Highlighting the movies one has voted in the "Filmography" section

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One of the first things I (and I guess most of us) do when I'm finished watching a movie is going to the actors' pages and look for the movies I've previously seen those actors in. In order to make this easier, I think it would be useful to highlight in some way the movies one has voted in the "Filmography" section of each actor's page.
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There is a way to get this information. However, it involves link hacking. Obviously, it would be better if this were directly available.

Let's say I want to know which films I have not rated with John Wayne.
1. Go to the "Collaborations and Overlaps" page [http://www.imdb.com/search/common].

2. Place John Wayne in both boxes under "Two People Working Together".

3. You should see "John Wayne (nm0000078)" in both boxes.

4. Click the yellow "Search" button. You should see:
Most Popular Videos/TV Episodes/Feature Films/Short Films/Documentaries/Unknown Works/Video Games/Mini-Series/TV Movies/TV Specials With John Wayne And John Wayne
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...

5. Append "&my_ratings=exclude" to the end of the link. You should see:
Most Popular Videos/TV Episodes/Feature Films/Short Films/Documentaries/Unknown Works/Video Games/Mini-Series/TV Movies/TV Specials You Haven't Seen With John Wayne And John Wayne
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...

6. The string ",nm0000078" is redundant. If you remove it you get:
Most Popular Videos/TV Episodes/Feature Films/Short Films/Documentaries/Unknown Works/Video Games/Mini-Series/TV Movies/TV Specials You Haven't Seen With John Wayne
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...

7. If I am only interested in feature films, I would remove the string ",tv_episode,video,tv_movie,tv_special,mini_series,documentary,game,short,unknown" and get:
Most Popular Feature Films You Haven't Seen With John Wayne
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...

Let's say I want to know which films I have not rated with James Stewart. I can simply replace the name ID for John Wayne (nm0000078) with the name ID for James Stewart (nm0000071). I would get:
Most Popular Feature Films You Haven't Seen With James Stewart
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...

Let's say I want to know which films I have not rated with the original Three Stooges. I simply replace the name ID for John Wayne (nm0000078) with the name IDs for Larry, Moe and Curly (nm0004310,nm0002935,nm0397219).
Most Popular Feature Films You Haven't Seen With Larry Fine And Moe Howard And Curly Howard
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?!my_...
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I must admit this is quite an interesting hack. Going to serve me well for the time being. :-)
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Nice one again. There should be a "IMDB Power User's Guide" around here somewhere with all these fancy tips and tricks.
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If you replace "exclude" with "restrict", you get:

Most Popular Feature Films You Have Seen With John Wayne
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...

Most Popular Feature Films You Have Seen With James Stewart
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...

Most Popular Feature Films You Have Seen With Larry Fine And Moe Howard And Curly Howard
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?role...
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Even better! Thanks!
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The "IMDB Power User's Guide" is in my job jar to write along with the "Help Us Help You". Unfortunately, real life tend to intervene.
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I'm wondering if staff wouldn't mind if we started a Power User's Guide thread here where we could link to useful tips, like the above.

It may also be possible to use the IMDB Wikia for this (and perhaps an FAQ):

http://imdb.wikia.com
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MayorDefacto (a very knowledgeable IMDb user) sent me this private message. I have not had a chance to check it out. However, it looks like a very reasonable approach.
Hey Dan,

Nice tips for wringing a little more info out of the database on that GS thread started by dahmn, but I think this, userscripts.org/scripts/show/26818, which I ran across while browsing the IMDb related scripts, may be closer to what the OP there was looking for, and it's a whole lot less work.

Let me begin by saying I don't do lists, so I have no firsthand knowledge of how well this firefox/chrome extension works. I will note that the reviews and comments at userscripts.org are stellar and the author (ric) does seem to be johnny-on-the-spot about updating the code whenever IMDb makes any change that affects its operation. As you can see, it's called IMDb "My Movies" enhancer which gives some indication of how long it's been around. Installed almost 13,000 times.

For people that do vote and compile lists, this may be just what the doctor ordered. I'm surprised IMDb hasn't included this functionality by default, but perhaps there are performance or resource allocation issues involved that would surface if this were widely deployed.

Anyway, thought you might want to pass it along.
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The script works like a charm! Thanks to both of you!
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highlighting is already possible using this extension:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de...
(you can also choose the colors)

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