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Wed, Oct 10, 2018 8:17 PM

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advanced title search improvement

Advanced Title Search is so wonderful but it could be even better.

1) I'm having difficulty with Number of Votes. For example, I type 3,000 to 200,000, but titles with only 5 or 105 votes still come up with the list. Can't we just request > greater than a certain number?

2) I wish I could search for TV series and mini series that are not TV-MA, as in, show me every TV series rated from 8 to 10 that is NOT TV-MA.

3) I wish I could search for all feature films that are based on true life/fact based.

4) I wish I could search for feature film that are NOT rated R. Someone may suggest that I check G, PG and PG-13, but there are some old classics that are not rated and they will be excluded from the search.

I suspect it would be easy for the database administrator to add these functionalities to the query page. I just don't have time or patience to sift through a list, the contents of which are 60% of what I'm trying to avoid.

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Employee

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2 years ago

Following up here - the suggestion to allow punctuation when inputting number of votes has been implemented. No need to omit this punctuation going forward!


Cheers,

Steve

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Thanks Steve.

By punctuation, you mean comma, period or spaces according to the "workstation" (including mobile devices) setup?

Champion

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2 years ago

Regarding #1, if you only fill out the first box for the number of votes you should get all matches with more than that number of votes. However, it looks like you can't use commas.

#3, there are some keywords for that, such as based-on-true-story (https://www.imdb.com/find?q=true+stor...). There are also genres like History, Biography and War, which should always be about real events.

#4, you're in luck because they are working on an update to allow this.

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It drops off everything after the first comma instead of removing the commas? Interesting.

Employee

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2 years ago

Hi Minnie,

I have forwarded all of these suggestions to our team in charge of updates to advanced title search for their review. I am changing this topic to an "Idea" thread so other users can provide their input.

Peter did provide some good suggestions to address your current issues above. Regarding your first question, you can resolve the issue without any updates from our Search team by omitting punctuation from the Number of Votes field (e.g. 3000 to 200000, not 3,000 to 200,000):

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_votes=3000,200000&sort=num_votes,desc

 This is by design, as there is not a single accepted punctuation mark to separate digit groupings (commas, periods, or spaces, depending on location).

Thanks for taking the time to reach out!


- Steve