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Tue, May 18, 2021 6:23 PM

INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com Title page experience

INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com Title page experience

We are excited to announce the launch of IMDb’s newly refreshed movie and TV show pages! The renewed page is meant to make your IMDb experience easy and enjoyable, and its design represents the diverse interests of global entertainment fans. The refresh reflects IMDb customer feedback and research designed to enhance entertainment content discovery and navigation.

Please note, we are gradually launching the new design to a selection of IMDb customers. If you do not yet see the design, we expect to make it broadly available in the weeks ahead. Thank you for using IMDb!

For more information, check out this Help article.

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1 m ago

Please wish to return to the previous version of the IMDB page, for Firefox, it has changed all the design and the most serious thing is that the tampermonkey scripts that facilitated my work disappeared
Thanks

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Back to the previous version of the IMDB page design, for Firefox

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@masterchipo  This is not possible, sorry.  The new page is launching to an increasing percentage of customers and once we reach 100%, access to the old version will be removed.  You might be able to see it in the short term if you try another browser.

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@Col_Needham 😃

Add:

INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com Title page experience
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I don't think we're being ignored so much as being quietly disagreed with, but we'll see what happens in a few years. Maybe the web developers at IMDb will come up with a design that is somehow suitable for both desktop 'puter operators and mobile 'puter operators. Hopefully, we can return to a layout that better resembles how most comprehensive credits appear in a movie, i.e. one column for actors and another column for the characters they are portray. What would be really nice is if we could have thumbnail pictures for the characters (as they appear in a corresponding production) in addition to the thumbnails for the actors' profile pictures.

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@jeorj_euler

? ?
  
Use the Old view for desktop PCs
https://www.imdb.com/

  
Use this New view for mobile cell phones
https://m.imdb.com/

Have to make 2 copies of everything !!

https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/

Titles :     7,766,299
Names: 10,827,285

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Message Board
IMDb Movie App for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/topics/imdb-app-iphone-ipad/5f4951c762e5fc53cfeb955e

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@trev

.. i think the comment/question section here might be a nuisance, just Pro Forma. we might be naive to think there are actually humans interested in our opinions, user experiences.
i mean... if there were like a million veto's on here, perhaps. (also like ..wtf.. i can't even reply or tag you here.. they re-layouted a website but can't make a proper comment section? might prove my point..) 

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@Col_Needham this is a really, really bad "upgrade". I'm willing to bet the vast majority of us who use IMDb aren't there to see videos shoved down our throats; we want cast and crew and other info. I sure hope you take all these negative comments onboard and revert back to the IMDb I've been using for 20+ years. 

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80 Points

1 m ago

"The renewed page is meant to make your IMDb experience easy and enjoyable"

Well, if we were to rate "easy" and "enjoyable" as separate grades, you are running at a 200% failure rate so far.

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162 Points

Absolutely agree

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82 Points

1 m ago

With this new format I cannot find the external reviews, which is what I come for? Where the hell are they?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled External Reviews?

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Hi, I see it here, is that what you're talking about?

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Yes. Thanks for pointing it out. I missed it.

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@Col_Needham is it true? what @Dan_Jr wrote below?
are you targeting a different audience? or do you think: "ah,..they'll get used to it. like they do with everything else..."

i thought this is the most comprehensive (movie)archive aiming to grow by user contribution. i thought that is why there are no disqus options..because you lack funds for moderators etc...
 

i would really appreciate some transparency so i can know where i am/can orientate myself? 

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1 m ago

The new page style is nothing but an attempt to increase ad revenue. Not only are the ads for other things bigger, the font is much bigger as well. Since I use this daily multiple times a day it really makes the experience extremely unpleasant due to 5 times the scrolling needed to get to the information I'm looking for.

I watch over 100 shows a year plus hundreds of movies and I use this site for every episode of every show and movie. From what I saw during the test release an extremely low number of people had anything positive to say about it. This is not a majority of users that requested change from what I can tell. This is simply a means of shoving more ads for other movies and show in our faces while increasing the size of these videos is meant to entice us to click on trailer and other content so that we can see even more ads.

In my opinion, It's a terrible change not aimed at improving the user experience but simply to line the pockets of both IMDb and Amazon investors and employees. Please at least include an option to use the old format of the page.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New Page Style is Terrible

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I am in complete agreement with what was written by Dan jr

Geodacius

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648 Points

Here here.

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@Dan_Jr i literally never watch trailers on imdb. i am also multiple times a day on this site. (obsessive with lists) 
i genuinely wonder what the goal here was/is.. i never click on imdb's 'more to explore' ... only other people's lists. how does imdb even make money with 'us'?  is it the 14-20 year olds that click on everything on their screens? i never thought about the systems and behaviour on here until these excessive changes are shoved into my face, diluting this place... - like, i get so frustrated when information about movies/documentaries isn't listed.. stuff that should be on there. i imagined: how cool would it be if i could work there completing information. i could do that all day long day in day out. - idealistic i know. so yesterday i actually looked at their jobs. i couldn't make up what they are after in the long run. but no job listing hinted towards wanting to foster/be the most comprehensive, extensive, most accurate etc...movie archive. so what could the real (& realistic) goal be?  

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Right, if I want to watch a trailer, then I visit the video gallery corresponding to a title page.

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60 Points

1 m ago

This looks like you backed up to the 90's is it formatted 800x600?
I'm Old and can read this even with my glasses off, the appearance seems to make the title page look devoid of information.

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104 Points

1 m ago

What's the point of darkening the visible part only? My eyes are dying. Make it full dark.

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162 Points

1 m ago

Where can I find the COUNTRY of production of the film?

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Thanks for the feedback @crista -- This is in the "Details" section, which is the same place as in the previous design.  Perhaps you looked on a title which does not have it? Here's one which does -> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9620292/

Hope this helps

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Thanks for the help, but the page is super long to scroll through, however found. Too bad not to give the opportunity to get used gradually and leave the old site still running...

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@crista We did do that -- there's been an opt-in banner at the top of every title page since the start of December and an announcement thread at https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/title-pages-new-version-available-for-sneak-peek/5fc7eae5ce4ce1357af24f6d 

Geodacius

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I too want an opt out button please.

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Not only is the new look hideous (what's up with all this dark crap these days anyway?), none of my browser addons intended to enhance the IMDb user experience work anymore, including the FilmBoards addon, which provides a replacement for the IMDb message boards that's nearly identical in look and feel, but without the heavy-handed moderation IMDb was infamous for. This is unacceptable.

So, Col_Needham, the question appears to be this. Probably at least 90% if not more of the comments here are saying the new design is crap, they don't like it and they want the old layout back (a sentiment with which I am in compete agreement). Are the "powers that be" at IMDb going to listen, or are they going to force this crap onto us regardless of what we want?

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Yes, there has been an 'opt in' banner for a few months. But the fact so many people are complaining about it being hard to find what they want suggests that people liked the old design, didn't want (or need) the new design, didn't try the new design before now, aren't happy with the new design at all...

I mean, how many ways do we have to tell you...WE DON'T WANT THIS CHANGE!

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1 m ago

hi, so today i am seeing the brand new layout on my laptop. i never go to the homepage .. for quite some time now..(since they changed the layout the last time) i always saw imdb as an "archive" (one of the most important archives to me).  my pattern: i look up a movie, i go through "more like this" and other people's lists, browsing & collecting movies. ( i so would have loved if they had implemented a way for people to communicate under the lists!)
so now taking in the changes i feel i can't deal with how they pages are made up - it's kinda bearable when my screen is on 67%. 
question: any way to change it to anything else or back.. ? any other ideas?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled new layout - is there a way to switch back to old/alternate versions?

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Yeah, why would the company want to actually listen to their users. Heaven forbid. Just keep shoving down the throats of more and more people, pissing off more and more visitors. Great job, Colonel.

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Col Needham, you are actually lying now when you say it's not possible to go back to the old layout. It is possible. You could just revert the changes.

What you actually should have said is "Yes, but we aren't going to."

See how much easier that is. At least tell the truth.

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If he said they couldnt go back, he and his staff should be fired.  There is always and forever been the system backup function critical to the survival of data systems.  Look at the recent news re systems being held for ransom due to malware and others systems corrupted b y viruses, etc.  If imdb/amazon did not back up their data and software (amazon lost bid to serve DOD cloud requirement which Microsoft won) then they failed in their job.  Maybe there was a good reason for the Microsoft win.  Maybe there is a problem with the amazon cloud.  Col seems to suggest such a possibility.  Answer this question Col, did your people make system backup of data and software, frequency of such backups, how long are the retention periods and are there safeguard protecting the backups.  Maybe IMBD stored their backups on a gazillion floppy discs and it would take forever to restore.  Also, smart people make 2 backup copies in case there is a failure (disk crash) on one of the backups.  U can run but you cant hide.

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1 m ago

I don't like this version. There are many issues that makes the use of the IMDb more difficult.

- The release date is no longer on top of the site, so you have to scroll down

- The plot outline shows only the english version, you can no longer switch to the local language

- Multiple names in a row in the head section are no longer selectable for copying

- You only can change the view via the account menu and only to the advanced view, not the previous version

- You can no longer check in (at least I haven't found that option yet) equally to the advanced view

Please bring back the previous version! At least as a personal option!

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release dates right at the top under the title, and is more clear than ever...

I don't know what people are having so much trouble with in finding things, everything is bigger and more clear now, which is helpful imo, might just be an adjusting period.

What I would like though is that they add the month and day back in, it's just the year now.

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The release date you mean is the year that was in brackets behind the title before the change. The actual release date vanished from the top to the bottom. That's what one would want to know, which day the movie was released in one's country. Also the plot outlines in the different languages vanished completely! I hope they bring it back, otherwise I don't see a bigger future for the international usage of IMDb...

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Just to note, I've only really complained about the inconvenience of having to click the "all topics" button in order to access an index of the title entry subpath pages, and I've criticized the fact that the cast is not a in a separate column from characters portrayed by the cast. I do agree with others about there being too much empty space between text blocks and other objects. I also find the style of having cast members' thumbnail pictures being circular instead of square to be somewhat ridiculous, and find that is constitutes even more wasted space.

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1 m ago

Hi this new layout is totally unusable on my iPhone, it's still running ios10. The text is tiny and the pictures are enormous, bigger than the screen. You've captured the scrolling somehow so the pictures only move left-right. Now it's very difficult/impossible to move vertically down the page.

Thanks!

Pete

(ps. IMDB fan from when it worked via email, not WWW)

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This is what I get. Absolutely hopeless. I can't say if I 'like' it or not, I can't even see it properly.