Please don't discontinue Reference View (me toos requested)

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I think I read, in people posting issues about a test page format, that Reference View was going to be discontinued.

Please don't drop Reference View format.  The default format is overly cluttered with giant pictures, a huge (fairly useless) section for "also liked", large irrelevant articles in the sidebar, and requires a ton of scrolling to find the same information.

Reference view has everything I'm looking for, about 80 percent of the time, in an easy to read format. The left-hand sidebar menu is far easier to use than finding the items in default view.

There is only one thing I don't like about reference view, and that is that the thumbnails of actors are overly tiny, about 1/4 the size of default view, and very difficult to identify an actor when I don't already know the name.
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Hey mjwm44,

Regarding tiny thumbnails, it's one of the most attractive features of the reference/combined view. I'd hate to see them enlarged, particularly when there are better options. I would like to recommend to you, the browser add-on "Thumbnail Zoom Plus", for Firefox, I expect there are similar solutions for the other major browsers. Thumbnail Zoom Plus works not only with IMDb thumbs, but also with a slew of other sites including Amazon, Baidu, Bing, Facebook, Flickr, Google, HuffingtonPost, LinkedIn, Netflix, New York Times, Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter,, YouTube, Wikipedia, WordPress, Yahoo Images, and many more. It even grabs images from some image hosting sites, like, from the URLs listed in message board posts so one needn't follow those links to see a referenced pic.

Pretty cool.
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