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Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 4:35 AM


imdb becoming no longer usable

I'm sorry, but I don't see why anyone would want to use imdb any more.  I just followed the link for the proposed new "actor" pages and it will be just more of subpage after subpage we are already seeing elsewhere.  To make a user hunt through many screens worth of useless commercials and trash to find the links to drill down to the "data" that used to be directly available usually with only one click is to my point of view worthless.  Also, cross site scripting, etc., is already making the site excessively slow (I've had to wait up to 40 seconds to expand one "more info link" that should have had the data already in the page html).  Amazon has their own site they should be fixing (very little there works correctly any more either) instead of making other sites unusable.

Again, I'm sorry, but I'd really like to see the contributors build a new site for their data along the lines of the way Col Needham had imdb about 1998 before Amazon came in and everything got messed up.  With a video collection of about 50K titles and wish lists of hundreds of thousands of lines I'll attempt to continue using imdb, but it is really looking like in a couple of months this user will be gone for good.

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