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Title pages — new version available for sneak peek

IMDb is working on updates to the Title page. The new version of the page is mobile-responsive, meaning all features are available on devices of all sizes, and has a modern look and feel — otherwise it maintains all the functionality of the current page, though some features have moved on the page.

To check it out, click here.

The new version of the page is available to a limited group of fans during a beta period. During the beta, some features are still under construction, and you may encounter bugs.

Known issues:

  • Related News and Recently Viewed are missing from the page as they're still under construction.

UPDATE: now available!

  • Awards & Top 250
  • More like this
  • Character” links are now included in the Cast section.
  • The Episodes section now includes a link to all top-rated episodes for TV series.

For more information, check out this Help article. To report bugs or issues, contact us.

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1 Message

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60 Points

13 days ago

Needs tighter vertical spacing.

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918 Points

13 days ago

So yesterday I was checking out information on a film and noticed at the top of the page a yellow banner which reads "Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page" and thus clicked "Check it out now" only to be greeted by one of the most awful-looking, unergonomic and aesthetically displeasing web pages I have ever seen.

IMDB has many, many things it can improve, but this is NOT a step in the direction. I really hope management sees the light and decides to go back to the drawing board before making this permanent. I've been a Top Contributor to the site for several years in a row so hopefully my voice carries a modicum of weight.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled The new and "improved" title pages are HORRIBLE

1 Message

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62 Points

12 days ago

When rating something, you can't easily see how many stars you're picking until you click the star. In the old version you could see the number change as you move over the stars.

I realize that there's no such thing as hovering on a touch device, though, so maybe the solution would be to show the numbers inside of the stars.

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60 Points

12 days ago

If you are going to eventually force us to use the new version.  Consider the following:

- Back to Top button if not then make a sticky header (desktop)

- Link to details (We cannot click on the year anymore to get the actual release date instead of the release date based on our location)

- If not link to details then make the year in the card title clickable.

- Tons of white space (but I see this has already been commented on)

I will add more as I come across them.

I understand why it is finally happening and aesthetically many will find it pleasing but I do prefer the more condensed version that we currently have.

4.3K Messages

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134.7K Points

12 days ago

@Taylor, Employee

How many Votes does it take to keep the OLD version ? ?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6473300/  (Your test sample)

New: https://www.imdb.com/preferences/beta-control?e=tmd&t=in&u=/title/tt6473300/ 
Old:  https://www.imdb.com/preferences/beta-control?e=tmd&u=/title/tt6473300/ 

Votes

Jan 13:     -14

Jan  20:    -17

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Where is the "Change View" located on the New version togoto 

Content Settings - IMDb

for The reference version for Contributors ? ?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6473300/reference

Need to keep this option ! !

  

No  "More like this"  on reference version for Contributors ? ?

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Jan 13: 

91,800 Sprinklr Members    (1,836 pages at 50 per page)
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/leaderboard?dateFrom=ANY&page=1836

Jan 20:
92,000 Sprinklr Members    (1,840 pages at 50 per page)
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/leaderboard?dateFrom=ANY&page=1840

Jan 13: 

128,280,000 IMDb Users
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur128280000

Jan 20:
128,580,000 IMDb Users
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur128580000

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IMDb Statistics
https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/

As of December 2020
Total Data Items: 404,763,829
Titles :    7,548,383
Names: 11,214,704

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IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2020
Col_Needham, Employee
Fri, Jan 1, 2021 
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/imdb-top-300-data-contributors-for-2020/5feed670133633353b3aebaf

https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/top_msg

IMDb now includes:
Over 7.5 million titles with more than 1 million added in 2020
Over 11 million names with more than 800,000 added in 2020
Over 135 million filmography credits with more than 14 million added in 2020
Nearly 5.5 million user reviews with over 800,000 added in 2020
The total size of the database recently crossed 400 million data items.

https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/hall_of_fame

Top Contributors: All Time
RANK TOTAL     NICKNAME
 1    15,727,335  inespape-1
 2      4,836,665   cinelamour
 3      2,487,743   pegg1976
 4      2,096,458   bradleykent1
 5      1,983,776   sarge-19 
 6      1,569,947   Kurre 
 7      1,564,740   Woodyanders
 8      1,560,966   ahmetkozan
 9      1,395,336   elouie2000
10     1,379,841  miriam_v_f

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5 Messages

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170 Points

12 days ago

  1. Please move the genre, language, and country of origin at the top instead of the bottom.
  2. Please move Season & Episode numbering to the top.
  3. Bury the Ads, Shrink them substantially, or we will switch to open sources like thetvdb or omdb.
  4. Add more left margin, it's too cramped to left edge.
  5. Other than the above, the broader use of space, smaller margins, larger cast photos and increased padding contribute to a cleaner look but only if you shrink and move right sidebar farther away so it doesn't cramp the main content.

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70 Points

10 days ago

I tried your questionair page and clicked on Report an issue, was differrent or missing and then next and I got the message that my question was sent to you.....

My remark would have been that I miss the year, but now I see that that is already noted.

One other thing is that I changed emailadress and the old login ID with email adress has become obsolete

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Report an issue

Employee

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1.2K Messages

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26.7K Points

Hi @RogiervanS 

If you require to update the email address on your IMDb account, please see our help site article : How do I update my email address?

However if you are no longer able to recall the password to your account, or no longer have access to your email address - you may need to create a new account instead. 

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60 Points

10 days ago

Looks good. But there needs to be a dark theme for the whole page.

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220 Points

10 days ago

i like this page in general.

73 Messages

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2.2K Points

9 days ago

I haven't actually read all the comments on this topic. But if I may say something anyway, I'm kinda dissatisfied with the new title page outlook. I'll try to be as factual as possible, so I avoid sounding harsh. What I'm telling now is just due to my experience.

- One of the things I don't really like are the big, circle actor/actress pictures that take much space and are...just too big to my taste. I actually like the old list version better, and please let us just have that.

- When I'm searching for a company, a keyword or anything else, I only get matches for titles and actors/actresses, which I did not search for. I hope that gets fixed if we are automatically thrown into the new version.

- When I click on the button that's supposed to take you to alternate titles for other countries, the release dates are the only thing that shows up. I hope that gets fixed if we are automatically thrown into the new version.

- If I was gonna add or read parental guidances on the new version, no information but numbers of content is shown, unless I click on any of any content like sex, violence or anything else, then I could add or read. Couldn't that feature just stay the same like it's on the old version?

- The "All Topics" button did kinda confuse me little bit, but I got kinda used to it fast.

- Other great informations, such as durations, genres and a certification that used to be on the top of the page in the old version, are all far down on the new version. I'd really wish for those small informations to get moved to the top like they are on the old version.

So in other words, this is just an another feature no one asked for, according to what other users have already said.

Everything I've said are the reasons I mostly use the old version when it's still available. This version is so easy as it could get, and I would really wish for the entire IMDb to just stay like that, even with some updates. Additionally, I'd really wish for the permanent option to use the old or the new version, and various preferences, depending on the user's choice. I basically love the IMDb very much and can't really live without it, and I use it a lot, but I only use it on desktop PC, not on smartphone. And using IMDb on a mobile device is not gonna happen for me.

So dear IMDb, I hope I didn't sound harsh, but these are just my own complains.

Sincirely, Chribren. :-)

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Champion

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3.7K Messages

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104.9K Points

@chribren .

regarding "- When I'm searching for a company, a keyword or anything else, I only get matches for titles and actors/actresses, which I did not search for."

I don't find the new version to do anything differently here than the old version. You have to either select what type of data you're searching for (dropdown "All" button), or view the full results, not just the preview.

regarding "- When I click on the button that's supposed to take you to alternate titles for other countries, the release dates are the only thing that shows up."

What button did you find for Alternate Titles? The ones I've found take you to the (not-new) .../releaseinfo page, and that has both release dates and alt titles, _if_ any are listed for that title.  If you found a title & a button that take you to some sort of new page for this, please post here with urls.

73 Messages

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2.2K Points

Thanks. It appears I didn't explain the whole thing enough. What you just told me works for me too. But in the beginning, even though I used the "All" button and chose "companies" and "keywords" like I've always been doing since I started using the IMDb, then it actually only showed actors/actresses and titles. And that was annoying if I may admit it. So far, that only happened to be temporarily. Because now, even though I use the new title page version just to eventually get used to it, the site now does shows me the desired company, keyword or anything else, the "old way" for the time being, just how I like it. :-)

Speaking about Alternate Titles, the IMDb system was actually acting strange for me in the beginning. When I was clicking on any of the titles for any movie yet to be released, and scrolled down and clicked on the "Also known as" button where the alternate titles were supposed to be shown, then those pages actually only showed release dates but not alt. titles as supposed. But now, even though I use the "new title page version" a few times and clicked on "Also known as" on several movie titles, those pages show me both the release dates and alternate titles the "old way", just like you said. I just randomly searched and clicked on "Kill Bill Vol. 1" and a few yet-to-be-released titles just to try, but works as usual. This is also just how I like it. :-)

Dito with "Parents guide", it's also present the "old way" even on the new title page version.

But should I stumble upon something strange like those "problems" I described above, then I may post here with urls, or even take screenshots and post them here.

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