Keyword Searches: IMDb has changed its display format for search results
As of a few minutes ago, the IMDb keyword search results changed significantly when I view in my browser.
I will discuss the new display in this post, and will also ask three questions (in bold-face font below).
Below are a couple screenshots of what the search results look like now.
The search results are presented in a more "modern" format on a white background, with larger, bolded text for the keywords.
One big change is that the number of titles for each keyword is now presented on a separate row from the keyword itself. This will hurt my ability to post lists of duplicate keywords for mass mergers. Previously, I could easily copy and paste keywords to assemble lists like this:
knife-held-to-someone's-throat (40 titles) --> knife-held-to-one's-throat (20 titles) --> holding-a-knife-at-someone's-throat (22 titles) --> holding-a-knife-to-someone's-throat (11 titles) --> hold-a-knife-to-someone's-throat (3 titles) --> knife-held-to-throat (444 titles)
Using the new display, such a list would look something like this (matching the keywords in my first example shown above):
- 15 titles
- 2 titles
- 77 titles
- 30 titles
I could manually edit such a list to present it in the old format, but that would take a lot of work. Which brings me to my first two questions.
1. Is it possible to opt out of the new display format for search results?
2. If not, could the new display show the number of titles in parentheses in the same row as each keyword, like it was before?
One other major change: for keyword searches on popular words, the old display would include up to 200 results. The new display only includes 25 results at a time, and you have to keep clicking "More popular matches" to show more. Here is an example link to show what I mean. Having to click that button 7 times to get the same 200 results as before is less than ideal. On the more positive side, if you click the button enough, you can display way more than 200 results. I tested it using this link and got up to 1,200 results, which is likely the limit. But that required clicking the "More" button 47 times. Which brings me to my third and final question.
3. Can the new display be modified to show up to 100 keyword results as the default (instead of 25 results)?
Displaying up to 100 results would really help with the usability/functionality of the new system. I would even settle for 50 results, but I would prefer 100 results. 25 results is way too small as a default, and will require a lot of button clicking just to get a good understanding of what is going on with popular words within keywords.