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214 Points

Mon, Jul 1, 2019 6:24 PM

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Please allow IMDbPro members to control ALL videos on his/her page!

I've already seen the information regarding "featured video logic." It does not address the question/problem of control. The "featured video logic" is flawed, especially for members who are paying for an IMDbPRO account yet do not have the ability to control which video best showcases his/her talents. The "featured video logic" needs an overhaul to allow up-and-coming actors (paying IMDbPro members!) to determine how his/her videos should be displayed, just as members are allowed to control which headshot best represents him/her. A relatively arbitrary system that prioritizes, for example, a trailer from 10 years ago instead of the performer's most recent demo reel is a disservice to hard-working actors who are spending years to advance their craft. (Not to mention spending hard-earned money to pay for an IMDbPro membership.) Please change this system. Performers, especially those paying for IMDbPro, should have the right to control WHICH videos are/are not displayed on their pages AS WELL AS the right to determine the order in which they are featured. Thank you.

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222 Points

2 y ago

I wholeheartedly agree. I’ve paid a lot for my IMDb Pro account for over 10 years. I’ve paid a lot to have my professional acting worked edited into demos that showcase my talent. I want that to be featured on my profile page, not a trailer with only my voice.

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214 Points

Hi Ren, thanks for the support of this topic! Please help me spread the word so that we can see a resolution to this issue.

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222 Points

Perhaps posting on social media will help.

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100 Points

@p_fmr9jk6mhiqmh There may be acting forums in social media, facebook groups, etc that would reply. Here's my own post of today; please search it in the community and give it the green arrow upvote:

Give PRO users the CHOICE to manually order their demo videos, or to "Let IMDb decide"

If you agree, please comment on this post so that IMDb takes action to make this change.

I am proposing that IMDb give PRO users a choice if they either want to manually order their demo videos, or to "Let IMDb decide". 

This would make IMDb more user-friendly, and a better user experience for many of us in the future.

I was not able to post my demo videos in the order the movies were made because I did not acquire them all at the same time -- they came to me little by little, and the most recent one I posted is my oldest work, for which I am least known. But it's right at the top, after my featured video. It's not the best showcase of my work; I was only 21! 

This is important to many of us smaller users who are paying for IMDb PRO.

IMDb should let us order our demo videos, regardless of the date they were uploaded. 

If you agree, please post a short comment that you think users should have a choice to order their own demo videos.

The support agent at IMDb said if enough people like the idea, that they will take this proposal seriously. Please comment that you agree!

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2 y ago

Thanks P & Ren.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we are always working on ways to improve IMDbPro. 
I've shared this feedback with the team for consideration but in the meantime I've converted this over to the "Idea" section such that other users can vote / comment.

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214 Points

Thanks for your help, Taylor. I know that there are many more IMDbPro members out there who feel the same as Ren and I do. This is very important issue for "working class actors."  I hope that we may "get satisfaction" regarding this matter. Thanks again!

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222 Points

Thank you Taylor. I agree with P and hope you will help the hundreds of paying members working hard to get our talents noticed.

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100 Points

@Taylor  Taylor, thanks for sharing this. You merged my post, copied in below, into another post that's two years old and got ignored. It's a bit better technically than mine, but my post more clearly communicates why so many actors need this change. For IMDb to grow and compete, I'm convinced you must users a give better customer experience than the competition. 

I'm saddened and surprised at the low number of upvotes and comments the original post got over the last two years. Because of that, IMDb staff ignored a needed change for two years! To rate our proposal poorly because of the low user response is incredibly short-sighted on the part of IMDb. Yes, if someone starts promoting our idea in actors' groups on Facebook and in forums on other social media, there would be many, many upvotes -- but NOONE  has time to do that! This message is my one shot. For IMDb staff to imagine that we users have time to read and upvote posts is to truly be in what I what I call the "bubble of arrogance of Silicon Valley." So many techies arrogantly assume our lives revolve around giving feedback to big Silicon Valley companies, and that we actually have time for that. That's not reality; we have lives. So the number of upvotes is not relevant in this case to the validity of the idea.         

My post of two days ago makes the case very clearly and simply. The older post made two years ago by another user is better technically, but IMDB staff should read my post first because it makes a clear argument as to why this change is needed. Then they should read the old post my post of this week was merged into, and take our proposal seriously, regardless of the number of upvotes.  

I edited one sentence in my original post to read: Jeff Bezos famously attributed almost all of Amazon's success to two words: "customer experience." Please think about that, because for actors not to be able to order their own demo videos makes for a really BAD customer experience. 

Please forward this entire message to the right decision-makers at IMDb. Thank you! So many actors feel strongly about this, as I do. 

Note I am not asking to control all the videos on my profile, only to order my own self-posted demo videos, and get them in the order I think is best. It's embarassing to have an old short I acted in at age 21 in the number one position. I'm 72 now! 

MY POST of July 17, 2021  - Please share THIS with IMDb staff! 

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90 Points

2 days ago

If you agree, please hit the UP arrow in the green square above left to upvote this post. IMDb will ONLY take action to make this change if enough of us do that.

I am proposing that IMDb give PRO users a choice whether they want to manually order their own demo videos, or to "Let IMDb decide". 

This would make IMDb more user-friendly, and a better user experience for many of us in the future.  Note that Jeff Bezos famously attributed almost all of Amazon's success to two words: "customer experience." 

I was not able to post my demo videos in the order my movies were released because I did not acquire the clips from them at the same time -- they came in little by little. Now the most recent one I posted is my oldest work, for which I am least known. But it's right at the top, after my featured video. It's not the best showcase for my work; I was only 21 at the time. 

IMDb needs to understand that this is very important to many smaller users, actors who are paying for IMDb PRO.

They should let us order our demo videos, regardless of the date they were uploaded. 

If you agree, please click on the green arrow top left next to the title, and also post a short comment that you agree that users should have a choice to order their own demo videos.

You can also help by post this in Facebook actors groups and in your social media. 

The support agent at IMDb said ONLY when enough people upvote this idea will they take this proposal seriously. So asking you to upvote above and comment below that you agree. 

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100 Points

6 d ago

If you agree, please hit the UP arrow in the green square above left to upvote this post. IMDb will ONLY take action to make this change if enough of us do that.

I am proposing that IMDb give PRO users a choice whether they want to manually order their own demo videos, or to "Let IMDb decide". 

This would make IMDb more user-friendly, and a better user experience for many of us in the future. And Jeff Bezos famously attributed almost all of Amazon's success to "user experience." 

I was not able to post my demo videos in the order my movies were released because I did not acquire the clips from them at the same time -- they came in little by little. Now the most recent one I posted is my oldest work, for which I am least known. But it's right at the top, after my featured video. It's not the best showcase for my work; I was only 21 at the time. 

IMDb needs to know this is important to many smaller users who are paying for IMDb PRO.

They should let us order our demo videos, regardless of the date they were uploaded. 

If you agree, please click on the green arrow top left next to the title, and also post a short comment that you agree that users should have a choice to order their own demo videos.

You can also help by post this in Facebook actors groups and in your social media. 

The support agent at IMDb said ONLY when enough people upvote this idea will they take this proposal seriously. So asking you to upvote above and comment below that you agree. 

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100 Points

6 d ago

I wholeheatedly agree. I posted the below today; please see my post and give it a green arrow pointing up, to indicate you agree. THAT is the only way IMDb will take action; they want to know if a lot of people agree. I gave the green arrow up vote for this post to be sure, and hope you'll also do it for my post of today, July 17, 2021. Here it is:

Give PRO users the CHOICE to manually order their demo videos, or to "Let IMDb decide"

If you agree, please comment on this post so that IMDb takes action to make this change.

I am proposing that IMDb give PRO users a choice if they either want to manually order their demo videos, or to "Let IMDb decide". 

This would make IMDb more user-friendly, and a better user experience for many of us in the future.

I was not able to post my demo videos in the order the movies were made because I did not acquire them all at the same time -- they came to me little by little, and the most recent one I posted is my oldest work, for which I am least known. But it's right at the top, after my featured video. It's not the best showcase of my work; I was only 21! 

This is important to many of us smaller users who are paying for IMDb PRO.

IMDb should let us order our demo videos, regardless of the date they were uploaded. 

If you agree, please post a short comment that you think users should have a choice to order their own demo videos.

The support agent at IMDb said if enough people like the idea, that they will take this proposal seriously. Please comment that you agree!