Theme of the Week

I am using a new program to show documentaries on the home page. I now have a small area at the top of DocumentaryList.NET to highlight documentaries based on a theme I will try to change every week.

Changes Coming to the List!

Hello Fellow documentary fans!! I am changing the software I use to run this site from Joomla and K2 to Wordpres. You read a good comparison of the two here. Why am I making this change? Well a lot of reasons. First I want to make the website pages load faster. WordPress is also better …

Update August 23 2018

Great News!I’ve finished adding categories to the over 1200 individual documentaries on DocumentaryList.NET! This is so important because the whole point of this site is to make finding documentaries easy. The categories will also help with the search function, once that is up and running.But guess what? Just when I’m done with one thing, I’ve …

Update June 21st

Hi Fellow Documentary Fans,So I’m continuing the categorizing of all the documentaries and it’s pretty slow going.So far I’ve got 240 documentaries out of 1200+ categorized. I had to redo this because I switched from SobiPro to K2 to run the website, and the categorization didn’t transfer. I also added some more categories like Near …

Feb 27 2017 Update

Hi Fans,The site is back up and running. My next task is to go through all the documentaries and remove any dead ones. I also need to finish categorizing the documentaries.When I moved from SobiPro to K2 to host the site all the category information was stripped. So if you browse category Popular Series – …

Update February 7, 2017

Sorry for the site being down lately. Money problems again. I had to renew the domain and pay for 3 months of hosting again. I wasn’t able to do that in time which is why the site was down.I’m going to re-start the page tracking all my expenses, donations and ad income. GoogleAds have been …

Update May 19 2016

Hello fans,Work continues on the new website software. I have checked about half of the 1200 documentaries on the site and had to delete less than 100 because they are no longer available online. I’m going to update the experimental site with that today. I do have menus on the experimental site, but they aren’t …

Working On New Site Software

Hello Fellow Documentary Fans,If you are a frequent visitor to this site you have probably seen the “ERROR 505” page! Yeah I know it’s obnoxious.I’m working on replacing the software I use to run the site from SobiPro to K2. This is a major change that requires re-working the entire database. Basically what I am …

Update Sept 29 2015

Hi all, Have you noticed yet?? There are now tabs!! Checkout the picture further down the article. I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t noticed yet because these are on only the documentaries that have two or more streaming hosts. Why is this awesome? Well it increases the chance you can watch the documentary since …

Update on Site September 18, 2015

Hello everyone,So I just finished a code check for all documentaries added to the site before June, 2015. That means I actually clicked on each documentary to check if it was still up and working, to make sure the documentary streaming was actually what the title and series shows and that it wasn’t strangely shaped …

Update on the Site July 16, 2015

Hi Fans,I’m continuing to add new documentaries, my goal is 10 new documentaries a day. I also send out tweets, facebook posts, Google+ posts, and blogger posts, you can follow me on any of those formats by clicking the icon on the top right. As you know, the contents of DocumentaryList.NET are based on what …

Update June 7 2015

Hey there documentary fans!I just finished a streaming check. This is where I check on each and every documentary to make sure it is still up and available to watch online for free. I removed about 45 dead links, that leaves 650 – 700 documentaries with full descriptions, and categorized for you to browse and …

I’m still here!

Hello Documentary Fans!I know I haven’t given you an update in a while, that’s because I’ve been busy busy making updates to the site.The new version will be ready to release soon.Basically I’m stripping away as much code as possible to make the site load faster. I have also been looking at other sites to …

What I’m thinking of doing next

Hello Fans,So how are you liking the peek into the way I manage this website on my own? You can tell from my last few posts my mind darts around a lot. One good thing about having moderators to help me was that it forced me to be more logical about my “to do lists” …

Done with URL fix

Hello Fans,I finished my project of trying to shorten the URLs to the site. This may make the old tweets, facebook and google + posts announcing new documentaries on the site not work. I’m looking into that to see if I can easily fix it. If not I will delete the old announcements. When working …

Done with site wide streaming check

Hello fans,I’m done with checking each documentary to make sure it is still actually up and streaming. I found 78 documentaries that were no longer working and have unpublished them. That means I still have the description and categories selected, and still have that data stored, so if the producers decide to put the documentary …

Still Checking All Documentaries are up and working

Hi Fans,Still working on checking the documentaries are up and running. Of the 886 documentaries listed on the site I’ve checked 329 and found 100 of those 300 aren’t working. That’s either because the uploader deleted them, or the hosting site, like YouTube, deleted them or the account of the uploader.Almost all are from YouTube. …

Update January 21, 2015

Hi fans!I’m going to try and keep this blog up to date with at least weekly messages. They are going to be really short, but I think they might be interesting. I’m going to try to install a counter to see if these short messages are actually something people are interested in and reading.It’s tough …

Update 23-October-2012

Thought I’d give you another update and cross a few things off my to do list. So here’s the progress with completed stuff crossed out 1. Transfer old reviews and ratings to new database 2. Categorize documentaries – this takes a long time because I have to think of every possible category for a single …

Work Continues 2012-October-18

Hello All,Well I thought I would give you an update. Work is progressing much faster because with a SobiPro membership I have access to their VIP Help forum so I can help with coding problems very quickly.Anyway here are some pictures of the site now. It still looks pretty rough. But the point is to …

SobiPro 2012-October-05

Hello All,Well I finally broke down and bought the SobiPro software I have been wanting for this site. The software is free but the for the extra features I need I bought a silver level subscription. 60 Euros! Wasn’t cheap, so if you want to help out please donate through the donate button at the …

Update September 16, 2012

Hello all,So as promised here’s an update. I’ve got an updated version of the site software working, with the current list of documentaries and descriptions working with it. The new software sobipro is not all free as the current version sobi2. The way SobiPro is setup is that you can get the basic software for …

Sad News 2012-September-16

Hi Fans,So as you know I stay away from commenting on politics or the whole copyright vs. sharing debate. Except for the fact that I use open share software to create this site and I use “feature-ing” in my site. That means I have the regular list of documentaries that are in alphabetical and category …

This Week – 14 July, 2012

Hello everyone. Sorry I’ve basically ignored this site for the past 6 months. I don’t have membership that would allow users to submit links to add to the library. This is because of the huge amount of spam memberships I used to get. I may start working on the site again. I don’t know. But …

This Week – Saturday 24 March, 2012

I finished removing all dead links. I also added a new poll feature to the site. I used it to create the diagram below of the current contents of the site. There are 215 documentaries and if I put each one in only one category.Coming Soon polls you can vote in to decide on future …

This Week – Friday 16 March, 2012

Hello All,Well I’m working on deleting dead documentaries. I’m visiting every link and testing. The bad news is our list of documentaries is getting smaller, the good news is you will not have the frustration of browsing through a category and seeing a description of what looks like a really great documentary only to click …