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Mon, Nov 6, 2017 6:26 PM

Updates to the Ratings pages and functionality

Today we have made several updates to our Ratings pages and functionality. We have improved the design of the ratings details page to give it a cleaner, more modern look.


We have also made several changes, listed below. These changes only impact the Your Ratings page on the IMDb desktop Website. You may find much of this information by creating and running custom searches on the AdvancedTitle Search page. For example, to see comedy titles you have rated, sorted by your rating, see this advancedsearch. Or, to see titles you have rated that are in the IMDb Top250 list, see this advancedsearch.





What did we change?

1.     We removed the Compact list view. This was accessible from the far right icon (see A in the screen capture below). The grid view and detailed list view are still available.

2.     We updated the “Sort by” dropdown box. It now provides the two most popular choices: Most Recent (previously called Recently Rated) and Top Rated (previously Your Rating). Sort by: Your rating, Title A-Z, Release date (US),Number of votes, IMDb rating, and Popularity were removed. See B in the screen capture below.

3.     We removed the Refine ratings filters options from the Your Ratings page on the desktop site. See C in the screen capture below.

4.     We removed the Find More Titles tab. See D in the screen capture below.









5.     We removed the Recommended for You section on the User/Ratings page.

6.     We changed the format of data in the Ratings Export. You can export your ratings to Excel by clicking the new overflow menu (the 3 vertical dots) above your list in the updated experience, and choosing Export.

There are many ways to find new titles to watch. IMDb users can use Advanced Search, look through the recommendations for new titles to watch under People who liked this also liked... on any title page, or see Top Rated Movies.

Thank you for your continued support.


Karen


 

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where is the Refine ratings button from "Your Ratings"?.

Refine button has dissapeared from My Ratings but not from my watchlist.
Where is it??? Did you just removed it?? NO WAY!!
How I can check now, for example, which are the feature films I've seen in 1958? Do I have to check the 4000 pages of my ratings to find out everytime I want to do a specific search of my ratings? Really? 

Please, get it back! Please! It's nonsense and useless now. I can't believe you made that decision.  

SHOCKED!

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I hope you observe the aforementioned solution and recover from the shock, Sergio Z. Of us who use every aspect of the site regularly, we are all a bit stunned, to be honest.

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3 years ago

So I have basically 3000 movies rated. How do I refine sci-fi movies from 1950-1970s from my personal ratings now?

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Hi, Saak Hovhannisyan. Please see http://www.imdb.com/search/title?release_date=1950-01-01,1970-12-31&genres=sci_fi&my_ratings=restrict&view=simple&count=250 which contains search results generated by the Advanced Title Search. I trust, you'll understand how to use the search tool for other queries.

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Thanks

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3 years ago

I feel sure that this is either not the right place to ask this, or that it has been asked innumerable times and addressed but it do not know where.........
The question i have and have had for years now, is:  will we get the additionasl functionaslity to rate video offerings to a decimal point of one digit.....such as i just watched "IT (2017)" and would like to rate it 8.7.

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LOL. I'm sorry, but you have to choose between eight and nine.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings of TV-Series in my IMDB Account.

So previously there was a possibility to distinguish TV-Series, Mini-Series and more ratings from all ratings of IMDB account. Now, when I go to ratings, there is no option for that anymore. Was this removed or I just cannot find the correct button, page to do it.

Thank you for the answer in advance! ;]

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Hi Artas Macas,

You can not currently filter your rating on your Ratings page by Title Type. Fortunately, you can use the Advanced Title Search to filter your ratings.

For more details, please see:
Filtering and Sorting Ratings; Compact View of Ratings

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Dan Dassow, Champion
Jeorj's list of links belongs on the Tutorial page, no?

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@Dan D.
Great! (posting Jeorj's links on the Tutorial.)

I see you put in the Table of Contents (I used it today), and changed the title of the (previously) last post, but didn't alter this one:
Sorting a Title List by Ratings
What I object to there is all the empathy at beginning and end of the post. Appropriate when/if the ratings sort was absent from custom lists, but it's there now, so the empathy in the post makes it look like it's not.

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@bderoes,

I will have to read your post when I am a little less fatigued. I'm not reading what you posted with proper comprehension.

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The bit about expression of empathy could benefit from a bit of elucidation.

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@Jeorj
Did you read the tutorial?
Sorting a Title List by Ratings
was originally a response on Dec 24, here: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/update-to-list-pages?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by]=a..., which said (among other things)
I am no longer able to sort them [his lists] by IMDb rating, my personal rating, alphabetically, by release date, etc. 
Dan replied with the specifics on how to use ATS to sort by ratings, and his response starts with 
Although this is significantly less convenient, you can use an Advanced Title Search to sort any title list in rating order. ...
And ends with 
... and, yes, this is much less convenient than being able to do this on the page of the list.
These were expressions of empathy with the original  poster.

However, as I said back here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/update-to-list-pages?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by]=a...
Sorting a Title List by Ratings (why do we need this? Both Your Rating and IMDb rating are sort options on Title List View.)
Since Dan didn't act on that comment, I am trying to clarify today that if he wants to keep that post in the Tutorials, I think the first phrase and the last paragraph should be deleted. There is no need to advertise the inconvenience of using ATS, because it's not required to sort Lists. 

If someone happens to browse through GS and reads through the Tutorials, they'll get the impression that something is broken that is not.

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@bderoes,

Now I understand. Thanks.

Although the phrase of "empathy" make sense in the original context, I agree they distract from the tutorial. I removed the phrases you indicated.

In my defense, I was reading what you posted as I was falling asleep just before going to bed. I also probably needed your clue-by-four for me to understand your point.

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3 years ago

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

Hello, i just have one question. In the section “My ratings”, IMDB deleted the feature that showed us how many movies we ever watched. I rate movies, tv shows and episodes of tv shows, and i could make the distinction between them all, and it was a good way of tracking my history. Now they appear all together as usual, but i can’t search in separate. Anyway IMDB could bring this feature back? And for example, the “My watchlist” section still has it, we can see the list by type.

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I'm sure the features you're missing will come back eventually. Until then, though, you can use the Advanced Title Search for those purposes. For instance, if you want to see only the feature films you've rated, you check of "Feature Film" at the top of the form, then "Restrict to Titles I've Seen" near the bottom, and if you want you can also choose the sorted by "Your rating (High to Low)" at the end of the form. This would give you this URL as a result: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&my_ratings=restrict&sort=my_ratings,desc. You can likewise get results also for TV shows, TV episodes, and several other criteria.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings breakdown to Features vs TV shows.

On the Ratings-page, there used to be a filter you could use to seperate TV shows, Episodes, Feature Films etc, so I could see how many movies I've rated vs how many tv shows. Now it appears to be gone. Where did this feature go?

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3 years ago

Is it just me, or have you wiped out the Grid View?

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3 years ago

Just to let you know about some bugs that I've found.
I noticed that you have restored the Grid View, but when using it, movie cards DO NOT appear past page 1, so it is impossible to see any information for films that are on page 2 and subsequents. Also, sometimes the switching between Detail and Grid View happens not to work.
Hope this helps.

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@Fabio G.

Either I don't understand what you mean, or I'm not able to duplicate what you report with this:
Grid View, but when using it, movie cards DO NOT appear past page 1,
Grid View only shows movie posters, not movie cards (I believe that's what IMDb calls the Detail view information), and I can see subsequent pages of posters in Grid View.

But if I start in Detail View, go to the second page of ratings still in Detail View, then switch to Grid View, it displays the Grid for the first page of ratings, not the second page. However, going to the Next page within Grid View does give different movies than on page 1.

I'd call it a bug that switching to Grid View beyond page 1 results in being sent BACK to page 1. 

A few days ago I posted the bug about not being able to switch from Grid view to Detail view here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/updates-to-the-ratings-pages-and-functionality?topic-reply-l...
and haven't heard back from IMDb staff. Hopefully we'll hear back about both bugs.

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In Grid View, when you move the mouse cursor over a movie poster, the respective movie card appears, displaying various info on the film. And as far as I've seen, this only works on page 1, but is completely lost on pages 2 and so on.

That's what I was reporting. ;-)

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@Fabio G.

Thanks for the clarification. I was not aware of that feature. It takes a while for the pop-up to appear. It seems they wait to draw the box until its contents are ready, while the Ways to Watch pop-up for Showtimes/Video/Disc availability draws the box first and then fills it.

I can confirm your report that the movie card pop-ups only appear on the first page, and add to it:
They ONLY appear when you've freshly turned on Grid View. If you stay on page 1 and simply Refresh the page, the pop-ups no longer appear either.

And because of the other bug (reported two posts above), that requesting Grid View on any page takes you back to the first page of titles, that means, at the moment, you can only see the movie cards for the first 100 titles.

This behavior is the same whether extensions/scripts are on or off, in Chrome on a Chromebook, and Firefox on Windows 10.

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@Fabio G.
Because something else went bad with Ratings view, I added the Movie Card complaint to the thread below (actually, I wasn't sure that it hadn't been fixed and re-broken):
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/grid-view-and-descending-order-not-working?utm_source=notifi...

And 3 days later, Movie Cards now pop up in Grid View on any page that I tested.

That likely means that no staffer took the information you and I posted here on 19Feb and sent it to developers. So if you have any bugs to report, I'd advise starting a new thread, not adding to this one.

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For people want to restore compact view: Replace "grid" with "simple" in url to create compact view. Replace "detail" with "simple" in url to create compact view. Sorting ratings reverts to detail/grid views, simply replace with "simple" and voila.

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Thanks, TemporaryOne.
This is good stuff, especially since
  1. the Simple View is an un-advertised feature (no button yet; I hope they keep the View thumbnail-free), and 
  2. changing mode via the URL while you're on a page beyond 1 works (and the button is dead right now during Grid mode), meaning you actually change mode on the page of ratings where you request it and don't get bounced back to page 1. (See my bug report above.)
However, the pop-up movie card does not appear beyond page 1 using this method either. 

I'm disappointed that no IMDb staff has acknowledged the bugs reported here last week by Fabio G. and expanded upon by me below it. Perhaps we should only report bugs on individual threads nowadays?

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3 years ago

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

Thank you for radicalizing the your rating page and taking away most of the awesome features like the nimble list view. Heck, I'cant even separate between TV and Movie titles in the page. Been with you for like four years , since started watching non-Indian movies. Found an alternative site with almost the same features , and even had an option to import from here. Sooo.... Bye
Thanks for the previous rating page which helped me a lot in recollecting as well as recomending movies to othrs in a jiffy. I know you guys will counter by saying use advanced search and all but..... still too bulky.

Hope you make a lote of money from the pro version

Thanks
K

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Please see the official replies on this thread for details on the progress on updating the ratings feature.

In the meantime, there are many alternatives outlined on https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/tutorial-workarounds which show how to use the site to generate more powerful / useful reports than ever before. 

For example, your most recent ratings of movies only -> http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&my_ratings=restrict&count=250&sort=y...

The same for TV-series only -> http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=tv_series&my_ratings=restrict&sort=your_rating_d...