Post Reply Organise Watch List Into Folders
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Recently my brother and I have started watching a LOT of Anime on Crunchyroll.
It's becoming hard to track what we're watching, what we're enjoying, what we plan to watch at a later date, what we've finished but want to keep around on our watch list for future reviewing/revisiting etc.

I'd like to suggest adding a folder feature, whereby the default watch list displays all the anime currently on the watch list, but the user has the option to toggle between a "complete watch list" listing, and a "browse by folder" listing.

This way, I can sort through the 30+ anime on my list, and keep on track with what I'm watching, whilst ensuring I move straight onto the next series that caught my eye, without having to read every description page and having to reinvestigate each series I've added, or more importantly; lose sight of in the massive list.

Thanks!

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I realise you can make accounts on other websites where you can categorise Anime and add to custom lists etc., but I want something internal, as making a myanimelist account, doesn't help the fact I have to scroll through a massive list on Crunchyroll to find what I want to watch!
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DavidStrife7 wrote:

Recently my brother and I have started watching a LOT of Anime on Crunchyroll.
It's becoming hard to track what we're watching, what we're enjoying, what we plan to watch at a later date, what we've finished but want to keep around on our watch list for future reviewing/revisiting etc.

I'd like to suggest adding a folder feature, whereby the default watch list displays all the anime currently on the watch list, but the user has the option to toggle between a "complete watch list" listing, and a "browse by folder" listing.

This way, I can sort through the 30+ anime on my list, and keep on track with what I'm watching, whilst ensuring I move straight onto the next series that caught my eye, without having to read every description page and having to reinvestigate each series I've added, or more importantly; lose sight of in the massive list.

Thanks!

*Note*
I realise you can make accounts on other websites where you can categorise Anime and add to custom lists etc., but I want something internal, as making a myanimelist account, doesn't help the fact I have to scroll through a massive list on Crunchyroll to find what I want to watch!


If you only watch in a browser, and that browser is Chrome, then this guy just released an extension that does some of what you want. I don't know how much control you have over where things go, though..

/forumtopic-914821
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It's something I'd like to see natively, since I use the Desktop, Mobile, and Xbox apps.
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DavidStrife7 wrote:

It's something I'd like to see natively, since I use the Desktop, Mobile, and Xbox apps.


Yeah, it's something I would really like to see too, per this earlier post of mine: /forumtopic-836061/collected-queue-suggestions-wishes-and-thoughts

But (please don't be angry for me saying this) realistically, I'm not holding my breath waiting. Doing something like that would require programming changes to every device they support, along with the web site, and one thing about having multiple queues available, is that account sharing would likely become more abused, even if that's not the intention. People will take advantage of it if it is there.

I'm pretty sure they won't ever come out and say it, but I can see why they might not want to invest in a lot of costly programming effort for something that would have the potential to not only not raise revenue, but might even threaten to lower it and/or prevent future membership growth.

Like someone else said in a similar thread elsewhere though, if it was a benefit tied to Premium Plus, or even if they charged a couple extra dollars for it, then it may be at least viable. But with the current venture capital type management that took over last year, CR isn't going to do much of anything anymore that doesn't make a measurable/demonstrable improvement to their bottom line.
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Unfortunately you're right, it had crossed my mind that as a result of being more organised, subscribers would clear through their Anime que a lot quicker, and clear CR content quicker. This means then that unless CR can replace the cleared content with new content, people would eventually stop subscribing as often, or for not as long as they would before (buying a month instead of 3, or 3 months instead of a year etc.).

So as much as it pains me to say it, there's no incentive from a business perspective to help subscribers clear content quicker, which by adding organisation through folders, would essentially achieve in the long run. By leaving the que cluttered however, it's more likely subscribers will stumble across additional shows, or forget what they came in for and leave with something else. The online streaming equivalent of retail's impulse buying or window shopping.
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