When movies from the washlist becomes available (in theater / DVD) : recieving an email notification

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So far, the washlist seem sort of useless on the website, as there is no notifications when it becomes available (locally) in theather or DVD / Blurays
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Hi herbertwest,

If you live in the United States, have email notifications active in IMDb and have a film listed in your Watch List, you should receive notifications like this one:

 

Unfortunately, IMDb does not currently provide email notifications related to a user's Watch List outside of the United States. If you live in the United States, you can subscribe to email notifications on your "Site Preferences" page:
https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb/siteprefs

Please forgive me for chuckling to myself when I first saw your post. I suspect that English is not your first language. For future reference, a wash list would be a list of items you wish to clean or wash. A Watch List is a list of films or television programs you wish to view or watch.
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Hi Dan,
Thanks a lot for your reply. Indeed, I am not living in the USA... as I live in France, and I didn't notice my spelling mistake !

(I dont seem able to edit my original post / thread).

I think that it's a real shame that the notifications cannot be sent for outside of the USA. It would probably increase significantly the sales on amazon (who owns IMDb).
Just for this reason, I personnally think that it should be something to really consider for the website.


Best.
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I am not sure about this, but it looks to me as though you can get the email notification, but it will be for the US wide release, not France.  I'm not sure how much good that would do you, but international releases seem to be occurring closer and closer to the original release.

(I dont seem able to edit my original post / thread).
This is a feature of GetSatisfaction. Once somebody has replied to your post (or 'liked' it), you can not longer edit or delete it. This can be a nuisance, but it does prevent changes that make the replies nonsensical.
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David,

I believe either GC, Michelle or one of the other IMDb staff members stated that the Watch List notifications depends upon a local provider supplying theater information to IMDb. It appears that IMDb does not have such an agreement outside of the United States.
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Thanks again for the reply.
In my "Site Preferences" I do have settings ticked for the notifications, but I have never recieved a single notification.
And I do not have anything in my spam folder either. 
> Because my "Title display country" is : France? 
Even if : "Title display language" is English?

I'll change everything to USA/EN I guess, and see if that changes anything.

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