Lists: Accessing The End Of VERY Long User Lists
When it comes to very long user lists, I find the paging features of IMDb to be very inadequate. If you are looking at a 1000 item list, for instance, the only way to access pages very deep in the list is to flip one page at a time until you get there. With only 100 items displayed per page, it would take you "forever" to get to the very end of a 1000 item list. Even worse is the fact that the selector to go to the next page in the list is ONLY at the BOTTOM of each page, which means that you have to scroll down each page before you can go on to the next page. It would at least be an improvement if you could select going to the next page at the top AS WELL as the bottom of each page, so that you wouldn't needlessly have to scroll through the whole page just to get to the next page. Many other websites have 7 or 8 or more pages available for a user to jump to. Then, if you select the last available page, the system automatically displays the next 7 or 8 pages or whatever amount. Thus, you can at least jump through the list 7 or 8 pages at a time. Many websites even feature a "last page" & "first page" link on every page of a long list, so that you can jump to the end or beginning of a long list. If a "last page" link were available on IMDb user lists, then at least you could flip backwards from the end & get into the deeper pages that way. I just read about a "filter" option on user lists on this message board that I wasn't aware of & that would help to get at items buried deep in a very long list, & I will definitely check that out. However, even a well defined filter system doesn't solve the basic problem because with very long lists you would might still need to flip through a heck of a lot of pages to get to the part of the filtered list that you're interested in. Also, you might not think of a possible filter that would get you to a particular item that you might be interested in. There is a display feature for user lists that displays only one line per item, thereby showing more items per page, thereby lessening the number of pages that you would need to flip through to get to the end of a list, but with a 1000 item list that's still A LOT of pages to flip through, and the one line per item display has very limited information about each item. SO-O-O-O, to make a long story short, the IMDb user list system has very PRIMITIVE paging features for very long list access that REALLY needs to be improved, unless there's something that I'm just ignorant about.