Post Credits Scene Feedback
There have been many times when I wonder whether to wait through the credits in the cinema to see if there is an after credits scene, or, when watching a film at home and then leaving the rolling credits on for the music whilst I rate the movie and SURPRISE! Post credits scene that I had no idea about, and I don't like thinking about how many people missed this scene because no one had an idea it existed.
I believe some feedback system where (authenticated) users can vote to say whether the movie has an after credits scene or not. I understand there is some exceptions when films have multiple after credits scenes with more credits in between them but I think maybe just a Yes or No should suffice enough to help people justify whether to wait through the credits or not.
My technical idea for this is something along the lines of.
To allow voting:
a POST request that needs to include a bearer token so that we are sure that only users with accounts can vote. Sent along with the info needed to record a vote, such as movie id and their vote (maybe YES/NO (Boolean?) What about future proofing for other voting options?)
My idea for the storage of a vote is (this is based on assumed knowledge of the current DB structure given the current API responses) a table with columns to store the userid, movieid and their vote. Which could hopefully make changing a users vote easy and avoiding double voting etc.
Fetching the votes will simply be a count of the votes for a given movie for each vote choice.
This is a very loose idea and without knowledge of the current system I can't say my suggestions/ideas are accurate.
Would love to hear reasons for/against this idea.
TMDb has planned an official way to specify that a movie has a stinger other than relying on plot keywords. You can view the status of and vote for the task here: https://trello.com/c/KHV5GlMx/164-provide-an-official-way-to-specify-after-credits-stingers
Voting for a task helps with the prioritizing.
AdminJustin (Founder, Trakt) commented
We currently use TMDB tags to show this info on Trakt.
If an item is tagged "duringcreditsstinger" that places a link in the videos section on Trakt for a mid credits scene. If it has "aftercreditsstinger" that places a link for a post credits scene.