Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
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# 1 - Posted on 11/28/2016 16:49:59

Do you keep track of when you read a book / watched a movie and how much you enjoyed it? Which websites do you use?

Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
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# 2 - Posted on 11/28/2016 16:55:39

I recently started using IMDb for films and series, Goodreads for books and comics and MAL for anime and manga.

Marcus Curator Backer Posts: 311 Registered: 10/16/2014
# 3 - Posted on 11/28/2016 17:08:06

Oh my goodness I just came to the site to ask a very similar question as you. Well, I wanted to ask what movie collection databases people may use, specifically. (I'm looking for a software solution rather than web-based right now though).

I've been on IMDB for a while and find it works pretty well for what I need (tracking movies watched/having a to-watch list). With that said, it is not fully comprehensive - there are still a few movies I've seen which are not on the site.

Multiple members of Completionator use Letterboxd which is a glitzy version of IMDB, basically - and with a larger focus on community in my opinion. However it sources its movies from TMDb which is even less comprehensive than IMDB.

Post Edited on 11/28/2016 17:16:19
Drymonema Curator Backer Posts: 394 Registered: 5/31/2016
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# 4 - Posted on 11/28/2016 17:27:03

I'm a stats nerd, so yeah I use Letterboxd and Goodreads. I think I have a MAL but I've only watched like 3 anime series ever so I don't make much use of it lol.
The good thing about Letterboxd vs. IMDb is you can always create a new listing in TMDb if need be and then import it to Letterboxd. I've done that many times since I watch random obscure bullshit.

Edit: Oh yeah also LastFM for music.

@Marcus It's web-based instead of software based, but I'm a DVD collector and use Film Aficionado ( http://www.filmaf.com/ ). It's the absolute best movie collection database I've found, not the prettiest looking imo, but without doubt the most powerful.

Post Edited on 11/28/2016 17:39:05
Marcelloz Curator Backer Posts: 278 Registered: 9/14/2014
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# 5 - Posted on 11/28/2016 20:23:36

I use Librarything for my books. It offers imo a bit more 'library' features than goodreads and feels a bit more nerdy ;-)

Marcus Curator Backer Posts: 311 Registered: 10/16/2014
# 6 - Posted on 11/28/2016 20:53:06

@Drymonema: I used to be really into filmaf. Thanks for reminding me it exists! With that said, my collection has evolved significantly since then which is why I'm searching around now as my intent is to start out fresh again.

Lately I've been looking for something with a good mix of robustness and that is decently pretty. This is super hard to come by, though, lol. Best I've found thus far is Collectorz for movies. I already have their game software and it's nice enough... though it's harder to push stuff into their gaming DB then other sources.

jwcooley Curator Posts: 967 Registered: 2/28/2014
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# 7 - Posted on 11/28/2016 22:14:28

You guys and tracking what you read and what movies you've watched...

I track beers I drink - https://untappd.com/user/jwcooley

Don't judge me! :)

I do use LastFM for music as well, but I rarely check it.

johnnyd1988 Posts: 35 Registered: 12/10/2014
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# 8 - Posted on 11/29/2016 0:02:02

good discussion topic
what about Toys, and cards? IE like yugioh and MTG

Marcus Curator Backer Posts: 311 Registered: 10/16/2014
# 9 - Posted on 11/30/2016 3:45:41

I'd also like to know about a place to track TCG collections.

johnnyd1988 Posts: 35 Registered: 12/10/2014
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# 10 - Posted on 11/30/2016 5:23:07

i use http://tradecardsonline.com/
sometimes
but what about toys?
and sports cards too, and miniatures

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 6091 Registered: 6/10/2011
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# 11 - Posted on 11/30/2016 16:19:43

I actively use:

I used to use https://deckbox.org/ for tracking my Magic: The Gathering cards, but I stopped updating it and I'm selling most of my collection anyways :P

jwcooley Curator Posts: 967 Registered: 2/28/2014
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# 12 - Posted on 11/30/2016 18:24:59

@Moho - selling your MTG collection?

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 6091 Registered: 6/10/2011
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# 13 - Posted on 11/30/2016 19:00:56

Yeah, I don't really play much anymore and I have a ton of random cards. I'm hanging onto my decks, just trying to clear out my singles.

Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
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# 14 - Posted on 11/30/2016 23:12:18

Letterboxd diary is really cool... I wish IMDb had something like that...
Now I'm not sure if I want to stick with IMDb or switch to Letterboxd... it doesn't have series tho... neither does it have all that cool info on each movie... and that star system...
But the diary...
I'm unsure now :/

Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
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# 15 - Posted on 11/30/2016 23:18:30

I guess I can still make list with IMDb, I dunno, I'll have to think about it.

Marcus Curator Backer Posts: 311 Registered: 10/16/2014
# 16 - Posted on 12/1/2016 15:03:40

Letterboxd is more convenient with regards to movies you watch "now."

For me, I have maintained IMDB lists in the last few years to keep track of what I watched and when (by putting the date in the text field). Of course, this isn't ideal since you don't get any metrics off the dates in that way. On the other hand, me trying to turn these IMDB lists into Letterboxd diary entries is a little annoying as I have to set the calendar date for each one and stuff.

If I could have done it from the beginning I would have gone with Letterboxd, but as of now I have so much on IMDB it's still my "home base."

Post Edited on 12/1/2016 15:04:39
Drymonema Curator Backer Posts: 394 Registered: 5/31/2016
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# 17 - Posted on 12/1/2016 17:57:23

If you go Pro on Letterboxd ($19 a year) there's an import feature for activities and lists. I haven't done it, cause I never really used IMDb heavily, but I think you can easily update your watch activity that way, maybe??
Personally I'm a Letterboxd addict. But whatever works for you, works for you. Use both for different reasons if that's what works.

Also I quite like Letterboxd's lists myself cause they're nicer to look at imo. But again, personal preference, so to each his own.

Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
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# 18 - Posted on 12/1/2016 18:32:26

The main let down I have with Letterboxd is that it doesn't have TV Series and I would have to use another site for that only purpose...
I guess it makes sense since it's not their focus at all but I really miss this feature. :/

Drymonema Curator Backer Posts: 394 Registered: 5/31/2016
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# 19 - Posted on 12/1/2016 19:13:46

Yeah I can understand that. Admittedly I'm not much of a TV series guy, so I don't use anything for that. But Trakt.tv is popular for that purpose. But you're right, it's a separate site and that's always a pain in the ass.

bliptych Posts: 24 Registered: 3/23/2016
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# 20 - Posted on 12/1/2016 21:27:58

TVmaze is wonderful for tracking TV shows. I also use Letterboxd and Last.FM as mentioned above.

Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
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# 21 - Posted on 12/3/2016 12:26:59

I think I'll use both IMDb and Letterboxd for a while and then I'll decide which one to stick with.
Do any of you know how to add posters to Letterboxd? I added a movie with its poster to TMDb but the poster doesn't show up on Letterboxed.

Drymonema Curator Backer Posts: 394 Registered: 5/31/2016
drymonema
# 22 - Posted on 12/3/2016 18:31:16

The poster will show up in about 24-48 hours after you've added the new movie. So if you added the poster, you're good, it'll just take a few :)

Steph Posts: 4 Registered: 10/25/2016
# 23 - Posted on 12/4/2016 2:52:41

If anybody needs a CD or Vinyl (It also tracks Cassettes, Digital, ect.) collection tracker/manager http://myrecordlist.com/ is amazing, highly recommend.

Byzantene Posts: 32 Registered: 11/29/2016
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# 24 - Posted on 12/4/2016 7:35:07

I personally haven't done a lot of tracking before now so apart from games I use http://trackseries.tv for TV shows, mostly because it has a progress bar feature that shows how far away I am from catching up/completing the series and I can also find Korean programmes on there, lol.

Post Edited on 12/4/2016 7:36:26
Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
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# 25 - Posted on 12/4/2016 23:01:55

I've been using Letterboxd for a bit now and I have to say I like it a lot more than IMDb, so I'll use that from now on. Thank you for suggesting it to me!