ATS: Add a category filter alongside the name search

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Currently the search by name constant gives you a mass of their work, like this one for Quentin Tarantino:

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role=nm0000233

What it needs is the ability to include the ability to break this down by category, so that we can dig out, say, the films he directed or acted in. This has always seemed like a pretty useful addition to the search, but it has become vital since the recent changes to the sorting of filmographies, which now go through the search:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/sorting_actors_directors_etc_titles_by_votes_or_ratings_is_n...
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Posted 6 years ago

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I agree!
There also needs to be the ability to include titles from the Adult genre, which is no longer an option since the new change.
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Good point - they could surely draw on the porn filter on the search results.

Presumably this is related to the problem I flagged up a while back (and you replied on):

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/the_porn_filter_cant_be_enabled_on_advanced_search

Also the poor quality of filters in the sidebar doesn't help this change either:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/add_the_filter_options_to_the_sidebar_of_the_search_results

If they could add this feature and fix the above two issues, then it might be reasonably functional replacement for the existing feature - with none of them it is a mess. In fact they should probably reverse the decision until it is fit for purpose (i.e. when all these three issues are addressed).

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The Adult genre titles are now included when sorting a person's filmography by vote/rating/genre/etc.

Just thought I'd let everyone know.
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Thanks - doesn't seem that they've fixed the wider problem with advanced title search though.
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sorting movies is useless now, +1 vote to bring old search back
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Yes please.  I hope they're working on this.  I mean what's the point if a director's cameo in a movie is going to be meshed into his directed work?  Why is the Blues Brothers included in Spielberg's feature film results???  Oh its because he had a small cameo in it!  Come on!
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Emperor, This is a great idea. I miss being able to sort films by rating with job categories.