- “Your Reviews” are now ordered by Date and reviews on each Title sub page are ordered by Helpfulness.We will continue to update functionality in the new year, starting by bringing back the ability to sort reviews from newest to oldest/oldest to newest. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the overall experience.
- We have removed the Index view.
- We updated the way that reviews with spoilers are displayed.
Updated Jan 12: We've now increased the number of reviews that appear on each page (before clicking Load More) to 20.
I hope you will be able to find a compromise so that reviewers can directly access their hard work, as we have spent a HUGE amount of time composing our reviews for your website. As things currently stand, there simply will be no point carrying on submitting reviews if I cannot even access them properly or if they are to be buried in a place no one is ever going to see. I say this with a very heavy heart after fifteen years of doing this time consuming activity. I ask you to please find a compromise workaround for your faithful reviewers.
That sucks, that reaaaaaally sucks!!! Shame on you! Reviewing movies meant a lot to me on a personal level and you had to spoil that too!
I'm sorry but I love IMDb, I don't think I should prove it by now, and I've always tried to suppress my anger when I learned about these so-called 'upgrading' measures (much more downgrading if you asked me) I stayed quiet when they shut down the daily poll board, I was pretty upset when they removed the message boards, but I tried to look at the bright side of things which was: I still had my reviews.
Reviewing movies was my most defining and intellectually-challenging activity dedicated to IMDb. I wrote about 1200 reviews, at home, at work, during train travels, I got hooked to it but I enjoyed it. But if THAT ranking system had existed 6 years ago, I don't think it would have encouraged me,
indeed, I loved the way you could check every once in a while your old reviews, figure out which ones have been rated as useful, which didn't (so you could improve them), it's a work on an epic proportion and perhaps one of the most valuable contributions in terms of hours of labor and without even being paid for it, we did it because we loved it. Again, on a personal level.
So for all the changes that affected IMDb, the reviews' page remained the same, it was like the "last untouchable sanctuary"... until today! Even the reviews had to undergo some trendy trick... What is with IMDb's habit to fix non-broken things? everytime something changes, it's not for the best. Whoever thought that "malfunction" of a page would work fine for reviews knows absolutely nothing about reviewing and the level of dedication of IMDb users!
I was an IMDb afficionado for as long as we could review movies but with that new "look", I don't even feel like reviewing, I don't even feel like watching a film or anything, I feel like I wasted my time, plain and simple. Or maybe IMDb is sending signals to the most dedicated fans, a message that says: "get a life, buddy! and if you're not a movie professional, don't dedicate much time to movies or this website, you'll always be treated like a schmuck".
Well, I feel like a schmuck and I'm really disappointed!
The new way of sorting by helpfulness is deeply flawed as it gives an often skewed sample of opinions. With The Force Awakens for example, I kept scrolling down but did not find a single positive review.
I understand the long-term reasoning for these changes (some of which have been positive) but many of them have severely reduced the utility of the site in the short-term. Surely such a large firm has the technology and resources to bring back this simple function.
Per this Announcement: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0, we have recently made several changes to IMDb.
One of those changes, which we have rolled out today, is to add Episode Rate and Vote functionality to the Episode List pages (e.g. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/episodes?season=2). On the Episode List pages, you can now see the Episode's IMDb rating, followed by the number of votes. You can also rate the given Episode.
I have rarely needed to come to the getsatisfaction site but I too am shocked as to the new layout . I've done almost 4,000 reviews in 15 years and like everyone else who has contributed to the site I feel like I've come home early and found my wife in bed having a 3some with the milkman and postman . That's how badly I feel let down here
Update to User Reviews
Today (December 11 2017) we are announcing changes to User Reviews
as part of the broader site update announcement
• We have removed sorts and filters.
“Your Reviews” is now ordered by date and reviews on each Title sub page are ordered by Helpfulness.
• We have removed the Index view.
• We updated the way that reviews with spoilers are displayed
Posted 7 hours ago (December 11 2017 5:42 PM UTC)
Karen, Official Rep
Joined on October 13, 2016
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I do not changes to User Reviews in upcoming-changes ??
IMDb member since June 2003
21,472 Reviews - Ordered By: Date
travisbickle8611 December 2017
Very pleased with our business model
After the failure of Lucas' prequels, we here at Disney Corp. decided to 'give back' to fans and provide them with exactly what they wanted: old faces in new costumes, lightsabers, big-dogs driving spaceships and all that Sci-fi nonsense.
After the roaring financial success of The Force Awakens, we knew we were onto a winner by following well-researched business models and marketing strategies, which would tick all the boxes for Star Wars fans old and new. The fans ate it up, and myself and all the other shareholders here at Disney Corp. had a wonderful Christmas.
The enormous financial rewards from ticket sales and mechanising has allowed us to acquire more assets and rival studios, so as to reduce the competition from other distributors and film-makers, which could in anyway harm our product. In fact, our enormous power and wealth has allowed us to hire maverick, independent, American film-makers, such as Rian Johnson, with the lure of a vast salary and a side- order of blackmail, in order to make sure the latest product (TLJ) is directed to specification of our glorious leader Kathleen Kennedy.
Fans will want to see this 10/10 masterpiece again and again, so we here at Disney Corp. have made sure that cinema chains will pay a large part of their revenue stream in order to screen The Last Jedi, so that other films don't get in its (your) way.
Merry Christmas and do make sure to visit the gift shop after your fourth viewing!
7 out of 12 found this helpful.
You know what I liked about the index feature beyond being able to conveniently see a lot of reviews at once? The fact that your TV episode reviews could all be clustered together. You've destroyed that as well.
The actual review pages now look absolutely atrocious. Rather than make simple enhancements, you've detracted a lot of what made the review site what it was. It looks unbearable, sadly.
Now I wasn't really much of an IMDb user when the message boards were taken down but now you've completely re-done (and IMO, screwed up) the list features and now the review features, which is an even greater abomination to those (not myself) that have put in years and years of hard work.
Please do something to at least mostly revert to what IMDb was. I feel the character of the site is being lost now.
Additionally, I love that I had to make an account through getsatisfication just to be able to comment about how bad IMDB got.
Is "to simplify the features" a valid argument? "simplify" means reduce functionality?
For me the filtering and sorting of reviews were one of the main reasons to use IMDb, the last 10 years! So, IMDb with the reviews sorted only by "helpfulness" (where do I e.g. find the latest) is now pretty useless for me.