Site News

Site News


This page is going to be kept very simple. It will contain a simple list of when new features are added to the site or other changes, assuming the admins remember to update the list :D. This is in part meant to show you, the user, what is now available to you, but also as a helpful reminder to the creators of what still needs to be done. It's amazing what having fun as a teenager can do to the memory!

[12/23/15] -It's that time of the year again: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.
-What has been up with CPO this past year you ask? Well, we have decided to provide links to thousands, yes thousands of movie trailers. We've spent the last few months collecting them, and they are now viewable in list form from our Funpage or as you browse the movie pages.
-As with every year, we have also added more movie posters to the DVD cover scramble page as well as some new actor scrambles, and made a few minor layout changes.
-Finally, we do have ongoing plans to make a couple other layout changes and may have some other new stuff happening in 2017!

[09/10/16] -We have been diligently working the last few months to bring you some new content this December, as well as fending off the bad folk.
-Cheers from the CPO admin team, and hope you didn't melt too much this summer.

[03/07/16] -The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed some heading, content, and link layout changes; we have been making some updates to help the site be an easier read on smaller screens.
-Cheers from the CPO admin team, and enjoy the spring.

[12/22/15] -Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.
-As per our usual goal every year around this time, we like to debut a new feature or style change to the site, and this year we have increased the image size of the DVD covers on the DVD info pages. A little easier maybe to read the small print on some of the covers.
-We have also added more movie posters to the DVD cover scramble page, and made a few minor layout changes.
-Finally, although not completed yet, we do have plans to make a couple other layout changes and have some other tricks up our sleeves for 2016!

[03/23/15] -A couple users commented that due to the font size and zoom on their screen the layout on the top menu was a little jumbled. As a result we have taken off the "Main Page" link and made our logo as a link to the main page. If you have any similar comments or suggestions don't hesitate to send them to us via the contact us form.
-Also, just to keep you all up to date, we are working on changing all the dvd posters to better/larger images. It's time consuming, but we hope to have new pics for all the 10,500 DVD entries by the end of the year.
-Finally, we are back-filling sub-genres for all older movies, since we decided to start listing the sub-genres. All this work is to help improve our site, and your experience on it. Enjoy!

[12/24/14] -Another Christmas season, and another anniversary for CPO. This is our seventh anniversary and we have 9 years of DVD release info in our database.
-Every year around this time we like to debut a new feature or style change to the site, and this year we have decided to add sub-genres. Now when you are at a particular movie's info page it will show a sub-genre, if applicable. Sometimes some movies are just straight ahead comedies or dramas for instance. But other times it really is a comedy drama.
-We have also added more movie posters to the DVD cover scramble page, as we do every year at this time. Check it out!
Well, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone, and see you on the couch in the New Year!

[09/23/14] -It's a big day here at CPO headquarters... with 9 years of DVDs listed we now have 10,000 entries in our database. Yep 10,000. So take your time and browse our growing database.

[12/23/13] -Once again, another Christmas season, and another anniversary for CPO. This is our sixth anniversary.
-Every year around this time we like to debut a new feature or style change to the site, and this year we have implemented a bit of a change to the movie listings for Foreign movies. We have now added a sub-genre so that you have more of an idea what type of movie it is [before we just said 'Foreign'].
-We have also added more movie posters to the DVD cover scramble page, as we do every year at this time. Check it out!
In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone, and see you on the couch in the New Year!

[07/18/13] -We have just implemented a small change to the layout of our movie info pages. You will see a new header called "CouchPotatoes Top Spud!" on some movies.
Browse through some movies and click on the "?" beside that header to see what it means. If you are in a hurry, the movie '42' is one that has this. Take a peek.

[01/01/13] -We had planned to put this up on Dec 24 but our site went down for a week due to an accounting error and then a DNS problem. This is what we were planning:
-It is another Christmas/New Years season, and another anniversary for CPO. This is our fifth anniversary and of course a special milestone for us.
-Every year around this time we like to debut a new feature or other improvements to the site, and this year we have a couple small image based changes: When you go to the individual movie pages and hover over the DVD cover poster the image will increase in size. We have also added the DVD cover image to the browse and search pages. So when you hover on the title link, the DVD cover will show. Cool eh!
-Finally, we also added more movie posters to the DVD cover scramble page, as we do every year at this time. Check the improvements out!
Be safe, health and happiness in 2013, and see you on the couch!

[09/01/12] -We have just passed the 7500 movie mark in our database. Woo hoo!.
-Work continues on some new small features. Look for them to be added for our anniversary in December.

[06/01/12] -We have just released a new, slightly different, splashpage here at CouchPotatoesOnline. It was a sad decision, but we have replaced our potato image with a slightly more up to date logo/image.
-We have also made some small changes to the text colouring to help (we hope) make it a bit easier to read and find links.
-Finally, over the next few months we will be working on a couple planned feature/layout additions.
-We plan to release these new changes for our upcoming 5th anniversary in December, unless we get so excited and want to put them out sooner!

[12/23/11] -Once again, another Christmas season, and another anniversary for CPO. This is our fourth anniversary.
-Every year around this time we like to debut a new feature to the site, and this year we have another one: We have begun a feature called "Random Movie". You will see it as a new menu item just after the Main Page link in the top menu bar. The idea of this feature is for you to get some random suggestions for movies to see.
-We have also added more movie posters to the DVD cover scramble page, as we do every year at this time. Check it out!
In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone, and see you on the couch!

[12/23/10] -Well here we are, another Christmas season, and another anniversary for CPO. This is our third anniversary and hope you have enjoyed watching us, and our database, grow. Every year around this time we like to debut a new feature to the site, and this year we have another one: We have been placing links to theatrical trailers on our Facebook page for a few weeks now, but they will now be available directly from our site and you won't be taken to Youtube.
The trailers will only be for the featured new DVD releases and will be removed from the site once we have "dropped" the new release from the featured section. Other minor stuff that has happened; we have added more DVD posters to the Pic scramble you can find on our Funpage, plus we have just put up a new Moment In History article, although this one is more of a rant than an article. Check it out!
In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone, and see you on the couch!

[09/02/10] -We would like to announce a new, seamless, improvement to our search engine:   While CPO is an English site more geared towards North American audiences, we have always been proud of the number of foreign origin and non-English language movies we list in our database. At any given time approximately 15% of all movies in our database are located in the Foreign category.
So what is new?? For those of you who would rather search the original Foreign title of a movie you can do that now. So for instance, the 2007 French movie Back to Normandy will also be found if you search the original French title Retour en Normandie. Our tip of the hat to our "foreign" friends both inside and outside of North America, as well as our tip of the hat to the fact that not all good movies necessarily originate in Canada or the United States.

[08/05/10] -We hope you all are having a great (but maybe too warm) summer.
-We also would like to announce that we have begun a new feature, but at this point just through our Facebook page. We are going to start putting up links to the theatrical trailers from the featured new releases each week. So if you are a member of Facebook than become a fan of our page and get quick access to new trailers every week.

[04/02/10] -The CPO team would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter/holiday weekend.
-We also would like to announce that we have now passed the 5000 mark in our DVD database. 500,000 here we come!!

[01/01/10] -The CPO team would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.
-We have just added more pics to both the dvd poster scrambles and the actor scrambles on the funpage. In a day or two we will be also posting a new MIH article on the near future of the movie industry. Come back to check it out.

[12/24/09] -First off, we apologize for being down for the last couple days. We had to do some unexpected site and database maintenance.
-But on a good note, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all, and now we are back up just in time to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. Whew! There are almost 5000 movies in our database now!
-See you in 2010 for more great movie-watching and CPO browsing!!

[06/25/09] -Well here we are, 18 months old. We thank you all for your support of our great little site.
-Some things that have happened today to celebrate our "anniversary": We have just hit the 4000 DVD mark in our database. We have also added more pics to both the actor and dvd cover art scrambles. Plus our writing staff has begun work on a new MIH article.

[03/29/09] -We just added a neat feature to the DVD pages. As of today, when you are browsing each movie, the actor and director names now have links and when you click on the names it will bring up a list of movies from our database that person has acted in or directed. Cool eh! We're pretty excited about it and hope you like this feature too!

[02/09/09] -We have now added a "Fun Page." So if you are looking for a way to be unproductive at work come check it out. There is a DVD Movie Cover Scramble where you need to try and guess the movie before the time runs out. There is also a stats page with lots of information about this site, prepared to be amazed and shocked (Rated R... just kidding)
-Started working on another addition to the fun page.
-Started working on a new home page that will coincide with a bit of an image change as we focus on articles as well as our core release database.

[01/01/09] -A small change has been made to the way that text is displayed. Internet Explorer users are no longer able to adjust the text size as this distorts the page layout. This is a temporary fix and over the coming months we will be switching to a page with dynamic widths in order to accomodate users with special accessibility needs. In the mean time, you can use the zoom feature, depending on your browser, to increase the text size if need be.

[12/30/08] -The staff here at CPO would like to wish you all happy holidays (kinda late sorry) and a happy and prosperous New Year.  There are some great plans afoot for our site in the New Year, including in the very near future the launch of our Fun Page. Keep your eye on the site, or those who have signed up as a Facebook Fan will get an announcement there.

[10/28/08] -We have created a presence on Facebook. If you are a Facebooker, come check it out and become a fan.
Here is the address: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Couch-Potatoes-Online/42029014114 or just enter Couch Potatoes Online in the Facebook search field.

[08/18/08] -Our database has now reached 3000 dvd releases!!
-We have also improved our search field. Not only can you search by movie title, but also by director or actor/actress.

[05/22/08] -Today is the 150th day CouchPotatoesOnline has been live to the public and in celebration of that we are now unveiling what we lovingly call... CPO 1.5. What you will see is a wider page layout so the sections are better spaced, easier to see/read, and without overlap. Enjoy, and keep watching great movies.

[05/02/08] -Added an up to date version of the privacy policy and terms of service.
-Made a few small cosmetic changes, nothing major. Major changes will be made all at once as they are completed.

[04/20/08] -***Expect big changes to the site over the next few months. More info on that to come.
-now shows genre code beside movie when searching, browsing by title, or browsing by date.
-movie titles in Browse by Title are now properly indexed, with "The" not all grouped under "T".
-new releases are now ordered by their release date.
-added "paging" to the search page so that results are split up to reduce load time.

[02/11/08] -Made a few small changes on the Moment in History archive page to take into account larger titles.
-Fixed a few minor problems with the MyMovieList page, including the error notifications in the case of an incorrect login.

[01/26/08] -The MyMovieList feature is up. This is a cool feature that lets you create a list of movies to watch so you don't forget. You can also choose to get a monthly reminder. It still needs to be tweaked and prettied up a little bit but its totally functional.
-Started work on a star rating system that will let users rate movie, will probably be some time before this is actually up on the site.

[01/05/08] -A milestone in the database has been reached, our 1000th movie entry has just been added.

[01/03/08] -Added a news archive. This will let you check out any old articles you may have missed with direct links to the articles.
-Added a MPAA/MPI Ratings row into the movie display page. This is a new feature and the ratings are still being added to the database so it will take some time before all movies have ratings.

[12/29/07] -"A Moment In History" added to the website. This is a cool feature that will explore the history of the movie industry with a monthly article.
-New banner uploaded.

[12/25/07] -CouchPotatoesOnline is officially released to the public. Our present to YOU!! ;-)
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