Allow users to pick favorite genres (was: The selection of obvious genres is questionable)
When I press the "Explore" button I found a list of genres half of which are irrelevent for me. Either make the list of obvious genres dynamically chosen for my account, or let me configure it, or give me more of them in the menu, or whatever.
It gives me
foreign (this is no a genre dammit!) Foreign to whom????
I'd rather see
so most of the times I will have to click twice.
Thanks for the feedback. I completely agree with your comments, and "foreign to whom" made me laugh. The answer is "foreign to people from the US", but about 50% of our users are not from the US :)
The list is currently straight from TMDB.
I am very interested in shifting to a more tag-like genre model, so that we can collect more nuanced genre information (e.g., if we only have the screen real estate to show one genre, which one should it be?). Also, different users have different ideas about what are the interesting genres.
I like your idea of making the list configurable (or, marking genres as favorites).