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.
David Merkle commented
Achievements would be cool, as long as they could be optional. By that I mean, not everyone is going to want badges on their profile, so it would cool if there was a private badge page to see what you have achieved and then choose what you want to highlight or feature on your profile (or just choose to show all!)
I think achievements might be an interesting feature, but they should be personal (or only viewable by your followers, at most). Otherwise I feel that this would shift focus from discussing and reviewing movies to just "collecting" them. Obviously that is a part of the experience Letterboxd provides, but I don't think it should be the most important part.
I don't like this. I think this would game-ify LB in a bad way, make it even less about discourse and more about immediate judgment and gratification. The "stats" page already fills this need to some degree, and I think it does enough.
I love this idea! This kind of badging rewards app usage and would allow you to share more on social channels.
Ryuki Ation commented
For the myanimelist site ( https://myanimelist.net/ , where users add all the animes and mangas they've seen) they have a site called malgraph ( https://anime.plus/ ), where users typ in their profile names and get statistics, recommends and fun achievement levels based on what they've watched and how much the've watched. ^^
it's also fun to see how much of a specific genre you've watched and they got creative with the naming and the pictures of each achievement. ^^
For tv series there is a site called tvtime (https://www.tvtime.com/ ), there they have a tab on your own porfile page called "stats" there you can see lots of statistic graphs and you have 2 sections of acchievement badges:
- discovery badges: this include standard badges everyone can get no matter what series you've watched.
For example: socializer badge (commented on a show), hipster badge (someone liked your comment), meme badge (created a meme), stalker badge (checked a user profile), surfer badge (used web version of the site), jury badge (voted for an action), emo badge (choose an emotion), patrol badge (reported a spoiler) & mr. clean badge (cleaned the watchlist).
- addiction badges: these are badges that depend on the show you've watched and how much you've watched (in letterboxd it might be suitable for movie franchises like star wars, marvel, dc etc.).
For example: Marathoner badge (when you've marathoned a specific series, which again could be applied to movie franchises), quick watcher (watching a show lees than 48 hours after air), serial emotioner (5 emotions in a row) & serial watcher (watch shows 5 days in a row).
Could be good websites to check out for feedback and ideas for achievements and badges on letterboxd. ^^
Or well thats what i thought would be handy to like let know. >.<
I am in favor of this idea, the achievements are limitless.. some examples:
- Watched first Turkish movie
- Watched 20 Canadian Movies
- Watched 15 movies in french
- Watched 10 movies from before 1950!
- 500 movies watched
Justin Phillips commented
This seems to be in favor of elitism/ego, which is the true horror of social media. If we were to gain badges for our strides, they should remain completely personal.
I absolutely LOVE the idea of a badge/achievement/reward system. Not only is it a "bragging rights" type of thing, but this could lead people to discover films that they normally wouldnt watch (Examples could be "write a review of XXX words" or "watch 10 movies outside of your home country, etc")
Thomas Lawrence Williams commented
This is an awesome idea that absolutely needs to be implemented.
Totally agreed. We need this!
Tim Karlsson commented
Oscar badges etc, like the imdb badges. Loved chasing the badges like top 250 (2010) back in the days
Josh Gardner commented
This could also be a good way to add another level of member engagement,
LB could hold contests for members to design the actual badges and everyone could vote on the best, etc etc
And that would take away some of the work of having to design hundreds of different little icons and the qualifications for them from the main LB admins too
And of course making the achievement getting a shareable moment (twitter, facebook, etc) would help as passive advertisement for the site aswell.
Simple badges that can be displayed on profile. Badges or achievements of various levels; for example, Level 1 comedy badge watched a 100 comedy movies with each level of badge having a witty name. This can go along with other genres as well as achievements for number of written reviews, filmography achievement for watching all the movies of a specific director etc. Or maybe each person/profile can gain levels by watching movies where each movie is worth a certain bit of experience points based on the rating and gaining achievements could give bonus points. Something like that I would upgrade to pro for.
Make "officlal lists" that people can follow to complete them. iCheckMovies.com has this type of lists, it can push users to continue watching films and give them the satisfaction of completing a list .
Axel hagne commented
Hey, i just think you should add Achievements or Badges to profiles. A good example is "Reviewer" Can be achieved by submitting reviews with good feedback.