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290 Points

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 6:31 PM

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Lists: Offer better selection / control for "Related Lists" feature

The related user lists for a specific movie has become useless to find similar movies to watch. Even if the movie is very special (for exemple, campy superhero movies from the 60's), the related lists are mostly massive lists such as "movies I watched" with 3000 titles in it. 95% of users lists are not interesting because they are just useful for teh person who created them. There's no common theme, genre or ideas. The problem with the user lists is that they are public by default, so the list section is populated with useless list like "movies I have on my iPhone". And it deosn't help that there's no option to search lists by keyword.

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14 Messages

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432 Points

6 years ago

Hi Sebastien K

I absolutely agree with you. IMDb should implement a function that does justice to relevant user-lists. Promoting the idea of useful, themed lists will not only be beneficial to other IMDb users but also to the overall quality of the site itself. I have made a number of requests in the past but have, as of yet, received no replies. Maybe, if a large number of people voice their grievances IMDb will at least consider implementing a change?

3 Messages

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206 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Dear IMDb Staff: User Lists.

I am of the opinion that a large number of IMDb Users have (and continue) to make invaluable contributions to IMDb, and film in general, through their public lists. Every day I am astounded by the sheer amount of time and effort your Users put into their lists. I for one must admit that ever since discovering IMDb, and in particular; IMDb giving it's users the possibility to compile their own lists - I've been hooked (or addicted, for lack of a better word).

My question is; can you not implement a function that supports this? Besides the already existing related lists function. Maybe a rating system, as voted for by other users, which can appear under the community feature on IMDb's main page? Or, maybe a number of lists chosen by IMDb-Editors that appear for a stipulated time period, then exchanged with other lists when that time-period ends? Something in that line that both encourages the efforts of list-makers, and proves beneficial to IMDb.

Yours sincerely
Dr-Faustus

2 Messages

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102 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled List ratings.

There should be an option to rate lists made by members and an option to sort lists by rating. Right now the only the only way to view lists is to view the most recent lists created and work your way down from there. It would make finding good movies a lot easier. The current system sucks.

4 Messages

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204 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled User List filter.

I have been a user for IMDB for many years. There is one issue that has been quite awhile on the site.When i clicked on a movie and see the users list associated with the movie, I found those lists are no longer filtered by popularity(or view number). There used to be some really good user list I used as a movie guide. For example, MY ULTIMATE BEST MOVIES: 2000-2014 created by Dr-Faustus, which is directly accessible by clicking through a popular movie. I really enjoy reading those great user lists and find a movie I never see before. 
I don’t understand why IMDB removed such important feature on the site. Let’s say, I click on Avengers (2012) , now all of user lists are randomly sorted. Many user lists are simply something like “movie I watched today”,”my favorite movie this year”, which makes no sense compared to professional user list like MY ULTIMATE BEST MOVIES: 2000-2014. Please add back the option to see user list by popularity, otherwise I feel the user list features is not useful at all.

3 Messages

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162 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Imdb lists are too hard to find, and when found it's almost impossible to find th....

Imdb lists are too hard to find. For example username TopTenner has done an amazing (and time consuming I can imagine) job creating, combining and calculating a list of 1001 best movies of all time according to four different websites. It would be perfect to somehow link this particular list to my profile since I definitely would want to look at it almost every day. The huge amount of work of creating massive lists goes to waste when there's no way for other users to save lists or "become friends with lists" or "add this list to your profile if you want to look at it more later". Please work on this improvement. Thank you.

159 Messages

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6.9K Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Displaying of User Lists.

Dear IMDb:

In regards to the column displaying User Lists on title pages:

Depending on the amount of related lists, your algorithm prevents larger lists from being displayed. Typically, less than 50 where popular films are concerned. Would you not agree that all your users should have the privilege of having their list or lists appear openly on the title-page? Regardless of a particular list's length. Could a function not be installed that works on a rotation basis, so that all related lists are displayed at one time or another, and equal opportunity given to other users?
I am quite certain this will not only be beneficial to listees, but, (through an increase in variety of lists openly displayed), also to those visiting the title pages on IMDb.

159 Messages

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6.9K Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Dear IMDb: User Lists on Title Pages:.

Presently, there are five user-lists visible on title-pages. Is there any possibility that maybe this number could be increased? Say, to about 10, and on a rotation basis. Where all related lists are featured at one time or another. Regardless of the number of titles any one list may contain.

Your faithfully
Dr-F.

9 Messages

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408 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Voting for user lists.

Hello team, i would like to propose an option to vote for user lists. Then they can enter a contest. and Top 250 most complete/interesting lists of movies. For example:

1. user visits my list and he likes it - he clicks "vote for this list"  (similar to FB likes)
2. lists gathers a lot of votes and goes to top 250 user lists

Also it will be useful for the user, who created the list to be able to receive recommendations from users with titles to add to this list.

Thanks!

2 Messages

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122 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Improving algorithm for finding great lists.

Currently the algorithm that selects which lists to show, e.g. beside an actors IMDb page is essentially useless. Yesterday I looked at Jake Gyllenhaal and a genius had made a list of the top 20 actors which showed up first on the right hand side. On top of the list was Adam Sandler as nr 1...

1. Sure lists are subjective. But maybe the algorithm used by IMDb for choosing the lists to promote isn't really optimal? Because it looked to me as it was biased toward idiots, while the ideally people with smart, funny, knowledgable, and thoughtful lists should be promoted. At least, these are the once I like to read.

2. An indication of the sub optimality (read: f*cked up) algorithm may be that all the lists displayed contained very few actors. Essentially max 20. Don't tell me the algorithm ranks higher lists with few actors, i.e. increase probability of showing up?

3. If you only collect positive feedback of lists, such as retweets, you might end up with only promoting lists which contains only "the most popular" actors or movies for the moment. The equivalent of Kim Kardashians tweets. At least add the possibility to vote down useless lists.

** end of rant **