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Fri, Apr 17, 2020 4:20 PM

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add Seen option to every ratings button

It would be nice if we didn't have to switch into Seen mode to mark a title as Seen without assigning a rating value. So the rating button would generate this 

instead of just this

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cinephile

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Agree

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Agreed.

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4 m ago

I think add a "seen" option beside the rating option is a good idea for those (Like Me :) who don't want rate the movies & just want to know which movies they had seen so far. hmm?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Seen Option

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I really would like the second: adding a seen flag as an alternative to rating.

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4 m ago

Dear all,

This is the first time I came to this forum, so I am sorry if my considerations have already been discussed (I browsed but didn't find anything).

I have been using IMDB for a long time but only recently, as my memory gets weaker with age, I decided to rate movies and make lists.

In doing that I found quite hard rating old movies since I think we all judge them with a different "meter" than recent films.

For instance, how can we rate a Loumière film or a Méliès film?

What's the meaning of the average vote 6.9 for La sortie de l'usine Lumière à Lyon? What about the 7.5 of Un homme de tete?

Are we rating the technology, the art, the historical relevance or simply the beauty?

Can we compare them to Casablanca, The Godfather or Pan's Labyrinth?

Well, I think we can't compare them.

We can't compare pioneers inventing a technology and an art with artists working in a well defined environment. It's for sure true that film-making is continuously evolving, but we all know that the step from 0 to 1 is no way comparable to the step from 2468 to 2469. 

So, in some cases, I think it would be appropriate to suspend our judgment.

And marking very early movies as seen without rating them would be suitable.

But currently this is not possible with IMDB. This would require a small enhancement.

There are other cases where this new feature can be useful: sometimes you watch a movie but you need time to digest it.

How many times have you watched a movie, liked it a lot, and after a few days you completely forgot about it?

How many times you felt a bit deceived by a movie just because you were expecting something different. But maybe after years you still think about it. 

Marking the movie as seen without rating will also allow you to take a breath and judge the film from a distance.

Thank you for taking the time to read.

ut

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Suggestion: mark movie as viewed without rating

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Ok, just the time to write the post and somebody else asked the same question.

Funny.

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4 m ago

That would be great.

cinephile

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4 m ago

I noticed that we don't actually have to switch to the "seen" mode in order to mark movies as seen. All we have to do is adding it to our Checkins.

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Good to know, but I don't want it in my Checkins.

And it gets unmarked as Seen when it's removed from Checkins.

BTW, I don't see an easy way to Add to Checkins on the new Title page. It's just one of the lists, and I have many.

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This can be a possible workaround. But still a workaround. 

A clean an nice solution would be preferable.

It shouldn't be a hard enhancement.

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4 m ago

I would like to add a note on the fact that I would like to see the "Seen" star in the title page of movies and in lists.

To recap I would like to see:

- star with rating if the movie has been rated

- star with "Seen" if movie has not been rated but just flagged as "Seen"

- nothing otherwise.

In a sense I see the "Seen" flag as a 0 (zero) value in the rating with label "Seen".

Thanks

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2 m ago

I see that you can visualize a list of movies you have seen but not rated with:

https://www.imdb.com/seen/

But my question is: how do you mark a movie as seen but not rated?

The workaround of adding it to the checkin list works, but that's not what the checkin list is meant for.

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@uomotorta 

Yes, and when you remove it from Checkin, the seen flag goes away.

So far as I know, the title needs to be on a list, then you alter the url, replacing "list" with "seen", and you get the Seen option for each title.

Alternately, for a series, alter the title URL, replacing "title" with "seen", and the Seen option appears. Just tried it, and this also works for non-series titles.

Awkward, hence my request above, which I hope you up-voted.

Example:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3480822/

becomes

https://www.imdb.com/seen/tt3480822/

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Yes, I upvoted it long time ago.

Thanks for explaining in details how it works now.

So finally there is the possibility of marking a movie as seen.

However, in my opinion, that's not a very tidy and neat way of doing it.

It's not at all userfriendly if you have to go playing with the url.

I still think that the an upgrade would be suitable:

- I would like to be able to mark a movie as seen directly from it's title page

- I would like to see if I already marked a movie as seen directly from it's title page

- The default view of lists should be with the seen flag on