Holy Christ, new Flixster is BAD!!!!!!

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Who the hell thought this was a good idea? The designers should kill themselves. The old site was easy to navigate, was full of great features, had a great layout.. This new site is godawful, and I'm going to abandon the site and just post my reviews elsewhere. Until I see user-friendly changes, that's what I'm doing.

Where do I start...

1) Where are talk messages? Where are messages in general? Can't we post a comment on someone else's profile? Can we send users messages? I can't find any functionality for such a thing. And even if it does exist by some miracle of tonnes of clicking, don't make it so f&^king difficult. Explain, please!!

2) Why can't we fill out our profiles? Why can't we say anything? I recently updated my profile on the old site and was very happy with it. But now on this new site there's no place for such a thing.

3) Where are skins? I had a fantastic skin on the old Flixster...

4) Explain why HTML codes are ineffective. My reviews are peppered with codes to allow for bold words, italicised words, paragraph breaks, etc, so what the F$%K is up with codes being ineffective on this new stinkpile of a website? Will I have to go through every one of my thousands of reviews and strip them of the HTML codes that took a long time to put there in the first place? How are we supposed to put words in bold or italic?

Oh that's right, this site is nothing more than a case of a movie studio raping a popular site to line their own pockets and try and compete with iTunes and digital copies. In the process they've destroyed the site's original charms, buttf&^ked the site beyond recognition, and are going to alienate the users which made this site so special. Remember, people advertised on the site because millions loved it and used it. You're about to lose that audience. In the process you'll start losing willing advertisers. So in other words, you may think this Ultraviolet idea is a good one, but just you wait... People already hate Ultraviolet (LOL @ one single post in the forum's Praise area that isn't even in English and doesn't even have any praise), people are going to DETEST the new site... And you're going to lose LOTS of money.

Good job, WB. Good job... Retards...
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And my God, can we not add people as a friend anymore? What the hell is the logic behind this new site?

Everyone involved in designing the new site is a goddamn retard. Actually, I'm sorry, that's offensive... It's offensive to retarded people that I'm saying they're as bad as the idiots responsible for this travesty. URGH!!!
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They fucked up a great thing. Whoever first conceived Flixster has got to be disappointed with this move. I know I would be. The corporations have come in and created a totalitarian regime on this site so nobody can give their opinions on movies. I will not be part of this hegemonic control bullshit.
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Sorry But They Lost Me To IMDB
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Fuck Ultraviolet/Flixster. It's garbage. Absolute garbage. I can't fuckin' get into the fuckin' site.

I registered a while ago to claim my digital copy of a Blu-ray movie I bought (I think it must have been The Dark Knight Rises). So I go through the steps of punching in the code, signing up, etc etc, and when I got to a certain step and clicked the "next" button (or whatever the hell it was called), nothing would happen. Nothing. I clicked and clicked and clicked that button over and over and over. I tried refreshing my screen, going back to the previous screen, coming back, re-entering all my info, fuck, I tried EVERY thing I could think of. It didn't work, and I could not claim my digital movie.

Today, just for the fuck of it, I tried again, with The Hobbit Blu-ray this time. I tried to re-register from scratch, and it said "your email address is already in use. Please sign in using your Facebook account." So I click the appropriate button. Nothing. A big fat fuckin' nothing. It's the same old bullshit again. Buttons not working.

Fuck Ultraviolet, and fuck Flixster.
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Hey Cal, nothing has changed with the old site except for the URL. Check out http://community.flixster.com/

Peace.
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Yeah but that is going to be deleted and you can't function on the Community site like we did before. The new Flixster is horrible. You really messed up.
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how to watch movies again?
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Have you added any movies to your online collection? Do you have any redemption codes?

If not, you can start your collection via http://apps.facebook.com/flixster/msk

Or if you're too lazy for that, there's some "less fresh" content at http://community.flixster.com/watch-m...
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so the new website is http://comunity...ultra is some money making scheme? onlie collection without paying?
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nuncle

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So um yeah, I've got no idea what you're talking about buddy. Good luck with that...
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It appears to me that the Flixster "Team" and Warner Brothers and all the other morons who run this site felt it was appropriate to follow in the same footsteps as the brainiacs at Netflix: Take a novel and unique idea and screw with it so badly that it irreversibly alienates its customer/user base. I expect with this new incarnation of Flixster that the membership will plummet and this site will be dead within 2 years. I am disgusted that of all the reviews I wrote since spring of 2007 are gone. I wrote more than 12,000 reviews!!!!!!!!!!! I am only credited with just over 3,000 on my new profile. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All that hard work and energy are wasted. You also took away our ability to write our own opinions on movies and robbed us of our ability to interact with other users for feedback and community comaradrie. I really made some great friends on this site. Why did you change this? So you could make more money from advertisers? Or did the corporate idiots at Warner Brothers come in and install their own brand of Internet fascism that many corporations in this country are using to control what people think, write, see and speak about? I see the photos of "The Team" and all I see are cattle; cattle who agreed to let a corporation destroy what was once a proud and fun website community. I for one refuse to be part of being led to the slaughterhouse and will be deleting my account, probably along with a good percentage of your users. Way to go guys. You really fucked up a good thing.
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I Know Me To 1000 Reviews And It Says I Have 91
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P.S. And I read that the Community site with our old profiles will be deleted eventually. Do you know how much work I put into that profile?????? The powers at be at Flixster genuinely broke my heart. I used to love this site. You idiots deserve to be flogged in public.
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I Know I Love This Site Before The Change... I'm Going To IMDB And Posting All My Reviews On That Site.. And I'm Going To Delete My Flixster Account
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As soon as I can I'm re-rating everything onto the IMDB, but if they make this change too quickly then I've lost a lot of time and effort also. they arent just going out of their way to take away a site I like using, theyre also screwing me out of a lot of time and effort. do they really think I'll stick around after that?
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same thing happened to me with yahoo 360, blogs, photos. Only other place for you is Imbd to make comments. Interaction with other movie goers is nice to have online. Do you know that game show on sundance channel that gives trophies for contestants that know answers to movie questions? I have been trying to find that website for a while. It was cable on weekends.
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This is only a small part of what's really going on. Corporations and governments are trying to control the Internet by saying what we can and cannot write and see. The only way to fight these fascists is to hit them in the pocketbook by deleting our accounts and refusing to do business with them. I'm about half tempted to go punch someone at Flixster or Warner Brothers in the balls. Seriously.
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Have you tried smoking weed yet? Guessing it would help a bit =)
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Your flixster account should work on rottentomatoes.com.

Lists, quizzes and messaging features are being transferred to rotten tomatoes.
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Are all my ratings automatically on rottentomatoes.com as well?
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It works but it's mess there's no nice list of my films anymore.
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I can not communicate with my friend anymore put flixster back.
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This is horrible. They've managed to take a site that was informative and useful and make it ugly, clumsy and useless.
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=> WHERE THE HELL DID THE MCT GO?

=> Friends list... PLEASE!!! (One would think that went without saying...)

=> Recommendations? That's the main reason I was on this site...

Janet, thank you for resuming my (and probably countless others) train of thought:
"This is horrible. They've managed to take a site that was informative and useful and make it ugly, clumsy and useless."
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Hi does anyone know whre else to see movies except: Hulu, Netflix, Crackle? Does IMDB show movies?
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Don't know what you mean MFtribunal... movies used to play on Flixster? You mean trailers? Check youtube... You mean dates and airing time? Check your local theatre...

I look at the "Problem" threads popping up and ask myself... IS there an admin dedicated to answering questions???

What the hell happened to the MCT guys?
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Flixster used to stream free movies and television shows from Hulu on the site. It's still up on the old Flixster (community.flixster.com) Much as I liked it, I could actually understand why it would not be on the new site... but it's the only one.

Doing away with the entire social structure of the site, reducing information about movies to a dry snapshot and turning the website in to a commercial venture reminiscent to Circuit City's Divx versus DVD failure is short-sighted and shows little understanding of the people who used the site that led to its former success. I can get more information and better than what is left of this at IMDb.

As far as I can tell, there is no support from the new administration and probably won't until the majority of the existing members delete their accounts. Then they'll try to start fresh, building with people who don't know any better using the former reputation of the name as an inducement.

I can only hope that the original developers use the money they gained in selling Flixster to start a new site, restoring what WB is so successfully destroying.
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It feels like people placed thier trust in the media only to be dissed once again by big business. Sounds like a recurring theme with every thing. Can't trust anyone or rely on a favorite place. Same thing happens to me take my advice don't take too many pictures of one place, don't take pictures of people, try not to mark any website favorite instead memroize it. When one takes pictures someone goes in afterwards and rearranges everything. Try not to take too much, work too much or plan on working with family too long. Plan on destruction instead of happiness and you will enjoy it more. By flixster.(*&^%%#@!!!?><!!@@#!!!
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Most inconsiderate of the Flixster people to wipe out our work. Some like myself took long effort in developing that could rate great "Eye" Candy". Let alone the twist in contradictions Flixster's unannouced fupa. Now it says I don't own any movies. Less than even the tinniest ounce of truth. I own a couple thousand. But here again, This without any type word or notice. Actually all notices dropped off the Radar! If they cared about the community they started, that would have shown. And in that of what it indeed, Is, this ship is sinking, It's time to go!


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Unfortunately, the people who started the site no longer own it. They sold out to Warner Brothers, who saw it as a way to get instant customers for their UltraViolet business, last May. Little did WB realize that by removing all the features that drew people to the site, they would be alienating those very people, not only from Flixster but from the product they wanted to promote. Hiding behind FAQs and third party sites to monitor public opinion instead of actually providing any support only goes to show they don't care about the Flixster customers and know they messed up, underestimating the response to Ultraviolet. I suspect they are just waiting for the people who liked and used Flixster to disappear, for the comments and complaints to die down at which point they'll rename Flixster (and possibly UltraViolet), pretending its a new product and all this never happened.
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It's indescribable. I rated a lot of stuff and I want to get back on earlier ratings and reports... Now this is near to impossible. 90% of the features are deleted.
The Friends compatibility was a great sympathetic feature. All gone.

I'm gonna give it some more time to let the designers correct the many mistakes they've made, after that I'm out.
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To me the most important feature was the movie lists. I had hundreds of reviews organized into lists. If this feature is gone permanently, I won't be using flixter anymore.
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I made a thread trying to identify what features should be put back, please give it a thumbs' up: Thread

Personally, I'm with Diederik Huys: "I'm gonna give it some more time to let the designers correct the many mistakes they've made, after that I'm out."

Without the MCT, IMDB is enough for me.
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Statler: New Flixster is wonderful!
Waldorf: Bravo!
S: I love it!
W: It is great!
S: Well, it's pretty good.
W: Well, It's bad.
S: There are parts that aren't pretty good, though.
W: It could've been a lot better.
S: I don't really like it.
W: It's pretty terrible.
S: It's bad.
W: It's awful!
S & W: Boo! Boo!
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yes, personally ive always HATED the new flixster. after all this time i still cant stand it. i keep considering sending in a complaint and asking why the HECK they downgraded like they did. i really enjoyed the skins, profile pics, and all da other stuff no longer available on the new crap.
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Come on you cry babies
You have no one to blame but your selves, you all sound like a bunch of republicans looking to blame someone else for your own stupidity. You claim that the corporate bosses have ruined your site, well you aint seen nothing yet baby, you folks are going to elect that liar Mit Romney and other republicans so they can start to turn over this country to the corpations. What is it that Mit says "corporations are people too". You are only seeing the tip of the iceburg right now because next year Mit will start to turn over all web sites to corporate control so that companies can make more money, and then they will have the ability to change more laws so that they can take control of more things.

So when you folks complain remember you have ON ONE TO BLAME but yourselves for allowing the Republican Aristocratic part to help the 1% of the richest americans to take contol of this country by buying everything (including the Republican Party). I see that the Republican Party likes to call the Democrats Socialists, but they fail to point out that they are worse since they are the party trying to build a new aristocratic class of americans that will make the robber barons of the ealry 1900's look like paupers.
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LOL what are You smokin, and what does it has to do with flixster anyway. but if You're talking bout politics then those are democrats which blame republicans and hard working businessmen for everything. If You like socialism so much why don't You go to North Korea?
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Er, because North Korea's a communist dictatorship? Republicans, eh? 'KEEP DEM SOCIALIS' GOV'MENT HAN'S OFF MAH MEDICARE!!!'
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Wooh there big boy! This isn't the "I'm upset because my candidate is going to loose site" vent somewhere else.
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Chríss

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It's lose, and I'm not American, I don't have a candidate... Just a sense of morality - which Republicans, especially Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, sorely lack.
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Yes, the new Flixster is diabolically bad. It's incomprehensible to me. Why on Earth would they basically dismantle a ready-made database of their demographic, a locked-in audience they could hammer with advertisements? The site was awful, it was like web 1.0 or whatever, it completely needed upgraded, but they downgraded it and put a new skin on it. Such a weird situation, and I too am furious about all the reviewing I done for that site, but it is indeed still available at the Community Flixster site or RottenTomatoes. Something at least.
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Its horrible. It is not even functioning for me to add a new ultraviolet movie. I have no problem through Vudu and the first one I try and redeem through flixster it wont process and now my code is no longer good when I try it through Vudu. I filed a "ticket" and so far have not gotten a response. It looks like there website was designed with high school students.
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I was a member of Flixster since they opened their doors. I created some of skins, I'd written first hand comments on thousands of movies I'd seen. The databases we had created there over the years were truly enormous. Then Time Warner came in after a silent transaction in the purchase of Flixster. Time Warner, aka Road Runner trashed and deleted it all. Lock stock and barrel of all the work accumulated by all the users. We all left flixster, without returning even to close the accounts. All the email I had coming thus forward got blocked as spam. They stopped sending email after the first few years. But scamming people is nothing new for Time Warner. As myself,, I turned in the networking forensics to FedCirc 2002 - 2003 that landed 15 of their engineers in federal prison for a ten year felony sentence of hacking. And they are still at it. How many customers are paying for what they were told was a ten megabyte service, who still got charged the same, but in evaluation are only getting a 3 megabyte service? For sure, they are all cowards and thieves, as all criminals are!