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Tue, Dec 19, 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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367 Messages

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10K Points

3 y ago

I have a suggestion for a change to the way TV seasons are displayed. On the series-level page, only the most recent season numbers and years are shown; it is necessary to click on "See All" to display other seasons.

How about reverting to the way that the old reference view did it, and list all the season numbers, as far back as the oldest (Season 1). It means fewer keypresses to get to an episode of a season that is not displayed.


Apart from that annoyance, I think the new reference view page has regained most of the functionality of the old one.

The only thing I miss is the one that has been extensively debated on another thread and has seemingly met with a brick wall: the episode cast list which listed every episode and its cast on a single page.

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I totally agree with everything you said. I really hope a staffer will respond to these issues.

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3 y ago

Watching Napoleon (1927) on Blu-ray, I noticed that the reference view is missing the extra details about running time.

The runtime, as displayed by Reference View:


As opposed to the "general" view:


Interestingly, the only runtime in the reference view, 240 minutes, isn't even mentioned in the general view, so I'd say both views needs a bit of work in this regard.

There should also be a link to "see full technical specs" in that section in the reference view. The reference view is also missing the additional details about Color, which can also be seen in the above pictures. As the view which is meant to give contributors the full details, these sections certainly need some work.

Champion

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Is anyone looking into this problems? I mean there is a link to technical specs at the top of the page but it would be nice to see all run times in reference view.

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3 y ago

Taking up on the point that cartman_1337 has just made and "As the view which is meant to give contributors the full details", I'd say that the reference view should show *at least* as much information as any other view, and maybe more information. Someone early one moaned that reference view was going to duplicate other views - so it *should* do: it should be a superset of all other views.

By the way, I've just spotted something that's missing: the "credited as" attributes for companies such as Misc Companies are missing: you need to go to Update to confirm that they are all present in the form that they were submitted.

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100 Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where did the "Add to Watchlist"-Button on Title page go?.



and now where has it gone?

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Where did the "Add to Watchlist"-Button on Title page go?.

Employee

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See the [+] sign to the left of the title in your screen-grab above. 

[It sounds like you may have accidentally opted-in to the title reference view which is a customized view of IMDb aimed at top contributors only.  You can opt out by visiting https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general and ensuring the option "Show reference view with full cast and crew (advanced view)" is unchecked]

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See the [+] sign to the left of the title in your screen-grab above.
by Col Needham, Official Rep

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IMDb has many New users register everyday
They do not know about the Watchlist ?
You should spell it out "Add to "Watchlist" not the [+] sign to the left of the title
and add a link to HELP
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-the-watchlist-feature/G9PA556494DM8YBA


( and What is the "G9PA556494DM8YBA" used for ?? )



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1.5K Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why are alternate runtimes hidden?.

One example is here Attentate auf Franco - Widerstand gegen einen Diktator

Runtime 45 min

But if you have access to edit option there reads:

51 minutes (international version)
45 minutes

Champion

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60.4K Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled More display problems in reference view.

I was looking at the latest episode of This Is Us (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6439880/reference) and the credit only attributes display wrong in reference view.

The non-reference view is correct as "credit only"


However, the reference view shows it as "creditOnly".

Employee

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Hey Adrian,

This is a known bug with the view, we currently have a ticket open to fix this.

Joel

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The camel case bug is not a dire one, but something a little easier on the eyes would be greatly appreciated.

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181.4K Points

After four months, the camel case bug has been fixed. Yay!

Champion

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This does appear to have changed for me as I'm still seeing (creditOnly)

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7.6K Points

I haven't seen any change. (creditOnly)

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Okay. I don't remember what page I was looking at that had it without the camel case, but now I suspect that a contributor actually included "(credit only)" as a part of the role field. That's the most likely explanation for what I observed.

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3 y 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?

Champion

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60.4K Points

3 y 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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562 Points

2 y 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)



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