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Thursday, October 20th, 2022 2:07 PM

IMDb Name Page Redesign

IMDb Name Page Redesign

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We are excited to announce the launch of IMDb’s redesigned Name pages! These pages are meant to make your IMDb experience easier and more enjoyable by providing better access to photos and videos, an upgraded view of an individual’s credits, and improved mobile navigation making it easier to view IMDb features on the go. These enhancements reflect changes suggested by IMDb customers, as well as our own in-depth research designed to enhance entertainment content, discovery, and navigation. More information is available in the FAQ on the help page.

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.

— The IMDb Team

 

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102 Points

1 year ago

As the saying goes: "If it ain't broke, don't mend it" ! !

. . . Why, oh why, must companies keep changing things, when there is no improvement ? !

Leave it be; the webpages worked perfectly the way they were ! !

:-(

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1 year ago

This new design is so atrocious I'm going to switch to the Wayback Machine instead. It'll take longer to load, but the trade-off is more than worth it.

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1 year ago

It's horrible! I HATE it! It's stupid to change something beloved by IMDB fans to something new that's confusing! Is the old format still there? I want to use the IMDB pages I love and not figure out how and why you did this stupidity!!

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled It's horrible!

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@Kwhite2908 

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Users post comments here about
"stupid to change something beloved by IMDB fans"

IMDb Community Forums > IMDb > IMDb.com
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/topics/imdbcom/5f4951c662e5fc53cfeb955b

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@ACT_1​ Welcome back to Sprinklr! Where have you been?

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@keyword_expert​ 

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Had some medical problems

A few days in a hospital and a few days rehab center

Not a fun time without my computer

Not a topic to chat about here

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@ACT_1​ Yikes! I am sorry to hear that. Welcome back. 

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@ACT_1​ So sorry to hear that. Glad to hear you're okay now and hope that your health remains steadily improving from now on! 

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1 year ago

Now that I have access to the new layout, I understand why people are not finding the option "Text view of credits": You have to think to click the triangle to see more options, and then you have to scroll down to see there's a 4th category. I would suggest making "Text view" the first option in the pop-up. (The now-3rd category "See Also" will probably still show at least partially, so people will know to scroll.) Good to see Text view on the All Topics menu.

I'm disappointed with the new display of tv episodes. This performer:

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

has 9 acting credits spread over 8 seasons of the Met Opera HD Live. When I click on the 9-episodes link, the pop-up only shows 1 episode in the her season. So to see all her Met credits together, I would need to use the text view. I'd prefer to see all her credits in that pop-up.

Bug: Same performer, Soundtrack category.

On the text view, it shows her 2 episodes as being in 2013 and 2014.

On the regular page, it shows 2014 and 2016, but does not display an episode when 2016 is clicked. So only 1 of the 2 episodes display.

Show All equivalent: I don't see one, other than the text view. The Expand Below link only expands the categories selected. Is there some way to quickly select all categories and expand them?

Thanks.

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1 year ago

I have no idea what part of this redesign benefits anybody.  It now takes a dozen clicks across a bunch of categories to get the same information I used to be able to see *all at once* in a list.  Now there is a ton of blank space instead of useful information, and if I need to see the DP and the Art Director, they are on on different pages so I have to click on the film, then click on crew, then click on camera department, then click back to crew, then click art department.  WHY WHY WHY?  it used to all fit perfectly well on one scrolling screen.  The info on a particular person is equally stupidly segregated and prioritizes lots of empty space instead of information.

You have taken a very useful tool and turned it from an easy reference into a literal train wreck to navigate for no possible gain I can see.  This is totally a big FU to the core film community that built your brand and made your site something we all used.  I'm telling you right now that this new interface will cut my use of the site by half or more, because its just not worth the hassle to navigate.  Why did you do this?  Who asked for this?

Please go back.  Make "Crappy New Site" an option for casual users on their phone and leave us industry people with easy to navigate actual data.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled The new format is AWFUL

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I have lost count on how many times IMDb has "improved" its site and . . . it has become worse.

Why do you have to keep screwing around with a good thing?

Who's in charge here?

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@JBonafont​ 

if I need to see the DP and the Art Director, they are on on different pages so I have to click on the film, then click on crew, then click on camera department

This sounds like it has nothing to do with any recent change. You are describing the mobile view of the "full cast and crew" page with a URL that begins with m.imdb.com

If you are not using a mobile device but are redirected to the mobile view, that could be a bug.

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@Peter_pbn​ 

So this seems to be the case.  What seems to happen is that going to the mobile view has become the default, and there's no way to get out of that without opening a new imdb window.  

it used to be i could type "Movie Title imdb" and it would go to the main page in list view, but now it goes straight to the mobile view, even when i am on my desktop or laptop.   Unfortunately the search window address still just reads imdb.com unless I click on it to see the detailed address, so there was no clue this was happening.

This is huge relief.  I just have to be more precise in my search window i guess.  not sure why it thinks my desktop is a phone though.  :-/

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@JBonafont​ I hate cell phones but it seems that one can't do anything anymore without them. Just last night I was prevented by the new ID.me requirement to get into IRS.gov to give them money! All the new security requirements to catch fraudsters are making some things impossible for honest people. (Apologies for my off-topic rant but I had to vent somehow somewhere.) 

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In today's world, the agencies of the governments are some of the most infamous when it comes to requiring either (1) a SMS-capable cell phone, (2) an email address, (3) a telephone of any kind at all, or (4) internet access, in order even do something as classic as scheduling an appointment. There may come a day when we won't even be able to renew permits/licenses, pay taxes, file tax returns, pay citation tickets, file suits at law, in person or through conventional mail. Even some matters ordinarily handled in courthouse are done online through municipal websites now. (I can imagine a future, whereby people accused of misdemeanors will receive text messages or social media notifications ordering them to go/stay under house arrest. What happens if the person is homeless and doesn't have smartphone?)

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1 year ago

It looks like reference view is no longer a solution, and we are being subjected to this objectionable, unneeded redesign.  I HATE how the pictures are so huge and there is way less info on my screen.  Much more scrolling to look through performers' filmographies.  "Modernization" is not an excuse for making changes that decrease quality of life.  This is really crappy to do to users.  Give us choice, please!

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1 year ago

The new finalized name page looks & works like IMDB ignored the constant common complaints posted months ago in the beta opt-in thread (community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-name-page-beta-optin/62db09f1e232bb632089ba01).


No surprise there's been a combined 2.5K+ views & 7 thumbs up. The new OP preview screenshot looks worse than the beta OP preview (All strongly criticized issues are still visible but now the ad-space above the filmography has been grossly enlarged vs. the beta size (Paramount+) vs. (Amazon Ads). Trailer ad is larger than the oversized profile bio trailer that's been ridiculed). The new OP screenshot still prioritizes so much inflated, superficial stuff that there's no space left to show a single pixel of the database/filmography.


The filmography/database is why I became a daily visitor, a member & 10,000+ contributor. Everything else on the IMDB name/title pages is secondary & should be prioritized/presented accordingly. The small "All topics" button of new page has everything any user needs on-demand when desired. All of the forced, repeated bloat slows loading & wastes data. Thankfully any unwanted script/element can simply be removed on any website using a popular browser extension (10,000,000+ users). Unfortunately, The functionality of the new filmography can't be improved.


From my experience, the new page is slower & has created hassles. Things like the new flawed filmography & pop-up retrieval/expansion are downgrades that function worse.


The optional "reference view" title pages are liked & appreciated. It seems posters have been requesting a "reference view" name page for several years. I would appreciate it too. Especially vs. new page.

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The current generation platform is bloated, even though it seems to have removed the bloat that was jQuery. I don't know why the websites of "today" have ever-increasing amounts of bloat: gigantic JavaScript files, gigantic Cascading Style Sheet files, high quantities of event listeners, high quantities of service workers. Maybe the advent of shadow DOM is part of it, but that is totally optional, along with all that other stuff.

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1 year ago

NOT A FAN.

Where is the option to switch back? /reference doesn't seem to work.

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1 year ago

On the new website why are there no attributes on upcoming credits for example I worked as 2nd unit sound mixer on Fast X, Aquaman 2, Mission Impossible 9 (Splinter Unit) and Shazam 2 (UK shoot only) yet I am listed as sound mixer which makes it look like I was the main unit sound Mixer. 

I was not on any of these films, and I expect the main unit mixers could be rightly annoyed.

Regards,

Christian Joyce

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Misleading Credits

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@cjsound​  Thanks for the bug report.  This has been forwarded to the appropriate team. 

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60 Points

1 year ago

I'm sorry, but the new site redesign is awful with so much empty, white space. 

Please, please add an option to return to the old layout, like you did last time you decided to change things.

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1 year ago

Where is the button to revert to the old version?

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1 year ago

Thank you Bethanny, what's missing on my page is - the film 'Wild Target' Additional Crew double: Emily Blunt (Isle of Man) (uncredited) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235189/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm

My Movie Short - 'One Small Camera' - Director, Producer, Film Editing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3185856/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm

I think that's everything : ) 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Missing credits

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@SJC​  Thanks for the feedback.  Your credits are still on https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2517827/ — by default we show credits for the three categories with the most number of credits, which for you are camera & electrical | actress | second unit or assistant director.  The fastest way to see all credits in all sections is to click the “X” next to each of the three  categories in the list directly under the “Credits” heading and then all credits sections will show, or you can scroll through the same list of additional categories under the “Credits” heading  and select the individual ones which you wish to see:

Hope this helps. 

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@SJC  The image does not appear to be posting above so trying a separate post:

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Hi Col, thank you so much for clarifying, I really appreciate it : ) 

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1 year ago

This is terrible, and an insult to users who want data clearly displayed.
The old page had problems, but it didn't waste so much space. It's designer focused instead of user focused. It's about being pretty and not practical. It's like if someone decided to add extra space to your Excel spreadsheet because it's prettier when you need to see more info on screen.
It's "now" focused and hides old projects.
It's not all terrible as there are practical reasons to hide some upcoming films.
Treat us with respect. Give us an option for the old page, or find a way to get all the old info on the page without these filters. It worked well.

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1 year ago

Hi,

in the discussions about the new pages, it was said, that there will be a possibility to get a compact and detailed version, without clicking several times to see all information. The pages I see need additional clicks to see all credits or see all episodes of a series.

How can I change the setting? Would be sad if a detailed page wthout additional clicks was promised by col_needham but has not been implemented.

If it's not implemented yet, but will be in future, how can I switch back to the old site...

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled new people's pages

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@lunamond91​ Yes, this was built.  It is the "Text view of credits" which we have referenced across other posts in this thread.  It can be found via the blue filter icon directly under the "Credits" heading, and it has recently been more conveniently added to the "All topics" menu so it can be accessed without scrolling.  Click the "All topics" menu in the upper right of any name page (highlighted in red in the screen-grab below) and then choose "Text view" in the lower left of the pop-up menu (highlighted in yellow in the screen-grab below):

which in this example takes you to https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428065/filmotype/ 

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ - this still requires two clicks every time before the page is presented in a useful way.   This needs to be made a configurable item like "Show Reference View" is.  

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@Col_Needham​ Hi Col, thanks for your replay and the explanation. But as other users already wrote, it still needs additional clicks. Best would be a preference that I get immediatly redirected to the text view after I clicked on a name in the cast of a title or another thing I usually do is doing a google search like "site:www.imdb.com/name Felicity Jones Rogue One" to find the correct Felicity Jones I'm looking for even if there are more than one actress with this name. Both ways of getting to a title page require additional clicks to get the text view now. So in my eyes a preference like "redirecting to text view" would be the best solution for me.

But nevertheless, thanks for including my wish for a compact and detailed version so far.

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@espencer​ 

this still requires two clicks every time before the page is presented in a useful way

Thanks for the feedback, this is covered earlier at https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-name-page-redesign/6351563ae7100d725d54c0bb?commentId=6354b38bb393e26a279b6b23&replyId=635cf7dd5c8f315ee267bb52

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@espencer​ not the nicest way I know, but I found a way to get the reference view immediately. Don't use imdb search, use google search and search for "site:www.imdb.com/name filmotype" and the actor you're looking for. Depending on the browser you only have to search for the whole term once and in future you only have to type "s" and the whole term is proposed. I'm using the optional Firefox Search Bar for that and it works fine.

You can also use Bing Search the same way if bing is your favourite but my experience is if you also add more information to the search term, in case there are more than one actors with the same name, Bing Search sometimes don't find the actor, google does

Luna

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1 year ago

Anyone know how to go back to the old version.  When i click on an actor's page it has a new layout and honestly i dont like it and i want the original one back.

Cheers

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled How to revert back to old IMDB layout

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Hi Dave,

I have no idea but I do many searches, if a actor / actress acted in a specific movie/series/episode it will take so much more time if I have to do several mouseclicks before I see all the credits in future. And Col Needham said during the testing phase, there will be a version of the websites that shows all data immediately. I hope it will come soon and I hope too that I can switch back to the old version until it comes. Otherwise it will be much longer work for me.

Luna