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Sun, Jul 22, 2018 6:49 PM

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Lists: Drag and Drop needs to return

There seems to be a trend over the years on most of the sites that I visit.  Updates on youtube, IGN, imdb, a myriad of sites getting awful new comment systems, they all take something that works efficiently, and proceed to dial it back 10+ years.

Like drag and drop, it made creating/editing lists quick and easy.  Want to add a new item?  Well then, drag it to where you want to go!  Want to reorder a number of list items?  Drag them away, it will take seconds!  But ever since IMDb's last update, you now type in the number you want an item to go to, scroll right up to the top to save it and essentially refresh the page EACH TIME, because you don't know how it's going to look.  So you'll literally have to refresh the page over and over and over, taking forever.  It's so inefficient, so off putting, so antiquated despite being the year 2018 and still no action taken by the site.

The only user input on this site is making lists, which creates a ton of revenue (for the site; some get hundreds of thousands, even millions of views per week).  Thus making those lists should not have to be a battle, particularly when it never used to be.  It shouldn't be ignored for months on end as if the problem will go away and it will magically get easier to edit, because it's not happening.

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634 Points

4 y ago

Can the dragging feature be brought back to lists? Also been wanting this forever, when can page number links be added to the lists so we don't have to scroll through one by one.
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lists: Restore drag and drop for list editing

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I, too, would like to see drag/drop return, and have asked for page number links. You might want to vote for, or comment on, one or more of these ideas:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/view-list-enhancement-requests
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/compact-view-for-title-lists-should-return-with-these-featur...
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/edit-list-enhancement-requests

In the meanwhile, you can control page access directly via the url on all lists except Ratings.
If the url already has the page=n parameter, just alter n.
If the url already has any ?parameter on it, just add &page=n. If not, add ?page=n.
Examples:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020853190/?sort=list_order,desc should become
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020853190/?sort=list_order,desc&page=3
and
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020853190/ should become 
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020853190/?page=2

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3 y ago

Hi Chris,

Thank you again for this feedback. (For reference, originally discussed on previous thread here.)

This feedback has been reported to the appropriate team, and I've forwarded your additional feedback above as well. At this time, we do not have a planned update to reinstate the drag-and-drop feature for list editing. I've updated this post to an "Idea" where it can be reviewed and discussed by other IMDb staff and users.

Thanks,
Claire

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Hi Claire,

This is the problem though; IMDb doesn't see it as a problem, nor have they ever.  When in fact, IT'S THE ONLY PROBLEM with it comes to lists.  May I invite you and your colleagues to create a list, just to try and see for yourselves what the fuss is about, and then come back later and try to add new items into the shuffle.  Feel the frustration and needless wasting of time.  This problem is essentially a cancer in this site (not to be dramatic), and you don't deal with cancer by ignoring it.  You cut it out.  I would know.

Thanks for the quick response though. 

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80 Points

Any updates for us Claire?

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152 Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Dear staff: Could You Change List Mechanics Back?.

I miss how you could drag and drop list items. This numbered listing method is kind of less functional in my opinion. Also, could you implement some sort of list order change function for the Android app? 

Best regards,
Lorenzo.

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172 Points

3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Drag and drop for lists!.

As an obsessive list maker, I absolutely love that I can make lists within IMDB! What would be even more amazing though, would be the ability to drag and drop the items in my lists to reorder them on a desktop, rather than renumbering the lot manually. Help?

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264 Points

I know right I would make Lists all the time. I even started a Top 10 Things in My Year for IMDB in order to show how far I've come to becoming a filmmaker and uploading them on IMDB. 

The current List format sucks so much ass. I literally have abandoned it and I want it back cause I actually gain connections to filmmakers such as Shane Black because of some of my Lists pitching a casting to a film project in the works. 

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328 Points

2 y ago

-the very convenient very compact view with only the movie’s title and the possibility to mark/check the title is not available anymore
-the biggest problem is the list editing feature: you cannot DRAG&DROP the titles anymore!! This is extremely inconvenient for any list you want to order, especially for lists of 100 or more titles as I have. You always have to first determine at which position you want the title to be, then go to the title and type this position into the title’s position box, and then scroll all the way to the top of the list to select “save list order”. Most annoyingly, you really cannot do this for several titles at once, because otherwise the order gets jumbled, so you have to do this separately for every title, which for a list of 150 titles can take several hours.
-another problem of the editing feature is the same as for the “Your ratings” list: in the list editing mode you can sort your list only by list order and date added, not by release date, imdb rating, alphabetical etc.
-also, if you enter the editing mode, all previously selected refinements after genre or type are discarded and the whole list is shown

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled List editor: RETURN DRAG & DROP

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You may want to vote for and/or comment on existing threads regarding this feature:
Lists: Drag and Drop needs to return
Lists: Restore drag and drop for list editing
Lists: Edit list enhancement requests

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72 Points

3 m ago

It is very annoying to especify the position a movie is in the list. I like to keep everything organized by my preference, but any other app/site (Spotify, Notion, etc) you just have to pull the item to its respective new position, plus you can do it with several items once.

The IMDb system is so flawed that it doesn't let you move multiple movies at once without mixing everything up, or you have to specify one by one and save the changes everytime.

It consumes time, it is annoting, it doesn't work and simply doesn't make any sense.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Is it hard to make a list organizer like every other app/site?