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Detect multiple viewings automatically and simplify viewings display

If you watch a film on March 9th and then watch it again on March 10th, the second entry should detect "I've seen this before" automatically. (I'm not sure what the purpose of that flag is.)

Additionally, the idea of a list of viewings should be attached to the general film page for your account. For example:


might have been seen on March 9th and March 10th, but the above link will only list "Watched March 9th, 2012". The only indication that there is a second viewing is in the sidebar on the right, with "You've logged this film twice.", which goes to


which links to

http://letterboxd.com/username/film/evolution/ for the first viewing; and
http://letterboxd.com/username/film/evolution/1/ for the second viewing.

I think http://letterboxd.com/username/film/evolution/ should list all viewings in one page, with links to /1 and /2 as necessary, perhaps. Having /evolution/ be the first viewing but /evolution/1/ be the second is confusing and a bit too complex.

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Adam Prescott shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
planned  ·  AdminMatthew Buchanan (CEO / Founder, Letterboxd) responded  · 

Good feedback, cheers. The genesis of the “I’ve seen this before” button is to allow you to record the fact you’ve rewatched a film for which you’ve never given Letterboxd any previous information. However, as you say, the fact it doesn’t auto-populate is confusing.

In regards to the viewing numbering, I think we could certainly collect them all in a more obvious place as you suggest. The numbering has to work in reverse order, or permalinks to reviews would change every time you logged a film.


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  • Adam Prescott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I keep forgetting to mark an entry as "I've seen this before" — any progress on auto-detecting it and backfilling the existing data?

  • Renato commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    On this note, i'm taking my old tickets and logging the year that i saw the films. But on the Activyty page it doesn't show the year, just the date, which is confusing. The site was a joy for me so i finally could make some use of this old tickets (from 1998 until now). Thanks

  • Adam Prescott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    On the note of automatically detecting the "I've seen this before" flag, if you could retroactively fix existing viewing data, too, that'd probably be useful.


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