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Post by 3eyes » October 13th, 2017, 9:28 pm

No aspirations, even for the top 10000.
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Post by Armoreska » October 14th, 2017, 8:51 am

sebby on Oct 13 2017, 01:52:30 PM wrote:39/181

I don't work on lists -- only watch films based on whims -- so no surprise here.
It's not outta 181 anymore
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Post by sortile9io » October 14th, 2017, 11:17 am

My tops in colours:

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That's to say:

1: 16
50: 25
100: 42
500: 127
1000: 157

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Post by xianjiro » October 14th, 2017, 11:21 am

guess some don't accept the new lists - or are still in 2016?

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Post by Nopros » January 14th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Nopros on Oct 13 2017, 11:24:51 AM wrote:I'll play as well.

Top 1: 5
Top 50: 8
Top 100: 11
Top 500: 96
Top 1000: 145
3 months passed, there's some progress.

Top 1: 5 (+0)
Top 50: 9 (+1)
Top 100: 12 (+1)
Top 500: 102 (+6)
Top 1000: 150 (+5)

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Post by tourdesb » January 14th, 2018, 1:28 pm

tourdesb on Oct 13 2017, 12:21:43 AM wrote:My stats are :
1- 19
10- 22
100- 46
250- 123
500- 163
1000- 178

+ 8 lists between #1000 and #2286
3 months later :

Top 1- 18 (-1)
Top 10- 24 (+2)
Top 100- 73 (+27)
Top 250- 128 (+5)
Top 500- 163 (-)
Top 1000- 178 (-)

+ 8 lists between #1000 and #2308
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Post by 72allinncallme » January 14th, 2018, 1:41 pm

Top 1: 12
Top 50: 13
Top 100: 16
Top 250: 39
Top 500: 86
Top 1000: 139

So no, not even close to be in this club :whistling:
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 14th, 2018, 8:30 pm

maxwelldeux on Oct 13 2017, 01:44:32 AM wrote:1- 2
10- 2
100- 2
250- 2
500- 4
1000- 10
2500- 32
5000- 100
10000- 169
25000- 186 (Paste's Anime list is my lowest ranked at #21139)
Hehe. I love this topic and seeing how I compare to all y'all...

I've made progress and finally joined the 10000 club!

1- 3
10- 3
100- 3
250- 4
500- 6
1000- 14 (Above this line is my Unreasonable goal for this year)
2500- 45 (Above this line is my Stretch goal for this year)
5000- 136 (Above this line is my Reasonable goal for this year)
10000- 186 (Paste's Anime list is my lowest ranked at #9983)

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Post by blueboybob » January 14th, 2018, 8:54 pm

1- 65
10- 2
100- 26
250- 61
500- 18
1000- 8
2500- 6
5000- 1

I mean if I focused on this I could probably do it in like a month. Just not on my "to do" list.
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Post by joachimt » January 14th, 2018, 9:41 pm

maxwelldeux on Jan 14 2018, 01:30:40 PM wrote:Hehe. I love this topic and seeing how I compare to all y'all...

I've made progress and finally joined the 10000 club!
blueboybob on Jan 14 2018, 01:54:55 PM wrote:1- 65
10- 2
100- 26
250- 61
500- 18
1000- 8
2500- 6
5000- 1

I mean if I focused on this I could probably do it in like a month. Just not on my "to do" list.
Exactly, bbb. Max, I haven't even joined the Top 10000 Club. I'm still at 13347 for Top 100 Animated Features of All Time.
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 14th, 2018, 11:46 pm

joachimt on Jan 14 2018, 02:41:48 PM wrote:Max, I haven't even joined the Top 10000 Club. I'm still at 13347 for Top 100 Animated Features of All Time.
And that's my second lowest ranked list. :lol:

Only reason I'm ranked as high as I am there is a deliberate effort to improve the rank there, usually by doubling up with the Paste Anime list.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » January 18th, 2018, 5:30 pm

My lowest ranked list was at exactly 2000 when I came back from the dark side. I've since watched one off of it, so, I'm officially in the top 2000 club!
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Post by Darth Nevets » January 18th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Darth Nevets on Oct 13 2017, 02:02:26 PM wrote:1- 7
10- 7
100- 8
250- 29
500- 65
1000- 133
2500- 176
5000- 184
10000-186

I'm way far back, my median rank is 611.5 and many lists I have no easy access to movies. If anything I should work on movies with the most official checks, I still have 13 movies on more than 13 lists.
1- 7
10- 7
100- 8
250- 33 (+4)
500- 70 (+5)
1000- 154 (+21)
2500- 183 (+7)
5000- 190 (+6)

Despite improving most categories my median rank actually fell a spot to 612.5. So many seem to be working on this club that I now have over fifty lists in the 500-700 range alone.

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Post by cinephage » January 18th, 2018, 6:49 pm

Well, I'm still under 500 for all lists, except the ICM Most watched, but I don't see myself doing the effort of watching the last 3 titles I would need to finish this list :
101 Dalmatians
Pocahontas
Stuart Little

Or maybe, if my nephews come home one afternoon...

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Post by xianjiro » January 18th, 2018, 9:09 pm

cinephage on Jan 18 2018, 11:49:37 AM wrote:Well, I'm still under 500 for all lists, except the ICM Most watched, but I don't see myself doing the effort of watching the last 3 titles I would need to finish this list :
101 Dalmatians
Pocahontas
Stuart Little

Or maybe, if my nephews come home one afternoon...
ah, but such lighthearted fare to join the cool kids :ermm:

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 18th, 2018, 9:36 pm

xianjiro on Jan 18 2018, 02:09:08 PM wrote:
cinephage on Jan 18 2018, 11:49:37 AM wrote:Well, I'm still under 500 for all lists, except the ICM Most watched, but I don't see myself doing the effort of watching the last 3 titles I would need to finish this list :
101 Dalmatians
Pocahontas
Stuart Little

Or maybe, if my nephews come home one afternoon...
ah, but such lighthearted fare to join the cool kids :ermm:
I have watched the first two relatively recently - 101 Dalmatians you should save for when your nephews are over and you have a strong desire to punch yourself in the face. Pocahontas is just boring, but relatively inoffensive.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » January 18th, 2018, 10:06 pm

I was about to say 101 Dalmatians is a decent film and then I remembered the live action garbage version is somehow also on that list.

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Post by xianjiro » January 19th, 2018, 1:29 am

maxwelldeux on Jan 18 2018, 02:36:00 PM wrote:
xianjiro on Jan 18 2018, 02:09:08 PM wrote:
cinephage on Jan 18 2018, 11:49:37 AM wrote:Well, I'm still under 500 for all lists, except the ICM Most watched, but I don't see myself doing the effort of watching the last 3 titles I would need to finish this list :
101 Dalmatians
Pocahontas
Stuart Little

Or maybe, if my nephews come home one afternoon...
ah, but such lighthearted fare to join the cool kids :ermm:
I have watched the first two relatively recently - 101 Dalmatians you should save for when your nephews are over and you have a strong desire to punch yourself in the face. Pocahontas is just boring, but relatively inoffensive.
but you learn to paint with the colors of the wind!

(and love trees)

(and white invaders)

(and some people call it "poke-a-hiny")

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Post by Jook » March 11th, 2018, 10:35 am

This is what I'm working towards, because I'd rather have a well-balanced knowledge of cinema than be focused on one particular genre or country.

Having said that, I've still got 6 lists where i'm over rank 10,000, and two with zero checks at all. So there's definitely work to be done. At least I'm in the top 100 rank for TV Mini Series, so that's one of the most time-consuming sorted.

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Post by joachimt » March 11th, 2018, 10:43 am

Jook on Mar 11 2018, 04:35:34 AM wrote:This is what I'm working towards, because I'd rather have a well-balanced knowledge of cinema than be focused on one particular genre or country.

Having said that, I've still got 6 lists where i'm over rank 10,000, and two with zero checks at all. So there's definitely work to be done. At least I'm in the top 100 rank for TV Mini Series, so that's one of the most time-consuming sorted.
Which lists? Zero checks on certain list don't have to mean a lot of work. In some cases just a few check will get you into the top 500.
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Post by jeroeno » March 11th, 2018, 10:55 am

Looks like Golden Lotus and the Portuguese list. Golden Lotus is a b*tch, the Portuguese one has a short or two on there so that should be easy.

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Post by Tasselfoot » March 11th, 2018, 2:01 pm

jeroeno on Mar 11 2018, 04:55:56 AM wrote:Looks like Golden Lotus and the Portuguese list. Golden Lotus is a b*tch, the Portuguese one has a short or two on there so that should be easy.
Yeah, but 3 films on Lotus gets you in the top500. 2 of the 3 Apu films are on the list, so that gets you close by itself.

Portuguese list, again, 3 films gets you there... they're just worse films overall, imo.

Neither of these are his problem, though. His problem is that he isn't even close to rank 500 on most other lists... only 9/190. Some really far away ones: 20th Century (86 away), Story of Film (116), Natl Film Registry (154), Doubling the Canon (160), TimeOut's top1000 (230), Criterion Collection (290), Empire 500 (100), Harvard Fiction (110), Action A-Z (95), Box Office (220), TSZDT (300), 1000 Noirs (100), NYT 1000 (350), Have You Seen 1000 (360), Cult 500 (165), British 360 Classics (140), Cahiers Top10 per Year (110), Halliwell 1000 (340), etc etc etc...

Jook is so far away from top500 on so many lists, this would be a 5-year project, at least. A more achievable goal, imo, that also achieves what you want (well rounded cinema foundation) would be to work through this list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/unc ... ?user=Jook It's also the fastest way to work towards top500 on the widest number of films. If you see every film on 10+ lists, you'll have a very, very good foundation in cinema across the world and throughout the ages. It's also only 376 films remaining to see all in 10+ lists for Jook; very attainable goal.
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Post by blueboybob » March 11th, 2018, 2:23 pm

I was like "you guys have inspired me, I want to work on this"

So I sorted by my lowest rank. Amanda Award. OK. Lets check that out. Sort by # official top list.... 2? 2! Yeah That is a waste of time. 3+ only

So guess I am not working on this.

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Post by joachimt » March 11th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Tasselfoot on Mar 11 2018, 08:01:45 AM wrote:
jeroeno on Mar 11 2018, 04:55:56 AM wrote:Looks like Golden Lotus and the Portuguese list. Golden Lotus is a b*tch, the Portuguese one has a short or two on there so that should be easy.
Yeah, but 3 films on Lotus gets you in the top500. 2 of the 3 Apu films are on the list, so that gets you close by itself.

Portuguese list, again, 3 films gets you there... they're just worse films overall, imo.

Neither of these are his problem, though. His problem is that he isn't even close to rank 500 on most other lists... only 9/190. Some really far away ones: 20th Century (86 away), Story of Film (116), Natl Film Registry (154), Doubling the Canon (160), TimeOut's top1000 (230), Criterion Collection (290), Empire 500 (100), Harvard Fiction (110), Action A-Z (95), Box Office (220), TSZDT (300), 1000 Noirs (100), NYT 1000 (350), Have You Seen 1000 (360), Cult 500 (165), British 360 Classics (140), Cahiers Top10 per Year (110), Halliwell 1000 (340), etc etc etc...

Jook is so far away from top500 on so many lists, this would be a 5-year project, at least. A more achievable goal, imo, that also achieves what you want (well rounded cinema foundation) would be to work through this list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/unc ... ?user=Jook It's also the fastest way to work towards top500 on the widest number of films. If you see every film on 10+ lists, you'll have a very, very good foundation in cinema across the world and throughout the ages. It's also only 376 films remaining to see all in 10+ lists for Jook; very attainable goal.
You're such a killjoy with those stats. :lol:
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Post by joachimt » March 11th, 2018, 4:01 pm

blueboybob on Mar 11 2018, 08:23:50 AM wrote:I was like "you guys have inspired me, I want to work on this"

So I sorted by my lowest rank. Amanda Award. OK. Lets check that out. Sort by # official top list.... 2? 2! Yeah That is a waste of time. 3+ only

So guess I am not working on this.
3+ only?! Seriously?! You refuse to watch movies on less official lists? :blink:
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Post by blueboybob » March 11th, 2018, 4:03 pm

joachimt on Mar 11 2018, 10:01:32 AM wrote:
blueboybob on Mar 11 2018, 08:23:50 AM wrote:I was like "you guys have inspired me, I want to work on this"

So I sorted by my lowest rank. Amanda Award. OK. Lets check that out. Sort by # official top list.... 2? 2! Yeah That is a waste of time. 3+ only

So guess I am not working on this.
3+ only?! Seriously?! You refuse to watch movies on less official lists? :blink:
Don't refuse. I just have all the 3+ movies (that i haven't seen) on my media server already. Other movies require effort to get. I need to watch the 1000+ movies on my media server before I go about getting more.

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Post by frbrown » March 11th, 2018, 4:24 pm

Jook on Mar 11 2018, 04:35:34 AM wrote:This is what I'm working towards, because I'd rather have a well-balanced knowledge of cinema than be focused on one particular genre or country.
With some lists (ex. Golden Lotus) 4% watched is enough to put you in top 500. With other lists (like the big box office list) you need 80% to make top 500. Is this balanced?
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Post by Darth Nevets » March 11th, 2018, 6:25 pm

Darth Nevets on Jan 18 2018, 11:11:36 AM wrote:
Darth Nevets on Oct 13 2017, 02:02:26 PM wrote:1- 7
10- 7
100- 8
250- 29
500- 65
1000- 133
2500- 176
5000- 184
10000-186

I'm way far back, my median rank is 611.5 and many lists I have no easy access to movies. If anything I should work on movies with the most official checks, I still have 13 movies on more than 13 lists.
1- 7
10- 7
100- 8
250- 33 (+4)
500- 70 (+5)
1000- 154 (+21)
2500- 183 (+7)
5000- 190 (+6)

Despite improving most categories my median rank actually fell a spot to 612.5. So many seem to be working on this club that I now have over fifty lists in the 500-700 range alone.
1- 7
100- 9 (+1)
250- 32 (-1)
500- 74 (+4)
1000- 155 (+1)
2500- 184 (+1)
5000- 190

Median now at 574.5.

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Post by Darth Nevets » March 11th, 2018, 6:46 pm

frbrown on Mar 11 2018, 10:24:58 AM wrote:
Jook on Mar 11 2018, 04:35:34 AM wrote:This is what I'm working towards, because I'd rather have a well-balanced knowledge of cinema than be focused on one particular genre or country.
With some lists (ex. Golden Lotus) 4% watched is enough to put you in top 500. With other lists (like the big box office list) you need 80% to make top 500. Is this balanced?
Well frankly, yes. There really isn't a huge quantity of quality films from India with international importance, and the most important are the bad films. Looking at Bollywood hits will allow the viewer a window into the culture, but say nothing about the human condition or cinema as an art form. Despite the famous ballot stuffing "mafia" in the Indian cinephile community, the median most checked movie on that list is a DVD era release that is only 90 minutes and has eight checks.

By comparison the International box office list largely shows the movies that transcend borders. You won't find anyone who has seen any of those movies (maybe even inside India) outside the people watching the Ray films (like me) anywhere. Even the films that aren't international hits (a number of Chinese blockbusters) would be useful in understanding where the emerging nations are culturally especially as they will play a larger role going forward.

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Post by Jook » March 11th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Tasselfoot, 376 films to have seen all the 10+ actually sounds very achievable. Good idea, I think that's the way I'll pick films for now at least.

I saw a film from each of the Golden Lotus and Portugese today- Court and Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura. Enjoyed both without either blowing me away.

I just realised how awful/painful it would be to get from 10,000 rank to 500 in the Worldwide Box Office list, so that idea is definitely struck off the list :D

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Post by tourdesb » March 11th, 2018, 7:09 pm

Top 1- 18 (=)
Top 10- 24 (=)
Top 100- 76 (+3)
Top 250- 132 (+4)
Top 500- 169 (+6)
Top 1000- 183 (+5)
+ 7 lists between #1000 and #2313
January 2018Show
Top 1- 18
Top 10- 24
Top 100- 73
Top 250- 128
Top 500- 163
Top 1000- 178
+ 8 lists between #1000 and #2308
October 2017Show
Top 1- 19
Top 10- 22
Top 100- 46
Top 250- 123
Top 500- 163
Top 1000- 178
+ 8 lists between #1000 and #2286
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Post by Tasselfoot » March 11th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Jook on Mar 11 2018, 01:08:24 PM wrote:Tasselfoot, 376 films to have seen all the 10+ actually sounds very achievable. Good idea, I think that's the way I'll pick films for now at least.

I saw a film from each of the Golden Lotus and Portugese today- Court and Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura. Enjoyed both without either blowing me away.

I just realised how awful/painful it would be to get from 10,000 rank to 500 in the Worldwide Box Office list, so that idea is definitely struck off the list :D
GL on the 10+... I made that journey a few years ago, and for the most part, there's good reason why all of those films are on all of those lists.

It's when you start getting down to hitting all on 7 or 8 that the last 25-30 become more of a grind than an enjoyment (for me, at least).

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 11th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Add a zero, and you have my goal for the year... Top 5000 on every list.

I, too, want to make it to top 500 someday, but that'll take me a while. Jook and I are basically at the same spot right now (I'm #1601 to his #1645). My movie selection, to a large extent, consists of following the official challenges, finding a list that meets the challenge, sorting by number of official lists (DES), and working top down.

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Post by Minkin » April 10th, 2018, 3:47 am

So, if you wish to join the Top 500 Club, you have to have at least two platinums? Is it just these two lists or are there others?

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I have no hope of ever even attempting this goal, as I will never work on the All-Time Worldwide Box office list. Maybe if I've completed every other list on the site first - which is highly unlikely in my lifetime with my rate of movie watching. It does seem like there should be more complaints for All-Time, rather than Bollywood btw (when will the All-Time list ever be fixed with that "top ten per year?").

For those who have persevered and made it in the top 500 for the All-Time list - how were you able to stay sane through it? Or what strategies did you employ (I can't imagine sitting through all of the Minions / Chipmunks / etc sequels).

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 10th, 2018, 4:03 am

Minkin on Apr 9 2018, 09:47:17 PM wrote:So, if you wish to join the Top 500 Club, you have to have at least two platinums? Is it just these two lists or are there others?

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I have no hope of ever even attempting this goal, as I will never work on the All-Time Worldwide Box office list. Maybe if I've completed every other list on the site first - which is highly unlikely in my lifetime with my rate of movie watching. It does seem like there should be more complaints for All-Time, rather than Bollywood btw (when will the All-Time list ever be fixed with that "top ten per year?").

For those who have persevered and made it in the top 500 for the All-Time list - how were you able to stay sane through it? Or what strategies did you employ (I can't imagine sitting through all of the Minions / Chipmunks / etc sequels).
There are definitely complaints about the box office list, but because it's more relevant to the ICM audience than Bollywood it also has more defenders. As for fixing it, after the backlash to the last attempt I don't think it'll happen until our hand is forced in some way.

As for working on it and staying sane, I'd say first you have to be able to get some kind of enjoyment out of blockbusters. Yeah there will be some that will be a chore to sit through, but if that "some" were closer to 50% instead of 5% for me then I would have quit long ago. The other part is that it's a long term list to work on. One or two a week is probably pushing it. Sometimes I'll watch a handful in a week, but then none for a month or two, depends on when things come out. It's not a big pain for me to stay in the ~95% completion range since I've been there for a long time, I don't rush to watch anything I'm not interested in, but I get around to it when I'm in the mood. Starting with hundreds of titles to go would definitely not be appealing.

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Post by xianjiro » April 10th, 2018, 6:20 am

Wow, never paid attention to those two lists having more than 500 people who've completed them. Honestly, haven't looked at either for a very long time. (Maybe never for the AFI - might have grabbed plat on that when I first joined.)

I did do at least one blockbuster a week for many, many weeks to get where I'm at now, but one or two out of fifteen or twenty official checks a week didn't seem that onerous to me though yeah, minions, furious fats, and expendalunchables were very painful (and there are plenty of others). On the plus side, all but two blockbusters are super easy for me to get at the library, so it was a 'no brainer' to sort by year and work oldest to most recent. Considering how many official checks aren't available through my local libraries, it's nice to know where I can get a result for my search - Korean or Vogel, lots of time searching with virtually no hits. Haven't even tried diligently working on UNESCO, Asian, or Rosenbaum because there's been no need to - occasionally I find something on the library catalog, but that's more by accident.

So, guess it depends on how one looks at it. And pretty much the same deal with getting bronze on Zombies - so there really are lists I personally find much more painful than blockbusters. ;) Just don't tell mighty or she'll call me a 'whinging film snob' again.
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Post by MMDan » April 14th, 2018, 5:24 am

Only 3 lists where I'm not in top 500:
Livejournal Russian top 100 (#517)
Dutch Film Top 50 (#540)
Shoot Zombies (#660)

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Post by Nopros » April 18th, 2018, 6:32 pm

Nopros on wrote: 3 months passed, there's some progress.

Top 1: 5 (+0)
Top 50: 9 (+1)
Top 100: 12 (+1)
Top 500: 102 (+6)
Top 1000: 150 (+5)
Forgot about this. Ca 3 months since last time. Way better improvement than the previous three months.

Top 1: 7 (+2)
Top 50: 11 (+3)
Top 100: 16 (+4)
Top 500: 120 (+18)
Top 1000: 157 (+7)

Still one list in which I'm not even in the rankings (portugese list). :( Will work on that soon.
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Top 1: 5
Top 50: 8
Top 100: 11
Top 500: 96
Top 1000: 145
Nopros on wrote: 3 months passed, there's some progress.

Top 1: 5 (+0)
Top 50: 9 (+1)
Top 100: 12 (+1)
Top 500: 102 (+6)
Top 1000: 150 (+5)
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Post by maxwelldeux » April 18th, 2018, 7:43 pm

maxwelldeux on Jan 14 2018, 01:30:40 PM wrote:I've made progress and finally joined the 10000 club!

1- 3
10- 3
100- 3
250- 4
500- 6
1000- 14 (Above this line is my Unreasonable goal for this year)
2500- 45 (Above this line is my Stretch goal for this year)
5000- 136 (Above this line is my Reasonable goal for this year)
10000- 186 (Paste's Anime list is my lowest ranked at #9983)
Three more months gone by... let's see now.

1- 3 (+0)
10- 3 (+0)
100- 3 (+0)
250- 4 (+0)
500- 11 (+5)
1000- 21 (+7) (Above this line is my Unreasonable goal for this year)
2500- 84 (+39) (Above this line is my Stretch goal for this year)
5000- 172 (+36) (Above this line is my Reasonable goal for this year)
10000- 190 (+4; four new lists) (Goya Awards is my lowest ranked at #8749)

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Post by 72allinncallme » April 18th, 2018, 8:01 pm

72allinncallme on Jan 14 2018, 06:41:12 AM wrote:Top 1: 12
Top 50: 13
Top 100: 16
Top 250: 39
Top 500: 86
Top 1000: 139

So no, not even close to be in this club :whistling:
Top 1: 11 (-1)
Top 50: 13 (0)
Top 100: 20 (+4)
Top 250: 60 (+21)
Top 500: 109 (+23)
Top 1000: 152 (+13)

Getting closer...
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