Updates to Advanced Search

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As Col referenced in his earlier post (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0),we're pleased to announce that today we've launched some updates to the Advanced Search pages. As the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, IMDb is continuously making improvements to our website and apps based on our customers’ feedback and the usage of our many features. The changes to the search pages are as follows.

The Advanced Search page has a new layout with links to Advanced Title Search, Advanced Name Search, and the Collaborations & Overlaps search. The Title Text Search and Name Text Searches have been temporarily removed, but will return. The list of Browse By links has been reduced to eliminate duplication on the page.

The Advanced Name Search is built using a new search system that lays the groundwork for searching across more of the IMDb content in the future. The ability to get results that include or exclude list of celebs is not included on the Advanced Name Search page, this is a temporary limitation and will be returned to the page in the future.
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Leonard, Employee

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Posted 2 years ago

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Hello, I have some questions about advanced search.

Can not filter by:

  1. Restricted to any of our lists?
  2. Exclude certain countries, languages or genres?
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Irene Sipless

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Unable to search or sort by height. This MUST be fixed ASAP!.

I can no longer search or sort by a person's height. I used to be able to do an advanced search by height. I used to be able to sort people's lists by heights (i.e 'Tallest Actors/Actressses) and I used to be able to sort birthdays by height. Now I am unable to do any of that. When will it be fixed?  I did this for years!
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@Irene Sipless
I'm not a big user of either, but I wonder if your post was about Advanced Name Search (ANS), or if it was about Name Lists? (I do use the equivalent for Titles, which is somewhat parallel.)

I feel that your statement "sort people's lists by heights" refers not to ANS, but to Name lists, and that perhaps Filter would be a better term than Search? In which case, your post belongs over here: Updates to List Pages.

Or perhaps you are someone who knew how to apply an ANS to other people's lists, information that can be found here (just replace the concept Title with Name): Advanced Title Search for Lists NOT Your Own

ANS does allow you to sort by Birthday (but not height at the moment, which may be why they shifted your post here.) While it's not nearly as convenient as having the filters and sort selection on the Name List itself, I thought I'd point out the few more options you have now that you might not have known.
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Randle Patrick McMurphy

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Quotes Search.

Your search by quotation doesn't work any more and I can't contact anyone
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Chris H., Employee

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Thank you for your continued patience. Today we re-instated the ability to find titles by looking for text in Plots, Quotes, Trivia, Goofs, Crazy Credits, Filming Locations, Soundtracks and Versions. We also reinstated name search by looking for text within Biographies, Quotes and Trivia. You can perform these searches from the http://www.imdb.com/search page.

Best regards,