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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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149 Messages

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3 years ago

My points about the extremely important necessity of an accurate IMDb rating order, which is now gone from the personal lists:
1. Most people don't know that the results are not accurate and will rely on them, oblivious to the fact that all the movies with the same rating number will appear in POPULARITY order. You should at least put a warning like "the IMDb rating results are not completely accurate anymore"
2. When I search for movies with the same rating number in IMDb rating order (for example, the best movies with 6.9), I will simply get a result in POPULARITY order. Do you think it is ok that I look for results in one given order and get results in an entirely different order? And again, most people don't know that they will receive a result that is wrong.
3. Can you imagine if the search for movies in alphabetical order would put all the movies beggining with A in popularity order instead of an accurate alphabetical order? Well, it is the same thing. Just as wrong.
4. I simply can't believe that you guys just LOST the software that used to give a perfectly accurate rating order in IMDb good old days, which is definitely gone. 

(sorry for my english)

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632 Points

3 years ago

Further to my comments above I've just found that short films don't seem to appear when you look to add them now!

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Only tried one Short so far. Typing
Have You Got Any Castles? 
doesn't show that title, but
tt0030215
did find the correct title.

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146 Points

3 years ago

1. Initially, the Your Lists page was removed and essentially merged with the user profile page. Why was this almost immediately reversed and are its days still numbered?

2. The refine menu for lists now includes an On TV option. Why doesn't the Watchlist, where it would be a lot more useful, have this? At the moment those listings aren't accurate and there doesn't seem to be a way to change your TV service provider.

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490 Points

3 years ago

Is there a way to somehow store/save the lists that I have created? I would like to make a backup in case they accidentally get deleted due to the recent problems. I can only use the export method but that is not really useful as my lists contain directors and comments.

159 Messages

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6.9K Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The Rise and Fall of the User-List.

As an avid list-creator, of seven years of intensive work, with the sole purpose of trying to create relevant lists that not only promote the films themselves but also the IMDb experience, the latest list of ongoing changes to user-lists is a real kick in the teeth. However, on a more positive note; time that would have normally been spent on IMDb can now be used for more practical purposes.

Thanks for that.

Yours sincerely
Dr-Faustus

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Dr-Faustus, that's kind of how I responded to the closure of the IMDb message boards, in that I started focusing more on contributing, but sadly a lot of those contributions were to the swiki sections of the site, so I partially wasted my time. The worst thing about the IMDb staff is their reluctance to provide forewarning. One minute, the CEO will claim, "O, that aspect of the site will not be affected", and then months later, "We are proud to announce that we have made this simpler." And if you try to inquire ahead of their plans (as I've done for a few of the recent changes [title FAQ pages and ratings pages]), they act like they do not know unless they are ready to come clean.

149 Messages

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7.5K Points

3 years 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.

149 Messages

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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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6.8K Points

3 years 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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7K Points

3 years 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

3 years 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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3 years ago

Will text formatting within lists be restored?

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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/

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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.