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Welcome to AllMovie!

Hello film buff,

Welcome to the GetSatisfaction page for AllMovie.com. We have added some exciting new features and a smoother layout to make the site more engaging.

We're hoping this page can be used to get some feedback from you die-hard users to see what works, what doesn't and how we can all collectively make a better online movie site.

More info about the new features on our site is available here: http://www.allmovie.com/welcome

Our FAQ is available here: http://www.allmovie.com/faq
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  • I’m Still annoyed by unnecessary change
    Well... you want feedback... there are *some* improvements over the abomination that was allrovi - BUT the old Allmovie site was still superior both in form and function. A year ago we were told all the old/original data is still there but it's *still* not completely accessible! I fear that the total unresponsiveness about restoring the original AllMovie site has driven away the bulk of your userbase. Even though you've restored the original name, the traffic is still *far* lower than the worse AllMovie ever had! Restore the original AllMovie site and you'll not need any feedback as you'll have done what we, the hard core users, wanted all along.
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  • Chad (Official Rep) February 19, 2012 04:44
    Howie:

    Thanks for taking a look and providing feedback. Sorry you are disappointed, we certainly appreciate constructive feedback on how we can make the site better. A lot has been added to the old AllMovie site - some of the new site enhancements include:

    - New / more modern visual design
    - Ability to login / personalize new releases
    - User ratings / favorites
    - User recommendations
    - Showcase movies now available for users to rent / stream
    - Enable deep links to make it easy for users to watch or purchase movies
    - Movie stills
    - New discovery tools & related movie experience
    - Improved search w/ type ahead
    - Top rated movies by genre
    - Social media integration (login / register & sharing)
    - etc.

    ...all while retaining the majority of data. While no site is ever done, we are committed to working with users like you to make it better. We certainly appreciate your thoughts.

    We will be adding new features / new data elements regularly.

    Chad
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  • I’m Still frustrated
    Chad,

    While you have certainly added "features" I feel it's not what your hardcore users want or care for. Since you provided a list I'll give you my impression of each.

    - New / more modern visual design
    I liked the old design better. It was "cleaner", loaded much faster, and was more informative.

    - Ability to login / personalize new releases
    Don't care. I come looking for *date* not "new release" information.

    - User ratings / favorites
    Don't care. I know what I like and don't need a web site to track such information for me.

    - User recommendations
    Don't care. I have live people from which I receive recommendations. People I don't know have no bearing on this unless they are a professional critic whom I've followed for *years* and know how their and my tastes align.

    - Showcase movies now available for users to rent / stream
    Don't care. I *buy* - not rent nor stream.

    - Enable deep links to make it easy for users to watch or purchase movies
    Don't care. I have my prefered vendors. All you seem to link to is Blockbuster and/or iTunes - I use neither as I do not rent nor stream. I only purchase physical media.

    - Movie stills
    Minor. I can get these *lots* of places should I actually want to look at them.

    - New discovery tools & related movie experience
    These *might* be OK. But you *really* need to link the film "Characteristics" to be useful. They are obviously in your database since they display. Why not link them for more highly filtered lists. And only *seven* "moods"? Is this even useful? I tried this - once - Used "Futuristic" as the mood and selected "G" and then "NC-17". Neither returned results! My assumption is that "Futuristic" is sci-fi so I fully expected to see "WALL·E" or "Planet of the Apes" (1968) as they are "G" rated and could be considered "Futuristic". I could give more but you get the idea. Maybe these are not considered "Futuristic" but then what's the point? It *seems* like I'd get better results just using the genre tags. But... Looking for a film by "Genre" is an exercise in frustration. All you get are simple lists of the "top rated" and *this* is not by the editor rating but *users*. If I used this I'd want *editor* ratings presented as the default as I'll trust a "pro" far more than "Joe Average". The "tools" on the "Moods" link (Rating, decade, etc. boxes) *really* need to be implemented in "Genres" where they'd actually be useful.

    - Improved search w/ type ahead
    Sorry. I don't see it. First, the *entire* page loads *before* you can actually put a cursor in the search box. Then you type - sluggish. A matching item appears and you click on it. Guess what? You *don't* go to the page of that film as you would expect, you go to the list of matching/near matching films. What's the point if you can't simply select the film you want from the list and go to it directly?

    - Top rated movies by genre
    Possibly useful if you're a "newbie" to certain genres. Otherwise, no help whatsoever.

    - Social media integration (login / register & sharing)
    Don't care. I do not use "social media".

    - etc.
    All I see is a *heavily* laden JAVA site with sluggish performance and somewhat useless side "features". But as I've said before (and on the prior allrovi feedback site), I truly don't think you care about your former "hardcore" users. You seem to be chasing the Facebook/mobile/flighty crowd, *not* serious film buffs or researchers.

    I'll keep checking for "improvements", after all I *do* trust the legit reviewers on AllMovie over IMDB results and what's currently presented is *slightly* better than what was allrovi, but it's still a far cry from the prior, superior, AllMovie site.

    Oh yeah... How do you expect to get valid feeedback when the link to this support site is very well hidden? Are you afraid of a "Tell us what you think" link on the main page? - I found the "Feedback" button/tab. I still feel it's somewhat "hidden" as being *sideways* between a FB and "Welcome" button it tends to blend into ignored area, especially by people like me who do not use FB and ignore any icons of that nature.
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  • I’m bummed but can get over it. it' sonly trash.
    this whole mess with tumblr is headed toward garbage. it once was something now it's a total mess. I'll gleam my info and research elsewhere. thanks anyway.
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  • allrovi is total trash, everyone hates it, which is proved by the fact that your visitor count declined. you're dumb.
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  • Thanks for inviting for the movies, I really love to have such type of stuff. Its really very interesting.
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  • I wish you could see a list of all the themes to explore (like you use to be able to) rather than only being able to click to them from other movies (like you have to now). Allrovi sucks. Allmovies was way better! The ability to browse by theme was only one to the many ways it was better. Boo,I say! BOOOOOOOOO!
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