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Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:12 AM

Updates to Advanced Search

As Col referenced in his earlier post (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0),we're pleased to announce that today we've launched some updates to the Advanced Search pages. As the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, IMDb is continuously making improvements to our website and apps based on our customers’ feedback and the usage of our many features. The changes to the search pages are as follows.

The Advanced Search page has a new layout with links to Advanced Title Search, Advanced Name Search, and the Collaborations & Overlaps search. The Title Text Search and Name Text Searches have been temporarily removed, but will return. The list of Browse By links has been reduced to eliminate duplication on the page.

The Advanced Name Search is built using a new search system that lays the groundwork for searching across more of the IMDb content in the future. The ability to get results that include or exclude list of celebs is not included on the Advanced Name Search page, this is a temporary limitation and will be returned to the page in the future.

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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Search actors by birth dates.

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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Birthdays.

Try the Advanced Name Search, which you can access by clicking the drop-down menu next to the search-bar, which normally has the word "All" in it, and click on Advanced Search. From there you can search for people by exact date, date ranges, and many other ways. Unfortunately it isn't currently possible to search only for people with acting credits to their name (which would be a welcome addition, IMDb), but it's a start.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Search actors by birth dates.

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4年前

Just noticed this is gone: Production Status choices withing Advanced Title Search.

I guess the good news is, since I wanted Released titles, I can ask for a minimum number of votes or a minimum rating.

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Darn. It must have been a feature rarely used. I wouldn't even remember off the top of my head all the options that were apart of it. This will of course present a drawback to the contribution, error-detecting and bug-detecting processes. Maybe IMDbPro customers will be able to mitigate the loss, though.

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Darn. It must have been a feature rarely used.
I wouldn't even remember off the top of my head all the options that were apart of it.
by Jeorj Euler
Jan 8 2018 5:55 AM
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Wayback Machine
Explore more than 310 billion web pages saved over time
http://web.archive.org/

http://web.archive.org/web/20170101000000*/http://www.imdb.com/

http://web.archive.org/web/20170101004551/http://www.imdb.com/

Date in filename: 2016 12 30

Welcome to Advanced Search,
which gives you instant access to our
complete catalog of 3,367,748 titles and 6,636,954 names
http://web.archive.org/web/20161230095736/http://www.imdb.com/search/
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Advanced Name Search
http://web.archive.org/web/20161229064139/http://www.imdb.com/search/name
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Advanced Title Search
http://web.archive.org/web/20161229064136/http://www.imdb.com/search/title
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IMDb Database Statistics
http://web.archive.org/web/20161229064136/http://www.imdb.com/stats
Titles: 4,044,144 (Year Range: 1874 - 2115)
People: 7,640,183 (Credits: 80,988,125)
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IMDb tvgrid
http://web.archive.org/web/20161229064136/http://www.imdb.com/tvgrid/
http://web.archive.org/web/20161210114826/http://www.imdb.com/tvgrid/2016-12-10/2000/
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It didn't even cross my mind to use the Wayback Machine.

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It didn't even cross my mind to use the Wayback Machine.
by Jeorj Euler
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I opened 2 tabs on my desktop PC
1 for IMDb now and 1 for Wayback
took  quick look to compare old and new
did not see much difference
You and others can take more time and see whats what
Maybe go Wayback to a different year ?


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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled quote search option.

I have been using IMDB in my classroom for years, but this year I can't find the "search quotes" option. It has always been in the drop down menu in the search bar. Did it move, or did you just delete this option? Thank you in advance for your response. IMDB is one of my family's favorite go-to sites.

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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why did you get rid of the height parameter from Advanced Search?.

Why did you get rid of the height parameter from Advanced Search? It makes it a lot harder to find someone when I can't narrow it down by how tall a person is.

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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Search a woed in a quote.

Hi,

How can we find a word in all the quotes database.

I tried the advanced search but i had no results.

Thanks.

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This is functionality which will be restored as we finish the work on the overall search system. 

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Ok Thanks for the answer.

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112 Points

4年前

Will the ability to search for keywords in the Soundtracks section be restored?

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92 Points

4年前

Just give me back the quote search. This is hindering my ability to find quotes when I need to. Very painful

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4年前

Hello,

    Yes, I can confirm that we are actively working on restoring soundtrack and quote searching, in addition to the other searches for text in both titles and names.

Chris.

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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Soundtrack Search - How?.

IMDb.com used to have an Advanced Search feature where I could type in a text search like "Paint It Black" in "Soundtracks" and it would list every Movie & TV Show that featured that song.

I've tried many variations of the new Advanced Search but can't replicate this feature. How do you accomplish this kind of search?

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Hello Angelo,

    Searching for titles that featured a song in a soundtrack is in progress to be reinstated in Q1.

Chris.

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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Unable to search or sort by height. This MUST be fixed ASAP!.

I can no longer search or sort by a person's height. I used to be able to do an advanced search by height. I used to be able to sort people's lists by heights (i.e 'Tallest Actors/Actressses) and I used to be able to sort birthdays by height. Now I am unable to do any of that. When will it be fixed?  I did this for years!

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@Irene Sipless
I'm not a big user of either, but I wonder if your post was about Advanced Name Search (ANS), or if it was about Name Lists? (I do use the equivalent for Titles, which is somewhat parallel.)

I feel that your statement "sort people's lists by heights" refers not to ANS, but to Name lists, and that perhaps Filter would be a better term than Search? In which case, your post belongs over here: Updates to List Pages.

Or perhaps you are someone who knew how to apply an ANS to other people's lists, information that can be found here (just replace the concept Title with Name): Advanced Title Search for Lists NOT Your Own

ANS does allow you to sort by Birthday (but not height at the moment, which may be why they shifted your post here.) While it's not nearly as convenient as having the filters and sort selection on the Name List itself, I thought I'd point out the few more options you have now that you might not have known.

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4年前

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Quotes Search.

Your search by quotation doesn't work any more and I can't contact anyone

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4年前

Thank you for your continued patience. Today we re-instated the ability to find titles by looking for text in Plots, Quotes, Trivia, Goofs, Crazy Credits, Filming Locations, Soundtracks and Versions. We also reinstated name search by looking for text within Biographies, Quotes and Trivia. You can perform these searches from the http://www.imdb.com/search page.

Best regards,
Chris.