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Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:01 PM

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Lists: Allow lists of lists

In a previous post, someone suggested a list watchlist:https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi... is one of the features I think we need for lists but would like to take it further and allow people to create lists of lists. This would allow people to have a list watchlist, but they could also have themed lists to track specific topics: Harry Potter lists, zombie film lists, etc. - the extra flexibility making it easier for people to find and follow listsClearly, there'd be a way to stop it getting recursive with people creating lists of lists of lists, but that would presumably not be possible due to the database structure but worth flagging up now rather than trying to fix later.

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310 Points

8 y ago

sweet idea

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122 Points

8 y ago

I like this idea, like having catagories of lists.

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8 y ago

Exactly, it might, for example, be useful to have the ability to add keywords to lists, but this would allow other ways of categorising the lists and helping people find the good ones.

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90 Points

8 y ago

Useless ..how that get 7 stars?!

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8 y ago

In a sense IMDb already has a partial implementation of a list of lists, i.e. each user's list of lists. However, a list of lists with that follows a specific theme would be useful, especially since IMDb currently has no means of tagging lists or searching for lists within IMDb.

In lieu of having this specific feature, one can compile a list of title lists by including the first title of a list in your own title lists and linking to the list in the description. Here is an example I created a few months ago, admittedly the implementation is rather clunky.

My Favorite IMDb Film Lists
http://www.imdb.com/list/rVbQLpGmMvQ/

Finally, the concept of recursive lists of lists harken back to my days of programming in Lisp (list processor).

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92 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Favorate lists.

Why is there a feature to save other peoples lists to your account?

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92 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled A Great List Idea!.

I would like to be able to favorite someone else's list. And I would like to be able to access these favorites under a " my favorite lists" tab

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112 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Option to Subscribe or Follow lists!.

My friends and I love IMDb but there is not a prominent way on the site to follow or subscribe to a list of movies or actors. It would be very useful if one could subscribe to a list and even possibly get notifications if it was updated and easily access the list. I was unsuccessful at finding a thread here where someone might have asked the same, hence why I made a new one. 

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82 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Keep movie lists.

IMDb lists are great, but there should be a way to add the lists to your favorites or subscribe to the list so that you can refer back to it easily from your account instead of researching it.