Originally posted by gambit0
1) I don't understand what are Poopli points, even thought I clicked around the Poopli site to try and find out?
2) I am getting addicted to Foreign shows and I can't seem to get enough of them. So, far I get about six or seven shows on my ReplayTV and every time so far that I did a check, Show Data Base on Poopli, it only comes up with the shows that I have saved on my ReplayTV. What would be a good way to find foreign shows/films even with subtitles that I could leech and share?
To expand a bit on Tony's fine explanation, newbies start out listed like this:
If you've sent 9 shows to others and received 20 yourself, you'll appear like this:
So if I sent you a show, you would have one added to the second number and I would have one added to the first number, hence my sig. The numbers are only incremented once the show is marked complete
This tells people not only how much you use Poopli, but how often you send vs. how often you receive. BTW, "leech" is usually used on Poopli not as a verb but as an adjective for people with no sends and more than 10 or 20 receives, although sends in the single digits and receives in the triple digits is not usually considered any better.
For foreign shows, I recommend you post something in the Show Talk forum on the Poopli Forum. Someone else just did something similar, asking "Will you be my TiVo?", referring to TiVo's feature of recommending new shows based on what you already record. Tell people what shows are getting you excited about foreign shows, and ask people what they'd recommend along those lines. And maybe see if there are discussion boards at sites that specialize in content, like www.TVTome.com,
and find an old thread or start a new one about foreign shows.
Oh, and you are correct about what I call looping back a show as a manual recording, but that's usually too much trouble for most people. I do it to create short segments of shows that I might want to send to others, like my test clip and The Screen Savers segment on Poopli.