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Wed, Dec 6, 2017 7:51 PM

Updates to List Pages

Today (Dec 6) we are announcing an update to the List pages on the IMDb desktop experience. This update is part of the broader site changes announced recently (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0). After in-depth discussion and examination, we have decided to simplify the features and functionality for lists. We have merged “compact view” and list editing into a single Edit experience. In that one view, you can now modify your text and add, copy, delete and move items. We have also pulled List actions (edit, export, settings) together into a 1-click menu (the 3 vertical dots on the top right of the page). You will now also find two new options in the Refine menu: ‘In Theaters’ and ‘Keywords.’  Tech constraints on the new system prohibit us from continuing to support drag-and-drop from the Edit view; we appreciate your understanding. For more information about Lists, see the IMDb Help Center.

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432 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled They changed the way lists are made.

They changed the way lists are made. I put all of my lists in alphabetical order, but now I can't do that. I can't figure out a way to move list items around and they got rid of viewing the list in alphabetical order. Why would they do that?

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160 Points

4 y ago

Any chance we can edit the fields that are exported to Excel?  I really appreciated being able to sort by Director and by Release Date, but those fields no longer appear in the export.

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540 Points

4 y ago

The drag-and-drop system worked perfectly and very easily but now it's gone because of tech constraints. Why was there ever a need to change the lists in the first place? There was nothing wrong with the way the lists worked before. And "simplifying" the lists created problems where there were none before now. You also forgot to mention about getting rid of the "views" feature on the lists.

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109.3K Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled change to "enter" (CR) in LIsts.

Under today's change, the invisible character of "enter" or Carriage Return is handled differently than before in both the List's description and descriptions added to titles.

On this list
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020853190/
the URLs used to start on their own line, both in the List description and the title descriptions.

Also, in the List description, the green text each used to start on their own line too.

When I try to fix it by introducing another "enter", I get double spacing instead of single, as you can see on this list:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025185363/

In addition to preventing me from defining where a line begins and having single-spaced separate lines, this has made the edit mode non-WYSIWIG.

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540 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The Views on my lists are Gone.

I really Liked that Feature,  but ever since a recent update to the site, that wonderful amazing feature is completely gone. Another Issue is that I can not edit properly anymore, I am no longer able to move a movie or tv show up or down when editing a list. I do not like the new setup for the lists. It's very annoying to use. The old setup was easier to use and more likable to use. 

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2K Points

4 y ago

I don't know what the typical use case for the list feature actually is.

All I have is a list designed to be read by other people and where my comments are an integral part (so I never use compact mode or any of that stuff). My list is/was popular by IMDb standards (but I suppose nobody will know that now the view counter has gone!).

Without being able to validate myself with e-popularity on imdb.com, what can I do with my life? Drugs? Is that what you want, IMDb?

Seriously, though, it does seem to me that IMDb gains more than I do out of my use of the site. I've been toying with the idea of self-hosting my list ever since the message board fiasco and I think this is a good time to get off my butt and do it.

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109.3K Points

4 y ago

Very nice to be able to sort the list in Edit mode, so I can edit the latest add from a Title page without going 5 pages down.

These may be bugs in Edit mode:

1) after selecting some titles, then click Copy To, Select a List. I cannot find an option to create a new list.

2) the browser tab only says IMDb, not 'list name' - IMDb. Since Edit mode is where I can view the most compact list, I expect to be there a lot, and have multiple tabs open, the list name can be helpful.

3) (this looks deliberate) the big DONE button no longer saves all open boxes. It asks if you want to discard your changes.

4) Although you can add a title from any page, if you aren't on the last page, you don't see the added title. If this is deliberate, then we need a LAST PAGE link in Edit Mode. (I tried sorting by date added, most recent first. Adding a title to that page didn't display the new addition, because it would have to be the new first title.)

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416 Points

4 y ago

Export not longer sends Your Rating data!

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426 Points

4 y ago

I would very much appreciate it if The Layout only showed my score and not the overall score like before, it keeps the illusion that my 4 separate accounts actually affect something. 

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490 Points

4 y ago

The drag-drop was the nicest list feature; an absolute necessity as it saved a lot of time.
Also, please fix the problem with the "enter" being not recognised, as my lists look pretty much ruined now. Thank you.

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396 Points

4 y ago

Some of these changes are really poor. The drag-drop is gone and was incredibly handy, views are gone and it's still not possible to move an item from page 3 to page 1 easily within the same list. Also still need a refine function for ratings, the only workaround is to advanced search films you've seen. Ratings could do with more sort options.

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88.6K Points

4 y ago

Can't reorder items on a list. Can't use simple formatting on a list. :(

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2K Points

4 y ago

The only thing I wanted improving in terms of list management was making it easier to move, for example, item 406 to position 1102. And you couldn't even do that correctly. We sacrificed drag and drop in order to gain... what, exactly? My list of over 1300 items still doesn't feel any easier to reorder (and reordering is an essential part of my whole project).

Sure, the new interface looks better. That's almost objectively true. It massively increases the width of the comment space, which is great in my case. There are some good and overdue changes here but it's hard to get excited when we've lost more than we've gained. 

I'm probably unique in that the removal of the view counter still bothers me more than anything else. Restore that and I can just about accept the rest. I'm in friendly competition with other people with similar lists and the view counter thing has wrecked all the fun.

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120 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I no longer put single episodes of TV show on my lists?.

I used to be able to put a single episode of a TV show on a list rather than the whole series, but what seems to be an update, no longer allows me to do this. Am I missing something?

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423K Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I no longer put single episodes of TV show on my lists?.

Bert,

It appears that the title search for episodes no longer works for title polls.

I was able to add episodes to a title list by using the title ID of the episode.

For example:
Test: Can One Still Enter Episode Titles
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027355779/

Regardless, the search function does not currently recognize:
  • Episode Titles
  • The title ID embedded in a link
Note: I am a long time user of IMDb, not a staff member.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Can I no longer put single episodes of TV show on my lists?.