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EnTerr
Level 8

[fixed] Channel Descriptions are broken! (web channel store)

Seems like all-thumbs has struck again: just noticed that the long-form descriptions in the web store are screwed up for all channels. The short description (1-2 lines under the title) is still there, however what's called the "web description" (1500 chars) that is regularly shown in details (under the developer name) is missing.

Curiously, depending on the channel there is some variety:
  1. Either there is nothing shown in the details area, e.g.
    https://channelstore.roku.com/details/837/YouTube,
    https://channelstore.roku.com/details/28/Pandora,
    https://channelstore.roku.com/details/13842/VUDU

  2. Or the short description is repeated twice (i.e. "read more" link on top points to exactly the same text below), e.g. https://channelstore.roku.com/details/12/Netflix,
    https://channelstore.roku.com/details/2285/Hulu,
    https://channelstore.roku.com/details/13/Amazon-Video


Since a picture is worth 1k of words, example of each (i have marked the area with orange star):
[spoiler=A-YouTube:1y2hvc5i][/spoiler:1y2hvc5i]
[spoiler=B-Hulu:1y2hvc5i]
The missing text:
"Hulu's-original-web-description" wrote:
Hulu gives you unlimited instant streaming of current episodes and full seasons of hit TV shows, plus a huge library of past seasons of top shows. With a Hulu subscription, you can watch the most current episodes of popular network shows like Scandal, Empire, Once Upon A Time, New Girl, Saturday Night Live, Gotham, Modern Family, and many more. Also, access every season of shows like Seinfeld, South Park, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nashville, Law and Order: SVU, and top cable series from FX, AMC, Bravo, E!, Comedy Central, and more. Hulu also brings you Hulu Originals – unique series you can’t get anywhere else. You can watch your favorite shows with either our Limited Commercials or No Commercials plan. Plans start at $7.99/month.
[/spoiler:1y2hvc5i]

PS. some are missing screenshots - Amazon Video, Pandora, Sling, VUDU... 5000. That normal? I doubt it since AFAIK screenshots are mandatory.
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Channel Descriptions are broken! (web channel store)

Bump!
As a developer i strongly object to my carefully worded web description getting butchered.
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Channel Descriptions are broken! (web channel store)

Seems the issue is fixed now. I see the proper long descriptions on my channels - and also for (B) from my examples above. (A) are showing the same description both for short (title header) and long form now - but it might be that the publisher has copy&pasted the same in both fields.
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RokuShawnS
Level 10

Re: Channel Descriptions are broken! (web channel store)

"EnTerr" wrote:
Seems the issue is fixed now. I see the proper long descriptions on my channels - and also for (B) from my examples above. (A) are showing the same description both for short (title header) and long form now - but it might be that the publisher has copy&pasted the same in both fields.


The update was pushed to the web during our monthly maintenance. Smiley Happy

C. Shawn Smith
C. Shawn Smith
Community Liaison

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