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652 Points

Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:13 PM

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Add buttons to add titles to seen list

The mobile Apps (iOS/Android) have the option on the top of the movie/TV Show poster, a bookmark-button that allows me to add it straight to my watchlist. I love this feature because of its practicability. However, on the website you have to enter the page to do that (that will depend on the layout of the website), well, in the end it will take 'a lot' of clicks to go there and just add it to my watchlist.Another option that isn't available on the website is the option for one-click(similar to the watchlist bookmark-button on the poster option [for Apps]), to add the titles that I've already seen, we have the App option: Check-In, but I have to open another page to choose if I want to share on Facebook, this option could be set on user preferences, so I don't have to choose it all the time, it's horrible to uncheck the box because I don't want to share, I just want to keep track of my movies.The first image below is a screenshot taken from my Android App (and that bookmark isn't available in the web version) the second and the third is how I imagine the new buttons.In the end, both website and Apps could have two options on the movie/TV Show poster, one to add in one-click to my watchlist and another for my seen or watched list.

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652 Points

8 years ago

Obviously the Watchlist option wouldn't be needed because the person has already seen the title. But if the person wants to rewatch the movie in the future, it could still be maintained.

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80 Points

7 years ago

I wholeheartedly support this (with button 2 above being optimal). In fact, I've been looking for a way to do exactly this. Or somehow to add a movie to my personally-created list of "Every movie I've ever seen" Presently, what I have to do, is to either log in from Chrome for Android (which asks me to open with Chrome or the IMDB app upon EVERY single page-change!), which is really slow and grueling, or to simply Add it to my Watchlist, and the next time I'm viewing/editing it from a computer, I remember to open the page, remove it from the Watchlist, and add it to my Personal list. Very circuitous.

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124 Points

6 years ago

Very nice, I second this 100%! I hope IMDB notices this.

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96 Points

6 years ago

+1 to the idea (already been following another thread about the same idea.). Both the Mock-ups are perfect!!

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152 Points

6 years ago

Awesome idea!!! Gratz! I've been waiting for a "watched" feature for a long time now. I hope they listen to you. Good job!

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62 Points

6 years ago

I think most common purpose of people who register to imdb is finding new movies of their own taste. That would be great if I see a suggested list on the top page of imdb according to my watched.

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9K Points

6 years ago

I like the idea as well. In the meantime.... you can rate titles you've watched. And Use this as a proxy for "watched"

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152 Points

Yann. Correct me if I'm wrong but when I rate a movie, when I get back to that movie's page, the rating shown is now my own rating and not the default IMDB rating, right?

If I could choose not to see my own rating, your approach would be the best one until (hopefully, fingers crossed, praying to lord, omg please add this feature) the 'watched' feature is delivered.

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9K Points

Yup. You see both your rating and the IMDb average on the movie page. In addition you can see all of the titles you've rated sorted by recency or rating in the "Your Ratings" list.

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152 Points

Yeah you are right!
Just the 'stars used to rate component' gets overwritten. That's ok. I'd like to keep even the stars to reflect user's rating and not mine. I'm going to use your suggestion for now. Thanks.

I'm going to rate everything I've seen to 10 just because I (and most people that wants this new feature) just want the 'watched' flag and not actually rate the movie.

One side effect of using the rating system to get this done is that the rating will not reflect actual user's rating, since some of them will use it just to flag the movie.

Let's hope this feature gets delivered one day. =)

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9K Points

We've been noodling with the idea of adding a =null= rating to the standard 1-10 scale. This would prevent "fake" ratings from skewing the average. Selecting Seen would still add the title to "Your Ratings" where Seen titles would be shown sorted by recency (or grouped by Seen sorted by name when sorted by rating). Would that work?

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152 Points

That's a great solution in my opinion!
-Like you said, it doesn't mess up the rating calculation;
-No need to create another list that way;
-It already implements the logic that 'rated movies for real' are 'seen movies' as well;
-It fulfils our need to just mark a movie without really rating it.

A message to let users know they can check their 'seen movies' on "Your Ratings" would do it.

I'd say go with that! If you need any help, let me know. =p

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62 Points

The =null= rating would be incredibly useful ... any news on that?

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234 Points

hmm

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652 Points

3 years ago

3 years later...  At least there are other platforms. 

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70 Points

3 years ago

There is a chance to rate a movie. You can then see all the movies you rated and seen in the ratings section. I just want to have a "sort" option there.

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152 Points

But the point here is to mark a movie as seen but not rate it, since some people (like me) doesn't want/like to rate it.
Your method is the one I'm using right now but I rate everything as 10 so technically I'm screwing up the rating system. If enough people think like me, soon the rating system won't be as accurate as it is today.

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70 Points

Do not rate all the movies for 10 stars. You do not have your own point of view? You do not have to write long résumée of the movie ... There is even a chance like make your ratings private/public in website ;)

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152 Points

=) Yeah man. I see what you mean.
I think everyone has their own opinion about not wanting to rate stuff. Maybe it's not about public/private matters or having their own opinion. Who knows.

It's just a request for a feature. Some people want to just mark stuff as seen rather than rate it. It's as simple as that.

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82 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled "Watched" button besides "Add to Watchlist".

Having a "Watched" list would be the best thing to have. This feature has been asked by many users over the years, but it was not added. For the mobile app, it would be perfect to have a button with a tick icon or something, and it could be on the right (this is a suggestion).

Rating should not be the only option. When you rate a movie, you can still add it to the watchlist, making it a mess and you end up spending more time with it, removing it manually.
Rotten Tomatoes has a similar feature, it does not allow to both rate and add it to "Watch to watch" list. Since you have a mobile app as well, which makes you guys better, why not make it perfect. When I click on "Watched", it would remove the movie/show from the "Watchlist" and the other way around.

You can mark a movie/show as watched, and a popup could pop and ask to rate (with options to hide the popup forever, later, or rate now).

I think the users should have more options, but this is a must.