Private accounts (and/or private Reviews, Diary Entries and Ratings)
I'd like the option if keeping my account private, like how Twitter handles private accounts.
I would love to be able to make my reviews and ratings private. It would be great to be able to write my reviews as diary entries just for me. Also, I'm not totally thrilled that everyone can see my ratings, but I definitely want to still rate movies for my own purposes despite that.
I am disappointed that this has gone from ‘planned’ to ‘under review’.
Please please please do this!!
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I landed in this forum when I realized this feature did not even exist in the product.
This is a showstopper for me and it is disappointing to see that zero progress was made over the last 7 years. This was confirmed as PLANNED 5 years ago!
When is private account going to be an option? Or I will stop using letterboxd. You said you we were working on this in 2013 and 2015.
Please add this. I'd like to write little notes about the films I've watched, but only for myself. It's named "diary" after all, so you should have the option to make it private.
please add this
Please add this. I want to add my thoughts to a diary entry without randoms stumbling upon my profile/review.
What's primarily needed is the option to take notes, or at least write private reviews. Sometimes I want to gather my thoughts and do a write up, but never do so cause I can't be bothered for other people to see it.
This is needed.
The lack of private ratings is holding back a ton of film/tv industry folk from joining Letterboxd. Public ratings is a huge issue for them because all their colleagues and friends would be able to see their ratings, including negative ones.
Imagine the awkward moment they stumble upon the film they worked on only to see that their friend gave it a low rating or negative review on their account. Sure, making the account anonymous is an option that currently exists, but that diminishes a core social component of Letterboxd that makes it so fun to use -- the community!
Private ratings would be the best of both worlds. Ideally, it should function like when you make a post on Facebook, where you can customize the privacy settings of each rating or review to "Public" for everyone to see, "Private" so only friends/followers can see it, or "Only Me" so that the rating/review is just for yourself to view, but everyone else can see that you've logged the movie as watched. Implement this feature asap please! Even if this became a "Pro" feature only, I'd pay for it!
The most important feature of all time, a lot of my friends want to join LB but the lack of private accounts is stopping them.
Privacy is priceless guys.
Please make this happen.
This is great ! would love to be able to keep my ratings private and only visible to me, but still display watch dates, review comments, etc as public !
I want to get a fresh start on Letterboxd when it comes to writing but I would like to see my past thoughts on movies. A private review feature would be very helpful.
I would like to be able to make dumb reviews I written in my new days on Letterboxd Private. I think this is an interesting idea.
This was four years ago when will this be implemented?
So, it has now been exactly FOUR YEARS since your last post about this matter. Could we get an update? Are you still "thinking" about it? Or have you decided not to do it, ever? Please tell us!
I don't want to sound entitled - especially because I know Letterboxd is more like a hobby to you devs - but I also think you have a moral resposibility towards your users. It's not nice to trick people into joining your site, only for them to find out that you don't offer ANY privacy controls. It makes me feel like there is some sort of sinister plan behind all of this. Are you just trying to cash in on with our data, or something?
I like Letterboxd. I've been a member for several years. But I've never written a single review, or invited any of my friends to join, simply because of this fundamental flaw on your site. (Needless to say, a 'premium membership' is totally out of the question too.) The year is not 1999 or even 2009 anymore. In this day and age, you simply can't offer a "social site" where users have this little control over their privacy!
There's two facets to this problem that I'd like to see addressed. Users (pro users?) should be able to control the following:
1) Privacy with regard to who can or can't view my letterboxd information, i.e. Public (everyone), Followers only, Private (only me)
2) Privacy with regard to how my letterboxd information is found, i.e. is my information searchable by search engines? yes/no.
These are both commonly found online privacy features.
I'm going to chime in to agree. Blocking users is not the same as being private too, blocking says "stay away from me" to one person but private is just like choosing to keep a door closed. Going private isn't always a reaction to a problem, just a preference, and I think a lot of users like having that option!
This site provides an amazing and unique service for movie fans with a great design and layout. Industry professionals who can't publicly divulge some diary details, fans/filmmakers who see their film viewing as a personal, private experience and people who just don't want anything like a "diary" too public, all want the option to use this very useful website without any of the social media aspect. Some people enjoy the promotion and contact, but others just like the lists! This would be greatly appreciated by a lot of users so I *really* hope that this gets attention in the coming year.