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Ignore the Word "The" When Sorting Alphabetically

Some films in the Films and TV app ignore the word "The" when sorting alphabetically. I would like all Films to behave this way. Additionally, this would be useful when sorting your games

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It should be an option to choose whether or not we want to take into account the "The".

      • Jonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should definitely be an optional toggle. I imagine the work to standardize and allow multiple options would also help with trying to create the graph for when you launch games via Cortana - where people may say the title with or without the article in front.

      • Ryan McDonald commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This also holds true within Films and TV: some titles ignore "The" in the title (anyone who has The Mummy trilogy will find that 2 out of 3 movies fall under "T"). I'd go one step further with this idea and ensure that series (movies or TV) are listed in series order - so annoying when Star Wars or Harry Potter film orders are all over the place.

      • Jay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't agree. At least for locales other than English. It's somewhat confusing when english titles ignore articles for sorting but other languages don't.

      • XBLETmasterV36 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The first letter of the title of the Game, movies and videos should be in order, no more starting with the word "The" as their are billions under it!

      • TallinHarper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, the words 'A' or 'An'. Articles should not be considered when sorting a title alphabetically.

      • Granex2b commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh my Gosh I would have to learn my list all over Lego games might me in L and ESO might actually be in E lol

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