Change Log

Posted November 17, 2020

Summary

Users now have the ability to customize the way that external links are handled. The new external link handling applies to poster notes, poster reports & request threads. Lastly, individual poster edit handling has been updated to be more mature than before and only updating when need be.


New

  • Added new ability to change the way external links are handled
    • Confirmation
    • Countdown (default)
    • Redirect Immediately
  • External link handling has now been added to both report and request threads

 

Updated

  • Updates some additional setting handling, storage, and rendering
  • Handling for individual poster updated functions more maturely
    • If the data is different than the set data, only then will it update
    • If the data is the same as the set, it will either clear the poster level data or not update

 

Fixed

  • Issue with new poster utility handling and external link handling causing the site to not be accessible to some users
  • Email delivery has been fixed to not cause site errors anymore

Posted November 04, 2020

Summary

This update brings some much-needed updates to the way default posters are handled, and bundles/gifts are processed. Gifts now expire after 30 days and are separate from your monthly allotment. Oh...and some spelling mistakes also.


Announcement

With this release, we have an announcement introducing the new changes with bundles and gifts! Come check it out here! Also, there's a notice for an upcoming update adding limits to recycle bins.

 

New

  • If you have an active bundle/gift with available slots, each upload will be assigned the best bundle/gift before touching your monthly upload limit
  • Bundles & gifts now expire after 30 days instead of at the end of the month (from the time of purchase or gifting)
  • Upload limits are now separate
    • Unless you gift upload slots from your monthly limit, all additional upload slots will be calculated separately
    • Dashboard & account settings now reflect the separation of the upload slots

 

Updated

  • "Request Poster" icon is now the same when a user is either signed into their account or not
  • Default posters will now autogenerate if one isn't available from TMDb or TPDb
  • Upload error page now renders links much smarter and doesn't just display your last (previous page) URL, it displays the current URL to help support when needed
  • Some silly spelling mistakes were corrected
  • The upload slot gifting has been updated (Pro required)
    • You now have the ability to select a bundle/gift to gift to a respective person
    • Also, you have a section to choose upload slots to gift from your monthly allotment
  • Poster requests table on the dashboard now only renders open requests and not all requests (Pro required)

Posted October 04, 2020

Updated October 05, 2020

Summary

Added the ability to remove a poster pin directly from the poster showcase organizer, also, cleaned up some ghost tooltips that remain on some occasions.


New

  • Added the ability to remove an individual poster pin from the poster showcase organizer (Pro required)
  • Added the ability to clear either the individual lists (displayed or drafts) or clear both poster showcase lists  (Pro required)

 

Fixed

  • Some tooltips could become stuck on some occasions, new handling should help with the removal on those occasions
  • Username dropdown being highlighted when on the requests page

Posted September 19, 2020

Updated September 19, 2020

Summary

This update brings improvements for handling error better when an item is unable to be uploaded to, cleans up some additional pages, and massive improvements to the poster showcase and poster pin handling.


New

  • No more 500 errors when going to upload an item and it being removed from either TPDb/TMDb - you'll now be into
  • Added notification/banner to search page helping direct people when a result they're looking for can't be found
  • Poster Pinning (Pro required)
    • Back end handling for poster showcase pins & unpins is much smarter now
    • Added ability for users to organize how their posters are displayed in their poster showcase (rearrange and organize posters)
    • Added ability to pin/unpin posters from the individual poster page
    • Added draft feature allowing storage of 6 additional posters for you to swap between what's displays and what's a draft
    • Added easier notice to the poster showcase organizer

 

Updated

  • Text rendering is a little better on the upload and edit poster pages
  • Some pages have better text rendering on some smaller displays
  • Updated handling and processing of poster uploads and storage
  • Updated poster retrieval process

 

Fixed

  • Fixed issue when following a user and having the 'hide' button toggle for no reason
  • Fixed issue when going to "edit set" of a show and it not updating all posters (this should also correct the issue around "edit set" not working)
  • Fixed random rendering errors when some poster information is missing
  • Fixed issue with calculating poster pin limits (Pro required)
  • Fixed issue with allowing more than 6 displayable posters to be pinned (Pro required)

 

Other improvements and optimizations were also made during this update.

Posted September 06, 2020

Summary

Some visual improvements have been added to help users when making a payment using either the PayPal or Pay Now buttons to continue with the flow. Updated some wording on the payment page.


Added

  • Visual improvements when making a payment using either PayPal or the Pay Now button and only when the payment is successful
    • The green success message now guides the user to click the respective purchase/gift/subscribe button
    • The respective purchase/gift/subscribe button has a heartbeat animation in an attempt to draw the users attention to clicking it
    • If the user attempts to leave/refresh the page, they will need to confirm their decision since they didn't click the respective purchase/gift/subscribe button completing the respective purchase/gift/subscribe flow

 

Updated

  • Updated wording on the payments page listing that taxes apply and that currency conversions apply

Posted August 06, 2020

Summary

Updated and corrected some issues around the handling of payments.


New

  • Failed payments handling
    • Added notification on the plans display page that your payment has failed
    • Restricted user from subscribing a second time to a plan when a payment has failed and they currently have a subscription
    • Changed the starting subscription sentence on the billings tab of the account settings page
    • Added the ability for a user to try charging their default payment again if a payment has failed
    • Added a payment failure notice to the billings tab of the account settings for awareness
    • When a payment has failed, notify the user both in-site and by email

 

Fixed

  • Making a purchase without a previous payment method or using the "Pay Now" buttons would just spin
  • Upgrade Plan button wouldn't go anywhere when clicked
  • "Manage payment methods" could sometimes give errors and keep the page from rendering
  • Removing a card, even though successful, would display an error message
  • Updated handling of how default cards get handled
  • Account settings could render that you're currently subscribed to a plan even though you're not
  • Uploads slots availability wasn't calculated correctly when purchasing a poster upload slots gift for another user
  • Some spelling and grammatical mistakes across the site

Posted August 02, 2020

Summary

After the earlier update, some bugs with payment processing and account settings were found. Those have now been corrected!


Fixed

  • Issue with not being able to enter direct card information or use the Pay Now button
  • Issue loading the billings table on the billings tab of the account settings page
  • Issue loading gifts table when a user is removed/deleted
  • Issue with PayPal timing out when using a coupon while subscribing to TPDb
  • Issue where a subscription calculation could be calculated wrong when using PayPal and potentially charge the user more then they should be (only charged the tax amount and nothing more)
  • Issue where a verified account application wasn't able to be submitted - failed back-end processing

Posted August 02, 2020

Summary

This update brings improvements for gifting, introduction to bundles, and finally PayPal support!


New

  • Bundles are something that will be added and expanded as time goes on allowing all users to expand their site usage even more - with or without a subscription!
  • Upload bundles are now available to purchase or gift
  • Users now have the ability to purchase items throughout TPDb using their PayPal account

 

Fixed

  • Invoiced for non-subscription purchases weren't named right or display the proper information
  • Footer rendering has been adjusted
  • Fixed issue with viewing a users profile after the new gifting process was introduced and users weren't able to gift the respective user

 

Updated

  • The dashboard and billings section on the account settings page now provide more information when hovering over usage bars
  • The gifts menu has been updated to handle gifting better with an improved flow
  • Invoice file names better represent the invoice when downloaded
  • Numerous bug fixes and optimization improvements around PayPal support

Posted July 08, 2020

Summary

This update handles notifying the user upfront when making an update if a note or poster is missing better than before. Also, other general bug corrections across the site have been updated.


Fixed

  • When uploading, if a note or poster is missing, you will be notified before the upload is submitted
  • Top 10 won't display recycled/deleted posters anymore
  • Some users received errors when trying to view their account settings page
  • Issue removing a payment method

 

Other bug fixes and optimization improvements have been made.

Posted July 07, 2020

Summary

Starting today, users can enjoy additional payment methods (Apple, Google, Microsoft Pay), the option to select from a saved payment method when purchasing a subscription or gift, and the ability the manage saved payment methods under account settings. Alongside payment improvements, Poster Requests have had a massive improvement and correction lead by community feedback! Lastly, Pro users can now search by IMDb or TVDb ID's while using the advanced search page!


New

  • PRO REQUIRED - Search TPDb by IMDb and TVDb IDs while using the advanced search page
  • Added digital wallet payments - Apple, Google, and Microsoft Pay (when available)
  • Added ability to select from a list of payment methods when making a subscription or gift purchase
  • Added ability to manage payment methods under the billings section on the account settings page

 

Changed

  • Requests have been moved to the main navbar
  • Request icon has been updated across the site
  • Requests are now public and don't require authentication
  • Posters requests table has been cleaned up
  • Request thread rendering has been improved
  • Request title has been removed for simplicity and also as it wasn't really needed
  • Added more links to the poster requests table allowing users to navigate the site faster
    • Link to Requested Item and Requested By faster than before

 

Fixed

  • Poster request owners are now able to close their requests
  • Sorting the poster requests table has been updated to function properly
  • Updated some spelling mistakes

 

Other bug fixes and optimizations were made in this update.

Posted June 25, 2020

Summary

Sorting alphabetically has been corrected limiting the amount of 500 errors!


Fixed

  • Sorting alphabetically when not viewing all item caused a 500 error

Posted June 23, 2020

Summary

Added in support infrastructure helping an admin verify your account during times of support, updated the way the email verification page is rendered providing users with more information and help upfront, added in the ability to change your email, and fixed an issue when voting on a poster request and it not being performed.


New

  • New support page added listing some method to contact us for support (support page)
  • Added support key helping administrators verify your account during support
  • Added ability to edit email linked with your account
    • If you update your email, you will be asked to verify your email again (security and also for verification purposes)

 

Changed

  • Verification page displays a little more information and offers a support link when account verification isn't working

 

Fixed

  • Voting on poster requests are working after a previous issue causing the respective vote to not stay
  • If a poster vote fails, it will be visually reverted rather than looking like the vote went thought

Posted June 17, 2020

Summary

After the recent release of TPDb Pro, this update brings the ability to gift users across the site TPDb Pro! Also, Official Users have now been re-branded to Verified Users.


New

  • User have the ability to gift other users (or themselves) a TPDb Pro subscription
  • Re-branded Official Users to Verified Users

 

Fixed

  • Corrected some issues on the plans page where non-Pro users would see a grace-period message
  • Other bug fixes, rendering corrections, and optimizations were made

 

Changed

  • Changed some wording for a few notices and alerts
  • Cleaned up usage bar rendering on bother the dashboard and also on the billings tab under account settings
  • Verified and TPDb Pro badges are now links to respective pages

Posted April 02, 2020

Updated April 02, 2020

Summary

Big improvements made to the way TMDb items get parsed, also updated with their new logo, updated to the underlaying file handler, default banner corrections across the site, hiding of OC functionality (see note below).


New

  • Completely upgraded handling of files site wide for the following items
    • Posters
    • Avatars
    • Banners
    • Auto Generated Files

 

Updated

  • TMDb parser has been updated to handle items again and also speed up queuing
  • Updated with new TMDb logo on the search page
  • Some page banners updated to use the new banner style
  • OC hidden for now (see note below)
    • OC toggle when uploading/editing
    • OC filter option
    • OC display on the poster page
  • Poster report count would be off in some cases
  • Some other site corrections and fixes

 

Original Creation (OC) has been a topic of discussion amongst the admins for a couple of months now. It's something that we have an interest in and have been listening to what's been said and trying to plan what works best. We are currently finalizing some plans on a much better way to handle the situation going forward. During this time, we've decided to hide the OC options when uploading and displaying on the site, alongside the OC filter. At the current time, all previously uploaded OC posters will act as any other poster on the site. The new planned system will retrofit any previously uploaded posters with the new system. Please bear with us as we define and implement a better solution to help mitigate past, current, and future issues that may arise regarding OC. Thank you for your patience as we work to implement a better solution

Posted March 27, 2020

Updated March 27, 2020

Summary

Pagination rendering across multiple pages has been updated, a new page has been added to view who you're following and have blocked to handle them accordingly, user cards now have the ability to toggle the users hide status, some tables across the site have been updated to handle sorting better and search has gotten smarter with the number of pages and the newest addition of strict searching!


New

  • Added page to view all users that you're currently following
  • Added pagination to followers page and following page respectively
  • Added page to view currently following and hidden users
  • Improved search handling to now include the ability to perform a strict search
    • Starting a search with (^) will perform a strict search, some examples are as following
      • ^Joy - returns items that strictly start with Joy
      • ^Joy & Joan - returns items that strictly start with Joy & Joan (this is also a great way to strictly search for titles)

 

Updated

  • Updated some pages that render a paginator
  • Some page rendering corrections
  • Sorting on poster reports table
  • Sorting on report table on dashboard
  • Sorting of search results are now alphabetical and sorted by recent to oldest
  • Updates to the user dropdown text rendering
  • Changes to the way optimized images are created

 

Fixed

  • Pagination on the search page has been updated to function as designed

Posted March 19, 2020

Summary

Corrected random instances where users own posters couldn't be seen site-wide, corrected an issue when recycling a poster set, massive improvements to the underlying TMDb parse.


Added

  • Added inclusion of person biography (when possible)

Updated

  • Updated TMDb parser to handle items better

Fixed

  • Some users weren't able to see their own content after an issue with the new Hide Users feature
  • Tiny issue when recycling a set and it not being handled correctly

Posted March 18, 2020

Summary

Massive performance improvements and added the ability to "hide a user" as an alternative to removing template poster marking and filtering.

* Some items may not function/render correctly until you clear your browser cache


New

  • Ability to mark a poster/filter posters by template has now been removed -- wasn't being used properly
  • With the removal of templates, the ability to Hide a User has been added *
    • Only able to see their posters on their profile
    • Their posters will be hidden on most pages
    • If you're following a user and go to hide them, you won't be following them any longer
    • If a user is hidden and you follow them, then will be un-hidden and followed
    • If a user is hidden and you un-hide them, the will not be followed automatically

Changes

  • Updated footer with some minor details
  • Minimum birthday updated to comply with our Terms of Service
  • Removed ability to tag a poster as a template
  • Removed ability to filter template posters
  • Removed numbered pagination

Fixed

  • Massive improvements to the way posters are filtered and sorted
  • Optimizations made throughout the site
  • Bugs corrected

 

* There are some bugs with the way that hiding a user is handled by the site and are currently being tested - coming soon!

Posted March 02, 2020

Updated March 02, 2020

Summary

General corrections after the last update. Added a new cool feature, mass select/deselect posters on profile and recycle bin pages!

* Some items may not function/render correctly until you clear your browser cache


New

  • Select/Deselect All Posters added to profile and recycle bin to easily mass select all the posters on the page
  • The Poster Database curated collections have some extras on their entry to symbolize the difference

Changes

  • Footer corrections
  • Search page rendering collections as one rather than separate sections
  • Textless/Non-Textless filtering now handles better
    • Posters now show a mix on most pages again until filtering respectively
  • Profile page sorts by recent again

Fixed

  • Uploading a Category poster save and display properly after the re-branding
  • When uploading a collection or show without a cover poster, the request failed
  • Mobile rendering of report thread action buttons didn't render properly
  • Corrections to The Movie Database (TMDb) logo rendering
  • Issues with recycle bin displaying old items that weren't removable

Posted March 01, 2020

Updated March 02, 2020

Summary

Massive improvements to search, filtering, rendering, genres, and reports! Some optimizations have also been made to help bring the site to your eyes quicker!

* Some items may not function/render correctly until you clear your browser cache


New

  • Search has been completely rewritten bringing you better results right to your fingertips!
    • No more multiple refreshing to get an item to work
    • All items are shown straight from our database
    • If an item isn't in our database, but is in TMDb, it will be parsed in the background and displayed as a result when ready
    • You can now search and "upload" from the navbar directly -- going through the search page of course
    • The new search icon had been added to the displayed navbar on mobile requiring one less click to search!
  • Filtering of posters has now been upgraded to handle much better across all pages while getting some siblings
    • Beside the filter button, you now have the option to show textless posters and hide the non-textless posters
    • On a show page, you also have the option to easily change the currently viewing season
  • Rendering
    • Upgraded site banner and footer to stay within site branding
    • Posters and avatars now have a fallback image if they fail to load properly
    • User dropdown in the navbar now has some icons and more subtle dividers
    • Change logs entries now render a little nicer and handled automatically
    • Freshened up scrollbar to be browser native
    • Added lazy loading to images to help with some speed and loading of the site
    • Some mobile rendering corrections were added so that your mobile experience can feel a little better and more natural
    • Search page has gotten a face lift to look more like the home page, include a new search input and nicer listing of the search results
    • Textless page has the look and feel exactly to the home page
  • Genres
    • Genres have been re-branded to Categories to help stay general and allowed to loosen up a little while staying open for the future of the site
  • Reports
    • Transparency is key -- all reports made against a poster are viewable by anyone on the site
    • A new button has been added to the poster table that will link to a table displaying both open and closed reports for that respective poster
    • If you click on the "eye" icon, you will open the respective report thread
    • Report thread comments can only be made by the respective poster owner, admins, and moderators
    • If you're the poster owner and receive a report, you will be notified (email currently) for each new comment that's made in a report thread
    • Poster owners, admins, and moderators can manage the poster directly from a respective report thread
    • New report pop-up when making a report against a poster or user
    • Users now have a table on their respective dashboard with access directly to their open poster report threads
  • Change Logs
    • Rendering has been improved to help keep it minimal and keep the page short
    • Discord notifications are sent for each time a new change log entry is made (Make sure to join our Discord to get the notifications!)
    • Change logs will now list if a user should clear your browser cache after a respective update for some items to take effect
    • Update date will be listed if a change log enter has been updated
  • Any item on the site (Category, Collection, Company, Movie, Person, or Show) can now be added to a collection
  • Added Instagram as a social media link option
  • A Discord username is now required when applying for beta -- this helps as Discord is used for communication while in beta
  • Person entries in search now include their department to help identify the person better
  • Reddit social links on a users profile link you directly to their submissions (posts) no matter if you use the old or new Reddit
  • Recently added posters won't show textless posters -- that's because of the recently added textless section just below it
  • Textless posters aren't mixed in with non-textless posters anymore -- refer to the textless/non-textless toggle in filters and mentioned above
  • Poster list has now been re-branded to Poster Directory

Changes

  • Collections can now include Collections -- the poster upload entry that is!
  • Upload page upgraded to change collections with more than just movie items
  • Follower and social links on a users profile have gotten a face lift
  • Tables upgraded to feel more modern
  • "Show" filter has been changed to "Type" filter
  • Rearranged some user navbar dropdown items to make a proper list
  • You're now required to sign up for an account to download, copy link, upload, and like a poster
  • Posters site wide (unless for other reasons -- recent pages for example) are now sorted by downloads

Fixes

  • Multiple bug corrections
  • Massive optimizations and speed improvements to help with overall site performance issues experienced since the last upgrade
  • Copying a link from the site, the meta card that is displayed should now show the poster for Categories, Companies, and People