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Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 10:36 PM

Updates to Title Reference View

Please note: this message is about the Title Reference View, an advanced, opt-in setting, which is only used by a subset of select users.  If you don’t use this view, this announcement can be disregarded.

Today (December 19th 2017) we are announcing the release of an updated Title Reference View.  The new Title Reference View merges the previous “combined” and “reference” experiences into a single data-centric view containing full cast and crew credits.  While we realize there are some changes between the new and old versions, this new page still provides a condensed, data-centric representation of the title and is based on past surveys and contributor feedback.  As part of a larger initiative to modernize our software (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features), this page needed to be rebuilt.   The older page, while valuable, had major issues impacting its maintainability and overall speed.  The new page is now on modern, scalable software which can be improved and expanded over time.  For example, the new page is significantly faster, in both page load time and the data itself.  Title data is now rapidly published, allowing users the ability to find and update title information as soon as it is available (the old page was typically 2-3 days behind). 

While the new page is not exactly the same as the old, we still believe the new page properly represents the data itself.  If you notice an issue, please let us know.  We will be monitoring this thread to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

What does the new page look like?
Here is screenshot.  To toggle between the standard title display and the reference page, please update your user preferences as detailed below.
 

How do I see the new Title Reference View?
On “Site Settings\Update general site preference”, at https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general selecting this option will redirect you to the new page:




What happened to the Name Reference View?
As part of the larger project to modernize our software, we have decided to deprecate the Name Reference View.  While the differences between the primary title display and the title reference view are significant, the differences between the name displays were less extreme.

Why didn’t you include User Review detail on the new page?
We are actively working to add this information.  Check back soon.

Thanks
Nic

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6 years ago

I know it might just be me, but currently, the rating says 8 if it is 8,0 and 8,1 if it is 8,1. Could you change it back to 8,0 if it is 8,0? I think it's not only more consistent, but also less ambiguous, because some people might think an 8 is a rounder number while an 8,0 shows them it's not.

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Bump.
Also, how are things with the other bugs in the reference view?

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Bump. This remains a pet peeve of mine.

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6 years ago

Is there ever going to be an easy way to switch between the views without changing preferences? It seems like "change view" should do exactly that. Change the view of the page. I use mostly reference views but there are some things on the regular page that I like to see, like metascore and reviews. It sucks having to use another browser that I'm not logged into IMDb on in order to see this info.

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Adrian, Champion

WE need  to have a choice on the page
Change View : Reference View | Regular page view (?)

Toggle back n forth without going to "Site Preferences"
https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general


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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bug in distribution territory display in desktop IMDb.com.

This bug has been around a while. Just got around to posting.

The display of the territory under Distributors in desktop view is wrong. It appears to always show the country in which the distributor is based, rather than the territory it is distributing in.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5436516/reference


So, we see this on desktop:


Distributors


  but this on mobile:


Distributors

Ozflix (2018) (Australia) (all media)

Ozflix (2018) (New Zealand) (all media)

Seeka TV (2019) (USA) (video) (vod)

Twisted Mirror TV (2019) (UK) (video) (vod)

Flixxo (2019) (Non-US) (South America) (video) (vod)

Twisted Mirror TV (2019) (Germany) (video) (vod)

Twisted Mirror TV (2019) (Spain) (video) (vod)

Twisted Mirror TV (2019) (France) (video) (vod)

Twisted Mirror TV (2019) (Italy) (video) (vod)

Twisted Mirror TV (2019) (Poland) (video) (vod)



KA.

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2 years ago

Does anybody agree with me that a name reference view is at this point needed?

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@jeorj_euler​ I agree with you.

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Col, you're telling me that there is no "use" for a contributor-oriented name page layout? You expect us to just head straight to the submission interface via macro to view all but a person's soundtrack credits?

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2 years ago

I was briefly ecstatic when I discovered that selecting "Show reference view with full cast and crew (advanced view)" option in configuration actually returned IMDB to a convenient and pleasing to the eye format of the page - much like it was before the latest interface 'improvements' (emphasis on the quotes... yes, I'm still bitter about that).   Unfortunately, my happiness was very short lived when i discovered that this view is not responsive, making it all but unusable on the phone.  

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled A useful layout of IMDB

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2 years ago

So seeing that this goes all the way back to 2017, I'm guessing that the chances of this getting a responsive update are about as high as the chances of us ever seeing a second season of Firefly.  Shiny.