ashley_estes's profile

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Sun, May 20, 2018 6:56 AM

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Lists: Add alphabetical sort order to name lists

Is this where I can share a suggestion I have? I have two lists of favorite actors/actresses, and sometimes it's hard to remember if I have already added a name to the list. It would be so helpful if there was an option to sort the names and/or titles on the list alphabetically, and not just by number or date added. That way you could easily see if any are already on the list, and won't accidentally repeat them.Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Updates to List Pages.

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442 Points

4年前

I'm with you, Ashley.  If they have an option to sort your lists alphabetically, why not the data (names) within the lists alphabetically.  Either this suggestion is falling on deaf ears or we're getting the 'big ignore'.  I've asked this question for almost over a year on another post and some of my 'ideas' have vanished.  Good luck with yours.  If the techs from IMDb follow through with this request, you'll be the savior of many an IMDb subscribers.

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82 Points

3年前

The option used to exist a couple of years ago.  It is strange that they would remove it.

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I’m with you, Ray.  The sort ‘by name’ option allowed you readily review your lists to see if an entry already existed if you wanted to make an addition.  Why they removed that option is beyond me.  Who remembers when the date an entry was made to the lists, I sure don’t keep track.  With the present set of sort options, you have to scan the entire file to see if an entry is there.  Whoever passed that change sure has a different perspective on things.






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3年前

People, I'm also with you, but can not understand what do you mean:

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442 Points

3年前

MAthePA -- I sure don’t know how you got that many drop-down options for a sort in your illustration.  I only have 4 lists on my account, 3 of them are for people (actors/directors/actresses) and the last, favorite movies.   Up until a couple years ago, I added/subtracted entries after sorting my lists alphabetically.  It made life a whole lot easier maintaining my lists.  Now, when I sign in and I'm presented with my lists, after I click into a specific list and go to the ‘Sort by’ box, the only option under the ‘List Order’ is ‘Date Added’.  If I could see ‘Alphabetical’ as an option to choose from, I’d be in heaven brother.






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Aha, now I see!
The lists for people show no magic:


BTW, when editing any list we also have only two options to sort. It is very uncomfortable, indeed.

May be they just can not decide how it should be sorted: first names or surnames...

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The sort, a couple years ago, was based on first name.  I'd be satisfied either way as long as there were an alpha sort option available.

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3年前

It’s sad that the folks who promote this website and want to draw patrons in don’t provide a quality product to them if they want to create lists to share with others.  I’ve got several lists on this site that I haven’t been able to edit, simply because the webmasters took away the ‘name’ sort on lists.  The only filter available in the drop down is ‘Date Added’.  The ‘View’ option only gives you ‘Grid’ and ‘Detail’ views.  And the ‘ascending’ and ‘descending’ arrows only sort the number assigned to the ‘Name’.   If a person wants to add an actor say, and don’t know if that person already exists on the list, the only way to determine that is to scan the entire list, which in some cases could be over a 100 names.  Sort by ‘Date Added’ provides no association to the alpha sequence to the file.  Restore the sort by ‘Name’ option!!!






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1.5K Points

2年前

I don't understand how this is not an option...

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2分前

+1

Weird how the app has more sorting options than desktop.