HOW CAN I LEAVE FEEDBACK/SUGGESTION?

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How does one actually leave feedback or suggestions to IMDb? I don't have a question to be answered, I have a suggestion for the site - so I don't think the forum is what I want. It's frustrating not to be able to contact anyone
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Hi Melissa,

You are welcome to post your feedback/suggestion here, and I will be happy to review it and forward it to the appropriate staff at IMDb.
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I have a suggestion on dealing with trolls in the forums. You allow users to change their IMDb ID's, which is fine, but using the "report and ignore" function means little when trolls can just change their ID's  over and over. 
How about limiting that option to once a day ? That way other users can identify and ignore trolls and not have to deal with them again until the next day they log in.
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John,

This board has a feedback section (see more about that in the post above yours).  You should post a new thread when making a suggestion and use the "idea" (as in, "I  have an idea for improvement") category and it lets other users vote up the idea to allow staff to gauge interest in the idea.

That said, the link to my user profile is www.imdb.com/user/ur10114372/ . If you notice, in the link, there is a constant number to that profile.  It's ur10114372. If I change my user name to JoeCool, instead of bluesmanSF, the user constant numberr stays the same.  That means, if you've added me to ignore or report me for abuse, you're reporting that user, regardless of user name.  So, I'd remain on your ignore list and you won't see my posts regardless of user name.  Also, reports of abuse history will follow me.  If you're seeing the person posting by a  different name, it's a different account.  You'd have to put that 'user' on ignore too.  As far as abuse, if he/she used the same credit card or cell number for authenticating both account, and he/she is disable or has posting quota raised, or other forms of disciplinary action, it will apply to all accounts.

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Thank you. I'm fairly new to this board and wasn't sure how it works. I like it and want to stick around, but sometimes it's a little like trying to talk to someone in the middle of a daycare center. I appreciate your help.
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Re:  "daycare.."

You summed that up nicely.  I know just what you mean!

Welcome to the board...ask here any time you need help with anything on the site! And, you're very welcome!


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i would like to see when doing search of movie... 
the returned results would shows rating (point) next to it...

for example:
http://www.imdb.com/find?ref_=nv_sr_fn&q=Christmas+Eve&s=all

it would be nice to have rating shows up at the beginning or in the end of the list.

as most of them time, i would like to know the rating of a movie before i invest my time over it.

thx
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I would love to see the reviews on the IMDb website with a format a little more like Amazon uses - each review has so many stars filled in out of so many (they use 6 total). So if you used a five-star system, and a movie was rated 3 stars, you'd see 3 filled in and 2 empty.
And there is a chart showing how many 5-star ratings, how many 4 stars, etc etc.
I like this MUCH MUCH better than the "Loved It / Hated It" filters you use, which I find difficult to deal with.
So I hope you will consider revamping the reviews in this way. If it works for Amazon, it should work for IMDb.
Thanks - I'll be watching!
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OK one more thing - WHY must I sign in with Facebook (or Twitter or the other options) in order to make a comment, ask a question or suggest an answer to someone's question on IMDb????
I don't like being forced in that way.
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You're not. You can register or use one of those other ID's in place. There is absolutely no need to use Facebook or Twitter or even have accounts there. I for instance, just registered. That's why my ID is a made-up one, not my real name as it appears in Facebook. Fb/twitter simply give more options. No one is forcing anyone to use them.
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I received an email notification regarding a reply to one of my posts, so I clicked the link to read it. Then I clicked the "reply" link and since I wasn't currently logged in I was prompted to log in (which I did). It would be nice if after logging in the site would redirect me to the page that I was on before the login page. In fact, this behavior is irritating, because even after navigating back to that page and refreshing the page the site doesn't recognize that I'm logged in.
 
Ugh... I have to create a new account with "getsatisfaction" to make suggestions when I already have an IMDB account??? This is lame beyond belief.
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I don't know why sites do that.  I've run into it many times.  I am usually logged in and have never experienced that on IMDb though. Bu yeah, it's annoying when I have had it happen

I am not sure why you posted this here, though.  If you want to suggest an idea, you should create a new thread and post it in the "idea" category.  It will be noticed more easily and other users can vote up your idea if they like/need it.  Staff can then gauge interest in the idea.

As to why they use this site, it allows many features that are very helpful, that were not possible on the main site's current message board system.  For example, the old Help board there, was not monitored by staff so suggestions could not be made there.  There was only a "feedback" form to staff.  So, other users could not add suggestions to improve upon the idea and staff had no gauge to how popular the idea would be among other users.  This is one of the many features they could not previously have...and the most appropriate to your particular request.

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