Ticket #204 (closed Enhancement: duplicate)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Need option to prevent watched movies from disappearing

Reported by: codepoet80 Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Browser Version: 1.0b6.2
Keywords: Cc:

Description

See ticket 184

The feature which causes watched movies to disappear from the virtual (and real) directories is incredibly disconcerting to new users, and in cases where there are multiple users of a system. While it would be appropriate to use a different jewel color to indicate that a show is watched, its rarely appropriate to make a show disappear altogether.

This enhancement request is that there be an option that prevents the hiding of watched shows or movies from Sapphire.

I have read the manual, and am aware of the workaround. I still feel strongly that this functionality is highly problematic. I don't want my movies to disappear after I watch them, and I don't want to have to train every babysitter, friend or relative that comes to my house to mark folders as unwatched before they leave.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by wazza

I'm confused. A different jewel colour (red) DOES indicate that content has been watched. Also the left-arrow on the controller toggles the view to allow you to see watched shows. I don't see how this can be described as a work around.

As for your babysitter, don't worry. She'll be too busy raiding your drinks cabinet and getting her boyfriend to drive over so they can work on some much needed sexual experimentation than worrying about watching an episode of Ugly Betty.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by gbooker

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

What wazza said. Read my followup to #184 if you still don't understand.

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

i read 184. the jewel color does not change by default. the default behaviour is for watched shows to disappear. the work around is to mark every folder in your structure as a favorite -- this will change the behaviour to make it change the jewel color. however, since folders don't start out as favorites, the default (unusual, disconcerting, and defective behaviour) is for watched shows to disappear.

so after 11 years of developing user interfaces, I'd call this a defect. But being generous, I'm asking for a new option to allow the user to change the default behaviour. instead of a resolution, some jerk is talking about under-age drinking and sexual experimentation? who's running this project? a 12 year old?

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 6 years ago by gbooker

Replying to anonymous:

i read 184.

Obviously not. What part of "Toggling the view is used to cycle the browser’s viewing mode ( unwatched / favorite / all )" is so hard for you to understand?

default behaviour is for watched shows to disappear.

No it isn't. You changed the browsing mode to unwatched.

the work around is to mark every folder in your structure as a favorite -- this will change the behaviour to make it change the jewel color. however, since folders don't start out as favorites, the default (unusual, disconcerting, and defective behaviour) is for watched shows to disappear.

Wrong! That's not the workaround, which is a misnomer because there is no bug to work around. You toggle the view to display all.

so after 11 years of developing user interfaces, I'd call this a defect. But being generous, I'm asking for a new option to allow the user to change the default behaviour.

Oh, like changing the view to show show all instead of unwatched? I would think that someone who's spent 11 years developing user interfaces would be familiar with the concept of actually reading a manual.

instead of a resolution, some jerk is talking about under-age drinking and sexual experimentation? who's running this project? a 12 year old?

Waza isn't running the project, but he is a contributor. He's contributed a lot more than you have, and I won't tolerate you insulting him.

I've deleted your troll comments and censored your last, and if you persist in such behavior, I will take further action. This is not your project, and no one here needs you, so either contribute something useful, or go away.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by wazza

First off, let me say I'm sorry if my humour has gone down the wrong way. This is a ticketing system and not a discussion forum so it's true that I should dial down the irreverence a notch. I apologise to both yourself codepoet and to the Sapphire team, flamewars are not something any of us want on here and I'm sorry for starting it.

I may not be a project team member but even as an occasional contributor I don't want the Sapphire project to get a reputation for being rude to users through anything I say.

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