It may have been suggested already but it would be awesome if we could search within specific threads. In other words you’d have a “Search Forum” and a “Search Thread” function at the top of each thread. This would have enabled me to see if my suggestion had already been made:)
It would be nice to have a “favorites” list of actors, composers, etc. to show up in a little tab next to “Favorite Auteurs” as well as tab to show the films in garage you favor and another to show the lists you favor. Also – as mentioned numerous times among the board – it would be nice to be able to upload or at least choose from a bigger selection of images for the “My Style” portion of the profile.
ACTOR PROFILES and BIRTH/DEATH DATES
I have a suggestion for the site… I go to IMDB when I want a quick reference. For instance, right now I’m watching Morvern Callar and I immediately wanted to know what age Samantha Morton was at the time. Now at IMDB, some of the first info you see is an actor’s birth date. On Mubi, finding this information generally requires sifting through a lengthy bio (even if, yes, it would generally be quite near the beginning). But I would PREFER to go to Mubi more, and IMDB less, as I do like Mubi terribly. There is no personal information associated with actors, and upon thinking about it I would not even WANT more information than this listed (height, weight, whatever). But think of it this way – when you see a composer’s name, quite frequently the only info listed next to it is [ex: 1658-1750]. I think that would be a swell feature to add to actor profiles.
This potential feature would be merely in aide of capricious satisfaction… but isn’t that what the damn internet is all about?
I don’t know if I’m missing anything, but it seems that you can’t delete comments on your own lists…
Cleanin up the MUBI, eh?
Probably a good idea, but you can’t fix stoopid.
I would find the ability to search for films by country very usefull
I feel a little mad and annoyed that when you start a topic about a film, there is a link which should be to that film’s page, but instead is a link to a list of topics about that film, without any way to get to that film’s page except using the terrible, terrible search function. We don’t have to fix the search function, since that’s apparently super hard, but why can’t the link go to the film’s page??
Yoo hooooo… Ceeeeciilllllll….
Thanks Hou :)
Okay, I have two suggestions for list functionality, the first of which I really, really want to see implemented, the second of which would be very nice but isn’t essential.
The one which I really, really want to see implemented:
If you go to a film’s page you see an “Add to List V” button. Clicking on it creates a drop-down menu of all the lists you’ve made so that you can quickly add the film to a list or remove a film from a list without having to go edit said list. This is a great idea, however some of us have loads of lists which makes using this feature still not terribly easy: you look down the list of lists seeing which ones you want to add the film to, and invariably you end up missing one. What I’d like to suggest is the ability to make it so that some of our lists don’t appear on the “Add to List V” feature (since some lists are pretty much set in stone and won’t have any films added to or removed from them any time soon), and the ability to reorder the order that the lists appear in on this list (perhaps by a drag and drop mechanism?) so that we can keep them in some sort of neat order if we so wish.
The other feature which would be good, but not essential, is to be able to automatically sort the contents of a list.
What I’m suggesting is that when I create a list I have some buttons available to me. Clicking one button for instance could sort all the films in the list alphabetically. Clicking another one could sort all the films by year, and then if 6 films are made in the same year for example then those 6 films are sorted alphabetically. Or being able to sort by director’s first name or surname could be incredibly helpful as well. A feature like this would save me and many other list makers so much time and hassle and would also result in neater lists on those lists where we just can’t be bothered to sort the films manually because there are hundreds and hundreds of them and more films are being added every day.
how about stealing an idea from surrealmoviez and having a “guess the movie” game.
something to mix it up during the forum’s more dull moments.
Maybe someone mentioned this, but I think we should be able to see the date when we rated a certain film. Others can see this (through “Friends ratings”) but not ourselves. Perhaps it could be put in the ratings section of each user’s page, thus not hurting the design of said page one bit.
Unfortunately the latest modification makes it even more complicatet to access the recently added films, it would be nice if you could restore the option that all “sort by” tabs appear immediately as soon as one moves the mouse to the “FILMS” section above. It would also be helpful to get a country filter for all films, not just the ones that are in the “watch now” section.
Hey Apu…was just thinkin a similar thing re “sort by” tabs! How are things with you? Do hope all is well!
ooops…well while I have a free mubi pass to post again…has anyone seen The Coconut Revolution
Thanks, I’m fine and good to see you around again. Anything that has to with Papua New Guinea is a must see for me, so I’ll add that one to my watch list. Also thanks for the link.
has anything on this thread ever been responded to by mubi? losing the recently added films thing is f-star-star-star-ing annoying.
Also have pages at the TOP of the discussion thread instead of only at the bottom.
Perhaps 2012 is the time to finally come up with an IGNORE feature? This would save a lot of trouble when we want to avoid certain posters – or they want to avoid us.
Is it possible?
I used to yearn for an ignore button too, but the more I think about it the more I think it’s not the answer. As I see it there are two main problems with an ignore button: Firstly when you’re reading a conversation, if you have ignored one or more of the participants the conversation can become very confusing, as others are continually responding to comments you can’t see. Secondly, and much more importantly, whatever libellous things the ignored person is saying about you may not bother you because you can’t see them, but they’re clear for everyone else to read – which may tarnish your spotless reputation among those that choose to believe their obvious lies about your character! I think a strong and even handed approach to transgressors of the forum rules is really the only sensible solution.
I’m all in favor of TREMOLO’s suggestion of adding a tab to access our favorite lists. It would make my life easier.
Scampi – whatever libellous things the ignored person is saying about you may not bother you because you can’t see them, but they’re clear for everyone else to read – which may tarnish your spotless reputation among those that choose to believe their obvious lies about your character!
Well, yes, you are right. If our ‘spotless reputation’ (but mine is very spotty, unfortunately) is besmirched, we should know about it. I guess the best way to ignore those that bother us (few and far between though they may be) is to just not bother to pay any attention to them – but be very aware of them, anyway. Besides, who here posting truly wants to be ignored, eh?
So, I’ll drop my request. Be warned: if you besmirch me I will now be very aware. That’s what our dedicated group of mods is all about – defending us against these troublesome types, right?
Hey – you know what I think would be cool?
If there was a feature where you could list auteurs whose films you’re interested in seeing. For example, I recently read about Jean Rollin, and I really want to see his movies. Rather than adding each one of his scores of films to my “want to watch” list, it would be nice if I could just say I want to watch Jean Rollin. Another example is Erick Zonca, who had a thread of his bumped recently.
I want a place where I can list the filmmakers I need to explore so I can remind myself to explore them!
it would be nice if I could just say I want to watch Jean Rollin.
Out of context, this doesn’t sound right…
@Drunken Father Figure of Old
I see that you are interested in wanting to watch some of Jean Rollin’s films on your profile. I highly recommend (but also start with) THE IRON ROSE (1973). :)
Besides, that is the “to-watch” list you’re talking about. MUBI is just fine as it is, pal.
Hello! Looking at your profile was where I started reading about Jean Rollin! :D What are the odds? I already downloaded The Rape of the Vampire – would that be a good intro, too?
MUBI is just fine as it is, pal.
I haven’t seen THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE (1969) yet, but any one of his films could be a good intro. For me, I started out with THE NUDE VAMPIRE (1971), which was an all-right film, followed by ZOMBIE LAKE (1980), perhaps his worst film ever!), and THE IRON ROSE (1973) (his best film so far!). You could give THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE a try along with THE IRON ROSE. :)
I agree! MUBI shall never be improve! ;)
How about a chat system, sort of what they have on Facebook, so you can chat with your friends?