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Great idea. How difficult would it be to implement?
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.
To be honest, considering how frequently I bump into erroneous film information on IMdB, I'd rather Letterboxd management stick to relying on TMdB, as adding/editing information on TMdB is a real breeze compared to just how tedious and long that process is on IMdB.
So yes, it is a hassle. But, in the end, ManInBlack nailed it right on the head: someone has got to do the work.
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Pro members are also able to filter out likes from their activity feed, if these are a problem.
I in no way advocate these practices, but how about unfollowing these people? Wouldn't that be the sensible/easy solution to unclog your activity feed?
I in no way advocate these practices but how about unfollowing Todd Gaines instead? Wouldn't that be the sensible/easy solution?
Great ideas, should be easy to add (aside from compatibility which is likely to be slightly more complex :).