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  1. Better syncing with posters from TMBd

    Too often Letterboxd doesn't reflect what's currently the default poster (highest rated and in English) on TMBd. Despite that changes happen to posters on TMBd, it more often than not doesn't get reflected on Letterboxd.

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    We have different poster rules from TMDb, so we prefer to lock posters once films gain a level of popularity, to ensure long-term consistency.

    We prefer original theatrical posters over DVD covers, which often get upvoted over there. If there is a theatrical release poster on TMDb that’s better than our one, we’ll often change it: please use the Report facility on the film and let us know.

  2. Search your watched films

    The Watched Films page doesn't have a search box...and I wish it did. It would make it awesome.

    I want to be able to go to my watched films page and type in, "genre:horror" and see a list of all the horror films I've seen, so I can actually answer the question, "what's the best horror movie you've ever seen?"

    I want to be able to type in, "of the dead" and see all the films I've seen that have "of the dead" in their title.

    I want to be able to type in "year:1959" to find out what movies…

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  3. Advanced search

    Long-time Filmtipset.se user, now migrated to Letterboxd. What I miss more than anything else is an advanced search option. I use this very frequently to set up different lists. For example, thrillers produced in France between 1960 and 1964, documentaries produced in Sweden between 1930 and 1945 or short films produced in the US between 2000 and 2015. You get my point.

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  4. Stop ratings and reviews for unreleased movies

    As simple as that, open this settings only a couple days/weeks before the actual launch.

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  5. Don't allow users to rate/add to "watched" movies that haven't even come out yet.

    Movies like the 2017 Star Wars one. No one on Letterboxd has seen it, it's not even finished, they are filming it now and it's just annoying with people marking it as "watched" and giving out high grades to it.

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  6. Default rating = most recent date logged

    I'm slowly adding 20 years' worth of film logs, working backward from the present. This makes the most sense for various reasons (in that it's gonna take me close to a year to finish at my pace of a month per day), but it causes a rating problem.

    Example: I saw MARGARET a third time and my rating went up from 4 to 4.5. That got logged first. Working back to last September when I saw it the other two times, I accurately logged those ratings as 4. But right now your default rating seems to be whatever the most…

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    We love your dedication! (If you have these in a spreadsheet we could try importing them for you.)

    I suspect you’re right in terms of which doary entry rating hould be considered the most recent one. We’ll look into it.

  7. Sort list of people by...(# of films watched, # of reviews, name, region, etc)

    On the "People" page, just make it so we can sort the overall list of people by the # of films they've watched or reviewed, maybe the region of the world they are in (once that is more integrated into the site), etc. When I go to the people page I keep seeing the same set of "popular" users and it kind of becomes a feedback loop that prevents me from finding other users to follow except randomly through reviews/comments.

    (The best way to sort people by would be a "% compatibility" option, if that is ever built on the…

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  8. Sort (Film) By Date Viewed

    I know that doesn't completely work as some don't enter dates - but for those of us who are adding films "from the past" - the "date added" isn't very relevant.

    I'd rather have the option to sort by "Date Watched" to be primary sort and then any without dates to be at bottom (sorted secondarily by date added). Just a thought.

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  9. Link to Wikipedia article of the film

    How about adding a link to the Wikipedia article of a film, perhaps next to the iTunes and Amazon links on the left?
    It happens so often that you want to read additional info, more than is available on IMDb or TMDb, and most of the people head to Wikipedia for this, I think. So providing a link would come in handy there.

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  10. Click your username at the top of the page to take you to your profile.

    I realise that the link to my profile appears when I hover, but it is an extra step…

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  11. Most watched movies in a year

    When you guys are compiling the 2014 Year in Review you should have a most watched films in a year section for the member who watched the most movies this year.

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  12. UK Release Dates

    Is there any way to introduce a feature where you choose what country you're based in and the system then displays release date info for THAT country rather than automatically using the US or earliest date?

    So I'd choose my country as U.K and then the release date for, say, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' would appear as 2014, not 2013.

    This would be a massive help as the best alternative I've found to personalising release dates is starting a private list and tagging every single film individually with its UK release date.

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    This is not an immediate priority for a couple of reasons: a) the TMDb data for non US-territories is fairly patchy, meaning a lot of films would effectively have no release date if we allowed switching to, for example, UK dates and b) this would affect the cacheability of parts of the site in a way that complicates our model.

  13. Enter Date Manually in Field

    Rather than having to use the date picker, would it be possible to type the date in the field?

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    Good suggestion. It’s funny, for a long time that field only accepted type input, but the date picker has removed that ability. We’ll take a look at this. (Note, you can click the month/year button to quickly find other months/years.)

  14. Collapse similar activities

    A heavy percentage of my Activity tab space is used up by people who go on review-liking binges or watchlisting binges. If, say, all the movies one person watchlisted that day were collapsed into a simple "Lucy added 18 movies to her watchlist. Expand", the tab would be easier to browse and I'd feel encouraged to add more friends, as I could genuinely keep up with their film habits.

    The diary and discovery features of Letterboxd are appreciated, but ultimately it's a social network and if I can't socialize properly then I won't be making much use of it.

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  15. fix rank by average rating to put films with no rating last and add a minimum number of ratings option.

    For example, when you go to http://letterboxd.com/films/decade/1980s/genre/horror/by/rating/, you'll notice that after a few pages, there are films with no views or ratings that are still showing up before some movies with thousands of views. It would also be nice if, when sorting by rating, there was an option to filter out films with below a certain number of ratings or views so that movies with only a couple of high ratings aren't showing up so high.

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  16. Option to Sort by Number of Fans

    Sort by Number of Fans, movies with a lot of fans are usually good and worthy of watching. Fans = number of people who put it in their favourite.

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  17. Search by Language in Watchlists

    I was just about to do this when I realized I couldn't. Can you please add a feature to sort your watchlist by specific languages, or at least by country? That would be really helpful in the future.

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  18. Favourite films as rated by my friends

    - Favourite films as rated by my friends / all members
    - Dropdown menu: Sorted by Year, Decade, all Time

    Later you can include to search/sort by Genre, Country etc...

    Rateyourmusic.com got this feature and i think its pretty cool and helpfull.
    In your 2012 Review Page you already posted the highest (and lowest) rated Films of the Year, so i hope you also like this idea as a full feature.

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  19. voting on lists

    Allow lists to double as polls, where if you set it so, users can vote for the order on lists.

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  20. Fix the Time-Stamping of Rating Date

    Sometimes I go to see a film in the theater that goes beyond midnight or I watch a film at home that goes beyond midnight. Then, when I write up my review I am able to back date the review date to the day during which I began the film. Thats cool.

    However, when you rate the film it will time-stamp it as the day during which you completed it and not allow you to back date it. then, your review date and rating date do not match.

    can you please fix this? can you find a way to back…

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