[planned] import csv files with 0-100 scale

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livelove
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[planned] import csv files with 0-100 scale

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:idea: feature suggestion: importing rankings from spreadsheets, i.e. an import function for csv and tsv files

You already have an export function.
It would be nice to have a reciprocal important function able to import the previously exported csv file back into Criticker.
(The both easiest and most logical way to implement the import function would be to use the same column layout as the export function.)

The current import function is nice, but only works on a 1-10 scale.
It would be helpful to extend this to the 0-100 scale allowed in Criticker.

usage examples:
• import csv backup files of Criticker scores back into Criticker
• import spreadsheets exported from other rating sites into Criticker
• It would make Criticker usable for users who keep their scores in a spreadsheet.

case in point:
I keep all my ~2000 scores in an (Excel) spreadsheet and would be happy to import them into Criticker.
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Seconding LiveLove's request for 1-100 ranking import

Post by Mist600 »

IMPORT 0-100 RANKINGS:

From what I see amongst my TCIs & Kumpels most people use some form of 0-100 scoring.
Though the import function doesn't matter to me as I never used any other service before Criticker.

However, I can certainly see how
LOTS of users would need it & how lacking it could lose the site active & potential members.


If Livelove is correct that rankings can already be imported on a 1-10 scale just not 0-100
then that doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to tweak → both options being available.

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[new] import csv files with 0-100 scale

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Thank you for your support.
Yes, I have over 2000 rankings (0-100 scale) and despite being an active member here, I have never been able to use Criticker myself for lack of an import function.

Mist600 wrote:From what I see amongst my TCIs & Kumpels most people use some form of 0-100 scoring. […]
I can certainly see how LOTS of users would need it & how lacking it could lose the site active & potential members.
I don't know to how much this amounts in real numbers, but as anecdotal evidence: My cousin is a hobby filmmaker and when he was young, the Internet didn't really exist yet, so he himself and all his (film) friends from college and university kept their scores on (paper) score cards as well as in small books. With the advent of personal computers, some of them switched to Excel spreadsheets (like myself). Others continued on paper for its nostalgic value. Most of them have hundreds if not thousands of ratings. I asked a couple of them, if they wouldn't want to join Criticker and explained the concept to them. They were game and some of them pretty excited, but when it came to manually importing thousands of scores, they declined. And understandably so, since it takes a long while to locate every single film on Criticker.

These are not only lost users, but one of the most valuable ones, too.

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Re: [new] import csv files with 0-100 scale

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A generic import feature is definitely on our list of things to get to :) Thanks for the detailed report.

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Re: [new] import csv files with 0-100 scale

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thank you, that's very good news, mpowell ;)
What do you mean by "generic" ?

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Re: [planned] import csv files with 0-100 scale

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By "generic", I just mean not necessarily related to IMDB :)

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Re: [planned] import csv files with 0-100 scale

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That's great!

Would you see any inconvenient in using the same format as currently used for the export function?

Aside from
importing ratings from elsewhere this would have the added advantage that
• Criticker users could export their ratings as backups and subsequently reimport those backups.

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