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Saturday, May 27th, 2023 2:10 PM

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Why are Heart / Favorite, lists, Tracking, rating, different or missing on app vs web?

On IMDb phone app, when you view an Actor page, there’s a Heart button to add to pre-generated Favorite People list (requires having an acct).  And on a project page, there’s a Plus to add to Watchlist.

On IMDb web, I don’t see the actor Heart or Favorite People list (...you can create your own list); but it does have the Plus for project Watchlist.

On IMDbPro web, for either Actor or project, you can “Track,” and you can create own list.

… Why isn’t the Heart/FavoritePeople list on the web?  I’m guessing the built-in Heart & Plus improve a page’s rating.  Not sure it necessarily has the same boost when only added to a user-created list?  And on Pro, is Tracking utilized (toward rating?), since it’s separate from create-own-list?  If it's supposed to be same as Favorite, why give it a different name?

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@AdultTim Thanks for the feedback;  this is because the various IMDb interfaces are built on different technologies.  We are part-way through a multi-year project to consolidate everything and eventually provide equivalent features everywhere. 

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And once it is complete, it will then be possible for the IMDb engineers to easily implement the approved genre option additions, aye?

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1 year ago

A-ha - that makes more sense, thanks.  And can you elaborate on to what degree FavePeople / Watchlist / user-created list / Tracking affect rating?  Some more than others?