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netflix DVD queues

I was making fun of marc because every time we start talking about a movie and realize it's not on netflix instant watch, we add it to our DVD queue, and he puts it in position #1 so we get it NEXT. I told him this was yet another symptom that he's a little attention-deficity (if that's a word) because I like to just add DVDs to the queue and not bother bumping anything to the top, just let each one come in the order it will. Half the time, by the time a movie gets to me, I forget even adding it. It's a nice surprise. For what it's worth though Marc also does not like surprises, he's that guy who shakes the Christmas presents. not just as a kid... now.

But then I realized Netflix wouldn't have the nice "add to position #1" button after you queue something if this wasn't something that half the population was afflicted with, this need to have whatever's in your head right away. so what the hell, figure I'll poll you friends to see how your queue is/was/would be managed, if you've ever had or imagined a DVD mailing service similar to netflix.

new DVDs in the queue tend to go...

in their place. surprise me later!
straight to the top, I want it now!


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Jun. 21st, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
I used to just way till the end, but after I had the same movie sitting on my coffee table for over a month because I didn't feel like watching it anymore, I knew that instant gratification was the way to go.
Jun. 21st, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
There's also the "depends on the movie" option. When I was getting the DVDs, there were times when I thought "oh, this will be fun to see" and times where I wanted it next.

I think they did a study one time and found out that people would add "classic must-see" movies to their queue and then would keep pushing them down because they actually wanted to see other things.
Jun. 21st, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
I don't have netflix or anything like it. But I think it would depend a lot on the movie. There are some that I would want to watch right away, but most would just be "whenever".
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Jun. 21st, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
That's what I did when we got disks too. Now we're streaming only, so our queue is sorted into chunks by which family member wants it.
Jun. 22nd, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Surprise me but...sometimes I do want something now for a specific purpose--to catch up for a sequel, have a specific disk for movie night, etc. So we do both. But if it's just hey, someone said I should watch that? To the bottom.
Jun. 23rd, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
Also, I don't know if lj sends notices or what, but check your lj messages. : )
Jun. 26th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
You know what Netflix needs? A shuffle option for your queue. That way you wouldn't forget about those DVDs that are down in position number one hundred. It'll just show up one day.
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