First of guys, if you agree with be, I'd appreciate if you clicked the +1 at the end of this message.
May not change anything to the Flixster team but visibility can't hurt.
Most of us were on Flixster for one of the above.
But, dear management, in case you didn't do an analysis prior to changing everything (and let's be honest, I frankly doubt you did), allow me to explain why the community is so frustrated.
**Keep in mind that for every 1 person who stands up and complain, 9 others remain silent.**
==> MCT : The MCT allowed us to quickly evaluate if we had similar movie tastes, a nefty little tool. Personally, this sole feature will probably make me sail to another site.
==> RECS : Friends enabled the use of sending and receiving recommendations; messaging feature is now extinct
==> EYE-CANDIES : The ability to customize our profiles using html is also down the drain, disabling simultaneously the use of "Skins" which are not a big deal in terms of movies but was still a neat little eye candy
==> EXPERTS : Some users invested quite a bit of time in sharing their knowledge of actors/directors/etc and were awarded the "expert" title on said actor/director/etc. Now, with all the info having been removed, the time they freely invested in bettering Flixster became obsolete... what a slap in the face wouldn't you agree?
==> FORGETTING SOMETHING? Users, if you feel I forgot something, feel free to reply to this thread.
Basically, people are upset. Instead of taking Flixster and upgrading it whilst keeping most of its key feature, it has been turned into a cheap rotten tomatoes which by the way, most of us would have used if it had suited our needs... it didn't then, it doesn't now.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates the new user-unfriendly layout and removal of many great features, but that's of little solace. New Flixster is awful and I probably will migrate somewhere else too unless they actually listen to the complaints and fix what is now a broken site.
There are so many bad elements introduced no one person can list them all, so here's one that got left off the initial post: now we can't browse through photo galleries, we have to start at the beginning photo and advance one by one! I feel like I'm trapped watching my aunt & uncle Randolph's vacation slideshows all over again.
it's a good thing you still have the community profile option... but i'm thinking, if you're going to change something because you have to, make sure you're improving it..
it's not likely the old flixster will be coming back as default.. but tell us at least this new one we have access to right now isn't the 99% finished version of it
i will give you the better search engine and the removal of not interested counting as a rating and the fact that it's easier to browse through your ratings. but all of this could have been added to the old structure