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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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628 Points

1 year ago

I've just realized that the films with the "Announced" status do not show up anywhere on a person's IMDb page in the desktop version. Neither in the credits, nor in the sidebar section for projects in development. 

Here's an example from my own IMDb page. My announced feature film Pure doesn't show up in my directing credits (only my post-production film We Put the World to Sleep is shown in the "Upcoming" section), nor in the "Projects In Development" side section (where only 3 films with statuses "pitch" and "turnaround" are shown). It is only seen in my "Known for" section, but only by chance because it happened to be among the post popular ones. 

By default Pure is only shown on my IMDb Pro page and the IMDb mobile app. 

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@AdrianTofei​ Thanks for the problem report.  This is a (new) bug and it has been reported to the appropriate team. 

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@AdrianTofei​  Thanks again for the problem report. This bug has now been fixed.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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@Col_Needham​ wow, that was fast, thank you!

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88 Points

1 year ago

I don't like that the first page of a person's page, doesn't have the short bio with the Read More link AND Their BIRTH DATE AND DEATH If they have.  Keep their Birthday and death on the FIRST PAGE!  I DON'T WANT TO CLICK ON IT TO SEE IF THEY ARE DEAD!

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@kitty74​ 

I see the birth/death dates (in 2 places!) and the minibio near the top of the page without clicking anything:

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I didn't see that.  I have a sight issue so moving it to the right of the screen, instead of underneath the bio, threw me off.    I don't like when they change things.  Especially when it has been the same for many many years.  It is more difficult for me because of my sight issues.  Thanks for letting me know.

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On the mobile version, the DOB and DOD are below the mini-bio sample.

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70 Points

1 year ago

IMDB used to be simple and functional.  I don't want or need the poster for every film title, along with all of that extra space it takes.  Just a simple list, PLEASE.  And don't make me have to click on a new box for every type of credit.  Just list them all as you used to years ago.  Every one of your "improvements" makes this site much more difficult to use.  Not long ago, I used IMDB every day, but the redesign now makes me frankly scared of visiting again.  I only encounter frustration now, so why bother?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Redesign is terrible

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80 Points

1 year ago

Complete rubbish. Have you ever heard from Shakespeare "brevity is the soul of wit"????  or from Thoreau  "simplify, simplify"

Everytime you "improve" your website it gets more complicated, busy with pop ups and unrequested videos, and MUCH harder to use.  You changed things around a few years ago, and that was bad......these changes are even worse. Take a lesson from Wikapedia, a site both ordered and informative without all the un-neccesary clutter. 

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94 Points

1 year ago

the new version is horrendous at best, if it ain't broke don't fix it smh

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462 Points

1 year ago

At this point I see a problem in the way an artist's credits are shown. I'm looking for Jane Morgan's TV appearances. Previously there were lists underneath each TV series, and we could save the page with all the info showing. Now we need to bring up a special panel, and ask for each season separately. See attachment. How does anyone figure this is an improvement??

To me it's the kind of degeneration we see on various sites as new programmers come in and think they can "improve" things.

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@george_silver​ The “All credits” view does this, please see https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1873586/fullcredits/ 

This view can be accessed from the “All topics” menu in the upper right of each name page (there’s a screen-grab here).

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ The fact that you think making extra clicks to get to something that was seen on the first page is a "good" thing shows how out of touch you are with those who use this. 

This black box above as opposed to the clean list below is an example of wasted effort required. The old one below, it was all right there as soon as you opened the actor's page. Now you have to click the episode link on the right, and then click each season to see what they did. 
Even using your suggestion to open the filter and go to All Credits is still more work and effort than the old one. 
You have made this the equivalent of instead of going into your favorite restaurant, sitting down, looking a the menu, and ordering, you are now in a food court where to you go to one stand to get a drink, another to get a tray, a third to get a main item, a fourth to get a side, maybe a fifth to get another side, a sixth to get a desert, and finally to a checkout so you can go find a table to sit. 
Of course, none of them are next to each other.
Clearly the design is to accommodate a cell phone, but this is tremendous waste of space on anyone's computer. 
The conveyance of information is far superior in the old design than the new. I can't imagine who your beta test group were. Did you pick a local middle school?

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And what user would ever think that there is something like that under this All Topics link up there?

By the way this site is not informing me of new replies. Only likes.

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76 Points

1 year ago

I'm glad I'm not the only one who loathes the new look! IMDB, kindly make it an option to go back to the prior format!

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226 Points

1 year ago

how...please....how...do I get the old IMDB look back ?

the re-design is chaos, I use this for work not fun and it's so much slower weeding through all those giant ads and separated content sections..

just give me TEXT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled IMDB old look

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Hi, Benny. See Sprinklr comment 63878b2b038ef261b8f4b7fb (by Col Needham) please:

So, if you're visiting https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428065/, then following the necessary steps will lead you to https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428065/fullcredits, and likewise is the case with every IMDb name page, for the foreseeable future.

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1 year ago

Aaand It's Gone!

We can't see a person filmography (all credits) like this anymore on mobile phones:

when we replace "fullcredits" with "filmotype" in address bar

Thanks IMDb for ruining everything. Fantastic job, guys.

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Indeed that aspect of the mobile experience is being wrecked.

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70 Points

1 year ago

I like having films, shows, documentaries and shorts separate. It would be interesting if we could have settings for it that applied permanently. Instead of having to edit the filter every time I open someone's page.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled It is really impractical having to edit the credits filter every time you open someone's page.

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140 Points

1 year ago

Hi, in the new presentation of my page   credits or function do not appear, as for the most recent, being head of development of Maimouna Doucouré's HAWA for AMAZONYou can't see it on my page, but only if you dig on HAWA's page.

Is it possible to display ALL THE CREDITS by default ?

Thx, François 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Credit and function do not appear in new IMDB

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@FAZ​  You can achieve the equivalent effect via any/all of the following three options:

* If you have an IMDbPro subscription, you can change your primary professions to include "Producer" which will open this section by default on the regular site -- please see https://help.imdb.com/article/imdbpro/manage-your-imdb-page/manage-your-filmography/GH8XTYSWKU2P96TA 

* You can also select the credit as one of your "Known For" credits via IMDbPro -- please see https://help.imdb.com/article/imdbpro/manage-your-imdb-page/manage-your-filmography/GH8XTYSWKU2P96TA (see the question "How can I change my Known For credits").

* You can add a mini-biography which mentions the credit -- please see https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/how-do-i-add-a-biography/GKK2ZHLUYH7LM98Z (IMDbPro not required)

Note that on IMDbPro, where many professionals will see your page, it already includes the credit at the top of your list since it is the most recent (https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0044421/credits):

Hope this helps. 

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140 Points

1 year ago

Hi, in the new presentation of my page   credits or function do not appear, as for the most recent, being head of development of Maimouna Doucouré's HAWA for AMAZON. You can't see it on my page, but only if you dig on HAWA's page.

Is it possible to display ALL THE CREDITS by default ?

Thx, François 

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266 Points

1 year ago

@Col_Needham - Instead of worrying about pretty icons and fancy fonts, maybe you should concentrate on accurate information. Or at least give us the tools to correct your mistakes. 

On Olivia Hussey's page, the video showing is for Romeo & Juliet 2013. She was in the 1968 Romeo & Juliet, not the 2013 one. this shows at the top with the primary picture and at the bottom with video links.

Editing the page does not take me anywhere that I can correct that, and of course, there is no feedback/webpage error report line to tell you about the problem.

Maybe that is where you should invest time and labor rather than fluff. 

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@Chris_Patx​  Thanks for the problem report. The featured videos are not user contributable and are mostly matched automatically (which the software occassionally gets wrong, sorry).  The Video FAQ at https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/discover-watch/videos-faq/GJRQPZZ8AG6RSM63 contains details on how to report mismatches:

There is an incorrect video assigned to a title or name page. How do I report this?

Titles and videos are automatically matched by our software. This is usually accurate in 99% of cases, but mistakes are always possible, particularly when two films have the same (or very similar) titles. If  you have found a video linked to the incorrect title/name or a video missing a link to a title/name, please report this to our staff using then following the instructions:

Visit the Contact Us page while logged into your IMDb/IMDbPro account and select IMDb Contributor > I need help and haven't submitted an update > Images & video > Remove/update videos then select "Email" and let us know how we can help.

We have submitted edits to these videos on your behalf and the changes should be reflected on IMDb shortly.  Thanks again for letting us know. 

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1 year ago

Awkward occupation display

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4798597/

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@Peter_pbn​ Thanks; noted for the team. 

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1 year ago

Where's the "reference view" for name pages? Title pages have always had one, like this:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/reference/

I can't stand the new "mobile view" default for any page, and from the feedback over the past couple years here, everyone else hates it too.

So I just use the reference view for title pages. Name pages weren't affected by the IMDb mobile virus; neither were the various sub pages. However, several months ago, the name pages became infected, so I need the reference view for them too now.

Note there's still an option in our account display preferences to default to the Reference view, but this affects only title pages now for some reason.

On a related note: A few days ago, at least one of the sub pages appears to have been affected (infected) with the Mobile Virus: Technical Specs. And I'm clicking on a link from the title page reference view; it switches to Mobile View for that sub page, with a stupid pencil icon instead of the word Edit. (We're not stupid; we understand English; we don't need pictures to replace words.) Clicking on the stupid pencil brings up the editor, thankfully in Desktop mode again.

Screw Mobile everything. Damn pestilence is what it is.

[Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Reference view for name pages. (And other contributor gripes.)]

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