I noticed another minor glitch having to do with a Series Recording using the Name Matches criteria. Previously I've noticed this has been limited to NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans, where the latter program will be included with the original show in Series Options despite being a Name Matches recording. But I have also noticed that NCIS New Orleans would be scheduled on its own when it is run in syndication late at night, so the Name Matches criteria does work for this show.
This evening I experienced the same kind of glitch for another program. I have the PBS program "Secrets of the Dead" scheduled as a Series Recording using Name Matches criteria. When I went to clear the History of the day's dummy recordings I noticed that a program titled "Secrets of Spanish Florida" was scheduled to record on Wednesday. Sure enough, it was also on the same PBS channel as "Secrets of the Dead". Not a big deal by any standard, but it occurred to me that Name Matches criteria may only apply to the first few words of a title, while Name Contains criteria may apply to words found within a title. This could mean that the words are contained at the beginning, middle or end of the program title. If correct, Name Matches would also schedule programs such as "Secrets of Blackjack", "Secrets of the Mafia", "Secrets of My Sister's Diary", etc. Name Contains would likewise schedule all programs such as "Learning the Secrets of Blackjack", "Secrets of the Mafia in Bugtussle, Oklahoma", "Yes, I Published on the Internet the Secrets of My Sister's Diary", etc.
Like I said, no big deal but it does provide an insight into how the coder's mind worked when laying out the syntax for how a program would be scheduled.
EDIT: I just looked at the listing for the show in the Guide. The full title is Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special". While this show is part of the "Secrets of the Dead" franchise, it still shouldn't have popped up on a Name Matches criteria.
Last edited by Greasemonkey; 12-10-2018 at 07:16 PM.