Some good stuff here. We’ve toyed with inline ratings for friends on film pages, but haven’t hit on a layout which works but doesn’t busy up the page any more than it is already.
We plan to make the Diary-style layout an option for more pages (such as actors/directors) which will help with your second point.Lise supported this idea ·
You can add a review to a log entry after the fact. If you go back to an existing log entry, you’ll see an option to Edit it/Add a review. This is the preferred method for sure.
To fix your diary, you could copy your reviews onto the original log entries and then delete the duplicate entries.
In future we might ask you if you wish to add a review to an existing diary entry at the time you submit it, I guess this would help?Lise commented
Hey Matthew, Yeah, I noticed that edit button next to the entry when in full diary mode after I wrote this. Your suggestion would work, i.e. asking if we wanted to associate the review with an existing diary entry. It's just a little confusing as it stands now, at least for newbies.
Thanks for the reply. I'm surprised you were able to make sense of my rushed comment. I'm usually much better when beta-testing ;-)
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 email@example.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.Lise commented
I don't know if this can be done, but what about allowing us to enter films that aren't in the database yet as placeholders of sorts. If there isn't a hit on letterboxd, there could be an option to "add as placeholder" that asks us for the title, original title (if foreign), the year and imdb number. Then when the film finally does make its way into letterboxd via tmdb it connects to these placeholders and replaces with the film info..