Forum Feedback and Support Post forum feedback and related problems, here.
View Poll Results: What's your DVDSpot Position
I had a DVDSpot account, and WOULD use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
39
54.17%
I didn't have a DVDSpot account and WOULD use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
13
18.06%
I had a DVDSpot account, and WOULDN'T use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
6
8.33%
I didn't have a DVDSpot account, and WOULDN'T use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
7
9.72%
I have an account at another site like DVDSpot and WOULD use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
7
9.72%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Old 01-08-09, 06:16 PM
  #1  
Internet Brands
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 560
DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

As previously mentioned, we've batted around the idea of building a service like DVDSpot here at DVDTalk. I'm interested in some info...

How many people here had a DVDSpot account?

How many people who had one would use the service if we had one here?

Now many people didn't have a DVDSpot account, but would use the service if we had one here?
IB-Dick is offline  
Old 01-08-09, 06:18 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: East of Ypsi
Posts: 8,896
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Do not have one but would probably give it a try.
auto is offline  
Old 01-08-09, 06:28 PM
  #3  
Internet Brands
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 560
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by auto View Post
Do not have one but would probably give it a try.
Sorry, I didn't have the poll up yet... can you vote plz? Someone came by my desk when I was writing it.
IB-Dick is offline  
Old 01-08-09, 06:36 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
DarthVong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Under your bed
Posts: 5,776
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I ONLY used DVDSpot. IMO, it was the best DVD cataloging system on the net. Great features and look. The user submission/edit system was awesome.

I would LOVE if DVDTalk would create a system like that. I'm sure that would also increase premium membership as well.
DarthVong is offline  
Old 01-08-09, 08:22 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
DarthVong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Under your bed
Posts: 5,776
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

One feature that you could add:

Link buttons attached to DVD/BD reviews for "Wishlist" and "Owned".
DarthVong is offline  
Old 01-08-09, 10:10 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Cardsfan111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 17,153
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I chose would use the DVD Talk service but that would of course depend on how it was set up, etc.
Cardsfan111 is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 05:08 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,436
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I had a Spot account and would definitely give something set up by DVD Talk a try.
EdTheRipper is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 07:11 AM
  #8  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,229
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I've tried a lot of options, and DVDSpot was my favorite by far.

If you implemented a similar service I'd gladly renew premium each year. You're probably already thinking that, but seems to me a good pay to offset the cost, increase premium subscriptions, and drive traffic to the site.

DVDSpot had the potential to be the premier DVD cataloging site, and combined with DVDTalk, you could rule the world.

Could CNET be interested in selling the code/database/whatever?
Trevor is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 08:24 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: East of Ypsi
Posts: 8,896
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
Sorry, I didn't have the poll up yet... can you vote plz? Someone came by my desk when I was writing it.
You got it...when they came by your desk did you hit the Panic button?
auto is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 08:50 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,368
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Because the title of the thread is, "DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?" you will be attracting a disproportionate amount of DVDSpot users compared to DVDTalk members... Therefore, this poll option will be very deflated and way off target:

I didn't have a DVDSpot account, and WOULDN'T use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.

That's how I voted.
bwvanh114 is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 08:50 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
DJLinus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,638
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by DarthVong View Post
I ONLY used DVDSpot. IMO, it was the best DVD cataloging system on the net. Great features and look. The user submission/edit system was awesome.

I would LOVE if DVDTalk would create a system like that. I'm sure that would also increase premium membership as well.
Agreed on all points.

And if we're throwing out suggestions, I hope there's something similar to DVDSpot's feature of showing what you have lent out. Since I have a big DVD collection, I lend stuff out to family and friends all of the time and it can get confusing tracking them all (my system now: a piece of paper). Damn moochers.

I have yet to even try out any of the sites listed in the DVDSpot thread. Right now I just have my exported DVDSpot spreadsheet and a scrap of paper where I jot down what titles I've bought since they closed up shop.

Last edited by DJLinus; 01-09-09 at 08:53 AM.
DJLinus is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 09:24 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,160
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Can anyone summarize what exactly DVDSpot's service consisted of? I don't know if I'd use a similar service if DVDTalk had one because I have no idea what it is.
jdodd is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 10:51 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,833
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I used DVD Profiler and DVD Af. Currently, I only update DVD Af. I've been using it for eight years. I learned my lesson with Guzzlefish. I'm not signing up for new services.

That said, I would use DVD Talk's.

jdodd: Look at www.dvdaf.com
The Bus is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 11:48 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,091
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

You (IB-Dick) haven't specified whether there will be a cost or not. Are you thinking of offering this for free with the plan to make money through referral links and additional advertising, or is this going to be a premium-only feature? I suspect that will influence the answers. It's easy for people to say "sure, I'd use it!" but that might change if it requires a $20 automatically-renewing annual subscription for premium membership, especially when the established DVD Profiler is only $30 for life.
Walker Boh is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 12:19 PM
  #15  
Internet Brands
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 560
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by auto View Post
You got it...when they came by your desk did you hit the Panic button?
Of course, but it just sent me to the DVDTalk frontpage (so it looks like I'm working)

Originally Posted by bwvanh114 View Post
Because the title of the thread is, "DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?" you will be attracting a disproportionate amount of DVDSpot users compared to DVDTalk members... Therefore, this poll option will be very deflated and way off target:

I didn't have a DVDSpot account, and WOULDN'T use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.

That's how I voted.
It's not the % that we care about, it's the total number of people who would use it. Sure the data will be skewed, but not it a way that'll matter.

Originally Posted by Walker Boh View Post
You (IB-Dick) haven't specified whether there will be a cost or not. Are you thinking of offering this for free with the plan to make money through referral links and additional advertising, or is this going to be a premium-only feature? I suspect that will influence the answers. It's easy for people to say "sure, I'd use it!" but that might change if it requires a $20 automatically-renewing annual subscription for premium membership, especially when the established DVD Profiler is only $30 for life.
Correct, and that's because we're trying to get basic numbers so that we gauge that.

Variable x: the cost to develop it.
Variable y: the number of people who will use it.

If we know those, we'll be able to figure out what the required return would be to warrant devoting resources to the project. If that means that we'd have to have a pricepoint that's unrealistically high, then we would have to scrap the thing.
IB-Dick is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 12:25 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Jersey represent!
Posts: 5,644
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Now THAT would be a real premium feature. Avatars and that other stuff are pretty silly IMO, but this actually seems fairly useful. I might actually get a premium account if DVDTalk offered more things like that.
UncleGramps is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 12:27 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Can I request that it be extensible to more than movies? I'd like a video game / music cataloging system as well. I'm sure others would like books and comics, etc.

Since I'd think you'd leave the individual item entry creation up to the users and merely maintain the system yourselves, it wouldn't make much difference to you.
pinata242 is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 01:40 PM
  #18  
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten.
Posts: 211
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by jdodd View Post
Can anyone summarize what exactly DVDSpot's service consisted of? I don't know if I'd use a similar service if DVDTalk had one because I have no idea what it is.
Thanks for this; I, too, have no idea what this DVDSpot site did/does. Although, I'm guessing it is a cataloging site for DVD collections...and I probably wouldn't use it. I mean, why would someone want to share what they have in their DVD collection with unlimited online users? I just don't understand it. But I'm open to explanations...anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Ace Of Spades is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 02:06 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,833
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by Ace Of Spades View Post
I mean, why would someone want to share what they have in their DVD collection with unlimited online users? I just don't understand it. But I'm open to explanations...anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
It's more for me, really. I also occasionally send out a link when I ask people if they want to see a specific movie. "Here, look at my list" etc.
The Bus is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 02:24 PM
  #20  
Internet Brands
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 560
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by UncleGramps View Post
Now THAT would be a real premium feature. Avatars and that other stuff are pretty silly IMO, but this actually seems fairly useful. I might actually get a premium account if DVDTalk offered more things like that.
Thanks, this is the feedback we need. This thread is really a way to aggregate these kinds of comments and try to put a number on the project.

Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
Can I request that it be extensible to more than movies? I'd like a video game / music cataloging system as well. I'm sure others would like books and comics, etc.

Since I'd think you'd leave the individual item entry creation up to the users and merely maintain the system yourselves, it wouldn't make much difference to you.
That wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.

Originally Posted by Ace Of Spades View Post
Thanks for this; I, too, have no idea what this DVDSpot site did/does. Although, I'm guessing it is a cataloging site for DVD collections...and I probably wouldn't use it. I mean, why would someone want to share what they have in their DVD collection with unlimited online users? I just don't understand it. But I'm open to explanations...anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
You're correct, it's a way of keeping a publicly available list of the dvd's you own. I can't speculate on every reason why people would want to use the service, but I'd venture an assumption that it helps a lot in the trade threads.

With DVDSpot, were you able to mark DVD's you own as "Willing to trade" of something like that?
IB-Dick is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 02:26 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,926
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Could CNET be interested in selling the code/database/whatever?
Would be great if they did but I wouldn't bet on it. A few people attempted to explore that idea both directly with CNet/CBS and/or Croy at the time of the demise but don't believe anyone got anywhere. Croy even stated he would go to bat for that and help put people in contact with the appropriate people but never followed through as far as I know. Might be different going from company to company though.

I might be interested but it would solely depend on the amount of information for each title, the layout and interface, the cost and, extremely important to me, a complete import option that would be able to recreate as much information as possible from a saved DVDSpot export such as purchase/watch dates, purchase places, purchase prices, custom field info, ability to import ones filters/ratings/reviews. Without that ability to import all of that info, my interest in attempting to recreate all of that is extremely limited (spent enough time doing it the first time to start from the beginning again).
abintra is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 02:31 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,091
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by Ace Of Spades View Post
Thanks for this; I, too, have no idea what this DVDSpot site did/does. Although, I'm guessing it is a cataloging site for DVD collections...and I probably wouldn't use it. I mean, why would someone want to share what they have in their DVD collection with unlimited online users? I just don't understand it. But I'm open to explanations...anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
My primary reason for using it was that I like to keep track of what I watched and when, especially for TV-on-DVD sets. It provided an easy method of doing that.
Walker Boh is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 02:33 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Malvern, PA
Posts: 5,013
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by bwvanh114 View Post
Because the title of the thread is, "DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?" you will be attracting a disproportionate amount of DVDSpot users compared to DVDTalk members... Therefore, this poll option will be very deflated and way off target:
I think we're all aware this isn't exactly Zogby.
Goldblum is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 02:52 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,368
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by Goldblum
I think we're all aware this isn't exactly Zogby.
I'm disillusioned.
bwvanh114 is offline  
Old 01-09-09, 03:27 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 21,974
Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I used DVDSpot for a few months before they died. I've been a member of DVDAf for years.

I'd use it if it were part of the premium package. But it would need to have a powerful import engine. I would not join DVDAf today, because now they expect me to enter titles one at a time.
Nick Danger is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.