"Watched" Button

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Can we have a "watched" button where it direct us to a page where we know what movie we've watched or accumulated over the years ? It should work exactly like the watchlist right now. Thank you (:
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This functionality is already implemented via the 'Check-in' function.

On any title page on IMDb there is a 'Share' button (near the 'Watchlist' button). If you click on Share and then select 'Check in', the title will be added to your Check-in list of films you have watched along with an optional comment, and you will be able to share the fact that you are watching it (or that you have watched it) with your friends on Facebook.

Your Check-in list is accessible from the link at the top of your Lists page (immediately below "Your Watchlist" and "Your Ratings"
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I've been using the site for 4 or 5 years now and I had to see your comment here to realise that..... I think it should be easier to have a Watched button.

Just connect it with the check-ins list if you like...
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I would have thought ranking a movie should remove it from your watchlist!
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Yeah. The check-in feature is awful and needs to be rethought.
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I don't want to share it with everybody. I just want it for my own info.
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Then make a new list, call it "Watched" and set it to private - that's what I do (I also use Checkins too).
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I think the idea is a bit deeper than that. For example items on the "watched" list wouldnt show in recommendations (why would i need a recomendation for a movie I've already watched). "Watched" would have to be a "system" list similar to "watchlist".
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But they could already do that using ratings, and they don't. So getting a system watched list wouldn't have any impact on that kind of thing.
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It is a shame you've mark this as implemented. It is not... Please read all postings in this and similar threads.

These are my arguments:
* Check-in is the wrong word for "watched"
* Check-ins are not done with one click only, like Watchlist (actually, four clicks are needed...)
* You can check-in several times to the same title (yes, you can actually watch a film several times, but please...)
* Titles on my check-in-list keep on being recommended

Please, could you open this case again, and change status to "Under Consideration"?
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I agree with John. Giancarlo's explanation of Check in does not address any of those issues, it's just a bad idea and i dont get the resistance to fixing it.
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Sorry if I pop in so late in the discussion (just signed up in imdb).
I completely agree with john's post. Check-ins and watched list are two different things.

Please, reconsider implementing the "watched"list, just like the watchlist is currently implemented (quick button, no duplicate movies).
If removing a movie from the watchlist when added to the watched list is a struggle, a neat "trick" would be to rename the watchlist to a more generic "bookmarks".
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I too second John's suggestion. A simple "watched" button, that works exaclty as the Watchlist would do the trick, letting me keep track of movies I've seen.
The check-in doesn't really do the trick.
  
I still want recommendations on movies based on what I've seen, but I don't want to share the list with everybody. Creating a private list is 1) cumbersome, 2) not as easy as the one-click button as with Watchlist and 3) the private list can not be shared with individuals. It's either public, or it's not. 

I recently found this article reviewing an iOS app called Limelight that does pretty much exactly what I want. Unfortunately it's not cross-plattform :(. A simple one-button interface: "I've seen this movie" or "I want to see this movie". If IMDB could implement this, that would be awesome.

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/05/14/limelight/
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This conceptual design suggestion by Jeffeson Alves visualizes the need in a tasteful way:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/one_click_buttons_for_adding_titles_to_watchlist_and_seen_li...
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I don't get it. The "watched" list isn't the "Your Ratings" list?
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"Watched" list should be a tool for the user to keep track of his/her watched movies, independent of ratings. I have seen a lot of movies that I haven't rated, simply because it is too long ago to remember my own opinion.

The idea of ratings, as I see it, is useful for other users as well. If I were to put a dummy rating (for example 1 star?) on all movies I know I've seen ages ago, that wouldn't be very useful, would it?

So come on, why is this so difficult to implement? Do they (imdb) really want us to give fake ratings on movies to keep track of watched movies?
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 'check-in' function ' is so hard to use would please consider another option or a button 'watched'.please

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Check-ins is supposed to be for watched movies?
I didn't know.
Why the name?
I always wondered what this is supposed to mean. I only know check ins from checking in a hotel.

I use this as a 'currently watching' list (e.g. checking it out ^^). Since this only concerns tv series I added those series to it that I'm (re-)watching, some of them are still running (like CSI) and others did already end. And when I watched the last episode of such a series I delete them from my check-in list. Gone forever... or more precisely moved to my Watched list.

So here I came to suggest a way/option to have me show my lasted watched episode on my check-in overview and now I must read that it's meant for something else... Something I've already anyway.
Not only do I have a 'Watched' list, but also a 'Watched episodes' list since I don't want my episode counts blow up my Watched list.

I refuse to consider something this stupidly named as a watched list replacement.

Next you tell me, the Watchlist is not meat to be a wishlist but a 'currently watching list' ^^

Rename Watchlist to Wishlist and add a Watched button equally beside it.
Done.
When one rates a title it'll get automatically added to Watched and removed from Wishlist.

Anything else cannot be considered as 'implemented'.

Yeah and check-ins can be made for currently watching stuff. Maybe name it: I'm Watching. Which also shows the episode one last watched (if added/voted/noted). Easier to pick up new eps.
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Check-in is nowhere near a Watched-list like every user is trying so hard to explain to you and for a long time too!!!

  1. A movie in a Watchlist should be moved to a Watched-list.
    - Right now, Movies can be added to check-in, but still needs to be removed from watchlist.
  2. Movies already in a Watched-list should not be listed again in the "Recommend for you" section.
     - Items in Check-in are stil being suggested to me.
  3. Same goes for the "People who liked this also liked... ", where the yellow button [Add to Watchlist] / [¬ Watchlist ] should show a third option "Watched" when a movie is in a Watched-list.
    - Movies in my check-ins but not in my Watchlist still shows [Add to Watchlist]

Should I really go on with the list? Oh and BTW, this is true for any other custom list users have. So you see that Check-in is not what users expect!!

A quick workaround could be to add features to custom lists such as "Consider this list as a Watched-list" and "consider this list as my default Watched-list".

Also - the function to move a list to another would be useful to add in the watchlist, not just the custom ones.

Let me know if you need a hand!
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I think a ''Watched'' list along with the Watchlist would be a great addition to keep track of already seen movies.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
''Watched'' list.
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The button should be easier to find and the wording more clear (Check-in? why not Watched or something similar and more related to watching movies?)
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Exactly, there's the 'check-in' function but it's really complicated to use. I tried finding my check-in list and it was in a very hidden place.
Something as easy to use as the Watchlist would be a lot better... Also instead of removing movies from Watchlist, why not a 'watched' button?
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Using the drop down menu on the +watchlist button, you can choose, "new list" and call it "movies I've seen" or something like that. Then when you go to a film's page, click that and add that title right onto that list. Assuming you're already using the regular "watchlist" for something else, like those you want to see.
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But that's not practical.
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I feel like adding movies to a 'Watched' list should be easily done in just one click, two at most.
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and the button should be visible.
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I totally agree with you, I prefer IMDb for it's great reliable information and database, otherwise I'd be using another website. I use http://trakt.tv to keep track of my movies and series, and it is much easier to do those actions you mentioned here, I would totally let go of any other services to stick with IMDb if it could implement some of these features.
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I created this topic with some pictures of how I imagine this feature on both Web and App versions of IMDb: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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+1
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As easy as mentioned, user would want another "Watched" button that's all. Watchlist could have an option of removing (-) or add to "watched" section or in fact removing is equivalent to "watched", so there's only one choice and you can remove film from your watched section. As easy as that.
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Great point Anton Auster. I don't know how developers would do it, but if it is possible, we could have this logical sequence:

"Add to Watchlist > once clicked the same button turns to "[Mark as] Watched" > or if the person no longer wants to watch the title, have a drop down menu (similar to the current button) with other options including "Remove from Watchlist". That could be done so we don't have two buttons, but I still prefer the two "Watchlist" and "Watched/Seen" buttons. Much more practical.
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I agree with Jefferson Alves. I don't know why the IMDB staff has made it so hard and taken so long to do this!
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A watched/ seen button would be great. As pointed out, the "check-in" name and feature could use retooling.
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I would like to have a WATCHED button in watchlist too. I`m waiting for this for more then one year ... Is it that hard to make one if many people want it ?!
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On top of everything, you can't copy items from one list into the Check-In list. I started my own "I've Seen That" list and now I couldn't transfer those titles into Check-Ins if I wanted. I'd have to individually re-enter every title, unless I missed something.
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I don't see a "Watched" button but this thread is marked "Implemented".
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The Checkin is essentially your Watched button. You checkin when you watch it and this list specifically appears in your profile below your Watchlist.

I have a Watched list but it isn't embedded in the functionality at IMDB - I need to check to see if it can be copied over.
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You can create a watched list by creating a new list and naming it "Watched". Open any movie on imdb, then click on the drop down to the right of watchlist button and select 'New List'. Name it "Watched" and keep adding movies that you watched to this list.

This list can be either kept private or public.
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I recommended that 7 months ago and replies were that that is too difficult or not practical and they want an easier to use button, like the watchlist button. Go figure. Who knew, taking two seconds to create the list, then to just click to add to it would be considered "impractical"??? I guess it's truly a fast-food society and people can't even spare that extra few seconds out of their busy life.
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The problem is that those buttons weren't really thought through, I mean, every website that deals with activities on the web has a Check-In button, then it was added to IMDb. The problem is that not everyone wants to share their activities.

And what is the point of having a Watchlist button, and not having a Watched one? I mean, when people watch a movie from their Watchlist, they normally don't want to see it again that soon, thus removing them from the list, and adding to the Watched index.

And many other times, they create a list with titles that are part of a specific topic or genre, that they HAVEN'T WATCHED yet, and without the "Watched" button, there would be a list full of watched and non-watched ones, it's a mess.

We don't want the Watched button just for the sake of having it, it could also be used to filter a list with titles and show the ones that you didn't see yet, so you don't have to be looking through all the list to see the ones you've watched (I've seen ones with hundreds of titles, can you imagine spending all day there looking for the ones you didn't watch yet?)

And I also see LOTS and LOTS of duplicates, like "Old History [Watched]" and then in the same profile "Old History [To Watch]", so, people aren't really making the best of the so nice Check-In button, and that's just because it's useless.

I love IMDb just because most of the official information on titles, come here, but there are some great websites that take advantage of public's users lists (the most rated and so on) and put them on the main page, and give their users a better "suggestion of titles" not an automatic one. That's it.
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A private list is not shared.
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I meant Check-ins.
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I created for myself 2 lists: one includes "Must see" and the other one "Seen". I almost never use "watchlist" or "check in". If I want to share, I'll put the trailer my facebook timeline as an indication that I recommend that movie.

Regular lists are indeed inferior to "Watchlist". That is why a "Watched" button would be useful. The "implemented" status seems nonsense to me too, as I do not use check in at all, and that should not be the purpose of this option. Check in should work in relation to cinemas, theaters...
After each movie, I have to make sure the title is switched from one list to another. I would say the idea of having 2 buttons is great!

This then needs to be optimized, as it is quite annoying to receive recommendations of movies you already watched and rated. IMDB team should work more on this idea, instead of calling it solved.

Hopefully, these topics will be solved!
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It seems like a lot of people (including me) want a "watched" list. With so much demand from users I'm surprised the IMDb admin haven't implemented it.

P.S. I'm looking at the title page for Casablanca, and for the life of me I can't find the check-in button or any of the drop down menus described in this thread.
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Which version of the page are you looking at?

The default base page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/ has the buttons in plain view, but
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/reference and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/combined do not; instead there is an Add to watchlist button in the left side menu although I don't see a Share button.

The Pro page https://pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt0034583 does not have it at all (that I can find).








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I'd also love to see a "watched button" in this website and I don't see this as implemented.
A "watched" button would be perfect if it could have these features:
-It should be a fast mark you could see right when you view a movie (like watchlist mark is today);
-It should move that movie out of your recommendations;
-You should be able to share a link of your watched movies with someone;
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This isn't implemented correctly.

What should be done is make it possible to select "seen" next to the rating. In other words: mark a movie as seen without rating it. This is done correctly for the top 250 list  (http://www.imdb.com/chart/top) but you cannot do this elsewhere on the site... Can this please be made possible across the entire site?

When I use the advanced search and exclude titles I've seen, movies "checked in" still get listed so that doesn't work.

Currently I see 2 workarounds:

1. Create a list "seen" and add your movies their. In the advanced search I choose to exclude movies from my  list "seen".
2. Use the rating system and rate all the movies you watched. Rate the movies you watched but cannot decide what rating to give "1".  That way they will be excluded by checking the option "exclude titles I've seen" in advanced search.
This link will give you a list of movies you've seen when you rate them: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=100&my_ratings=restrict&sort=year,desc
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled A "watched" option/icon on a title's main page.

I use Watchlist for films I've seen, not for films would like to see. This means moving a title from the Watchlist to a list I have called "seen". It appears that as soon as a title is moved from the Watchlist to the "seen" list, when I go to the title's main page, the checkmark next to "Watchlist" has disappeared and that button has changed to "Add to Watchlist" again. It would be nice if there was a way that the title's main page would display that the title was part of a list of choice, not just the Watchlist.

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