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You must have watched quite a few movies though, because I surely watched more than 900 official checks in 5 years. ;)
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A pedestrian amount for sure
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Am I the only one who has been using ICM for the purpose of keeping track of what movies I have seen?
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weirdboy wrote: December 16th, 2020, 9:04 am Am I the only one who has been using ICM for the purpose of keeping track of what movies I have seen?
You're certainly a weid boy... :lol:
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weirdboy wrote: December 16th, 2020, 9:04 am Am I the only one who has been using ICM for the purpose of keeping track of what movies I have seen?
Well other use it to check the music videos they've seen.

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Heavy battle going on here:
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Pretty rare in the top 50, because most gaps are rather big. #36 is 198 checks away.
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:)

Then it's time to place your bets on who will reach #36 first!


[edit]Although I'd like to know first how many more 20-hour-wartime-footages Joachim is going to binge for one single check .. :whistling:
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Interesting how the official checks are identical, but the other two stats are so different. And the guy with the most checks has the fewest favorites...what a sourpuss. :)
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My favorites aren't actual favorites. I give something a thumbs up when I love it and it's either very obscure or has a poor ratio. Kirsa Nicholina, however, actually is a huge personal favorite. I'm closing in quickly on the top 1500, but I don't plan to watch more official shorts by the end of the year, so we'll see if I can make it.
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2020 started off with promise, jumping from 18th place to 14th in the overall rankings, and then fizzled out over the rest of the year, leaving me at 17th place by the end. Here's a detailed breakdown for those interested:
2020 in review
- Pass seventhsamurai54 on New Year's Day, rising to 17th place
- Pass thoughtrepellent and winds in the last week of January, the same week JamesCameronScholar goes dark, bringing me to my peak of 14th place
- Blueboybob zips past me in mid-March, dropping me to 15th place
- Spocksbrain shooots past me at the end of March, knocking me to 16th place
- Tim2460 leaves me in his dust in mid-April, and a few days later I pass jerry warton, so I hold steady at 16th place
- Except for a very short excursion in mid-August where I pass xianjiro for mayabe a day or two, I stay at 16th place until the last week of December, when rkzk passes me, leaving me in 17th place

Last year I presented what I thought was an astounding statistic, that I needed on average 765.5 official checks to advance each rank from #22 to #18. This year was no different, with a bump of only one rank after advancing 809 official checks, bringing the average up to 774.2. If I were to gain this number of official checks per year I'd complete all currently official checks in a little over nine years, and if this quirky fact somehow held up I would still only be in 17 - 9 = 8th place.

Another interesting fact (again, maybe only to me): I checked 809 official checks, and yet the site increased its official check total by about 876 in 2020 (due in part to some big changes including the expansion of the box office and Cinema Tropical lists, and the adoption of the Pinoy list, which added 81 new checks all by itself), meaning I actually lost ground in absolute terms this year, the first time that's happened since 2015 when a whopping 1656 new official checks appeared (this was the big TSZDT adoption year).

Year # checks gained # official checks gained Pos. at start of year Pos. at end of year Max. Pos. Min. Pos. Range Avg. Rank (polled weekly)
2012~700~600704970482255.5
20131198968493050282240.7
201493476530223122925.3
201574289222212421323.0
201662344221212219320.9
201782258521202220220.9
201877855020192318520.0
201976959419181916317.2
2020106380918171814415.8


So what's to come in 2021? I pledged to slow down my movie watching, and while it'll take some time to adjust, it also means I won't be racking up numerous official checks next year. If I had to guess, my total will drop from the 500-600 I've come to expect the last few years down to 300-400. I'd like to keep to my streak of never falling in rank over a calendar year, but that might be tough this year. I'm only within reach of rkzk and xianjiro, realistically, and if I slow down it seems very unlikely I'll catch them. Meanwhile thoughtrepellent may well pass me at the rate he's checking now, so I'll predict I hold steady in 2021, possibly pushing to achieve this late in the year if I need to (and am able to), just to keep the streak alive.
2019 update
2019 for me can be summarized with just a few rank-related events, most of them not of my own doing:

- In the first few days of 2019 I passed rkzk, bringing me to 18th place
- In mid-May thoughtrepellent (AKA Cobac AKA Fori) went dark, bumping me to 17th place
- At mid-year I passed winds and reached my highest ranking to date, 16th place
- Right around Halloween thoughtrepellent returned from the dark and knocked me down to 17th place
- In mid-November winds suddenly came to life after nearly three years of inactivity, checking hundreds of titles and kicking me back to 18th place, my current position

So in the end I've moved up one place in 2019. Here's a year-by-year breakdown for me:

Year # checks gained # official checks gained Pos. at start of year Pos. at end of year Max. Pos. Min. Pos. Range Avg. Rank (polled weekly)
2012~700~600704970482255.5
20131198968493050282240.7
201493476530223122925.3
201574289222212421323.0
201662344221212219320.9
201782258521202220220.9
201877855020192318520.0
201976959419181916317.2


Looking at the last five years (to cherry-pick some stats by using the end-of-year numbers), I've gone from #22 to #18 by adding 3062 official checks or, in other words, on average I needed 765.5 official checks for each rank I advanced (using the average rank column it's a slightly more reasonable 527.9). The front page is not for the faint of heart! As for next year, if blueboybob and Spocksbrain continue checking the way they have been, they'll pass me easily, while there are two or three ahead of me that have been taking it easy of late, so all in all I think I should be able to advance one or two positions in 2020, with a bit more turbulence than I had this year.

2018 update
2018 was the roller coaster I was expecting it to be, with the largest range of rankings I've seen since 2014. It's also the first time since 2015 I've dropped to 23rd place, a result of the noir list adjustments made earlier in the year. It's no surprise that Xianjiro flew past me in July and never looked back. Jeroen0 going dark and Burneyfan returning (welcome back!) were bigger surprises, but they canceled each other out in terms of most people's rankings, including my own. JamesCameronScholar's meteoric rise in June was also a surprise, as was 3rd's sudden departure in December. Despite all these events, I wound up advancing one place in the rankings, though, so I can't complain.

Here's a year-by-year breakdown for me:

Year # checks gained # official checks gained Pos. at start of year Pos. at end of year Max. Pos. Min. Pos. Range Avg. Rank (polled 1/week)
2012~700~600704970482255.5
20131198968493050282240.7
201493476530223122925.3
201574289222212421323.0
201662344221212219320.9
201782258521202220220.9
201877855020192318520.0


(2015 looks a little funny in that my number of official checks exceeds my total number of checks, but this is because of the adoption of the TSZDT list, which netted me 228 new official checks)

It looks like 2019 will be a little calmer than 2018, with just a couple of people making a push for the front page and not a lot of activity at the bottom of the front page currently. There are a few users ahead of me that have slowed their checking or become inactive, so I predict I'll advance one or two spots by the end of 2019.

2017 update
2017 didn't quite go as I expected - the updates to the TSPDT and Brief Encounters lists along with the newly adopted lists didn't work in my favour, and Gremlo shot up about 80 checks relative to me in February. As a result, we spent the rest of the year neck and neck (in May he passed me for a day or two, but otherwise I maintained my lead). Julliette appeared from out of nowhere, passing me in March and offsetting the rank bump I had in February when Robot2xl went dark. And, in the last couple of weeks, I passed Laydback, kicking me up from 21 to 20 in the rankings.

Here's a year-by-year breakdown for me:

Year # checks gained # official checks gained Pos. at start of year Pos. at end of year Max. Pos. Min. Pos. Range Avg. Rank (polled 1/week)
2012~700~600704970482255.5
20131198968493050282240.7
201493476530223122925.3
201574289222212421323.0
201662344221212219320.9
201782258521202220220.9


(2015 looks a little funny in that my number of official checks exceeds my total number of checks, but this is because of the adoption of the TSZDT list, which netted me 228 new official checks)

Compared to 2016 and 2017, 2018 will be a veritable roller coaster for me. With the More Noirs update I'll fall two or three spots in the rankings, back behind Laydback, Gremlo and possibly Johnlocke (with Gremlo's advancement I'll be the 2nd ranked Canadian in the list for the foreseeable future). And I have a feeling xianjiro will leave me in the dirt this year at the rate he's checking (he's a machine!). But I'll likely regain two or three spots as well over the course of the year from some members that have slowed down of late, so I'll probably wind up next year right around the rank I start it with.

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Ending the year at 72, up three from a year ago, and down one from my high (since joining the forum) of 71 attained in June of 2019. If I'd kept up the mojo in November and into December I'd surely be back up at 71, but probably no higher - #70 is currently 78 checks above #71. I have no particular plans for pushing the official checks this year, certainly not this month when I'll probably mostly watch SF/Fantasy (few official checks remaining for me and even fewer that I actually have a desire to see) and 2019-20 stuff which will mostly be unofficial. Not sure what the rest of the year will hold, still trying to decide if I want to make any efforts towards any particular official lists, but I'd be surprised if I get above 65 or fall much below 75 over the coming year.
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This number mostly finds images of some motorcycle


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My rank climbing has really slowed since I got into the group of people actually watching movies and checking them regularly. I was at 652 a year ago.
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Somehow still in the top 100.
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(That's a RAM 1500.)
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:poshclap:
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We have a situation (l) (l)
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No clue who Junior Samples is (if that's really him like Bing images suggested)

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549 in case the image 404.

I was at 584 at the start of 2020, and checked 363 titles through the year (don't know how many officials).
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I'm guessing "Hee-Haw" won't rank too high in the TV-series poll.
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Not capable of soaring into the top 150 users? You're not alone. Join the club. ^_^

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I'm a Porsche baby!

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This is the highest I've ever been. I had reached that level a few years ago (in august 2016), then slowly went downward, I went as low as 89, but have been going up since...

I keep watching movies at the same slow pacing of one per day, but the lockdown has pushed me into watching more movies from my DVD & HD libraries, many of whom are official checks, whereas I usually spend a lot of time watching new movies in cinemas...
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Onderhond wrote: January 13th, 2021, 11:29 am I'm a Porsche baby!
Volvo here :)

Volvo 760

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tazz_85 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 5:19 pm Volvo 760
Next time someone asks me if I'd rather have a Porsche or a Volvo, I won't be so quick to answer :D
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Onderhond wrote: January 13th, 2021, 11:29 am I'm a Porsche baby!
It had to happen. You canon-thirsty check whore!

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Torgo wrote: January 13th, 2021, 6:54 pm It had to happen. You canon-thirsty check whore!
If you drive a Porsche, you gotta wear shorts ;)
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flavo5000 wrote: January 1st, 2020, 2:20 pm I dropped down to #35 a few months and and just got back to #34 last week. Running in place has never felt so good!
One year later and you made it to the first page!
Tell, us flavo: How does it feel? :o
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Did two more people quit or go dark? Out of the top 10-15, perhaps? Blueboybob? JamesCameronScholar?
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Blueboybob and xianjiro
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Jeez, I was kidding the other day when I said that if about 1465 people deleted their accounts, I'd be in good shape. I don't want cool people to leave. :(
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Wait, tell me this is not due to another problem in the politics thread ?
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?
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They just set their checks to private. May be dealing with some troll or they just don't want interaction.
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