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5.7K Points

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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68 Messages

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2.7K Points

3 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").

29 Messages

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3.3K Points

3 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

3 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

3 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"? 

3 Messages

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284 Points

3 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?

2 Messages

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200 Points

3 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

3 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.

2 Messages

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560 Points

3 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.

Employee

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4.1K Messages

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140K Points

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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952 Points

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

3 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.

62 Messages

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2.5K Points

3 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.