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Minkin wrote: January 24th, 2022, 12:50 pm I'm still up in the air about whether I want to pay for Pro, as the yearly recap stats sound interesting, but I'm not sure if its really something I need to pay for - just for it to tell me that I watch a lot of Larry Blamire. Do the stats apply retroactively - like can you see your stats for 2019, if you signed up for pro in 2022?
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Minkin wrote: January 24th, 2022, 12:50 pmI'm still up in the air about whether I want to pay for Pro, as the yearly recap stats sound interesting, but I'm not sure if its really something I need to pay for - just for it to tell me that I watch a lot of Larry Blamire. Do the stats apply retroactively - like can you see your stats for 2019, if you signed up for pro in 2022?
Stats are cool and as mightysparks says they are retroactive, but I personally think the best feature of Pro is the filter by streaming services.
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jal90 wrote: January 24th, 2022, 6:07 pm
Minkin wrote: January 24th, 2022, 12:50 pmI'm still up in the air about whether I want to pay for Pro, as the yearly recap stats sound interesting, but I'm not sure if its really something I need to pay for - just for it to tell me that I watch a lot of Larry Blamire. Do the stats apply retroactively - like can you see your stats for 2019, if you signed up for pro in 2022?
Stats are cool and as mightysparks says they are retroactive, but I personally think the best feature of Pro is the filter by streaming services.
I see this mentioned as a perk, but I'm not sure how exactly it works. I assume it is mostly for lists? I usually forget Letterboxd has a direct link to Justwatch, and I end up going there looking if a movie is streaming there. Actually, I take that back, I first Google search to see if its on Youtube/Dailymotion/etc, but then do Justwatch.
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Letterboxd just uses Justwatch data, which can sometimes be out of date unfortunately.
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Minkin wrote: January 25th, 2022, 2:39 pm
jal90 wrote: January 24th, 2022, 6:07 pm
Minkin wrote: January 24th, 2022, 12:50 pmI'm still up in the air about whether I want to pay for Pro, as the yearly recap stats sound interesting, but I'm not sure if its really something I need to pay for - just for it to tell me that I watch a lot of Larry Blamire. Do the stats apply retroactively - like can you see your stats for 2019, if you signed up for pro in 2022?
Stats are cool and as mightysparks says they are retroactive, but I personally think the best feature of Pro is the filter by streaming services.
I see this mentioned as a perk, but I'm not sure how exactly it works. I assume it is mostly for lists?
As a filter it works as well in for your watchlist or the database. You need to pick first the streaming services you use or plan to use in your profile, and when you navigate through any of these places a new tab called "Service" appears to filter films. You can choose "My services" to pick all of them or just one of them specifically.

But it also works as a direct link to the site in question. Below the poster in the film's page there is a section called "Where to watch" that includes a link to watch the film through any of the services of your choice. It looks like this (in my case for instance I have the Spanish version of Netflix selected):
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The issue, as said above, is that it uses an external site, and it depends on how thoroughly updated that site is, so it has limitations. In this case it's JustWatch.
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One of the films Onderhond has been advertising for is on the brink of making it into the letterboxd top 250. Ritual... It only needs 500 ratings and it enters the letterboxd top 250!

https://letterboxd.com/film/ritual-2000/

Other unknown gems.

https://letterboxd.com/offensivename/li ... y/popular/

This one also almost making it, which is 24th in our top ICM <400 checks list and 22th on ICM favourites

https://letterboxd.com/film/pastoral-to ... e-country/
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Looks like a lb celeb GOT CANCELED and it's so fucking hilarious I thought it was a joke lol

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Oh my, that was a drama filled review. Good grief!
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DareDaniel wrote: February 13th, 2022, 8:57 pm Looks like an lb celeb GOT CANCELED and it's so fucking hilarious I thought it was a joke lol

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Everybody uses Paint Drying for personal posts, but this one takes the cake. Massive cringe.
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kongs_speech wrote: February 13th, 2022, 11:25 pm Everybody uses Paint Drying for personal posts, but this one takes the cake. Massive cringe.
Oh, I didn’t realize that was a “thing”. Sounds lame. So much self-centered posturing on Letterboxd that I’m not privy to I guess, heh.
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I love the drama. I'd use a "smiley eating popcorn" emoticon but this forum doesn't have one for some reason :folded:
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GruesomeTwosome wrote: February 13th, 2022, 11:37 pm
kongs_speech wrote: February 13th, 2022, 11:25 pm Everybody uses Paint Drying for personal posts, but this one takes the cake. Massive cringe.
Oh, I didn’t realize that was a “thing”. Sounds lame. So much self-centered posturing on Letterboxd that I’m not privy to I guess, heh.
I don't know, I use it pretty often when I want to deliver a message to my followers. It's better than wasting space on the page of an actual film that people regularly watch and review.
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TraverseTown wrote: February 13th, 2022, 11:44 pm I love the drama. I'd use a "smiley eating popcorn" emoticon but this forum doesn't have one for some reason :folded:
I prefer this:

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/SillyEminentI ... mobile.mp4

(Sorry, though it was a gif, but it seems it's just a short video)
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What the #$%@ is this new Similar Films feature and how the hell do I turn it off? :satstunned:

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Yeah, it looks at their attempt at integrating "recommendations", based on some narrowly defined set of specific themes and subgenres.... which definitely not as useful as offering recommendations based on other users' interests.
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It says powered by https://nanocrowd.com/ so that's how they're generating the similarity. It's not available for every film, so there's some sort of threshold in place.

I don't see anywhere in the profile settings to toggle it off, though.
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Why is that an issue, it's already quite low on the page and i like it. It won't be perfect, no algorhythm has nailed it, like ever. But i think it certainly adds some value.
GruesomeTwosome wrote: February 13th, 2022, 11:37 pm
kongs_speech wrote: February 13th, 2022, 11:25 pm Everybody uses Paint Drying for personal posts, but this one takes the cake. Massive cringe.
Oh, I didn’t realize that was a “thing”. Sounds lame. So much self-centered posturing on Letterboxd that I’m not privy to I guess, heh.
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I understand it, we all make mistakes. At least he acknowledges it. And you would be pretty naive to think there aren't many, with the way letterboxd rewards popular reviews or even meme-y reviews that gets so many likes. At the end, letterboxd is still a kind of social media.

And peer pressure is not just there for reviews but also for ratings and reviewing films and so on (indirectly perhaps, but it's there). I've stopped caring, but let me give you an example. Onderhond is through his years as a film enjoyer being criticized a lot for his "absurd ratings", even here and also on MM especially during earlier days. That's what I mean with peer pressure, feeling forced to like a film because people might look down on you or not take you seriously or not consider you a cinephile. Onderhond proves to you why it's a thing and why people do that. Onderhond doesn't care, but others maybe do (sometimes without knowing) as if you're no part of the "club".

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Also, something I noticed... Letterboxd has added cats as actors and actresses

https://letterboxd.com/actor/bengu/

6 Cats from Kedi are added as actor or actress. I love it.
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sol wrote: February 25th, 2022, 2:27 pm What the #$%@ is this new Similar Films feature and how the hell do I turn it off? :satstunned:
You can use adblock to select the element you want to hide.
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Thanks for the tip, though three weeks later I have gotten used to it. :unsure:
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Someone Uploaded an LB list for the "Fav Movies" poll so i tried to match it and create an IMDB or iCM list from it ...

It was ... painfull and potentially included wrong title ...

We're ok that there are no "extract" option on LB yet ?
I have found an Python scrapper but it don't extract the IMDB ttnumber or URL just LB URL ... Shouldn't be that difficult to modify maybe ... but i don't do python.

We need an master iMDB/TMDB/LB main rosetta stone list ;)
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Letterboxd down for anyone else?
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yllow wrote: April 3rd, 2022, 2:19 pm Letterboxd down for anyone else?
It is for me - got the Gremlins message
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Same. Thanks for checking, good to not be alone on it!
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Seems to be back now.
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Minkin wrote: April 3rd, 2022, 4:44 pm Seems to be back now.
Not for me. Still doesn't work on either desktop or mobile.
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kongs_speech wrote: April 3rd, 2022, 4:54 pm
Minkin wrote: April 3rd, 2022, 4:44 pm Seems to be back now.
Not for me. Still doesn't work on either desktop or mobile.
OK I spoke too soon! Doesn't work for me again after working for a few minutes. :unsure:
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Now Facebook Messenger is down too.
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