Thursday, June 28, 2007

Similar Reviewers

I really shouldn't say this, and I may regret it, but YES YES, we are building some ways for you to (a) see people who are the most similar to you, and (b) ways for you to save people once you've found them, no matter how you've found them. I won't go into the details here, or the precise timeline, but its a big priority for our team and I expect will be available in the near term (however you chose to interpret that).

As I've mentioned here before, expect that the community features are going to be moving and growing continually for some time. This means cool new features and pages, and also the unfortunate side-effect of short bursts of instability and downtime (not for the Netflix site in general, but potentially for some of these new features). We'll keep the bad parts to a minimum, but, you know, I'd like to be candid here. So keep those cards and letters coming, we ARE listening (we've actually always been listening too, but it's a lot more obvious these days, no?) Thanks for the attention. Now go watch some movies.

PS: We're LOVING your avatars.

14 comments:

  1. Yay! I've certainly pestered you guys enough about it.

    Great to hear. Take your time rolling it out, we'd rather it look good than rushed and "beta".

    Thumbs up.

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  2. Im in TV.com, so I'm sO used to bugs as new features are coming online. I'll keep looking in as things progress.

    Good luck. :)

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  3. excellent job though, keep up the good work!

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  4. When are you allowing "non-rented" ratings back on the scroll bar?

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  5. Sounds good. I still like my idea that I posted from a previous thread of taking my "similarity #" "on the road" so that I can post it to my blog and allow readers to check their similarity against mine (either through their netflix account or through rating a list of 10 movies or so)

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  6. I hope that more than one person is posting as Michael. Otherwise you're working how many hours per week with posts before 9a, throughout the day until after 10p in the last 10 days alone. If the later is the case, hope it's what you want.

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  7. michael, from netflixJune 29, 2007 at 5:39 PM

    who are you? my mom? work is long and stressful, and one of the more gratifying things is getting feedback from users. it's easy to check the blog at random times, and post when i need a break from the "real" work. I appreciate your concern. (was that concern?)

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  8. Actually, mort's comment does make me think of a question I've had for awhile now: why is it that there's only one person from Netflix on this blog? That's not to speak negative of Michael, but I guess I would expect more interaction from the people who created this site for feedback on their business...

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  9. Yes, Michael it was concern. Just take care not to get burnt out. I know it can be rewarding, but without balance over the long run one does have a tendency to crash and burn--experience speaking--or wake up after a decade or two filled with regret and resentment. Unless I suffer amnesia and you've been told that your mother is a 40 year old gay man in Detroit (that should give nightmares), I'm not your mom.

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  10. Wow! That's great. I was happy with the drag & drop in my queue. I've been wanting to find a way to keep track of people who aren't "friends." This is excellent.

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  11. Just over lunch yesterday, another Netflix member and I were discussing how much more fun the site has gotten since it's become more interactive. Keep up the great work!!! This is a fun site to visit.

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  12. YUM! I Like Burned Food!!!July 6, 2007 at 10:25 AM

    *****"SIMILARITY" indexes? Hmmm...do I see an accidental foray into an online DATING SERVICE around the corner???? ;-)

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  13. excellent job though, keep up the good work!

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  14. thank you so much it's really great!

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