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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


 

74 Messages

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2.8K Points

5 years ago

Folks, please bring back the compact view! I cannot think you are saving significant resources from removing it! I loved to have all the informations I cared in one line! If you want to remove something, remove that pointless detailed view (when I want details, I use to click a title link).

Also, as suggested above I tried the "export" function in the "my ratings" page and it is a total disaster: all the movies are listed in their original titles instead of being in my native Italian language (i.e. an obscure "Omoide no Mânî" instead of a familiar "Quando c'era Marnie"), and ordering per voting date is basically impossible (if I select it the result is odd, a film rated on "Tue Oct 10 20:32:19 UTC 2017" is followed by one rated on "Tue Oct 11 01:01:01 UTC 2011" and then by one rated on "Tue Oct 14 21:10:53 UTC 2014").

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3.3K Points

5 years ago

Can I ask that you at least allow us to either (a) sort our ratings by 'date rated' order as an option in advanced search or (b) reformat the date in the export spreadsheet - you are aware that, as stefano (above) mentions, that the current way you have did it means it is impossible to sort the spreadsheet by date which defeats the purpose of a spreadsheet. My strong preference would be option (a) as option (b) means having to continually download a new spreadsheet every time you rate a new movie which is pretty regressive stuff you must surely realise, although unfortunately it is actually a better option than what we currently have. At least with one of these workarounds we can continue to view our ratings in date order with the facility to filter by specific criteria. I use this simple feature literally every day, which is what is making this so frustrating.

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952 Points

5 years ago

So, Col is saying I can use advanced search to filter my ratings more or less as before. I had a look into it today, but beside the fact its way more complicated now to do quick filtering and sorting, I can't figure out, how to easily filter my rating for example "show only movies I rated with 7". There is no option to filter by my ratings, I only can filter by user ratings. So please Col, tell my how I should use the great advanced search for it.

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712 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled What happened to sort ratings by Tv / Movies etc like the watch later list.

What happened to the ability to sort your "My Ratings" by category (comedy, action etc) or type (Movie, Tv) or year like you can with "Your Watchlist"? 

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284 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled RSS feed for user ratings redirects to an HTML page.

Starting Nov 6, the URL for the RSS feed for my user ratings loads a regular IMDb Ratings page instead of producing a valid .xml output with the RSS feed contents.

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64 Points

Anything being done about this bug?

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200 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled vote history.

What happened to the vote history list? It now has images--which I don't want--and only two sort categories.  How do I get my old vote list back??

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140 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled where is the filter option ???.

i can't find the option for filter in the my rating list. so i can't have the list of all my tv shows cause all my 1500 movie and tv series are showing together. did you guys remove that feature?? please help. i want to filter through my whole list.

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560 Points

5 years ago

The new Advanced Title Search is powerful indeed, and I'm definitely going to use it, but it still doesn't compensate for the little advanced filters section in My Ratings page. That section provided all what I needed to go through my ratings history, and while I can reproduce the same using the Advanced Title Search, I lost much precious convenience. The actions I performed on My Ratings view didn't need all the extra power in the Advanced Title Search.

I had a tab pinned at My Ratings page for several years now.

Go through all the replies; it's clear that a large user base are unhappy about that.

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560 Points

Also there are some usability issues with the Advanced Title Search. 

First of all, I can't easily update the filter while I'm on the results page. I have to go back to update it.

I accidently picked an item from "Lists | Include", and I couldn't reset it. I had to remove the specific query parameters from the URL myself in the results page.

And regarding to the actions I used to perform on My Ratings, I now have to navigate through a long list of filters to see the movies that I rated the highest, the list that took me two or three clicks to achieve on the old design.

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Thanks for the feedback. 

Updating filters directly on the results page is something we would look to support once all the software migrations are complete and we are back to updating the advanced search itself. 

To unpick a selection on "Lists | Include" on a Windows machine you would hold the CTRL key and click it again;  this is a standard feature of all such lists on the web and not something specific to IMDb. 

For all frequent actions, note that advanced title search results can be added to your browser bookmarks / favourites list (or whatever software you may use to save links online) for speedy access.  Personally I have an "IMDb searches" bookmark group containing all my frequent ATS results available at the click of a button. 

Hope this helps.

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Col, please tell me, how can I filter something like "show all my watched movies I rated with 7" with the advanced search. The only thing I could figure out was to show all my movies and scroll through thousand of titles till l reached the ones I rated with 7.

Also how can I easily switch the sorting in the result view between my ratings and user ratings? There is no option in the result view to sort by my ratings ;) 

Do you believe this is more comfortable than with the old way to filter and sort your rated movies? I don't think so.

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1.9K Points

5 years ago

Oh, dear.  I don't think it's made entirely clear in the announcement, unless I missed it, that the Vote History page is now, indeed, *a* *page* with "load more" being the sole navigation option.  That could get to be a mighty big page, pretty darned quick, what with all those graphics to load to everything.  Ha. Ha. Ha.
Yes, yes, I know: Use advanced search.  Export your data.  Your spreadsheet can't sort our date format properly?  Write a little script to convert it.  Easy Peasy.

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2.5K Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Changes in 'Rating by Demographics', are counter productive..

The earlier design, in which bars were displayed/used to show ratings of different demographics was more intuitive/useful, as you could get the idea just by seeing the length of different bars. Now, just numbers are displayed, which are less intuitive visibly.

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1.2K Points

5 years ago

I don't always end up at my ratings page every day but today with the recent release of a new Call of Duty game I went there to see which ones I have rated and thus played in the past and what do I see.  There is no way to sort by title and look for all the Call of Duties or to be able to just filter out video games, but there is no way to do that now from the ratings page.

I would first like to dissect the initial post and some of Col's replies made on this page.

    "We have improved the design of the ratings details page to give it a cleaner, more modern look."

This is just a bold face lie and a middle finger to everyone who has been coming to this site for years.  What you have done is remove about 90 percent of the functionality of this page.  Out of the 6 changes you made to the page 5 of the them were removals of functionality and there was not one benefit added to the page at all.

    "The interface becomes more simple for new customers; we no longer embed advanced title search features into a ratings page; and we can centralize the software on the advanced title search page, which in turns means 50% less software to maintain." (from one of Col's replies)

Ah the new customer excuse.  Hmm where have we seen this one before, oh yes I remember this was an excuse made when you removed all the message boards.  I am sorry but that excuse does not work for message boards nor does it work for this.

First of all you must think new users to this site are idiots who don't know how to use filtering menus or be able to actually browse message boards and choose the subjects they are interested.  Just to let people know the real reason they got rid off message boards is because they did not want to pay people to monitor them and Amazon the owners of IMDB only care about one thing CASH.

I have been a member of IMDB for 17 years and have rated over 4500 items.  The filter menus helped me easily sort through all those rated items to find the group of movie, tv shows or video games I wanted to see that I rated.  This also means the "new user" excuse is getting very old on me.

But wait you say here comes Advanced Title Search a bloated and cumbersome search function that is way more complicated for new and existing users to figure out how to use.  What used to take mere seconds to do will now take minutes.  In order to change the search parameters on Advanced Title Search you have to constantly move back to the search page and reenter all the parameters and it does not even display the date the movie was rated any longer.  Col said in a post if you want to see that you have to extract the list to an excel spreadsheet and manipulate that way.  Nice going IMDB that is really improving customer service.

Almost everything the development team changes for IMDB is for the worse.

  • Of course most recently the terrible changes to the Ratings page.
  • The removal of message boards
  • The changes in the basic layout of movie pages which basically hides things like release dates, FAQ, etc...
  • Years ago IMDB used to have the Latest News section near the top of the main page but three quarters the way down the page they had links to external sites about anything and everything to do with movies.  They got rid of that section also.
  • I am sure there are dozens of other terrible changes made to this site that people could list here.
If IMDB development staff were to run a banking website they would remove the ability to pay bills online saying it would be way more convenient for the customer to go into the bank and pay all their bills there.

What is wrong with you people at IMDB.  Why do you keep making coming to this website a worse experience for the user.  I think it is because you think that there is nothing you can do to make this website crash and burn, you think you are untouchable.  I am sure that is what Pets.com, PanAm and Blockbuster also thought about their companies.

This is a less and less loyal user waiting to see the next catastrophic change you make to this website.

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But new users aren't an excuse.  New users like lots of images, and the clean, new design gives highest emphasis to the Amazon click-thru link, which earns revenue.

Futzing around with complicated filtering gewgaws doesn't.   

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1.7K Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled List of the titles I rated.

Up until one or two days ago, when I clicked on "See all XXXX ratings" on my profile I would then be able to sort my ratings after different categories or filter them according to genres or Feature Film/TV Show/etc.
These features are now all gone. Yes I get to see a complete list of all my ratings but I can't do anything with it. Please don't take these functionalities away. :( They were really handy and I liked playing around with them a lot.

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160 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why did you remove the Gengre section in "Your Ratings"?.

Am I blind or did you really remove it? Now It's impossible for me to find a movie I've watched years ago, considering I've rated more then 700 titles. Please do something about it.

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712 Points

5 years ago

Jeez. And I thought the previous "update" to the user's ratings page was bad...

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712 Points

5 years ago

Col, I understand what you are saying about the functionality being baked into the advanced search. However, it is a far more difficult, convoluted way to do it. The great thing about the filters was that I could say Tv shows that are comedies, and then when that returned a big list I could further narrow by date > 2000 or switch to movies to compare. Now if I want to refine results I have to go back to the search, look through all of the parameters for what I want and reset everything. That is not a solution.