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Glenn Overholt

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I have no idea if you can or even want to do this, but adding a line to each memeber' profile asking how many DVD's do you have might be fun?(?)

We could just update it as often as we felt like it, but I would like to see how many all of the members have together.

Glenn
 

David Lambert

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I'm not sure this is a great idea. It's like post counts: it becomes competitive for no good reason.
Also, different folks "count" different ways. Me, I count actual discs. Other people count "films"/"features". Others count SKUs (individual items to buy).
So if three HTF members all own the same two items: Star Trek TNG Season 1 and the Fox Double-Feature Disc for Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea/Fantastic Voyage, we would have three different counts.
Discs: 8
SKUs: 2
"Features": 2 films + what??? 25 episodes? 1 season? 26 hours of TV show (the pilot was 2 hours)? Do you count the 4 supplement documentaries?
Also, if you go by SKUs, how do you count The Prisoner if you bought each individual 2-pack (5 SKUs) instead of buying the Mega-Set (1 SKU)?
You see, there are too many arguements as to how to accurately count your collection. I count shiny round things, since that's FINITE and UNARGUABLE. But it is VERY Arguable as to whether that's the right thing to do. I've been told I'm "cheating", because I count Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as "2", when it's really "1". :rolleyes
But then, if you got the T2: Judgement Day - Ultimate Edition as a DVD-18, you got 1 disc, like me. But then most other people got it as 2 individual DVD-9's, soooo....
Anyway...
 

Glenn Overholt

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The last thing I wanted to do was to start a -I have more DVD's than you have - war. I want this for a collective total for the members.

I count my disks by each physical one, and I think that would be the fairest. I do have some disks that when flipped, have a different movie on the other side, but anyway...

It would be interesting to see just how many we (as a group) have. If only 50 people did it and the total was 5k, then we'd have an average of 100 per member, and it would be fun to see if you were above or below that.

And maybe a studio could see that we really do buy these things, in record numbers.

Glenn
 

Jack Briggs

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Thanks for the suggestions. But Parker has his hands full already with more pressing stuff--such as keeping this place running in the first place.
 

Henry Gale

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We could just update it as often as we felt like it...
Monday: Parker! I sold 3 of my DVDs today, change my count to 187, THANKS!
Tuesday: Wow, the credit card must be smokin' today, the postman brought 5 new movies! Move me up to 192 when you get a chance.
Wednesday: Turns out 2 of those were double disc sets so make that 194, sorry for the extra work Parker, you're the best!! :)
 

Glenn Overholt

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I think someone may have misunderstood me. Code would have to be set up as an additional line for the user's profiles, but we would be the ones entering or making any changes to the numbers.

Glenn
 

David Lambert

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Brian: OR in place of their location. So instead of your left-hand-column ID saying:
  • Brian Lawrence
    New England
    Member
It could instead say:
  • Brian Lawrence
    194 DVDs
    Member
I'm just grabbing "194" as an example, using Jim's post above. I haven't a clue how many you really have, so don't go ape on me! :D
 

Henry Gale

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Glenn,
I understood, just having a little laugh. Check my new profile. ;)
Jim
 

TheoGB

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I think Glen means that it would be a numeric field in the profile. This would mean that Parker or whoever could simple make the database total those fields throughout all members and stick it on the front page:

25,000 members with xxxxxxxx DVDs, av. of xxx DVDs per member

or something like that, I guess.
 

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