benmo_ben's profile

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Fri, Dec 1, 2017 3:56 AM

Changes to company credits

Clicking on Company Credits ... See more>> or individual Production Co. it send u on IMDbPro  log in page, I assume it's a clinch.

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Employee

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143.8K Points

4 y ago

Thanks for the problem report. We have opened a ticket with the appropriate team.

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4 y ago

Thanks a lot. I've been experiencing the same problem as many others as well. :-( Not only by clicking on Company Credits, but just searching for an individual company (production, distributor or whatever) also sends me direct to IMDb Pro. Once again, thanks a lot. :-)

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206 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company credits.

Company credits now part of IMDBPro or is this an issue (11/30/17 checking sends me to imdbpro to login)

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Why can't I see the company credits for the movies and TV shows on IMDb?.

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274 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company credits.

If this is a bug it seems to have returned because today I'm getting the same issue of clicking company credits instantly links me to Pro.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Why can't I see the company credits for the movies and TV shows on IMDb?.

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278 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company Pages.

I've been an IMDB user for years. I had always used the 'character' pages to find upcoming and past films. So I am really sad to see that go. But I was feeling okay, because I have always used the company pages to do the same thing. 

So today, when I clicked on a company page and was directed to IMDBpro (which I am not a member of) I was a bit confused. Why aren't the company pages free anymore? I love IMDB but it is increasingly becoming less useful to me. 

Employee

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143.8K Points

4 y ago

The issue with the title/companycredits page has been resolved now. Sorry for the inconvenience. You should be able access pages such as http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/c... again.

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278 Points

4 y ago

While I do thank you for your honesty, it's worth mentioning that you have just eliminated many of the reasons I use IMDB in the first place. I used the company pages to help me find many of the upcoming films, including many older films that I would not have known about otherwise.

I understand nothing can be done about this, but as a user (and not just a browser) this is very unfortunate. As you say, many of the features are a decade old, but many of us have been here using ALL Of those features for that decade. 

I am sad to see these features go, but again thank you for your honesty.

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4 y ago

Thanks for the honesty, too. But I am a user, and I have also worked in the IT business for more than 20 years, and witnessed its evolutions: methods, technologies, focuses, capabilities, etc. And therefore I do not understand how you can let go things like this.
Obviously IMDb is now aiming at serving the US movie industry. Period. How can you expect to rely on free collaborative input so Amazon can make money with the accumulated data?

The good news is that you are giving away some room for authoritative alternate film data sources, more interested in the universal film history and culture and accuracy. IMDb may be big but its relevance is getting questioned by each new annoucement. As pointed out but several senior users lately, you are not too big to fail...
As fas as I am concerned, as long as flat files with the present full data sets will be available, I will keep on contributing. Then I will be very sorry to turn the page.

V.

Champion

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4 y ago

I am a bit concerned that contributors will not always be able to choose the correct companies to add to titles if they can't see their previous filmographies.

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380 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Data of production companies.

I cannot get to any data of TV or movie production companies previous works - titles I used to get in the past over Imdb.
Every name I try I end up on the pro subscription site.
 Is Imdb trying to scare all its users away?
No one will pay their monthly fees for something you can look up over Google.
Best.
p-o-a-h

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4 y ago

I just came home after visiting my family for weekend. But as a faithful member of the IMDb, I don't want to become a member of IMDb Pro just for the company credits. Company filmographies have been one of the biggest reasons I use IMDb since I signed into the site for the first time, and how it's become now, I will not be able to find out what company made "this" and "that" movie anymore thanks to the IMDb Pro. I refuse to see that change being permanent, and I'm not alone on this. I see many contributors and ordinary IMDb users have been complaining about this since the problem began.

And what about the non-member visitors who just wants to look up at upcoming and previous movies coming from companies like Twentieth Century Fox, and instead they have to register themselves and become members of IMDb Pro just for that. The same if anyone would like to look up to rare companies like JC Films [mx], extinct companies like Edison Manufactoring Company, and animal rights groups like PETA.

And not all people have enough money to become a member of that IMDb Pro.

I'm sorry, but I think this leads to more frustration among the users. So I ask any of the IMDb staff to please make the company filmographies free again, and remove the IMDb Pro redirection, not only for my sake, but for all of the IMDb users as well.

However, this is just my opinion, and I'm sorry if I sound little bit harsh on some parts of my comment. It's just the fact I'm concerned on behalf of the IMDb users who've also been using company filmographies like I've been doing. And if the IMDb Pro redirection remains permanent, then I feel like I'm going crazy.

Sincirely, Chribren

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4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company Links Redirected to IMDBPro Again.

It appears as if this is an old bug that has been solved in the past. As of today, I can't get a list of films that A24 or Sundance has distributed; instead I'm offered an opportunity to sign up for Pro. This happens whether I'm clicking on a link on a film's main page or searching for the company.

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196 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company links redirects to Pro.

all the company links redirects to Pro, what's going on?, is this a bug or are you seriously trying make us pay for something that was free,

if this is a bug, you need to fix this fast
if you tying to charge us for it, why?, what kind of bull crap is this.

Champion

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4 y ago

@Col

I'm interested in the ATS by Company, for companies beyond the current 8.

My interest is in old movies, and I want to be able to pull a list of musicals produced by RKO (or Republic, or any studio with credits here.) 

If I request silent films produced by MGM, I don't want to get Douglas Fairbanks silent films produced by United Artists. (MGM acquired UA inventory a while back.)

I might also want to pull by distributor at some point. For instance, I've watched several indie produced films distribute by Grand National back in the day, which makes me want to isolate their titles to search for others. But this is much lower on my wish list than searching by production co.

Is there a chance the new search will support these distinctions?

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65.1K Points

4 y ago

Can this thread be linked to the "Data Issues & Policy Discussions" please?