mpowell wrote:you can now compare your point of view on anything that enters your mind.
[...] at the moment it feels pretty ominous in its simultaneous distance from film recommendation yet affiliation with Criticker.
Is there a mission statement or guiding ethos that can be examined in anticipation? I'd rather be let down gently if the aim is a populist Flixter nightmare/Amazon advert
. Otherwise, there's hopefully better ways of bringing in Shrek 2 dislikers and their resulting advertising revenue.
I'm afraid I'm with paulo on this... The one thing Criticker Lists reminds me of right now is the thousands of annoying and money-cashing useless Facebook applications and quizzes, i.e. useless timewasters that have no real content whatsoever. You don't learn
anything through Criticker Lists, like you do through Criticker.
I've always been a huge supporter of Criticker, and advertise it as much as possible (without being too annoying) on Facebook using my "I gave XXX a score of YY on Criticker.com" notes
a few times a week, but these new Criticker lists is not something I will offer my support for. To me Criticker is a film website for people who enjoy films. In the community we've always lobbied for games and books versions of Criticker which would be non-film additions to Criticker that have real value, but these Criticker lists seem to me like like empty content for cheap revenue. I don't mind cheap marketing if you're providing valuable content in return (e.g. a Facebook application that would post my Facebook notes automatically), but these Criticker Lists?... I don't know...
I'm sure you've spent a great deal of time on this, but I thought Criticker was above this kind of money-making. If you want easy money, add a donate button which I'd gladly use. If you want more users, market the main website like I'm doing on Facebook.
At least those are my 2 cents...[EDIT]
Maybe it's not really fair
to bash on something that has hardly even started, but I'm reasonably confident that this communication platform (a single thread in the Criticker forum) is quite far away from the targetted audience for the Criticker Lists and should therefore be of little influence on the popularity or success of Criticker Lists.