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This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

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This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby Moldak » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:31 pm

You guys should hire some growth hacker or whatever and make the site all shiny and modern, pretty sure there is a lot of money in the data you already have, and it wouldn't hurt to become more "mainstream". This is the only place where recommendations don't suck. Hell, maybe even just license your recommender engine, I'm sure there's a market for it (free ones suck, trust me I'm a data scientist).
In the mean time have a few beers, it's on me.

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby dookobore » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:14 pm

please for the love of god no

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby PrestoBix » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:36 pm

undinum wrote:please for the love of god no


Worst case the forums gets ruined. I can't see more people ruining the rest of criticker. Maybe I'm wrong though. This place definitely could use some sort of extra revenue, it's a site that I feel could go down anytime. I think that's mainly why there's the 'export your ratings' feature.

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby 90sCoffee » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:34 pm

The interface is mostly fine I just don't think enough people know it exists compared to other ones. As for more people ruining it, I disagree, the more people there are the better your PSI's get, the more people are ranking films, etc.

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby gabba2k7 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 am

' shiny and modern' i know that such sites are very laggy for me. ...but some advertising might be needed ;]

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby Harpy Gee » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 am

90sCoffee wrote:The interface is mostly fine I just don't think enough people know it exists compared to other ones. As for more people ruining it, I disagree, the more people there are the better your PSI's get, the more people are ranking films, etc.


That implies the site isn't already "ruined."

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby AFlickering » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:59 pm

PSI accuracy would improve with a greater volume of users, as would revenue that'd hopefully lead to more features down the road (cough music criticker cough), so i'm all for the idea of making changes to promote criticker more widely or w/e. i wouldn't want them to change or compromise the site to the point of alienating its core userbase in the process though. sometimes the process of making something more marketable destroys what made it original and beloved.

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby Frank » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:56 pm

I love the interface, I hope it doesn't change because this modern trend of "simplify and dumb down" everything is quite annoying.

I do agree that maybe some marketing should be done to drive users to the site. Maybe some more ads on Google and Facebook targeting things like Movies, Movie Clubs, Obscure Movies, Movie Groups, etc... Those would let the site gain a hopefully helpful balance of the average movie viewer and film buffs to strengthen the recommendations for all kinds of movies.

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Re: This site should be the #1 place to look for movie reviews and recommendations

Postby babaracus » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:21 pm

personally I like the site as is. having said that, there's one clear direction to go if you want more members and that's following the trend. I've read somewhere (maybe their newsletter when I was a member) that the numbers of Letterboxd really skyrocketed when they got apps for ios and especially android. I think that's where most users would come from these days. criticker's mobile site is perfect already, but I think the matter is simply being present in the app stores when people search for movie apps. making a premium ad-free version should bring revenue too. It wouldn't hurt to stroke the member's (phrasing!) ego a little and let us know how many people added us as kumpels and are following our reviews. finally maybe focusing the homepage a little more on what our kumpels are watching. basically making the site a little more "modern" (read: social). I also understand that lots of people are on criticker because it is not so "social" and they like it (me too), but apparently that's where the money is these days.


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