Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Features in the upcoming release:

While there is a moment to breathe, I wanted to point out a couple little elements on the site -- both of which are predominatly for those of you who REVIEW movies. Both are part of our first steps toward improving our "Reviews & Lists" page. For instance, here's how you can see your old reviews:

Notice that you can now delete old reviews, or edit them (on the spot). This is nice if you are like me and type fast and spell poorly.

Perhaps more fun is the improved CUSTOM LISTS feature. This is where you can compile a list of movies that may be useful to other (less movie-savvy) members: Your lists can be simple ("Greatest Date Movies") or complex ("Movies I loved in college and hate now"), but now they are much easier to create and manage.

We've had this feature on the site for years, but it was almost impossible to use. Now it's better. In short order, you'll be able to find the most current or most popular lists, as well as export lists to your own website or blog.

Time to run.


  1. It would be nice if you included the "____ out of ____ people found this review helpful" on your Reviews & Lists page. I'd like to be able to see, at a glance, how helpful people have found each of my reviews without having to go to the individual movie's page and then sift through all the reviews to find mine.

  2. I looked over the edit review section just now and found about 4 reviews I could edit. After I edited one, there was no more Edit | Delete choice. Editing is GREAT, so I hope it stays (and works).

  3. Great new features. I made a couple of minor tweaks to test the feature and it seems to work pretty well. At first it didn't appears as though the changes stuck, but when I went back the next day, the changes were there.

    I also would like to go back and correct/blitz some old reviews, but so far I see only the latest four I wrote. I hope the feature is expanded!

    BTW, why doesn't Netflix send out notifications of changes like this? I stared blankly at the Watch Now tab for at least a month before I realized what a cool, valuable feature it is to be able to watch streaming video, all for the price of one's regular subscription.

  4. I love this feature and it seems to be working very well now. It’s allowed me to clean up typos, and the junk characters that sometimes pops into reviews when I use cut-and-paste from Word.

  5. More people should be using it.