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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 1:59 PM

IMDb Redesigns Name Full Credits

IMDb Redesigns Name Full Credits

We are excited to announce the launch of IMDb’s redesigned Name Full Credits feature! Previously, to view all of a person’s credits, you needed to navigate to a separate page. Now, we have made it easier to view all credits directly from the Name main page, removing the need for the separate full credits subpage. To view all credits, simply click the ‘All credits’ link at the top of the credits list. This will remove the default filters and show all credits. You can also enable this feature from the Filters menu. These enhancements reflect changes suggested by IMDb customers, as well as our own in-depth research designed to enhance entertainment content, discovery, and navigation.

 

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. 

 

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25 days ago

When IMDB changed to its current layout, you could still view the original (much easier to read) layout for credits by going to the all topics button and selecting the view all credits button. As of today (25/6/24) this option has disappeared. I do hope this is just a bug.

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

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@Robb356​ I will hope along with you that it's just a bug...

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25 days ago

While I'll never prefer the new look or functionality of the site to the previous version, I feel this is an improvement, the new name pages were hugely frustrating to use and I hate pop-ups, this reduces both those things, so that's a big plus.

I know some (maybe everyone) will not like the loss of the old 'all credits' layout but it was no doubt part of the old look and on borrowed time, I'll miss it but I hope, the improvements to make the site easier to use keep happening.

I hope improving search results is a thing that will happen soon, making name attributes appear without overriding section info, and archive footage/thanks not appear blank.

Maybe even listing more than one section, if they've multiple on their page. Lots of stuff could be done here to make finding pages easier.

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24 days ago

I use it all the time.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Why did you remove the actor fullcredits (text only) view?

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@mark12345​ Please see above; the view has been moved to a more visible spot on the main name page in response to customer feedback.

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The text-only list of credits consisted of the discipline headings (listed once) with the titles and  episodes shown under each discipline - visible, in words - on one side of the page. Your eyes followed along with the scrolling down. It was fast and easy.

The new "design" requires a lot of reading for each credit (a photos, ratings, discipline for each listing plus seeing only the number of episodes instead of the actual episodes (yet another click). I'm finding my eyes are stressing 

At least for me, I find the new design very difficult, very stressful for my eyes. Before, I could research for long periods of time. I can't even finish investigating one person's credits without feeling tension in my eyes.

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Continuing my comments: What about giving users the option of choosing between the old and new designs? 

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@Col_Needham​ Hi. I keep seeing you saying "please see above" and mentioning a link on the main name page but cannot find anything. Clearly not "more visible"

If you mean "all credits" - that's not the text view - that a load of info that's impossible to copy out (to dump into a spreadsheet). I'm updating someone that has featured in about 1500 TV shows and 100s of radio/podcasts. Analysing that information is not manageable using that new view.

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@davy​ That would involve IMDB acknowledging that the some people preferred the old format and weren't taken in by the "emperor's new clothes" of a new interface that IMDB staff (but no-one else) are "excited to announce". Excuse the cynicism ;-)

The fundamental philosophy of software design should be "only ever add new functionality but never remove old functionality". Recode behind the scenes, by all means, but preserve the functionality.

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23 days ago

I'm addressing this to @Michelle because it's a Sprinklr issue: I did not receive a notification about this announcement, neither by email nor by the bell at the top of Sprinklr pages. (This happened before with another announcement, and you said you'd look into it.) I found this thread because another post was moved here.

I searched other recent announcements, and recognize the others, so this is an intermittent problem.

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/search?conversationType=POST&page=1&conversationTypes=ANNOUNCEMENT&sortKey=RECENT&sortOrder=DESC

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Hi @bderoes​ -

Thanks for reporting this additional missed notification.  The ticket I filed with Sprinklr when this issue was first observed is still pending, I will add this recent example and push them for an update on the investigation.

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23 days ago

I often search an individual's credits by pulling up the person's name and clicking "All Topics", then "Credits" then "(text only)". A couple of days ago, that option disappeared and the only way to see anything in (text only) format is per show. How can I find the text only version of a person now? Thank you.
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Missing (text only) credits

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@davyPlease see above; the view has been moved to a more visible spot on the main name page in response to customer feedback.

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@Col_Needham Please expand on your above "Please see above; the view has been moved ..." comment.  I can no longer find anywhere on name pages a link to "text only" pages.  The moving of the "All Credits" outside the pop-up no longer goes to the text page.  Those of us looking for name/title data are likely not to be interested in "Social Media" page designs (although I think the new still for me poorly formatted pages are better than they were for those that want to wade through pictures, videos, ads and other not necessarily relevant junk).  Thanks.

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@ddb_mnr​ I cannot find a link anywhere on the Name Pages to the old Full Credits (Text Only) pages either. I find that very frustrating, as the old Full Credits (Text Only) pages were much more user-friendly than the New Name Page. And given how many people use the Full Credits (Text Only) pages (I personally know of no one who uses the New Name Pages), I think it would be foolish for IMDB to do away with them. I am begging IMDB to keep the Full Credits (Text Only) pages. Given a choice between using IMDB's New Name page and using another source for filmographies, I'll simply use another source.

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It seems that the way to get text only is the way it was before IMDB started "improving" the site. Click "All topics" and select "All credits". There is the text only information. If you want the format with the pictures, just scroll down on the home page for the individual. 

As long as nothing else changes, I'm fine with this.

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@davy​ This is what they are talking about, that old feature is going away, 50% of users no longer have that and soon 100% won't.

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@davy​  Nope, the only view is a long form one with images - the text version has gone.

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I can access the text only view via all topics - just like it was/is before the "revisions".

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20 days ago

Why in tarnation was All Credits (Text Only) disabled???? For printing credits, it was great, there's no dealing with images and the credits appear on printed pages just fine. Now, credits are being cut off on page breaks, probably to make room to show film images and user rating. All that's needed with Text Only is title, year, character...it wasn't broke and didn't need fixing.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled All Credits (Text Only)

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19 days ago

Hey if I didn't read any news or hear anything. What happing to the celebrity's full credits page on IMDb? In the blue button that has the three bars that opens up when you touch it, it doesn't have the link where you can click and see all the person's credits on a different page. Is there a big change going on or is there some kind of problem that still being fixed?  I need to know please.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled What happing to the celebrates' full credits page?

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@alex_hartsellPlease see above; the view has been moved to a more visible spot on the main name page in response to customer feedback.

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@Col_Needham​ Thank you and now I understand now.

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@Col_Needham​ "the view has been moved to a more visible spot on the main name page in response to customer feedback"

No it hasn't. You are missing the point of what people are saying in this thread.

Fine: the "all credits" option un-sets the default of separating the listing into page-sized chunks with a "more" option to continue going back in time for another chunk. That's great. But that is no substitute. The list is still hierarchical: for a given TV series title, all you see is "41 episodes" and you then have to click on that link to display the actor's credits for one season at a time.

What we want is a full, expanded view which shows everything without having to go through season by season to see all the actor's credits for that TV series. As it used to be in the "text mode" listing.

About the only way now that I can see an actor's full set of credits is to pretend to edit their filmography - that at least shows everything.

Why does IMDB have a death wish to make what was easy and simple, into a convoluted task with far more button-clicking? By all means introduce these new views and layout, but for heaven's sake don't even think about removing anything which has been there all along.

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What he said.

The view with images in it is unusable for anyone making edits. Look at the "all credits" view on here and tell me how to work with it.


https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0139743/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 

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14 days ago

For those customers already in the group with access to this new view, it has been temporarily reverted to the previous view while we address another issue.  We hope to restore it next week. 

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Please keep both versions (text only and text with images). It's easier and measureably faster to scroll through text only than wade through text and images, especially if you don't know the name and show. The images are fine if you're casually browsing, but for research it's become a slog.

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@Col_Needham​  Not sure what this means but I no longer have the text view...are you going to restore it?? Thx

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11 days ago

A quick update ... the new view is now live again and currently available to 50% of customers. 

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Will it be available on Safari (desktop) soon?

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10 days ago

Well I missed the first change and it has now changed whilst I was away from the screen for 30 minutes.  So I'd like to echo several of those above in saying the old Credits text only view was the one I mainly used.

So does this customer feedback warrant any response?

Like so many IMDb changes it just seems to happen with no advance warning.

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10 days ago

So the text only view is being kept right? That's the only view I use because as has been stated above by another user (not sure why we are "customers"???) The text only view is the easiest and most concise view to see a performer's (and any other person working in the industry) credits. The title, the year and the episodes, all easily clickable.

(edited)

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9 days ago

These past few months I've been doing a lot of updates to Jimmy Carr's "humongous" body of work and found it really useful to scan the text view - which the link below brought up. It's now changed to something that, for someone trying to look for things that are missing, is really unhelpful.

The new view is REALLY hard to use, as a Contributor. I don't want to see images etc. I just want to see if something is missing from the list - and this is awful to page through, when there is a lot of content.

Can the text style view be made available to contributors??? Pretty please?


https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0139743/fullcredits?ref_=nm_flmg_sort_text_view 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Text version changed

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9 days ago

A trivial thing.... but, it bothered me enough to go looking and do some digging.

Honestly, at first I thought I was crazy... was watching old episodes of The Newsroom, saw a writers name pop up that I thought I recognized and wanted to see what other episodes of a different series they had written. This is something that I've done often, something that I've used IMDB for, for 25 years. All of the sudden the "full credits" option has disappeared...no longer lined up, neat and clean, a simple listing of every episode a writer(or director/producer) has been credited for on a series. I sat there for 15 minutes trying to find the old option, got frustrated, wondering if I'd gone mad... Downloaded the app(I prefer using the browser version) and basically figured out how to find a similar, not the same, option.

Anyway, I'm glad I'm not crazy, and im not the only one that was bothered by the change...Its sad to see such a wonderful tool for cinephiles and TV junkies continually become less and less informative, less and less usable. 

Sorry for all the words...

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8 days ago

Today I attempted to go to the Credits (text only) page of a profile only to find it was no longer available. I then tried accessing it through Google Search, but it redirected to the New Name Page. I really hope that IMDB has not decided to do away with the Credits (text only) pages. I seriously dislike the New Name Page, to the point where I might no longer use IMDB. Personally, I wish IMDB would do away with the New Name Page and return to pages as they were prior to 2022. The old Name Page design was faster and easier to use.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Why Is the Credits (text only) Page No Longer Available

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4 days ago

When the new "improved" (not!) page layout for actors was introduced a year or so ago, the ability was preserved to display their full credits in the old format, which listed all their TV episode credits explicitly without the need to see "8 episodes" for a title and then have to display each season in turn.

This was reached by an option at the bottom of the page displayed from the white-on-blue "three lines" icon. But that option has now been removed.

Please, IMDB, DO NOT TINKER. Only ever add new functionality, but never remove old functionality. What you in your misguided judgement think is an "improvement" is often just the opposite.

IMDB is really going to the dogs.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Actor's *full* credits (not just the last few years) option has disappeared