GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


Public Discussions

topics
GreenCine General
Feedback
Have suggestions, criticism or praise for the GreenCine community? Post them here. Please maintain a sense of decorum here.
1063

Queue Managment
Topic by: BluffingJ
Posted: February 21, 2013 - 5:31 AM PST
Last Reply: February 21, 2013 - 8:18 PM PST

author topic: Queue Managment
BluffingJ
post #1  on February 21, 2013 - 5:31 AM PST  
For whatever reason, I am seeing even greens high up in my queue skipped.This happens every shipment.Any other color shipping, is out of the question.As that has happened at most one time since October.

How do you guys handle the queue management as far as # of titles and trying to actually plan what you watch? Is it as bad for you guys as it is for me where even greens get skipped?

Blumphf
post #2  on February 21, 2013 - 10:28 AM PST  
> On February 21, 2013 - 5:31 AM PST BluffingJ wrote:

> How do you guys handle the queue management as far as # of titles and trying to actually plan what you watch? Is it as bad for you guys as it is for me where even greens get skipped?
>
> ---------------------------------

90% of the time the top-most Green title in my queue is what gets shipped to me.

9% of the time the highest Green will be skipped over and another Green is sent.

1% of the time I get another color shipped to me and, appropriately, I proceed to fall out of my chair.
BluffingJ
post #3  on February 21, 2013 - 10:34 AM PST  
For me it's something like

97% of the time a green not at the top of my queue
2% of the time a green at the top of my queue
1% of the time a blue
Cinenaut
post #4  on February 21, 2013 - 10:49 AM PST  
I'm more like 97% first green, 2% first green is skipped, 1% some other color.
BluffingJ
post #5  on February 21, 2013 - 10:56 AM PST  
Why am i seeing such differences from you guys?
Cinenaut
post #6  on February 21, 2013 - 11:01 AM PST  
> On February 21, 2013 - 10:56 AM PST BluffingJ wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Why am i seeing such differences from you guys?
> ---------------------------------

Maybe it's the movies themselves. My green bar DVDs are mostly older movies. The last group were Drunken Angel (1948), Pelle The Conqueror (1988), Richard III (1955) and Richard III (1995). But I also got Damsels In Distress (2011), which wasn't even green.

BluffingJ
post #7  on February 21, 2013 - 11:05 AM PST  
But every shipment?
BluffingJ
post #8  on February 21, 2013 - 11:06 AM PST  
This is what i experience

Slot 1 - Green
Slot 2 - Green
Slot 3 - Green

shipments usually start with slot 4 or later in the queue.
Cinenaut
post #9  on February 21, 2013 - 11:07 AM PST  
If a DVD is falsely marked green, it makes sense that it wouldn't be available every shipment. Maybe you've found some green movies that should really be marked orange or red.
BluffingJ
post #10  on February 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM PST  
It isn't the same titles is the thing. If i had the same 3 titles at the top of my queue and they are constantly skipped that would be a different story. That isn't what i'm seeing however. If it's a green in slot 1 2 or 3 chances high no matter what title it will be skipped.
Cinenaut
post #11  on February 21, 2013 - 11:42 AM PST  
That's a mystery, then. Who knows.

I had a non-green DVD fill a slot just now.
BluffingJ
post #12  on February 21, 2013 - 12:32 PM PST  
Wish i could say the same.
Cinenaut
post #13  on February 21, 2013 - 1:19 PM PST  
I do have 93 non-green movies at the top of my queue, so that's a factor.
BluffingJ
post #14  on February 21, 2013 - 1:47 PM PST  
So basically, if i want a service where i can plan what I get Greencine isn't it?
Cinenaut
post #15  on February 21, 2013 - 2:09 PM PST  
That seems about right. I'm basically running on serendipity here.
BluffingJ
post #16  on February 21, 2013 - 5:08 PM PST  
Greencine did manage to give me a small refund.Though to be fair my >11 days of nothing under checked out at all this billing cycle is worse than what you guys are reporting. Did ask them about why greens at the top of my queue are constantly skipped (again the number of times this is happening is way worse than what's being posted here).Will post if(big if) I get a response.
kaream
post #17  on February 21, 2013 - 7:40 PM PST  
About 18 months ago I had loaded up my queue with several Criterion Eclipse sets, plus a bunch of old silents fairly recently restored and reissued, and a number of foreign films, all of which are disdained by NF. Generally speaking, most of these tended to be blue-barred, but fluctuated down into yellow or up into green.

I'm only on one-out; I would say I was getting about 75% green, and actually more yellows than blues, with an occasional orange (they even sent me The Opening of Misty Beethoven, which I never expected; I think it had been orange at that time). Then around mid-December as I ran out of greens I was interested in, everything totally dried up. The only disc I've received since then was an easy-to-get green that I stuck at the end of my queue just to see if they knew I was still subscribing. And as with (I guess) everyone else here, nothing has changed color since then.
kaream
post #18  on February 21, 2013 - 8:00 PM PST  
> On February 21, 2013 - 7:40 PM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
(they even sent me The Opening of Misty Beethoven, which I never expected; I think it had been orange at that time).
> ---------------------------------

I see this is still listed as available, and still shown as orange. Even for 1975 it's a pretty bad movie.

Wow! IMDb has taken that title down; I was sure it used to be listed. Or have they never listed porn, and I'm misremembering?
kaream
post #19  on February 21, 2013 - 8:05 PM PST  
Aha - IMDb is now filtering adult movies, but they're still accessible.
BluffingJ
post #20  on February 21, 2013 - 8:18 PM PST  
If blockbuster offered more than 3 at a time, or NF took my payment method I'd be gone.

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.