How obsessively organized is YOUR dvd list?

 
Old 09-08-03, 11:40 AM
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How obsessively organized is YOUR dvd list?

Once in awhile I check out random DVD Aficionado lists while reading posts here, and for the most part I've noticed there isn't much in the way of filing and folders. My list, on the other hand, is pretty cut up, with sections for 80's era dvds, horror & gore, tv sets, and even my wish list is cut up into different tiers of "how much do I want this?".

Is this taking it too far, or do you too waste too much time reading about dvds?

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Old 09-08-03, 12:00 PM
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I have them organized by studio and then color coordinated after that.
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Mine's purely alphabetical. The way it should be .... the way I wish ALL stores would arrange DVDs. (Thank you Tower!)

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Alphabetical here as well. The only way to go!
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Believe it or not my list is by date of purchase but I can sort it any way I want at any given time because its on EXCEL.
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Alphabetical. It just makes it easier for me and for anyone who may want to browse my dvd's to find something.
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The main reason I have DVD Aficianado is because I can put the DVDs in categories. I had so many for a while that the newer ones weren't showing up right (so I've cut back a bit). Guzzlefish gives me alphabetical (and statistics); Profiler tends to be in reverse order of when I obtained the disk (newest disks first).

My actual DVDs are currently alphabetical (except that snappers are separate, mostly because I needed something to put in the DVD shelves in my computer room).
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I used to have mine in Boxed Sets,Television, Animation,Action, Drama, Comedy, Gore/Horror, Music, and Sports...But I kept getting annoyed by not being able to decide where to put lots of titles. Should the Spawn Ultimate Collection be Under animation? what about TV or Boxed Sets? It also contains lots of gore and action, plus a little drama...Much easier just to do it alphabetically, IMO.
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I file mine by date of purchase just so I don't have to see the same picture every time I open dvd profiler. If I want to see it alphabetically, It's as easy as the push of a button.

At home, I put them in alphabetical order.

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Old 09-08-03, 12:36 PM
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Are we talking about how we files our DVDs at home? Or on websites?

I don't do the website thing, guzzlefish, aficianado etc. I just don't see the point in it.

At home, I organize them by cases. I seem to be the only person that does this. Normal cases, special unique cases, snapper cases, box sets. etc. etc.

I change it up every now & then. Usually when I'm sick or can't sleep.
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Old 09-08-03, 12:37 PM
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Re: How obsessively organized is YOUR dvd list?

Originally posted by malkmuz
Once in awhile I check out random DVD Aficionado lists while reading posts here, and for the most part I've noticed there isn't much in the way of filing and folders. My list, on the other hand, is pretty cut up, with sections for 80's era dvds, horror & gore, tv sets, and even my wish list is cut up into different tiers of "how much do I want this?".

Is this taking it too far, or do you too waste too much time reading about dvds?


What's the difference between the following subfolders:

Owned, All Owned, Without Subfolders




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Old 09-08-03, 12:42 PM
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I do mine alphabetically (web site and at home). The one thing I like about malkmuz's list is the wishlist subcategories of how bad he wants them. I don't like this about DVDProfiler. When I'm filling in my wishlist, it asks me what priority it is, but there's no way to see that information from the web site. When people are looking at my list to figure out what to buy me for christmas or whatever, they have no way of knowing which of the DVD's on my wishlist I'd rather have. Maybe I should try afficianado?



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Originally posted by Sessa17

At home, I organize them by cases. I seem to be the only person that does this. Normal cases, special unique cases, snapper cases, box sets. etc. etc.
This is how I do mine. I have a section of regular cases, section of snappers, "random" for movies in cases like Fight Club, Unbreakable, T2 Ultimate, and then box sets. Each section is alphabetical. I used to have them all just alphabetical, but it looked so disorganized with the snappers sticking out farther than the amarays.
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Originally posted by Sessa17
I don't do the website thing, guzzlefish, aficianado etc. I just don't see the point in it.
I didn't used to either, but now I see several advantages:

1. The wishlist feature allows for people to see what DVD's you need in case they want to purchase one for you as a gift.
2. My wife and I both buy DVD's occasionally, and having a nice list allows me to double check and make sure I'm not about to buy something my wife already bought.
3. We have relatives that visit from out of state all the time. Having our DVD's listed on the web works out great because visitors can see what we have before they come. We're the only ones in our family with a decent home theater and people love watching movies at our house and before too much time was wasted with people looking at our DVD rack. Now, for example, my dad will come over and say "While I'm here, I'd like to watch X, Y, and Z"
4. Entering them and filling out the wishlist gives me something to do while I'm playing poker on line at 2 in the morning.




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Thanks a lot KingSmoth. I was trying to go for the most consecutive posts record.




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Old 09-08-03, 01:24 PM
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I just do it Alphabetically, the easiest way for everyone.
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Old 09-08-03, 01:31 PM
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My Aficianado is sorted by different COmpagnie or Box-Set...


But my DVD's are Metal Case, Movie Box-Set, T.v series boxset, T.V series single DVD, T.V animated series Box Set, T.V Animated Series Single DVD, Criterion, Dario Argento, Midnite Movies, Troma, The rest is alphabetically
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Alphabetical, but in subcategories:

Action/Crime
Drama
Comedy
Fantasy/Science Fiction
Animation
Horror/Supernatural
Foreign Films
Mystery/Thriller
War/Historical
Music Videos, Musicals, Concerts
Documentaries
Box Sets
TV Sets
Other Regions
Films I don't Want Anymore
Bought, but have not yet watched
Mam & Dad's DVDs

It's important to me. I have a rather large family so the rest of them are always borrowing a film to watch. This makes it easier.
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Old 09-08-03, 01:36 PM
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the only reason I have a list on the www is for trading purposes... therefore, the only sub-catagories on dvdaficionado I use are "owned"..."for trade"..."wish list"... and "on order". Those 4 let me manage all my various trades pretty well... dont see much need in breaking the list up any further. Maybe if I had 1000 dvds or something...

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Old 09-08-03, 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by KingSmoth
This is how I do mine. I have a section of regular cases, section of snappers, "random" for movies in cases like Fight Club, Unbreakable, T2 Ultimate, and then box sets. Each section is alphabetical. I used to have them all just alphabetical, but it looked so disorganized with the snappers sticking out farther than the amarays.
Exactly, nice to see someone else out there as anal as me. I did the alphabet thing & the genre thing (which is really ideally how I would like to have them organized) but I just hated the way it looked so disorganized with the evil snappers sticking out & the random cased ones like Memento etc just looked out of place. It just looks cooler to me, to have it organized this way.
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Old 09-08-03, 03:06 PM
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I have my DVDAficionado list broken down into subfolders; it makes the pages load much faster. I have my TV shows broken down into three subfolders: A-I, J-S and T-Z. Then I have a subfolder for my MGM Midnite Movies, another one for my Fox Studio Classics, and then the rest of my collection broken down into subfolders for each letter, even though some of the letters only have one or two DVDs in them.

I like checking out other lists, and seeing what kind of subfolders others use.

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putting all my dvds into various folders on dvdaf would be nice...true. I just have not wanted to spend the time doing it! I doubt I'll do it in the near future either. right now alpha is my best bet, however alpha on my shelves is out of the question because it would make the library look weird...just as splitting up various cases would do. so the bottom line is..*drumroll*....my library on the shelves is flawless when it comes to organization, but my on-line list is a mess.

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Most do it, so clearly there must be something good about it. But for me, sitting down & plugging in 300+ DVDs into a website just seems kind of pointless, & a little weird to me. If I'm ever really sick one day, I may do it.


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I didn't used to either, but now I see several advantages:

1. The wishlist feature allows for people to see what DVD's you need in case they want to purchase one for you as a gift.
This just doesn't make sense to me. If it's anyone that knows me, they will just ask my girlfriend or one of my friends what DVDs I've been looking for. If they don't know, like my staff at work or co-workers who usually buy me DVDs I already own every holiday, they are sealed. I just echange them for something I want. The wishlist thing just seems kind of pointless, something people do just for the sake that it's there & they can then post the link in their sig.

2. My wife and I both buy DVD's occasionally, and having a nice list allows me to double check and make sure I'm not about to buy something my wife already bought.
I buy DVDs WAY more than occasionally & my girlfriend buys them from time to time. But we have very different taste, so she will rarely buy something I would have & vice versa. Plus she keeps her DVDs seperate. And like I assume most people do, we don't go anywhere without are cell phones. If on the off chance she thinks she is buying a DVD I have, she just calls me. If for some crazy reason one does buy a DVD the other has, which hasn't happened yet. There is that crazy concept called the return I spoke of earlier. Are people really that dependant on a computer website to prevent all this from happening. I just don't get it.

3. We have relatives that visit from out of state all the time. Having our DVD's listed on the web works out great because visitors can see what we have before they come. We're the only ones in our family with a decent home theater and people love watching movies at our house and before too much time was wasted with people looking at our DVD rack. Now, for example, my dad will come over and say "While I'm here, I'd like to watch X, Y, and Z"
Same here, but I mean, do you have over 3,000 DVDs? If you do than I understand. I have over 300 & when people come over they look through them. You make it sounds like it takes hours upon hours, is it really that big a deal to have your dad say I'd like to watch X, Y, & Z ahead of time, does that really save that much precious time. And I'm in the same boat as you, we are the only ones that have a massive DVD collection & nice HT (actually my parents fo also) & that is all the more reason why family & friends like to look at our collection & choose a movie out.


4. Entering them and filling out the wishlist gives me something to do while I'm playing poker on line at 2 in the morning.
That is the first point that makes a little sense to me. But I turn to internet porn for that time fill-in.

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Movies in one section alphabetically. Then TV Box sets in another section alphabetically. That way when I need a 45 minute filler I just check out the TV section. I also have a section for the 'unwanted' DVDs......they look so sad.
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