I would ride this pony into a sunset and a title card that says The End. April 23, 2015 11:06 AM   Subscribe

On FanFare, would it be possible to have the option to subscribe to a film club like you can subscribe to a tv show?

I really like the idea of film clubs over on FanFare; they've pointed me to at least a few things I otherwise would never have watched. There's been the Spirit of 99, MeFi Horror Club, and probably there are others I'm just missing because I don't think there's a way to search for film clubs aside from constantly browsing FanFare Talk. It would be really easy to miss a movie post if you're away from the site for a few days and something didn't get tagged perfectly.

Since I'm about to start a film club myself that would move really slowly over a long period of time, I was thinking it could be really useful to have the option to subscribe so you could follow the film club in My FanFare and not miss anything.

Is this doable? Is this something someone other than me would find useful/fun? Thoughts?
posted by phunniemee to Feature Requests at 11:06 AM (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Right now—in addition to FanFare Talk—people are using the MeFi Wiki to organize their film clubs. Take a look at the Movies: Upcoming and Posted section of the FanFare Scheduling page.

We've talked about this a bit behind the scenes and it is something we'd like to work toward. There are a lot of steps that need to happen between having no support for clubs or scheduled viewing on FanFare to having a button that allows you to follow a particular set of movies. So I'm afraid it won't be ready in time for your club, but it something we're thinking quite a bit about. So to answer your question: it is doable, we think it would be a nice addition to the site, but we have more thinking to do about how it will take shape.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:11 AM on April 23, 2015 [2 favorites]

Robin Williams Movie Club is one.

I think this is a great idea!
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:12 AM on April 23, 2015

Oh, forgot to mention that the MeFi Wiki also has a list of Movie Clubs & Series on that same page.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:13 AM on April 23, 2015

One current option for anyone using Reader an rss reader is to add FF Talk. It's the only way I'd ever hear about the clubs.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:37 AM on April 23, 2015

So how do film clubs on FanFare work? Can anyone start one or do you need mod approval or something?
posted by Sangermaine at 2:00 PM on April 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

No special permission required - you can just start it yourself - how do you think I did mine? :)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:07 PM on April 23, 2015

Just be sure to reserve the conference room on the sign-up sheet.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 2:23 PM on April 23, 2015 [3 favorites]

How about being able to follow a particular *tag* on MyFanfare? That way any club discussion tagged with the club name would show up (presumably including FFTalk discussions).
posted by carsonb at 2:24 PM on April 23, 2015 [3 favorites]

Yeah, I think following specific tags would be a good interim solution.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:50 PM on April 23, 2015

Sweet! *adds tag nobloodymonkeys*
posted by carsonb at 2:53 PM on April 23, 2015

I wish there were enough MeFites in the world that I could put "invented Metafilter film clubs" on my resume as an accomplishment. Because I am absurdly proud of that.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:32 AM on April 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

DirtyOldTown: Put it on there! You know you'll have found the right employer when they are impressed by that!
posted by el io at 12:59 PM on April 29, 2015

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