Lists: Add people to lists directly from name pages

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When i want to add an actor, actress or director to my people list, i have to go and edit list and search after that i could add those people. It's very difficult and long to do that. There should be a button like watchlist on people's page too. But there's no button yet. You should definitely add such a thing to the people's page.
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Pablo Dolan

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled "Add to list" button on people's pages.

Please add a button, just like the add to watchlist one on the movies pages, to the people pages. So we can add directors or other people we want to follow to our lists directly from their page. And also u can add an icon or something that lets us know when their profiles have been updated in our lists. Like a watchlist where we can keep track of what we like. Thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I add a person to a list.

I have just created a list for Actors/Actresses so that I can go to them easier to see their latest Films.
How can I add actors/actresses to this list from their info page rather than having to type in the name of the person within my list search?
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Konstantin Traev

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Quick button to add people to lists. Notifications for new movies releases by pe....

Hi, it would be really nice to have a quick button (just as there is such for movies) to add people (such as actors, directors, screenwriters etc) to lists. It will be also nice to have a "watchlist" type of  functionality for persons - but instead  of receiving notifications for "movie times near you" to receive notifications for new movies releases, related to this particular person.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled NEEDED: A way to add a person to a list while viewing their profile on imdb.

There doesn't appear to be a way to add a person's profile to a users list from their profile page.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need easy way to add actors/actresses to lists.

While you have a great big button to add a movie or television show to a list of our choosing, you have no such easy feature to add an actor or actress to a list of our choosing. The current system to add an actor or actress to a custom list is clunky at best. It should be available on their page, just like the movies and television pages.
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This is a feature on the app though.
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Konstantin Traev

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Yep, there is. I use it quite often. It is funny though, my idea was submitted several years ago and now suddenly it appears here as posted 4 hour ago :D. Obviously merging topics is not such a great idea chronologically wise :)
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I wonder if IMDb has not gotten to this request because they see Name lists as underutilized.

Ironically, it could be the absence of this feature that CAUSES Name lists to be underutilized.
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well, creating a people-list instead of a film-list was quite easy.
but it took me 10min of research to finally find a website where somebody explains how to actually ADD people to said list (it was this: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/unable_to_add_actors_to_personal_lists)

i'm in IT myself, so i know this is really no biggie. 
pretty disappointing that this feature STILL hasn't been added...
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It’s sad that the folks who promote this website and want to draw patrons in don’t provide a quality product to them if they want to create lists to share with others.  I’ve got several lists on this site that I haven’t been able to edit, simply because the webmasters took away the ‘name’ sort on lists.  The only filter available in the drop down is ‘Date Added’.  The ‘View’ option only gives you ‘Grid’ and ‘Detail’ views.  And the ‘ascending’ and ‘descending’ arrows only sort the number assigned to the ‘Name’.   If a person wants to add an actor say, and don’t know if that person already exists on the list, the only way to determine that is to scan the entire list, which in some cases could be over a 100 names.  Sort by ‘Date Added’ provides no association to the alpha sequence to the file.  Restore the sort by ‘Name’ option!!!






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I agree that we should be able to do more sorting directly on a people list page.

In the meanwhile, there are 2 options to work around that:
1) export the list to a spreadsheet, and sort there, or
2) use Advanced Search to sort:
https://www.imdb.com/search/name/

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I just tried your suggestion to 'use Advanced Search to sort' and it's an excellent option to sort your lists A-Z and compare entries that are already there vs any additional entries I wish to make.  I wish I knew of this option years ago while I stood idly by waiting for a software change.  Thanks bderoes, this rose is for you.  God Bless
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I really love this new "favorite people list" that was added but its hard for me to understand why its exclusive to iOS.  Does this list not even exist on the normal web browser version of the site?  Can it please be added?  Thanks for making a great resource for us movie lovers IMDB!
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/mobile-web-apps/new-imdb-app-features/G3F6PQBCLX72CW8Y?ref_=helpart_brdc_dropdown# 
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"exclusive to iOS" because only that team of programmers could be bothered. Not the first time I've come across inconsistent features in apps cross-platform. Facebook is the worst at this.
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