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IMDb Name Page BETA OPT-IN

IMDb Name Page BETA OPT-IN

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Before launching IMDb’s redesigned Name Pages (coming soon!), we want to provide our valued users with a sneak peak, and extend an opportunity to provide feedback between July 22, 2002 and early August 2022.

We hope you enjoy these latest improvements, and thank you for continuing to make IMDb the world’s most trusted source for movie, TV, and entertainment content.

Thanks as always for all of your feedback – please feel free to post your questions or comments to this thread.

— The IMDb Website Team

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We want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has opted-in to the sneak peek and provided feedback on the new Name Page re-design.

Based on your feedback we have made the opt-out easier to find, made user ratings available across filmography types, fixed the expander button in the more details prompt, and corrected the ‘more’ link in filmography. We are planning to add a 'see all button', making it available across filmography as a whole and for categories. In addition, we will be correcting various spacing and click target bugs across the page, prioritizing fixes for data errors, and plan to shift editorial content to provide better visibility. We are also completing a deep dive into the reference view request with the goal of building a more compact view to make it easier to scan a person’s full filmography at a glance.

We will continue to review feedback and make iterative adjustments based on feedback.

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@Michelle​ Another Epic Fail in film research follows: wanted to look up a TV credit for actress Sue Ane Langdon (episode of Perry Mason). Would have taken  seconds under current system, under proposed new design, almost impossible to find that episode in Sue Ane L>angdo's filmography.  Leave it alone!

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@barrpub​ Your last sentence says it all!

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@barrpubWe encourage you to opt-out of the beta if it is not meeting your needs as currently designed.  Updates are coming before the launch. 

In this specific case:

then:

To reach:

Also, there's a convenient link above to her character page on Perry Mason -> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050051/characters/nm0486057 which is not reachable at all from the previous name page (similarly, the new pages show directly or provide faster access to: the poster; the IMDb rating; your own rating; viewing information on TV or streaming or DVD; the trailer; add-to-watchlist; title plot outline; running time; certificate; genres; and the ability to rate -- all of which have been much-requested features by other customers).  

Hope this helps. 

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I really hope you all keep the Credits listing vertical. Again, it is very difficult to read two titles next to each other and then move down to the next column and repeat.

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Hello IMDb fans!

Over the past week we have made a couple updates to the new Name page design based on feedback including (1) shrinking the overall filmography card display size and updating positioning/click target prominence of information within the cards; and (2) adding show all functionality across the entirety of a person credits as well as by category. We are also continuing to work on a design to allow for a more compact filmography view to make it easier to scan a person’s full filmography at a glance.

For those of you who have provided feedback, thank you! For those of you who haven’t checked out the sneak peek yet, please do so! The sneak peek will end tomorrow, August 9th at which time all users will be returned to the previous Name page experience. We will continue to iterate on our design based on feedback prior to launching the new Name page (coming soon!). 

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@Michelle​ 😀

We will continue to iterate on our design 
based on feedback prior to launching the new Name page (coming soon!).


All Feedback?? : Keep it as it was!!

I am not using the New View

Took another look today 🙄

You combined  Actor TV & Movies as Projects??

Not a great idea   (maybe we just wanna see TV)

Raymond Burr (1917–1993)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000994/

Old
https://www.imdb.com/preferences/beta-control/?e=name&t=0&u=/name/nm0000994/

Filmography
Actor: TV       (79 credits)
Actor: Movie (67 credits)

New
https://www.imdb.com/preferences/beta-control/?e=name&t=1&u=/name/nm0000994/

Actor
Previous projects  146

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EDIT:   TUE AUG 9 2022

Raymond Burr
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000994/

Wayback Machine
http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000994/

SEPTEMBER 19, 2004
http://web.archive.org/web/20040919021024/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000994/

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@ACT_1​  This has been the default on IMDb for 15-20 years, although there is a user preference to split filmographies by title type.   The same thing is in the new design (and more) — see the filter icon in the upper left of the grab below from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000994/

Hope this helps. 

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@Michelle​ Is there any way to permanently stay on the existing page? Skip the new changes coming?

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I'd really like that option too

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2 years ago

So, do you need volunteers to opt-in?

If so, here's me: ur2875687

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2 years ago

I am not really happy with this change for desktop use. I'm not sure if the option will still be available, but I use the reference view at all times due to the fact that I like to be able to see at a single glance what productions a person has in. I don't want to have to make 2 additional clicks to see which episodes a person appears in.

And I don't like that you have to click and load each segment/category of appearances. Actor/Writer/Self, etc. The fact that the order of the categories jumps around depending on how you click is frankly confusing. 

I do not like that the side pages are hidden up in "all topics" very tiny in the top corner or all the way down at the bottom. I care much more about those things than what lists and polls other random users have added someone to (which is what takes up the sidebars now). 

The button to click to show more titles is a little small and innocuous so it's hard to see quickly that there are more titles below. And trailer buttons on each production entry just waste space. Maybe leave that under that first "more" click, but it doesn't need to be visible on the initial page load. 

Maybe the page works great in the app or on touch screen devices, but I am NOT a fan when it comes to desktop usage. Please at the very least keep the Reference view available! I am one who learns/takes in information with words over pictures, so honestly, there is just too much visual stimulus on the page as you have it, it's distracting.

I've been using IMDb for almost 25 years, I've been registered with my account since 2000, and the reference type view is what I've loved since day one. I'm sorry this seems like nothing but a slam post, but I'm trying to give you my honest thoughts about these updates. Thank you for all you do! 

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@alyssa_amodei​  Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback.  The pages are a work-in-progress, and as you will see elsewhere in this thread, fixes for some of your issues are in the pipeline.  We wanted to provide the option for people to comment early vs. when everything is finalised.  For things not already in the pipeline, your comments will help shape the next steps. 

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@Col_Needham​ "For things not already in the pipeline" - I think you should have elicited comments loooooong before you even began the pipeline, so it was possible to incorporate any suggestions (including an emphatic "DON'T DO IT - ABANDON THIS ILL-THOUGHT-OUT EXPERIMENT").

I fear that IMDB has wasted a lot of money (developers' salaries) doing something that no-one wants and which will make IMDB several orders of magnitude harder to use, to the extent that contributors will leave in droves. The fewer people who contribute, the less up-to-date the data will be. The less up-to-date, the fewer visitors will visit the site to see the adverts. That will affect IMDB's bottom line. Is that blunt enough for you?

I've seen a few hare-brained decisions in my time, but this one is beyond stupid - it's suicidal.


(As always, the caveat is that this is not a personal attack on Col. You're just the poor sod who is having to field all the flak, and who may or may not agree with us but has to toe the party line nevertheless. As the person who founded IMDB, you must be heartbroken to see what Amazon has turned "your baby" into (a well-respected industry-standard database turned into a toy). You have my commiserations - you are being put in an invidious position.)

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@alyssa_amodei​ 

I've started a petition to stop the changes. If we get enough steam, these Amazon changes could be stopped!

https://chng.it/xtprF89H

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@alyssa_amodei​ Agree with this completely. For a desktop view, this is awful. The current page is concise and lets the user see everything in one go. It takes multiple clicks to see what I can currently see on initial page load. A redesign should make things more efficient, not more complicated. Why not give us a list view as an option?

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@slanskye

Thanks for the feedback, please see our update yesterday at https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-name-page-beta-optin/62db09f1e232bb632089ba01?commentId=62e80718c998636027af1350 specifically:

We are also completing a deep dive into the reference view request with the goal of building a more compact view to make it easier to scan a person’s full filmography at a glance.

The beta is an optional work-in-progress preview.

Hope this helps. 

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2 years ago

I decided to take a peek at the new look so I clicked on it. Big mistake. Now I can't get rid of it. HATE IT. Need help!!! Problem is with a performer's list of credits. Can't get the old list style back. I read somewhere there is a current fix. What is it?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled the new look

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@don_wood_5537932​  Sorry about that.  We have asked the team to update the FAQ.  You should see a little timer / clock icon in the lower right of the page.  If you click on the icon, there’s a “Go Back” link in the menu which pops-up. 

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@Col_Needham​ 😀

Not easy to find for all those not reading this ??

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Oddly, it looks like a cookie/biscuit. Not sure why the text "Go Back" couldn't be used.

I hope you are keeping stats on how many people do actually go back. The format looks similar to the iOS app... and that format is the reason I rarely use the app.

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@don_wood_5537932​ 

I've started a petition for the New Amazon look to stop its changes to IMDB.

 Please help up get enough signatures to stop these changes.

https://chng.it/xtprF89H

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A two-column format, with pictures for each entry in someone's filmography, is not useful to me.  A simple list is compact, information rich, highly readable, and highly usable.  Sortability is nice -- kind of -- but NOT at the expense of broader utility.  I don't need a bunch of pretty cards, I want to be able to quickly digest information about an actor or a project.

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@Dinosauce​  Thanks for taking the time to comment. 

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@Dinosauce​ 

I've started a petition for the New Amazon look to stop its changes to IMDB.

 Please help up get enough signatures to stop these changes.

https://chng.it/xtprF89H

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@Col_Needham​ I agree completely with @Dinosauce At least give a list view option.

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@slanskye​ You are commenting on last week's comments, please scroll to the top of page 1 of this announcement :-)

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To be clear about my previous post, when I need Show All, I need the episodes listed as well.

Think: The Metropolitan Opera HD Live.

I found how to view the episodes on the new format, but I'm looking throughout all the person's credits for 1 title, which may be a stand-alone title or a TV episode.

Is it me, or is there data missing on this page in the new format?

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1125732/

In the old format, she has 

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series)  2007-2020
Agrippina, Empress of Rome / Lucette, know as Cendrillon / Adalgisa, a novice priestess / ...
Handel: Agrippina (2020) ... Agrippina, Empress of Rome
Massenet: Cendrillon (2018) ... Lucette, know as Cendrillon
Bellini: Norma (2017) ... Adalgisa, a novice priestess
Rossini: La donna del lago (2015) ... Elena, daughter of Duglas D'Angus
Rossini: La Cenerentola (2014) ... Angelina, known as Cenerentora
Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2013) ... Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda)
Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2011) ... Isolier
Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (2007) ... Rosina

I don't find them at all on the new format.

I only find her 17 additional credits for this series under Self (when she was Host).

I also tried this in an Incognito window, to make sure it wasn't an extension causing the lack.

Windows 11, Chrome 103.

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@bderoes​  Thanks, yes, this is another known bug (and glad you spotted it). If someone has self credits on a series, it sometimes obscures their acting credits or vice versa (Adam Sandler’s earlier acting credits obscure his later hosting credits on SNL, for an opposite example). 

The “Show all” requirement to also include episode details is a good catch, thanks. 

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More missing credits and inconsistent display, still for 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1125732/

Compare her totals on the old format:

with her totals on the new format, and then compare the buttons on the new format with the totals underneath:
In addition to the series missing under acting, she's missing this title:
2002: Il barbiere di Siviglia (TV Movie)
Rosina
And under Self, she's missing:

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@bderoes​  Thanks for confirming this bug.  This is also on the list and will be addressed before the pages go fully live.  The specific examples are useful as there are different reasons why some of the counts are mismatched. 

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If we prefer to see credits classified by media type (TV vs movies vs video), will we have to invoke that on each Name, or will it pay attention to our preference as it does on the old page?

I like the fact that we can exclude genres!

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@bderoes​  The “by type” setting is not currently sticky and neither does it read the existing preference, so we will take this as the first request to support this.  Thanks.

Thanks on the genre exclusion (and we will be adding shorts to the excludable set too).

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Hello there!

How can I opt-in for this one?

Thanks.

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@virtyaluk​ You should see this on any name page, click "See new version":

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I think generally it looks good. After being used to new title pages after all this time, it's not that hard to embrace the change here now. I also liked the poster for every title.

I wonder if something is a bug, when you click on a category to include them on list (Self, Actor etc.) it says "Credits excluded. Update genres." for no reason (sometimes it takes a few switching between hide and show I think)

I click "Update genres." button and change between "Sort by" options then it's fixed. But why it's doing that, saying "Credits excluded" out of nowhere?

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@mbmb​ 

Are you talking about this feature?

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@mbmb​ Thanks for the feedback.  This also a known bug which affects a small number of names, and it will be fixed before the pages go fully live (thanks for reporting it though). Do you remember on which names you saw this problem? 

@bderoes An example name we already have logged with this bug is Samara Weaving

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@Col_Needham​ I think the behaviour I'm reporting happens on every page. It's not like that "Samara Weaving" page which happens as soon as page is loaded.

For example this name page mentioned in an above post: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1125732/

Click "Self" once to enable it, click it again to disable it and click it again to enable it again and in this step, it says "Credits excluded."

As far as I can tell this happens on every name page. It's possible I saw it happened with the first click too but my memory could be wrong on that and can't remember the name page as I was quickly checking multiple random name pages.

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@mbmb​  Thanks for clarifying.  Good catch on a new bug there! 

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@mbmb​  We have fixed the Samara Weaving case but not (yet) the open/close bug. 

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@mbmb​ 

Click "Self" once to enable it, click it again to disable it and click it again to enable it again and in this step, it says "Credits excluded."

This is now fixed too, thanks again for spotting it. 

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@Col_Needham​ Thanks for these updates.

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WHY?  IT should not be changed!  The new preview of the changes to Clelebs page SHOULD REMAIN TEXT NOT GRAPHICS, and it will become like most on the site now NOT very useful.  Not all information here needs to be ties to a graphic... THE TEXT LISTING IS useful having to click add 30 add 30 add 30 to the list to see the whole list is wrong and can not be exported to a text file easily... THIS SITE is going to be less and less useful to us Cine people out here.

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No I do not like the upcoming changes to the NAME celeb pages.

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No, I do not care for or like the upcoming changes to the NAME celeb pages.  Not useful as graphics.. Text list of all film will always be more useful.

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I like SOME of the new stuff, but the way you are listing an actor/actress credits; I'm not a fan of. I love the list view that you guys currently use. I would ask that you have a toggle button or switch in preferences that would give us the option to go back to the list view instead of the tile view you have in the beta version of the site.

I do like the new redesign of the header of the page, and basic info of said actor/actress.

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@domsickles​  Thanks for the valuable feedback. 

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I'm sorry, but I don't see why anyone would want to use imdb any more.  I just followed the link for the proposed new "actor" pages and it will be just more of subpage after subpage we are already seeing elsewhere.  To make a user hunt through many screens worth of useless commercials and trash to find the links to drill down to the "data" that used to be directly available usually with only one click is to my point of view worthless.  Also, cross site scripting, etc., is already making the site excessively slow (I've had to wait up to 40 seconds to expand one "more info link" that should have had the data already in the page html).  Amazon has their own site they should be fixing (very little there works correctly any more either) instead of making other sites unusable.

Again, I'm sorry, but I'd really like to see the contributors build a new site for their data along the lines of the way Col Needham had imdb about 1998 before Amazon came in and everything got messed up.  With a video collection of about 50K titles and wish lists of hundreds of thousands of lines I'll attempt to continue using imdb, but it is really looking like in a couple of months this user will be gone for good.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled imdb becoming no longer usable

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@ddb_mnr​  Thanks for taking the time to comment.  The pages are definitely a work-in-progress.  Regarding the excessive subpages, the “30 more” links are a temporary experimental situation while we are still working on the pages.  We are aiming to strike the right balance between how many credits to load initially and when to have a “Show all” option to display the rest.  Thanks for confirming that 30 is too small. Related, a one-click “Show All” for all sections simultaneously is also on the list. 

On the speed front, sorry to hear on the load times.  May we ask in which country are you located and (roughly) how fast is your internet connection (visit https://fast.com or your speed test provider of choice)? 

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@ddb_mnr​ "I'd really like to see the contributors build a new site for their data along the lines of the way Col Needham had imdb about 1998 before Amazon came in and everything got messed up.  With a video collection of about 50K titles and wish lists of hundreds of thousands of lines I'll attempt to continue using imdb, but it is really looking like in a couple of months this user will be gone for good."

Yes, it is "our" data - not in a legal way, but in a moral "result-of-sweated-labour" way. We've invested time and trouble, for the love of doing a job accurately and completely, and it is a crying shame to see it going to hell in a handbasket.

I too will struggle on when (not if) the changes become imposed on everyone. But at some point I too will be saying "sod this for a lark - it's just too difficult now".

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If I could find it after it was built I'd be a regular user and give up imdb for good very happily