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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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What a horrible change! And to proudly announce it like it is some sort of improvement just goes to show how out of touch you are.
At least be honest about it and say it is an obvious downgrade in functionality. This blatant lying when both sides know the truth is just infuriating.

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Some of us anticipated this way back in February. They were as dishonest back then as they are now.

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Il y a 5 y

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I add movies to my lists after the last update?.

After the recent changes in the look and functionality of  the "Your ratings" page, I'm no longer able to add movies to my custom lists (only the Watchlist).

Am I missing something, or is this function completely gone from IMDb?

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Il y a 5 y

Another downgrade and the consequences will be seen in time. 
What I noticed after forums removal? Seems a lot of contributors lost their interest and left. And the greediness will have opposite effects than the ones expected.You will need to hire more and more people to do what was done for free. And how do I know this? I see more and more movies without updated status. For example imdb says "filming" and the movie is already on bluray/cinema/online lol.
This "upgrade" is a nightmare. I hope the ones who did it will be fired.

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I've haven't noticed that, but if it be the case, it's sad, Ami V.

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Il y a 5 y

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hi. Why disappeared a lot of function from the ratings list? Thanks for the answe....

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Il y a 5 y

We have improved the design of the ratings details page to give it a cleaner, more modern look.
No, just like last year, you've made everything worse. Imdb has been going downhill since then, gradually you are downgrading everything. We thought the removal of the boards was the last straw, but as we see now, there was more in store. The boards were supposed to be replaced by something better, but nothing came. So what was said back then was true: to stop negative feedback you couldn't control, you stopped people from discussing movies altogether.

More modern look... What's striking about the new interface is not its modernity, it's its inefficiency. We can't navigate through the rating pages, we have to load all the ratings on the same page. This is a database, not Twitter, for Pete's sake! And whether it's Imdb or Twitter, extensive loading always ends up being too heavy for JavaScript and our computer's resources.

Pictures are also slower to load, they load after scrolling. There's no readily available refining functions. And what's the point of an "add to watchlist" button for movies we've rated, thus necessarily watched?! This makes zero sense! Ratings are now almost like a normal list.

The only positive thing I can think of is the green star when checking someone else's list, it's a little better, but the old way was legible too.

You might be optimizing Imdb's back-end processes, but on the users' ends, it's certainly no improvement.

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Il y a 5 y

Well then. The biggest reason why I bother rating movies, is because I like to look back at my viewing history, search by a genre and a time period and then sort by how I've rated them. I tried this with the advanced title search, but there is no option to sort by my own ratings.....

Guess it's time to make the full switch to letterboxd.

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Il y a 5 y

Gee, thanks, I was using most of that! I hope this leads to a system where I can finally again export my 40K+ ratings to a CSV (and potentially 100K one day)

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Il y a 5 y

"Thank you for your continued support."

Nobody supports the ridiculous changes you buffoons keep making. With all due respect Karen, I suggest you stop being so useless and incompetent and get to changing it back.

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Il y a 5 y

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled There used to be a refine section.

There used to be a refine section on the right of the "your ratings" page. There were years (in the red box) , genres etc. to refine my ratings but now there isn't any. https://imgur.com/a/VQGNw

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Il y a 5 y

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

In "My ratings, I  usually use the "find more ratings" section "to find new movies to watch but it's not there anymore. Is that normal? Is there any other way to have all movies in one list? thanks

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Il y a 5 y

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Engineers Love to Change Things!.

The title of this post is a line exclaimed by Dr. McCoy in 1980's Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I don't have much to say other than to lament these latest bone-headed and ill-considered changes to the site by IMDb management. I come to this site to keep track of movies and television shows - the ones I've watched and the ones I want to watch - and that's it. This cleaner, more modern look is a disaster as far as I'm concerned - and that's coming from a guy who felt the need to comment on the goings-on here only once or twice before. One of my favorite things to do here is rate what I've watched and then add those rated items to my lists. The draining of the functionality from the Ratings Page has robbed me of that joy. Why in heaven's name did you feel the need to eliminate the Compact List? If these idiot changes aren't soon reversed there'll be no reason to continue coming here and all my efforts to rate what I've viewed and make some contribution to this site will have been for naught. The verdict is clearly in; no one but no one likes these changes and if the management continues to insist on them like petty Soviet bureaucrats hoarding foodstuffs while the countryside starves, then the site will soon, like the Soviet Union and other websites that didn't heed the concerns of its users, find itself in the dustbin of history.

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Nobody may like these feature removals, but so far the amount of negative feedback and grievances has been puny.

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For whatever reason, people unwilling to speak up.

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Il y a 5 y

Guys, just realize that removing the Refine ratings filters options from the Your Ratings page is ridiculous. It's not easier now like you said, it's much complicated to look through our ratings via Advanced Search.
I'm thinking about not using imdb anymore after over 10 years. You just made a mistake, people are not satisfied. Just put back Refine ratings filters. @Karen @ColNeedham

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Il y a 5 y

I noticed the missing features and thought the site was temporarily broken. Came here to find out it's an "update". Truly hilarious. Continue burying iMDB, why don't you?

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Il y a 5 y

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled "Your ratings" have changed?.

Hello, I have a problem in "Your ratings" section. There is no filter option at the moment, I can't select years, genres, media type... Now it's just a list of ratings which you can see as "most recent" or "Top rated", no filters anymore... Is that some error at the website or what? Somebody have the same problem?

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Everybody has the same problem, it's what Imdb calls "improvements". See the thread you've been merged in.

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Thank you!

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Il y a 5 y

Please put back the refine ratings feature or at least add another feature thta lets me see how many of my Ratings are TV Episodes / Feature Films and so on like the old feature was able to. Everything is just a giant List now and yeah the new feature lets me search that List but I cant find any way that gives me an overview of what is in that List like before.