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PostSubject: Sorting by Rating, then Title?   Sorting by Rating, then Title? Icon_minitimeSat Feb 27, 2010 3:37 am

Because the many movies end up with the same rating, it appears that the titles of the same rated movie are not sorted alphabetically...


My preference would be to use the "sort order" order for this if that was possible so that in the remote chance that two movies of the same series have the same rating they are ordered correctly.

American Pie is a good example of the current sort order not being alphabetic & that some movies of the same series have the same ratings.

6.2 - American Wedding (2003)
6.2 - American Pie 2 (2001)
5.0 - American Pie Presents Band Camp (2005)
5.0 - American Pie Presents The Naked Mile (2006)

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PostSubject: Re: Sorting by Rating, then Title?   Sorting by Rating, then Title? Icon_minitimeSat Feb 27, 2010 1:03 pm

This is a more complex problem that you realise,

The present list is created by creating a list of all ratings then sorting it from high to low, but as you have stated, the order for movies with identical ratings is mixed.

The solution, or so I thought would be to include the movie title in the sort paramater, eg
instead of just the rating, eg
8.5
I tried using
8.5 - Aliens

This works, but not as intended.

Because the ratings are sorted in reverse order, i.e. the highes first going to low down the list, the alphabetical order is reversed, eg

6.0 - c-movie
6.0 - b-movie
6.0 - a-movie
5.0 - c-movie
5.0 - b-movie
5.0 - a-movie

If you use the invert button, so that the ratings start low and go higher down the list, they are sorted correctly, eg
5.0 - a-movie
5.0 - b-movie
5.0 - c-movie
6.0 - a-movie
6.0 - b-movie
6.0 - c-movie

Simply put, I can add the title/filename/foldername to the sort string, but while the sorting is high to low they will appear in a reverse alphabetical order.

To solve the problem completely, I would have to sort the list yet again, each rating needing a seperate sort and i'm not sure how much that would impact speed.

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PostSubject: Re: Sorting by Rating, then Title?   Sorting by Rating, then Title? Icon_minitimeSat Feb 27, 2010 1:47 pm

Really the request is a cosmetic thing, it relates not only to the viewed list of the ratings but also to the order of the html output function....

Perhaps it can be addressed at a later time if deemed required.
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