Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:19 am
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:47 am
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:Thus my questions: Does the development path for Coollector include support for exporting user-generated writing in the MyPlot, MyReview, and MyNotes sections of the database?
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:If yes, how far down the development pipeline is this feature likely to appear?
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:56 pm
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:04 pm
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:I just purchased a license for the portable version of Coollector to support your work.
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:Someday, it would be terrific if you could build rich text functions into the MyPlot, MyReview, and MyNotes sections. If you did, I reckon you could tweak your marketing copy accordingly to attract more clients like me.
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:you might take a look at how Literature and Latte promote their program, Scrivener.
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:Scrivener appeals strongly to writers of fiction, including script writers, who are also likely to be interested in film and television (and thus also be interested in a database like Coollector).
In my opinion, Coollector is quite close now to engaging with all three of Scrivener's approaches to writing; but of course, Coollector's expansive and efficient database structure gives it the potential to be much more useful than Scrivener for the particular purpose of drafting texts about television and film.
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:Rich text support for the MyPlot, MyReview, and MyNotes sections (after building in support for their export) sometime down the line would really seal the deal.
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:15 pm
(cool) Hector wrote:hyperlinks
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:24 pm
(cool) Hector wrote:Talking about hyperlinks, it's on my todo list to add a MyLinks tab. Of course the links would be clickable, even when shown in Coollector (outside the editing window).
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:59 pm
(cool) Hector wrote:Which rich text functions do you need? If it's bold, italic, underlined, and hyperlinks, maybe we could use html tags like with this forum.
(cool) Hector wrote:I doubt that Coollector will someday become an elaborate text editor.
(cool) Hector wrote:Why would someone write a script for a new movie in the MyPlot field of an existing movie? MyPlot doesn't mean it's your own script, it just means that it's a plot different from the one provided by our movie database.
(cool) Hector wrote:Maybe it's because I'm not a writer myself, but I don't see the point of all this.
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:46 pm
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:In addition to bold, italic, underline, and hyperlinks, it would also be helpful to have bullets and numbered lists.
Derpmond_Blergson wrote:Well, I don't have any hard evidence to prove that my point applies to anyone other than myself, but my basic idea is that Coollector includes better support for writers than its competitors, which suggests to me that you might want to emphasize Coollector's support for writers in your marketing copy.
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:34 pm
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:40 pm
(cool) Hector wrote:Derpmond_Blergson wrote:In addition to bold, italic, underline, and hyperlinks, it would also be helpful to have bullets and numbered lists.
That's reasonable. I can't give any date, but it's now on my todo list.
(cool) Hector wrote:When I've allowed users to write reviews, it was in fact the first part of a bigger plan... As you know, you can publish your coollection online. For the moment, your reviews are not displayed, but in the future, you'll be able to make some of your reviews public (when they're finished writing, and you're proud of the result).
For each movie, you'll have access to the list of all the public reviews. This list can be ordered in several ways:
1) listed first are your favorite reviewers (because reviewers can be rated).
2) listed first are the reviews with the best average rating (because reviews can be rated).
3) listed first are the reviewers that think the more like you (because Coollector has access to your coollection and the reviewer's coollection, it can compare them and determine your affinity).
This would fix an eternal problem: the subjectivity of the reviews... We all know that a same movie can be good for some, and bad for others. So let's get crazy and imagine that our system becomes so successful that even the professional reviewers record their movie taste inside Coollector (it's like their ADN signature). You'd be able to effortlessly find out the reviews that really tell you if you should watch a movie or not.
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:44 pm