Author Topic: Letterboxd  (Read 1434 times)

Jerzy Bondov

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Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2020, 02:26:06 PM »
I'm pivoting to mostly glib comments because they get twice as many likes (ie two likes instead of one like)

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2020, 02:40:48 PM »
Been meaning to sort this but have to sort out what films I have watched before bothering.

Famous Mortimer

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Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2020, 03:10:07 PM »
Been meaning to sort this but have to sort out what films I have watched before bothering.
If you've got some time on your hands, it's occasionally fun to flick through one of the mega-lists, and just click the "seen" button for everything you've seen. It might give you the odd idea, too.

I'm pivoting to mostly glib comments because they get twice as many likes (ie two likes instead of one like)
One of mine got three likes the other day! I nearly fainted!

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2020, 03:43:42 PM »
If you've got some time on your hands, it's occasionally fun to flick through one of the mega-lists, and just click the "seen" button for everything you've seen. It might give you the odd idea, too.


Nah I've given myself a little programming project using AWS' Comprehend text analysis service that can extract film titles out 'paragraphs of text', it can also perform 'sentiment analysis' to work out whether these paragraphs are complimentary or not. Just need to find the time.

zomgmouse

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Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2020, 01:19:00 PM »
or you could go back in time and obsessively record every film you watched or wanted to watch in a spreadsheet which is what i did except for the going back in time bit because i'd already done the spreadsheet bit

Famous Mortimer

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Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2020, 07:17:35 PM »
or you could go back in time and obsessively record every film you watched or wanted to watch in a spreadsheet which is what i did except for the going back in time bit because i'd already done the spreadsheet bit
I respect that sort of thing, while being completely unable to do it. An ex of mine (lovely lady from Sheffield with a postcard from Stephen Fry on her wall) had a notebook with every book she'd read from age X in it, and I started one of my own, which lasted about 6 months.

zomgmouse

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Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2020, 05:40:25 AM »
A notebook somehow seems even more work than a spreadsheet!

Re: Letterboxd
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2020, 11:12:43 PM »
What shits me is that there's now television shows and stand-up specials etc on the site, makes it harder to filter through. E.g. I might sometimes browse the site's films by average rating to see if there's anything good I might have missed out on and then have to wade through all sorts of things that aren't films.
Feel like I've seen Daniel Sloss's face a million times on Letterboxd doing this

This is why I think they should have a 'delete' or 'hide' function so that you can tag a title with 'never going to watch or review, fuck off' so that they disappear from the timeline altogether. Because I haven't scored, reviewed or assigned 'watch later' to Marvel Pixar Spider Wonder Woman Mr America films, they keep getting pushed at me. I would rather not give them a half star for the sake of it.
Yep, nothing really holding them back from including something like that. Other than it having a pretty bizarre number of random brief outages that suggest the whole codebase is a shitshow.

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