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Posted 1/9/16
My queue is getting really long, and I want to clean it up but I don't want to delete favorite shows that I've finished. It would be super helpful to have a second list for favorites so I can "save" them in case i want to re-watch and take them off my "to-watch" queue.
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chocololic wrote:

My queue is getting really long, and I want to clean it up but I don't want to delete favorite shows that I've finished. It would be super helpful to have a second list for favorites so I can "save" them in case i want to re-watch and take them off my "to-watch" queue.


All these are sites to keep track of watched, watching, want to watch, etc. They aren't local to CR, so that's a minus, but they aren't limited to keeping track of only the shows on CR, and they don't "forget" if a show has been removed due to licence expiration, or other acquisition, so that's two plusses; a fair trade-off in my opinion.

anime-planet.com
hummingbird.me
myanimelist.net
animenewsnetwork.com

There are probably others as well.

Personally, I only keep simulcasts in my queue, plus only a few catalogs that I'm pretty actively catching up on.
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Posted 1/9/16

asharka wrote:


chocololic wrote:

My queue is getting really long, and I want to clean it up but I don't want to delete favorite shows that I've finished. It would be super helpful to have a second list for favorites so I can "save" them in case i want to re-watch and take them off my "to-watch" queue.


All these are sites to keep track of watched, watching, want to watch, etc. They aren't local to CR, so that's a minus, but they aren't limited to keeping track of only the shows on CR, and they don't "forget" if a show has been removed due to licence expiration, or other acquisition, so that's two plusses; a fair trade-off in my opinion.

anime-planet.com
hummingbird.me
myanimelist.net
animenewsnetwork.com

There are probably others as well.


The problems I see with this are two:
1. Remembering that any of these exist in the first place and then taking the time to update them when you're binging on animé is more of a task than you might imagine when you're not into cataloguing everything you watch. I know. I've tried. I should probably update my ANN lists. It's been, like, a year and I didn't even finish the last time I tried...
2. Just shunting the one's you like into a separate list is actually preferable if something gets removed. You wouldn't be able to watch any of the removed animé anyway so when you take a look at your off-site list and think, "Hey, that was a good one. I'd like to watch it again," and come back to Crunchyroll only to see it gone you'd find yourself disappointed or displeased.
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Crushermach3 wrote:

The problems I see with this are two:
1. Remembering that any of these exist in the first place and then taking the time to update them when you're binging on animé is more of a task than you might imagine when you're not into cataloguing everything you watch. I know. I've tried. I should probably update my ANN lists. It's been, like, a year and I didn't even finish the last time I tried...
2. Just shunting the one's you like into a separate list is actually preferable if something gets removed. You wouldn't be able to watch any of the removed animé anyway so when you take a look at your off-site list and think, "Hey, that was a good one. I'd like to watch it again," and come back to Crunchyroll only to see it gone you'd find yourself disappointed or displeased.


Once you make it a habit, it's not that difficult to keep your list updated. When I start watching shows, I'll open up my Hummingbird library, and as soon as I finish an episode or the end theme begins playing, increment the count. That way, I don't have to worry about coming back later and catching up my list to what I watched.
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Posted 1/9/16 , edited 1/9/16
Well, as you might see from this thread: /forumtopic-836061/collected-queue-suggestions-wishes-and-thoughts I do agree with the viewpoint, and even think it isn't taking the idea anywhere near far enough.


But in all practicality, I decided not to hold my breath waiting, and come up with something at least workable, because after thinking about it, I really believe they won't implement something like this, ever.

The thing is, no matter how nice and helpful that would be for us legit subscribers, with legit reasons to want to sort out our queue into different areas, adding even one extra queue classification/separation would actually allow for users to more easily/conveniently share their accounts with other people (just like a lot of people are doing for Netflix now) because in effect, they could each have their own queue, and commercial-free viewing, with only one person paying for a subscription.

Right now, the policy is that members of the same household can share an account. But if someone shares their account, it's truly a mess to try to use one queue for two (or more) people. Indeed as you and many others (including me) have found out, it is even a mess for just one.

I don't know how strictly that policy is enforced, but it does exist. Keeping it so that there is only one queue is just a "soft" way of keeping people honest, and I really don't see any other practical way to maintain that, other than to charge you an extra subscription for every separate queue you want to have, but by looking at all the other threads out there with subscription problems now, trying to keep the charges straight for something like that would break their accounting system here, I'm pretty sure, so that wouldn't really be workable.
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