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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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153 Messages

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7.5K Points

4 y ago

I can't believe that there is no single way to see my lists in a correct IMDb rating order anymore. This site is always changing for worse. 

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Hi Angelo,

Although this is significantly less convenient, you can use an Advanced Title Search to sort any title list in rating order. If you are logged in, you will see under Lists Include: a list of your title lists.

1. Select one of your lists under Lists Include.
2. Select User Rating Descending under Display Options.
3. Click the yellow Search button.

For example, this is one of my lists sorting in descending order of user ratings:
Highest Rated Titles In Your "All 151 Oscar-Qualifying Documentaries for 2013" List
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?lists=ls052183003&sort=user_rating,desc

... and, yes, this is much less convenient than being able to do this on the page of the list.

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You didn't understand. The movies with the same rating number are  appearing in popularity order in the lists AND in the advanced title search. There are no way to see an accurate IMDb rating order anymore. Pick the list you used as an example and see it: the movies with the same rating number are appearing in popularity order and not in an accurate user rating order. Ex: all the movies with 7.6 are appearing in popularity order. Sort these 7.6 titles in popularity order and you will see that the result will be the same. Thanks, anyway. 

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7.5K Points

4 y ago

It's okay, but I cannot order items the way I used to (dates primarily) and I'm not able to add episode titles. I hope these two items are sorted out asap. 

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7.1K Points

4 y ago

Since pretty much everything else seems to be covered, I'll cover a more superficial complaint: the appearance of the lists. 

They felt warmer before, and now they look kind of cold and depressing (in regards to color grading). The items on the list also seem to bleed together more, making it harder for me to differentiate different sections and items. It seemed like there were separation lines before, or more of a contrast between the whites/grays. It made lists easier to read, and now it's harder.

Overall, the lists just feel depressing and harder to read, and for the reasons pointed out before me, just more frustrating to use in general. 

Thanks for listening (hopefully).

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3.3K Points

4 y ago

IMDb what are you doing now?! The drag and drop option was literally essential for managing lists! I tried moving a fim in one of my lists earlier tonight and it took three of four attempts to move it incrementally up one position on the list. The drag and drop option was practical and...yes...modern! After the palaver and severely negative reaction surrounding the removal of swathes of functionality from the ratings list, this is another very depressing and discouraging backwards step and yet another own goal.

Guys, I sincerely hope you are not next going to remove all the movies from the database in order to streamline the 'customer unit experience'. These days, anything sadly seems possible.

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88.6K Points

4 y ago

Will text formatting within lists be restored?

Champion

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Jen,

I certainly hope so.

For instance, the formatting tag for a user name no longer works.

[link=ur0127678] should produce:
dan_dassow

Instead this results:
ur0127678

The link is also incorrect:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062992205/ur0127678

It should be
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0127678/

Champion

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Jen, could you specify what doesn't work?

All of the tags listed here seem to work:
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/tr...

Edit: Possibly the first link type [link]address[/link] does not work in image descriptions in image lists, and single line spaces are still not kept in the new slideshow-style image view.

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184 Points

4 y ago

How can smaller, independant websites like SensCritique have a drag-and-drop system for lists, no problem, yet a grade-A, major website like IMDb can't?

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2K Points

4 y ago

One more thing: didn't we used to have the pagination control at the top as well as the bottom of list pages? Even if we didn't, I wish we did. Scrolling to the bottom of a page with 100 films and long comments is a total annoyance.

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109.7K Points

4 y ago

I have another bug to report:
the description markup [red]...[/red] no longer works, although green does.
I haven't tried all the colors today:
https://www.imdb.com/activity/help/descriptionmarkup

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314 Points

Yes, it's a pity. I hope they're working on it because the only one that works for me is purple, not green.

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458 Points

4 y ago

How can I change the list order without the Drag-andr-drop system, Karen?

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314 Points

4 y ago

And I just found another thing that is gone: to use different kind of colors for the text, I was able to highlight something in my personal description of an item and now is gone, if I write [red]The Ghost Writer[/red] appears in black not red. The new way is just monotonous

I have to say, I like the way the whole format looks now but needs some improvements, incluiding the one I mention above, the counter is another one, bright it back because it makes a list a nothing, as if it's suspended in time. And most importantly, bright the drag-and-drop back, the "new" way to arrenge items on a list is prehistoric, all comes down to refresh everytime I want to erase an item and then add another one to the position when the other one was. Just bring thins one back, please.

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3K Points

4 y ago

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

Wow does this suck? It's so complicated now. Instead of just hitting one button to delete a listing I have to check the title then scroll all the way up and then it reloads the page..........

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: What about TV episodes lists!?.

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506 Points

Yes, this sucks.

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130 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why the list view is canceled from "Your Lists"?.

Why the list view is canceled from "Your Lists"? It was the easiest way to move items from one list to another. How can I do this operation now?

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The 3-vertical-dot menu button to the right of the list title gives an Edit option. You can select and copy from there.

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190 Points

4 y ago

I just started a new question strand, but it seems it may be relevant to this discussion so I'm repeating it here:

In the last few days (the recent update?) I've noticed that when I search for a title, either in the main search or when I'm trying to add a title to a list, if I type the British title the drop-down suggestion box shows only the American title.  When I click on that it takes me to the right film with the (original) British title intact.  I'm sure it didn't do this before.  My point is that I will not always know that "The Smallest Show On Earth" is known in America as "Big Time Operators", or that "The Boat That Rocked" is known as "Pirate Radio".  And if I don't know the alternate title I don't know to select that item from the suggestion list.  Can anyone at IMDB help please?

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632 Points

Couldn't agree more.  I may know alternate titles if I've seen the film or look in the index at the back of a reference book.  But some of those used now are really obscure, looks to me like they've defaulted to US titles for everything.

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180 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDB Watchlist RSS feed contains HTML.

The RSS watchlist subdomain (http://rss.imdb.com[...]) has recently began serving HTML instead of XML for the feed's content. Looking at the page source it does have the XML header appending to the top of the page but the actual content is HTML. This obviously breaks things. Please fix thanks.

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And it is annoying as hell.

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190 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Has the Search Titles facility changed?.

In the last few days (the recent update?) I've noticed that when I search for a title, either in the main search or when I'm trying to add a title to a list, if I type the British title the drop-down suggestion box shows only the American title.  When I click on that it takes me to the right film with the (original) British title intact.  I'm sure it didn't do this before.  My point is that I will not always know that "The Smallest Show On Earth" is known in America as "Big Time Operators", or that "The Boat That Rocked" is known as "Pirate Radio".  And if I don't know the alternate title I don't know to select that item from the suggestion list.  Can anyone at IMDB help please?