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Post by Nathan Treadway » October 2nd, 2018, 3:01 am

Tim2460 wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 8:04 pm
Hello there : For my part i use ICM to check the film i own... Most of the time (like 90% maybe) i have also seen them ... But anyway very useful Site ! Export t oCSV is a killer feature...
Took an paying account just for that :)

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I have a second account I do this with. :ph43r: Anyhow, Hello, and welcome aboard!

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Post by joachimt » October 2nd, 2018, 4:57 am

Tim2460 wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 8:04 pm
Hello there : For my part i use ICM to check the film i own... Most of the time (like 90% maybe) i have also seen them ... But anyway very useful Site ! Export t oCSV is a killer feature...
Took an paying account just for that :)

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Sorry to say it, Tim, but you're breaking the site rules. The rules state that you should only check movies you've seen. There is also an "owned" button, which is meant for what you're doing. Why don't you use that instead of checking?
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » October 2nd, 2018, 6:05 am

You could also make a list if the owned feature doesn't appeal to you.

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Post by Tim2460 » October 2nd, 2018, 7:56 am

I'll take a look : I had only the time to start checking maybe 20% of my film collection : Will correct offending checks ,) Less than 100 i guess ...

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Post by Minkin » October 2nd, 2018, 10:51 am

Tim2460 wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 8:04 pm
Hello there : For my part i use ICM to check the film i own... Most of the time (like 90% maybe) i have also seen them ... But anyway very useful Site ! Export t oCSV is a killer feature...
Took an paying account just for that :)

Back to collecting ...
Isn't the "owned button" a feature that will not be in 3.0? I used to mark stuff that I owned, but stopped when I heard that about 3.0 (unless I'm mistaken).

Either way, I recently started making a spreadsheet of everything I own - and I highly suggest you and anyone else do the same. Besides for insurance purposes / making sure you don't buy a double at some point (I'm coming across alot of stuff I completely forgot I owned - like Quai Des Orfevres) - its just incredibly useful info. Here's how I've been cataloging stuff:

Company (primary way to sort the stuff)
Spine # (mostly for Criterion / MoC / MST3K episode #, etc)
Title
Year
Format
Seen
Watched (meaning watched on the disc that I own)
Progress (if working way through extras / a set)
Completed? (watched / read every extra included)
# of discs
Boxset title
Additional films included


Rather than write down every short film in say the Edison / Melies set, I just list the individual disc (thus disc 1, disc 2). Additional films is mostly for alternative versions / languages / actual bonus feature films. Its kind of a lengthy process + annoying to have to check over each thing I own for some of that info, but in the long run it will be the best thing I could do for my collection. My partner's uncle has a spreadsheet he has printed out of his like 10,000+ gigantic film collection, and he carries it around with him wherever he goes - in case he needs to check whether he owns it already or not. I'm sure there's a program he and some others here have discovered (probably just involves a scanner + the barcode) - but I'm enjoying the exploration of the stuff I own and getting excited to watch certain films or extras.

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Post by Armoreska » October 2nd, 2018, 11:04 am

That'd be odd to remove the owned feature in the new version. After all someone must be using it.
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Post by albajos » October 2nd, 2018, 11:43 am

And it was a pay-only feature. It still is.

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Post by brokenface » October 2nd, 2018, 12:14 pm

joachimt wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 4:57 am
Tim2460 wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 8:04 pm
Hello there : For my part i use ICM to check the film i own... Most of the time (like 90% maybe) i have also seen them ... But anyway very useful Site ! Export t oCSV is a killer feature...
Took an paying account just for that :)

Back to collecting ...
Sorry to say it, Tim, but you're breaking the site rules. The rules state that you should only check movies you've seen. There is also an "owned" button, which is meant for what you're doing. Why don't you use that instead of checking?
I think the only reason it's a rule is for the rankings/game aspect. If you make your checks private, you'd be off the rankings so there wouldn't be an issue using the site however you wish. At least that's how I understand it?

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Post by Nathan Treadway » October 2nd, 2018, 12:43 pm

joachimt wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 4:57 am
Tim2460 wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 8:04 pm
Hello there : For my part i use ICM to check the film i own... Most of the time (like 90% maybe) i have also seen them ... But anyway very useful Site ! Export t oCSV is a killer feature...
Took an paying account just for that :)

Back to collecting ...
Sorry to say it, Tim, but you're breaking the site rules. The rules state that you should only check movies you've seen. There is also an "owned" button, which is meant for what you're doing. Why don't you use that instead of checking?
There's ways that it's beneficial. I'm trying to collect films from different lists, and it helps to find out which ones from said list I have vs don't. The "owned" feature doesn't do this, at least not as quickly.

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Post by joachimt » October 2nd, 2018, 1:55 pm

brokenface wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 12:14 pm
joachimt wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 4:57 am
Tim2460 wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 8:04 pm
Hello there : For my part i use ICM to check the film i own... Most of the time (like 90% maybe) i have also seen them ... But anyway very useful Site ! Export t oCSV is a killer feature...
Took an paying account just for that :)

Back to collecting ...
Sorry to say it, Tim, but you're breaking the site rules. The rules state that you should only check movies you've seen. There is also an "owned" button, which is meant for what you're doing. Why don't you use that instead of checking?
I think the only reason it's a rule is for the rankings/game aspect. If you make your checks private, you'd be off the rankings so there wouldn't be an issue using the site however you wish. At least that's how I understand it?
It still annoys me when people check movies they haven't seen, although their checks are private. That way the checkcount of a movie is off. When a movie is obscure, it seems to have become available, but in fact it's someone checking because of whatever reason.
That's not the case with Tim of course, because if he owns it, it's probably not an obscure title.
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Post by joachimt » December 15th, 2018, 8:41 pm

...people who only check movies they have seen in Väven.
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Post by Ivan0716 » December 15th, 2018, 8:53 pm

Some guy on my iCM feed clearly just checked and disliked The Birth of a Nation after "watching" it in BlacKkKlansman(which he favourited). :rolleyes:

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Post by mightysparks » December 16th, 2018, 1:16 am

I use the icm script which can highlight movies you favourite, dislike and watchlist in different colours so I’ve been using my watchlist for stuff I own so it’s easier to see. Might be a useful tip for those that check them, though then you can’t use your watchlist for films you want to see :P (I use IMDb watchlist instead)
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Post by 3rd » December 18th, 2018, 2:37 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:41 pm
...people who only check movies they have seen in Väven.
:thumbsup: in my opinion the best place in Umeå to see movies I have seen ≈250 since the opening in late 2014.
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Post by Ebbywebby » June 7th, 2019, 6:47 pm

Has anyone in this thread ever mentioned the a-NNOY-ing "not in the book" guy?

https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/nicolaskrizan/

2424 checks and 1115 (stupid) comments. Phew, that's some ratio.

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Post by blocho » June 7th, 2019, 7:34 pm

I think he's been repeatedly discussed and pilloried in the thread dedicated to weird/crazy ICM comments

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Post by Ebbywebby » June 7th, 2019, 7:41 pm

Thank god.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » June 7th, 2019, 9:28 pm

Someone ought to go and make a list of films Not in the Book... LOL

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Post by Ebbywebby » June 7th, 2019, 9:31 pm

His blog says he received "the book" as a gift from his daughter...boy, she must regret that. It's probably the only topic he brings up in conversation now.

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Post by Ebbywebby » June 7th, 2019, 10:25 pm

https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/mrbasehart/

He's probably legit and just seems to check films at weirdly irregular intervals, but this guy (one of the top "shorts-watchers") has checked about 2150 films within the past five days? Importing from IMDb, I guess.

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Post by dirty_score » June 11th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Checking the ICM comments for the movie Catch-22 and the 30 comments are ALL the same: "Pretty faithful adaptation of the novel, which made it pretty fun to watch and see the actors' interpretations of the characters." What the hell? :blink:

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Post by sol » June 11th, 2019, 1:56 pm

dirty_score wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Checking the ICM comments for the movie Catch-22 and the 30 comments are ALL the same: "Pretty faithful adaptation of the novel, which made it pretty fun to watch and see the actors' interpretations of the characters." What the hell? :blink:
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Post by Tim2460 » June 11th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Been Using the watchlist feature for several days now and i must say it works quite well.

In fact it works better than the checks themself : i only had to reload the page 3 times in 2 days to add an film to the "To Watchlist".

the check feature sometimes won't work for a particular movie and resist reloading the page ... even 2 of three times in a row ,).

Don't know if watchlist is a paying feature but it's worth it if it is.

And you can very easilly remove checked movies from the watchlist, with just one button.

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Post by joachimt » June 11th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Watchlist is not a paying feature.

It's also very useful to quickly see which watchlisted movies you have on a certain list.
And if you have iCM Enhanced installed, the watchlisted movies will be coloured, just like favorites and dislikes.
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Post by Ebbywebby » June 11th, 2019, 6:53 pm

What does "colored" watchlisters/favorites/dislikes indicate?

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » June 11th, 2019, 7:03 pm

Ebbywebby wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 6:53 pm
What does "colored" watchlisters/favorites/dislikes indicate?
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Red is dislike, Orange is Favorite, Yellow is watchlist, Green is default. I think you can change the colours.

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Post by Tim2460 » June 11th, 2019, 7:13 pm

I only have yellow as i haven't reaaly like/dislike films here yet ,)

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Post by Ebbywebby » June 11th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Yikes, too much for me. I do not crave that "enhancement."

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Post by Fergenaprido » June 13th, 2019, 9:53 am

I love that feature in icm Enhanced. I use purple for my watchlist as it stands out more visually. Also, it creates a new tab on a list where you can filter out only your watchlisted films (right after Checked and Unchecked tabs), which I find super useful.

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Post by Tim2460 » June 13th, 2019, 1:10 pm

Just found the option : The "watchlist tab" must be set on on the "ICM Ehanced" configurations screens (it's the last setup screen, at the bottom).

When works fine under progress/list : indeed super usefull.
It says i have 24 films to watch on "Asian Cinema: A Field Guide"

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Post by joachimt » June 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm

joachimt wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 5:27 pm
It's also very useful to quickly see which watchlisted movies you have on a certain list.
When I wrote this, I was talking about the watchlist-tab thinking it's there by default. Didn't remember it's something that is added by iCM Enhanced. :lol:
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