Proposed formatting change: [Movie Title] (Year)
March 9, 2018 9:03 AM - Subscribe

I was wondering if it's feasible, or supported, to add (Year) after movie titles in the main FanFare view? Years are added to the movie-specific page, so I figured it was a design choice.

My reason to ask is that I don't follow current movies at all, so many times I have no idea if the movie post is about something brand new, relatively current, or an older title.
posted by filthy light thief (16 comments total)
posted by numaner at 12:27 PM on March 9, 2018

Fourthed. I often click into the detail page just to see what the film's year is.
posted by sylvanshine at 7:23 PM on March 10, 2018

Good idea.
posted by mordax at 10:27 AM on March 11, 2018

Hah, funny. I was just thinking last night that it would be nice to have the year in the title bar when viewing the detail/thread page, so consider this a "more years" piggyback.
posted by rhizome at 12:33 PM on March 11, 2018

I too would welcome this.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:19 AM on March 12, 2018

Grats on your good idea!
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:15 PM on March 12, 2018

I will take it under consideration!
posted by cortex at 12:17 PM on March 12, 2018 [1 favorite]

Oh, sweet--it looks like this is happening? When I saw this I thought I'd start manually adding the year because it seemed like a great idea, but now I think I'm duplicating something that's already happening.
posted by MoonOrb at 7:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Hi MoonOrb, I flagged one of your movie posts for manually adding the year, which looks good on the main FanFare page, but on the movie page, you get a double year -- example: That Movie (2017) (2017).

I appreciate your efforts, but I hope there's a systematic solution instead of relying on individual efforts like this, for the sake of clean layouts or something ;)
posted by filthy light thief at 11:35 AM on March 14, 2018

Keep flagging if you see them! I don’t think I’ve done that too many times but I caught one myself last night and flagged it too.
posted by MoonOrb at 12:22 PM on March 14, 2018

Very good idea!
posted by mixedmetaphors at 2:10 PM on March 14, 2018

I'm in favor of this proposed feature.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 12:55 AM on March 25, 2018

Love this idea, and I think it would be especially welcome on the archive listing as movies with the same title begin to pile up - one day all the Brewster's Millions flicks will be there, and how will I instantly be able to tell the difference?
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 4:33 AM on April 3, 2018

*notices not a single Brewster's Millions is up, panics*
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 4:40 AM on April 3, 2018

*sighs in relief*
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 11:57 AM on April 7, 2018

Any update on this? It came to mind last week when "Movie: Carrie" was posted and I couldn't tell from the listing on the main page whether it was the 1976 or 2013 version.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:56 AM on May 11, 2018

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