis & Butthead episodes will air, along with the next season of Breaking Bad. Would be cool to get a reminder.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:29 PM

I used to have a Google Calendar that showed premieres for TV Shows, but can't find it anymore.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:23 AM

We had a calendar like that some years back but the person who maintained it left the site. Nobody stepped up to take over.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:43 PM

We had a calendar like that some years back but the person who maintained it left the site. Nobody stepped up to take over.


Does it still work?

Could probably scrounge up a few people to help maintain it.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:32 PM

With the way they move shows around, reschedule, preempt, cancel, etc., I can't see it being valid more than 2 hours out. Even the Dish on-line guide and the various web-based guides like Snap2it and Titan are frequently wrong.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:17 PM

With the way they move shows around, reschedule, preempt, cancel, etc., I can't see it being valid more than 2 hours out. Even the Dish on-line guide and the various web-based guides like Snap2it and Titan are frequently wrong.


Always the pessimist arn't you.

Season & series premiers are very rarely rescheduled, preempted or canceled a week out.

What's so bad about getting an alert on one of your favorite shows comming back on X date that you need to threadcrap? :nono2:
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:44 PM

Does it still work?

Could probably scrounge up a few people to help maintain it.

It was a calendar that we had setup. I suppose I can create another one and you guys can have at it.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:53 PM

It was a calendar that we had setup. I suppose I can create another one and you guys can have at it.


That would be great. I'll find some conscripts. :D
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:47 PM

That would be great. I'll find some conscripts. :D

No problem. I will need to know who so I can give them the permissions to update the calendar.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

What's so bad about getting an alert on one of your favorite shows comming back on X date that you need to threadcrap? :nono2:


The series links in my HR's always know when my favorite shows are returning:)
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

The series links in my HR's always know when my favorite shows are returning:)


Since I'm always butting against the 50 limit rule, my favorite shows aren't always on my series link list.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:22 PM

Since I'm always butting against the 50 limit rule, my favorite shows aren't always on my series link list.

Ditto. And there are new shows I might want to record, like Body of Proof, starting next week, and The Killing, on 4/3.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:26 PM

We had a calendar like that some years back but the person who maintained it left the site. Nobody stepped up to take over.

No, he didn't, but he turned more into a lurker than anything else due to time constraints.

Try http://thefutoncritic.com/showatch/ .
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:53 AM

No problem. I will need to know who so I can give them the permissions to update the calendar.


It looks like something I can tackle, I will start a thread in the tv section and you guys/gals can post in that thread what you want entered, I think you will need to give the Name of the show, network, new season or series premier and I will do the entering. I'll get the "official" thread going this afternoon.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:48 PM

It goes without saying, that I'm in. :)
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:02 PM

Ok, we are live over in the TV Show Talk Forum. Let's see how it works.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:37 PM

Really like this idea. A couple of improvement suggestions:

Since most of us will be setting up recordings for these shows, the reminder time frames are too small. I doubt anyone wants to be reminded one hour before, for example. I'd rather see something like this:

6 hours
1 day
2 days
3 days
4 days
1 week
1.5 weeks
2 weeks

Also, after setting a reminder, if the go to calendar drop down could default to the current month that would be great (i.e. I set up a recording and the go to calendar below is always on January 2010). Or at least have it default to 2011.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:24 AM

Now if I could only get the entries to count toward the post count. :)

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