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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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Il y a 2 m

The Filmography was useful as a list, new format with pics and details good as an option but please retain the list too

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@osmodb​ so true, compact and detailed lists like the old ones are so much better to get information. Please keep the filmographies too

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@osmodbThanks for taking the time to try the beta and to comment here. 

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@Col_Needham​ Tried it...HATED it!!!

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@Coreena​ 

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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Il y a 2 m

Please have opt in / opt out as a personal user option, the new name page is counter productive, too many pics, too much needless info without requesting it, confusing and distracting and takes longer to scroll / access / find what I'm looking for.

The simpler old option is neater and easier to use.

But I understand some people may like the new look so a user setting for each member would be the way to go.

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@Thunderwing13​  Thanks for taking the time to try the beta and to comment here. 

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Il y a 2 m

I am really sorry, but if there is a possibility of a no vote then I am afraid I vote no. With due respect to IMDB. As a busy contributor, I find this new design to be way, way, way, too 'involved' or too 'busy'. Too many clicks are required to access too many popups to see information pertinent to a contributors requirements. As a contributor, time is a very expensive commodity. A contributor needs easily readable, scrolled lists, by department, of work done by the person (as is currently the case), in order to determine the correct person for adding or correcting credits. Pretty picture laden pages, that take time to load, and have multitudes of links to get to required information, are not going to assist in contributing. I understand that things need to be fresh and relevant to the average person who is simply viewing the information, for interests sake or for fun, and I get that change is a given. My suggestion, request, hope, or wish, (as has been voiced by so many below) is that if this new page is going to be published, perhaps there could be a button link for IMDB contributors that defaults to the original list style to help us maintain our standards of accuracy and efficient use of time. I contribute because I enjoy it, and have always enjoyed a sterling relationship with the IMDB assistance team, but I feel that the bottlenecks to information access built into the new page will negatively affect contributors, and may even lead to contributor losses, due to time expenditure versus contributions achieved. My apologies to anyone who may take offence, but I do believe an honest opinion is better than none.

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Il y a 2 m

Having just read every post, so far, on this subject, I have to say that it seems to me that the majority sentiment appears to be, that while a very few things are nice, the majority feel that it is going to be counter productive to the contributors, UNLESS there is the ability to access the ORIGINAL pages. I for one would be very, very, disappointed to see IMDB loose contributors, with the resultant slowing of growth of contributions and information, just because a poor upgrade has been forced into the system. I would also like to point out an "apparent" but could "possibly" be a purely "circumstantial" link, to the fact that the submissions glitch has come back, seemingly coinciding with or caused by this new page design, just as the last submissions glitch appears to have had a link with the Main Page upgrades that were instituted last year or 2020.

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@raynor_pretorius​  Thanks for your feedback from a contributor perspective. 

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Il y a 2 m

It is annoying to click on "30more" and more...to see entire list with movies for a certain actor. I am using Ctrl+F to search in Chrome browser and before was great to see entire list when enter actor page. Please fix that problem.

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@john_v_6190329Thanks for the feedback.  The “30 more” is 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. 

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Respectfully, the "Show All" should be the default, and "Show Less" (or, more correctly, "Fewer") should have the button. 

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114 Points

Il y a 2 m

I clicked on the "Preview the new imdb" but I don't like it. How do i get the old version back?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New IMDB page preview

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@DavisdmYou can opt-out the same way you opted in … you should still 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. 

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ Thank you! That worked.

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@Col_Needham​ No, certainly not "the same way". If it was that easy, people wouldn't be coming here in droves asking for a way to get rid of the frelling "new interface".

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Il y a 2 m

Thanks a lot for your hard work & efforts to enhance the browsing experience of our greatly beloved IMDB. Although the new look seems much more neat & eye catching, I prefer the old one. In my opinion, the old look of the site actually extremely much easier to use, has more fields & data and finally it's much easier to find the desired data & information.

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@sgallab​ Thanks for taking the time to try the beta and to comment.

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Il y a 2 m

I don't like it at all. The old version makes it easy to find any information I might want - I just have to load the appropriate page and ctrl+f for the title. The new version is so much harder to use, for a number of reasons. Firstly, the "Known For" list looks exactly like the full list, which means that I spent a bunch of time hunting around the Known For movies for the button that would let me see the whole list before I realized it was below. Secondly, the full list features my very least favorite web design trend: making each item on the list pointlessly larger on my screen, and solving the problem of increased length by making me scroll, click, and load multiple times to see the full list. This makes something as simple as finding out what character an actor played in a certain movie into a massive pain. I can't imagine a situation in which I'd want to see only the 30 most recent movies an actor appeared in, and I don't see why seeing the posters for dozens of movies I might not be interested in is worth the inconvenience.

My suggestion is to do what Reddit did - make the new design the default, and allow people to see the old version by going to old.imdb.com or something. Then everyone would be happy.

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@Madeleine_Dougherty​  Thanks for the feedback, especially the point on the “Known For” credits.  This is a preview release and therefore a work-in-progress. The amount of data shown is a temporary situation.  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.

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Il y a 2 m

Hate the new look. I don’t want a poster for every credit and to also hit a show more button. When it’s listed how it is now you can scroll and easily see all credits aslso how many episodes and stuff. The new look makes it harder and more work to work out stuff. 

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@ShoodThanks for taking the time to try the beta and to comment.

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Il y a 2 m

I'm sorry to join the majority but I hate it.

I fail to see the point of this "redesign" that comes on the heels of another ugly redesign.

It seems to be rather inconvenient to turn what is essentially a database of filmographies into a movie theatre poster area.

Not to mention how counter-intuitive it is, as a designer, to add more useless data in the form of posters to replace simple titles, just to have to hide 98% of the credits in the list to minimize your bandwidth usage...

How about leaving it the way it is so we can browse for the info we are seeking on IMDB, then read it?

As an example, I was simply looking for the names of the episodes of Westworld, a writer had been credited for. 

On the regular IMDB page, I just had to scroll down once past a portrait, limited bio info and the previously introduced and pointless "known for" summary for dummies, to find a list, and after a quick glance at the first few lines, get my replies in this form:

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With the new format, I scroll down to get to the credits... 
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Ooops nope, I only get the last two credits now so I have to scroll down some more to get to the third, which is the one I'm interested in
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Do I get the information I am interested in there? Nope. I can only see there are 3 episodes and since I'm after the titles, I have to click once more to get this pop-in
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... and still not the info I'm after so I scratch my head for a couple of seconds and find I have to click again on "See 3 episodes" to finally get another pop-in
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Whew. Two scrolls and 3 clicks later...
I shudder to think what would happen if the show in question was 10 years old or if there were more than 3 episodes and how many more times I would need to click to pop-in, expand, expand and pop-in to get the very basic information I obtained in one scroll, zero click and a quick look before.
And this is just a regular example of my daily activity on IMDB. I didn't look for anything hard or specific.
I'm not sure why anyone working professionally in web design would need any random user to tell them this is not viable but there you have it.
If you were to go ahead with this new design, I guess I'll just have to go tvdb for a quick look instead.

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@carla_tibs​ Thanks for the feedback and the examples. 

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@carla_tibs​ YES!!!!! LOVE your post here. You took that time.

You must be on a computer like me....if you read Col_Needham's response it says they are gearing everything toward mobile users and cutting us computer users off at the knee.  It's discrimination and I'm sick of it.
This is what he said:
"The new name pages are also available when accessing IMDb via a web browser on your mobile.  This is one of the advantages of the new technology — it’s the same page, with the same content on both desktop and mobile web.  The page scales to fit whatever size device you use to access it.  This already happens with our main title pages too, following the update there last year. "
SEE!!!!!  They will support mobile users not computer users!!!!

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@Col_Needham​ YES...it is VERY good examples.....STOP discriminating against us computer users and just supporting mobile users....

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@carla_tibs​ Your comment definitively proves the case as to why this new design for names pages is completely unworkable. Thank you for having the patience and communication skills to show that. 

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Il y a 2 m

Hey Team,

First of all, I would like to say thanks for rolling out an opt-in version of the new pages before enforcing it on (as opposed to the Comixology rollout).

While I understand the need to update the design (the old view had unnecessary padding on both the sides which I agree is a waste of space), the new design do have some room for improvement.

While I know some of the comments has been received by the team (ESPECIALLY the "Show 30" button), I agree with another fellow user that the new view does involve a lot of scrolling as compared to the old view (especially due to the thumbnails). So, while a single column view would not solve the issue (unless we change the aspect ratio of the thumbnails, which I'm not sure would look good), it would be great if there is an option to quickly go back to top of the page and/or navigate between different section of the pages with a floating button or something.

I wish for a "return to the top" button because if I'm a user at the bottom of the page, and I wish to search for another person, I need to scroll all the way back up (it can be a lot if the user has expanded all section). A better and easier implementation would be that when the user scroll down, the section 

the IMDB Top Bar and the name section would remain at the top ("Freeze Rows in Excel) and the rest of the content would scroll below. This would solve the navigation problem as well since the sections is also present in the same line as the Name. Hope that makes sense.

P.S.- Sorry about the really long sentences and/or for any formatting/spelling mistakes. Typing on a mobile.

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May I know if this change is for Desktop Web Only or will it roll out for Browsers on Mobile as well? Thanks in advance!

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@TheCatlan​  Thanks for the comments and the suggestions which have been passed to the software development team. 

The new name pages are also available when accessing IMDb via a web browser on your mobile.  This is one of the advantages of the new technology — it’s the same page, with the same content on both desktop and mobile web.  The page scales to fit whatever size device you use to access it.  This already happens with our main title pages too, following the update there last year. 

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@Col_Needham​ THS IS HORRIBLE!!!! Everything is now geared toward "mobile" users...us "computer" users are throw out in the waste.  I do not even own a mobile device...everything I do is on computer & I'm sick at being discriminated against for it.
I also think that the people that design the websites and game developers NEVER use the page nor play the game....it's all about how "creative" they can be and "flex" their brain muscle...and go..."LOOK AT ME"...I can do this...I'm great!!!

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@Col_Needham​ 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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@Col_Needham​ Thanks for confirming.

One observation while viewing the same page on mobile in Desktop View is that the view reverts to a single column list with a lot of white space on the right. I guess the page scales according to the width of the device. I believe most users would prefer something similar to this if the plan is to still go ahead with thumbnails. @martin_695862 has a screenshot in his comment detailing the same.

Again, if thumbnails is the way how the team wishes to go, may I recommend looking at the "Top 250 Movie List" for reference how to visualize it. The page has movie poster thumbnails, but still it's the text which "pops-up" and catches a user's eye. The page is still easier to quickly skim through as compared to the new view.

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Il y a 2 m

@Col_Needham​ 😀

? ?

Add a banner ad top of all the 11,746,200 Name Pages 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1000000/

Many of the 154,950,000 Users may not see the floating timer / clock button on the page

or know why it's there 🙄

IMDb Name Page BETA OPT-IN
For a limited time, take a sneak peek at 
the new, in-progress version of this page.
Ends early August 2022!
See the New version

Back to the Old Version
Help

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Il y a 2 m

As someone who prefers to have the necessary information displayed neatly, this new version is very uncomfortable to use. Scanning my eyes down a list of simple text is FAR easier than dodging my eyes left to right, down left to right, down left to right, so on. All of the superfluous information (the poster, rating, trailer link, etc) all would appear on the next page following the link anyway. On the current version, I get to the actor's page and just scroll down and see all the credits the actor has. Now I'd have to get to the page, click a drop down button, scroll down, click a second drop down button...?  Only to be met with a bunch of words and pictures that are difficult to scan through quickly. I'll be spending twice the amount of time on each page just looking for the info I need. Unless, of course, your plan IS to have us spend more time on each page. In which case, bravo. Maybe have a List View along with a Grid View? That would make it easier.

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@LeftLegFirstThanks for taking the time to try the beta and to comment. The “30 more” is 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. 

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@Col_Needham​ Just leave it as is...or give us actual users and contributors he option to stay how it is now!!!
I'm so sad about this. I use IMDb or soooooooooooo many things...from actors ages to ALL of their movies/tv shows they have been in, to their height, to even if they sing in real life...to keep a list of what I have watched....filming locations & dates...but being able to simply to scroll down through the moves/tv shows is so easy....and with the new update it makes it VERY VERY VERY HARD to navigate.
I'll have to find somewhere else to get my information and keep track of stuff I have watched!!!

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Il y a 2 m

The new Name page format is definitely a step in the wrong direction! One of the most common uses for the name page is answer the question "where else have I seen him/her?" The new format makes that almost impossible to do. You have to scan down an incredibly bulky page, 30 at a time, with tremendous amount of space wasted with useless pictures making it very hard to quickly pick out that one show/movie you were thinking of. With the old format, this was easy; just scan down a nice compact list.

PLEASE do not change this format!!!

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@ay8918​ Thanks for taking the time to try the beta and to comment. The “30 more” is 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. 

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@Col_Needham​ Please understand, the groupings of 30 are only part of the problem! Read nearly any of the comments hear and you will see that the far, far bigger problem is moving from a nice compact list view to some sort of grid of tiles that requires extensive scrolling. This format may look pretty but is totally useless.

I know there is this belief that you have to keep changing things up to keep things interesting, but but NOTHING can be further from the truth. Look at the biggest and most successful sites like Amazon, Google, Twitter, etc. They have made only the slightest of changes over decades of operation.

My advice, DO NOT make such a radical change. You will regret it!

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@ay8918​ ❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣❣
As @Col_Needham  said...WOW just learned how to tag the people here...sweet.
They are only looking to support mobile users and not computer users or their contributors. This is what he said: "The new name pages are also available when accessing IMDb via a web browser on your mobile.  This is one of the advantages of the new technology — it’s the same page, with the same content on both desktop and mobile web.  The page scales to fit whatever size device you use to access it.  This already happens with our main title pages too, following the update there last year. "
So yeah to some it up.....mobile users is where they are going

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@Coreena​ For what it's worth, I'm also a computer user. I don't have a cell phone, and my tablet is seldom turned on. No way I'll consult IMDb on the tablet, too much bother.

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@pikrodafni​ No cel phone, nor tablet, for me either...spent too many years chained to the bloody thing.  
This is so sad really what they are doing!!!

vgamerdc

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Il y a 2 m

While I am happy for the overdue addition of including a poster with the movie title, I find the new setup with two titles side by side visually unappealing and off-putting. It is much easier for the eyes to focus on a single point and scroll, rather than move left to right rapidly as one scrolls vertically. Perhaps if the previous version just made an indent with the poster on the left, then users could scroll with ease vertically searching for the poster or title, rather than having two columns to look at.

I wish there was a way to still switch between Gallery and List view for credits. It takes longer now to scroll through Previous Projects, as I have to click "30 more" each time I've scrolled through 30. Additionally, it would be more efficient if the Sort by Date option allowed users to choose if the topmost date was newest or oldest.

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@vgamerdc​ Thanks for taking the time to try the beta and to comment. The “30 more” is 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.  

You make a good point on the sort-by-date option, thanks.