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  1. Recommendations

    I think "recommendation" will be a killer feature of the site, even if it doesn't approach the philosophy behind letterboxd (being a social site).
    Moreover now that you are at the beta stage, meaning fewer users, less probability of "friends", the recommendation of a movie based on my most liked movies or the highest rating, it'll be a great way of discovering new movies.
    I know that technically it will very challenging or maybe you have even think about it.

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    • Suggest/recommend a movie to a friend

      I imagine some kind of inbox or notification system where you can receive suggests from your friends. The film menu you see on mouse over can get an extra option "Suggest to friend..."

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      • Expand Block User

        Block user needs to block everything. I don't want to see said person's reviews or anything they have to add to the site. Certain people think this website is their personal blog.

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        • Collaborate on a list or watchlist

          Allow a list being 'open' which then users can follow a list and add films to it. This will result in much more list activity and complete film lists.

          Take for example http://letterboxd.com/pablos/list/special-powers/. I can easily add 10 more movies without any effort to make the list more complete.

          Optional: to demotivate abuse, submitted films must be allowed by the list owner before being added.

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          • Create lists of Cast, Crew and Studios

            I often find that I want to list things other than films. It would be great if I could create a list of, for example, the Best Directors. Or list my Favourite Japanese Actresses. Or make a list of popular Animation Studios.

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            • Add Favorite Actors/Directors on Profile page

              The ability to list one's favorite films is great, especially when sharing preferences with friends; the opportunity to list favorite actors would be just as convenient. Adding a "favorite actors" category to a users profile page would be a fairly simple change that could really add a lot of personality to each account.

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              • Add the watchlist to the CSV export

                Please add the watchlist to the data export.

                Thank you!

                214 votes
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                • New System for Handling Films Marked as Adult

                  Recently, a lot of sexploitation and other classic exploitation and cult films have been removed from Letterboxd because someone on TMDB has been marking them as Adult. I think that the process of importing titles needs to be rethought, because it is drastically affecting my abilities to keep track of my lists and reviews, and it really hurts to see titles disappear after I have put effort into writing reviews and managing lists.

                  Something really needs to be done about this, because this has continued to be an issue since I first started using the site, and so far there…

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                    Let’s do this: can someone in this thread compile a list of “important/historically significant” adult films that should be on LB. Then we can see about adding an exceptions list to our importer that uses this list.

                  • Allow all or part of a Diary Entry to be private

                    As I add films to my diary, I would love to have a feature for private notes (instead of a public review). I know there's an option for private notes, but only if you additionally add the film to a list.
                    I think it would be handy for various reasons: to not forget ideas you had about a film without needing to write up a review right away, taking note of noteworthy scenes in a film for yourself so that you can remember it much later, etc.

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                    • Select/detect language of reviews

                      Most reviews are and will be written in English. But once public accessible this site will (hopefully) grow, so will the number of reviews and diversity of languages used to write these reviews. On a movie detail I can see 3 popular reviews in 3 different languages for example.

                      Maybe an options where you can select in what language your review is written and an option (checkboxes) to select which languages you understand... and wan't to see.

                      134 votes
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                      • Group lists in folders

                        I have a lot of private lists for organizing my opinions for films as well as information for my YouTube channel and Instagram, and I keep having to search through my list longer than I thought. I would really like to see folders be visible, so that folders are visible in the lists section, while lists that can stay out of folders can be visible normally in the same section. Please take this into consideration!

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                        • Add the option to block specific lists/reviews

                          Some lists and reviews end up clogging up the activity feed and it would be nice to block just those specific ones instead of filtering out all comments on lists/reviews or all lists/reviews in general.

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                          • Achievements/Badges

                            As with other "logging" sites badges would be nice. These badges add a bit of fun and competition to the movie watching experience. These could be badges about the content (Having watched all movies by Hitchcock, Having Watched Every Start Trek Movie...) about the amount (You have watched more then 100 movies this month, You have watched more than 1000 movies in total) or about the topic (Sci-Fi badge for watching at least 25 sci-fi movies and such things). I think it would be nice.

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                            • Don't delete user's comments when they delete their account

                              I don't think you should be deleted user's comments when they delete/deactivate their account. When the comments are deleted/removed it makes all the comment threads illegible and all messed up because people are responding to a comment that no longer exists.

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                              • Popular Users

                                Do we really need the Popular Users page? it just turns the site into a popularity contest.

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                                • Pin Reviews and Lists to your Profile

                                  Would love the option of pinning my work to my profile, so those visiting my page can see the reviews I'm most proud of. My most-liked reviews tend to be one or two sentence blurbs, but I'd prefer to display my longform stuff for potential followers. Might work like the pinned tweets function on Twitter.

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                                  • Compare Lists

                                    Would be great if we could cross two or more lists generating a new list (temporary or not) as a result.

                                    A greater possibility of films exploration.

                                    I'm always dying to explore better giant lists like Palm d'or Nominees to see how many films an director has in it. Or another example to intersect this previous list with Criterion collection etc etc.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Note that you can already import one list into another (if you’re Pro, you can clone someone’s list and then—by removing everything above the column titles for film entries in the exported file the file—you can import this into another list). This provides a union of two lists, but not an intersection. We’ll have a think about list comparison for intersection.

                                    • Find an alternative to TMDb

                                      TMDb regularly gets in the way of my enjoyment of Letterboxd. My Watchlist is mostly made up of new releases. They’re added to my list when I see the trailer, which is usually in advance of their release. Nine times out of ten, TMDb doesn’t yet have the movie listed, which means I have to go through the somewhat laborious process of adding it myself, and then wait several hours for Letterboxd to be able to see it. (The same thing usually happens when I want to add a festival screening to my Film Diary.) Meanwhile, every piece of information…

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                                        14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks Rob, really value this feedback. The key reason for choosing TMDb over IMDb was cost. The former is free, the latter charges a five-figure sum annually for use of its data by other apps. We haven’t ruled out switching, but as a bootstrapped project it wasn’t something we could take on from the outset.

                                        As an aside, in the short term we plan to add a mechanism to allow instant import from TMDb by entering the ID of a new film. Until that happens feel free to drop a line to hello@letterboxd.com with any TMDb IDs you’d like imported and we’ll do them straight away. Not a perfect solution but hopefully might remove a little of the pain for you.

                                      • See which of your followings follow you from followings list

                                        I would like to be able to view which of my followings also follow me right from my followings list. At the minute I have to go on each profile to find out if they follow me.

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                                        • 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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                                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            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.

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