Post Reply Region Details in Lineup and Description Pages
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Posted 10/1/13
Currently the Season lineup page limps all shows together, with no way of differentiating which shows are or aren't available in one's region.

Please do something like greying out the image or having a "Currently not available In Your Region" subsection. This would make it a lot quicker, easier and less frustration-inducing to quickly see what shows to look into.

Then, on the show's description pages, things are currently shown in the following order:

- "Add to Queue"
- "About the Show" (helps me see if it's the kind of story I enjoy)
- "User Ratings" (either tells me if a show is well received or is all zeroes at it's an unaired show)
- Bottom of first browser page. Requires scrolling down for anything else.
- "Availability information" (telling me i can't watch a show after reading up and deciding that I want to watch it.

So I can add a show to my queue before even seeing if I'm allowed to view it...

Please can the page have regional restrictions something in the top half of the page. Whether or not I can watch a show is more important that the synopsis. Especially for upcoming shows where a lack of videos may mean nothing is aired anywhere yet, as opposed to nothing locally available.
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Posted 10/2/13


If you're following the announcements at the beginning of the season, you can find the regional information as those are posted.

As for the lineup page, I was under the impression that that was tailored to the region it's being viewed from, but maybe that's another section of the site.
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Posted 10/2/13
Nope. It shows everything, even the ones the UK doesn't get. So something hits my mental "must watch" list before even seeing wee don't get it here.

I don't really follow the threads. Checking /lineup is a lot quicker and I don't have to check a bunch of topic headers to see if there are any new announcements. I just glance at the number of filled boxes. But having a way to highlight which ones aren't regionally available would be nice.

Still annoying, true. But at least I can discount shows before reading up on them.

Although, obviously, "every show in every region" would be the ideal. ;-). :-p
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Posted 10/2/13

eyeofpain wrote:

As for the lineup page, I was under the impression that that was tailored to the region it's being viewed from, but maybe that's another section of the site.

The alphabetical list in the shows section filters by region, but the lineup page is a simple page that lists the seasons announced titles with no code for filtering.

Frankly, I'm not certain what percentage of people are actually aware of the lineup page, and it often lags behind the official announcements. I've thought it would be a good idea if they could filter the announcements themselves by region, but the forum doesn't support such functionality. Even if it did, the shows are normally also posted in the News section for anyone to see.

Adding the region availability to the series page sounds like a good idea, although I question whether many people would actually see it. People that view using devices never see that information, and even people that view via the web browser often jump to a series directly from the queue or main page, missing even information about delays that are listed there.


tl;dr version: It is all a question of how many people would actually make use of the feature vs. the effort expended in coding and maintaining it.
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