imdb compare glitch

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Imdb compare has not worked properly for over 4 months now. When I tried to bring the glitch to the admins'  attention on imdb information board, I was pointedly ignored (thanks for that, btw)... Anyway,  it shows the 'ratings in common' and the big bolded number on the left as normal, but the 'liked less/more than you' sections no longer work. They keep showing me that I rated 20 movies higher and 20 movies lower on everyone's profile, even though it makes no mathematical sense whatsoever. Here's an example from a random user profile I clicked on:

Rated 649 of the same titles.

Similar ratings for 495 of them.

Thinks another 20 are better.

Thinks 20 are worse"

I liked this feature, so it's frustrating that such a seemingly minor glitch is being allowed to ruin it. Are there no plans to fix this?

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  • frustrated, ignored, disappointed

Posted 5 years ago

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Well, dont expect the fix until they open a ticket, which may took them 2+ years...
I realized long time ago that they dont care about small,minor bugs/features in general, when only like 0.1% userbase using that feature.(like mymovies page). Then 5 people complaining in this abanadoned forum and its gets ignored for a long time.

The true focus for imdb in last 3-4 years is:
ultra big pictures for 10 year old kids(noone cares)
mobile devices(noone cares)
adds(noone cares,but obv they need to make profit)
social networks:facebook,twitter(noone cares)
super big HD videos/trailers(noone cares)
ultra big pictures for 10 year old kids(noone cares)

The result is: movie title pages are a complete mess loaded with gigantic pictures and useless recommandations,quick links,"imdb picks",user lists,garbage user polls.
If u wanna lookup a movie, well, thats what u get in general... u need to scroll down 5 sec to find anything useful.
And if u wanna use some neat features: well, it's usually bugged or unusable for a long time...
Back in 2005, 10 years ago, it was 10 times better in every aspect.
Unfortunately we can't do anything about it, only hope that one day they will listen to us...
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Vincent, Champion

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to be fair, they are a really small staff. they have to prioritize
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Murray Chapman, Employee

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I can take a look at this.  It will really help if you can give me the URL of your profile page and the page of a user where the bug manifests.
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I also use this function and I am disappointed that so far not been corrected.

Here You can find URL to my profile:

and URL of page where the bug (20 better/ 20 worst) I always see

Another bug is that in section "Titles you rated lower" I've always receive my 7's against friends 9's rates. This bug is also when i compare with the user from above link.
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Peter, Champion

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Would be great if this was looked at again.

derider also posted at the site so you can get to his profile:

Another mention of the issue:

I see the same problem no matter whose profile I look at.
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This should be fixed now.  Thanks again for the problem report and sorry for the inconvenience.

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