Lists: Enhancements to compact view for title lists

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Many of us miss (since the 6 Dec 2017 Update to List Pages) Compact View/Mode for various reasons. I'm going to attempt to list the features I miss. Please comment if I omit something important.
  1. One line per title, NO thumbnail image
  2. 250 titles on a page
  3. The Columns should be:
    1. Checkbox to select the title for copy/move/delete
    2. Position number, editable 
    3. Icon for description/comments of list creator. Mouseover would display those comments. Perhaps click on icon for pop-up edit window.
    4. Clickable icon for pop-up display of Showtimes/On TV/On Disc/View online (not there before, but desirable)
    5. Title (Year of release)
    6. Title type (movie, short, TV, game, etc.)
    7. IMDb rating
    8. My rating, editable
    9. Date of my rating?
    10. Date added to list?
    11. Director?
  4. Ability to Refine and Sort as we have now with View Mode.
  5. Ability to Move To, Copy To, Delete, Save List Order as we have now in Edit Mode.
  6. Drag/drop to change position (previously in prior Edit Mode, but Compact View could replace old and new Edit mode with this feature list. However, it might need to be a separate feature, depending on processing power needed, especially for so many titles on the same page.)
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Posted 2 years ago

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Thanks for summarizing and posting this.
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Chris

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Yes please bring back this compact mode option.  We appreciate your consideration!
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Keester

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Voted and following. This is MOST IMPORTANT.
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Benjamin Hassan

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Yes!  Lists--my ability to categorize large numbers of movies for many different purposes, and IMDb's most important feature for me--has become awkward and laborious!  Please continue to vote this suggestion up.
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I would enjoy two extra things:

1. Compact view should show the number of votes received for my review. I could then easily see which of my reviews had been appreciated and then sort them by that factor.

2. A link to my review.

I know it's shallow but I used to come to this site on a very regular basis to see if anyone new had found my reviews helpful. Now I feel much less incentive to even post a review. And without a compact view showing this, I don't see the need to visit this site daily to review the list. It would be nice to have this back because I felt like part of a community here.
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btw I like everything suggested but director on the compact list isn't necessary.  Bottom like I hope they just bring the mode back the way it used to be or at least as close to it as possible.  Editing and updating my lists have become a chore lol
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Chris

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Any update on bringing back this feature?
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Keester

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A MOST important feature removed by IMDb for no reason. It is now impossible to edit/move a filtered list because filtering DOES NOT EXIST in the new appallingly featureless editing view.
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ITS BACK!  THANK YOU!  WE APPRECIATE YOUR WORK IMDB STAFF!
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@Chris

I don't see Compact View as "back" at all.
I only see Simple view.
No checkboxes, no sorting/filtering.

IMDb used the term "Compact" for 2 different functions:
  1. displaying titles with small thumbnails on a single double-spaced line on Advanced Title Search
  2. viewing of custom lists as described in the root of this thread
What they've done this week is add #1 to custom list views.
They should really call it Simple view, to match the "&mode=simple" parameter in the URL.

IN NO WAY does this feature satisfy the request posted in this thread.

But it is a step in the right direction (although the implementation of "&mode=simple" is actually nicer (no thumbnails) on the Ratings View, where there is no Button to access the feature yet.)
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Chris

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One more little request can you do 250 per page like it is in edit mode?  Appreciate it.  Also if you could set default views for our lists.  Thanks again!
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Chris

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Resubmitting the request to make the compact view 250 titles instead of 100 and be able to change your public default view to compact, detailed or grid.  We appreciate the editing page being 250 but would be great if the views could also be 250 as well.  Thank you.