Updates to the Ratings pages and functionality

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Today we have made several updates to our Ratings pages and functionality. We have improved the design of the ratings details page to give it a cleaner, more modern look.


We have also made several changes, listed below. These changes only impact the Your Ratings page on the IMDb desktop Website. You may find much of this information by creating and running custom searches on the AdvancedTitle Search page. For example, to see comedy titles you have rated, sorted by your rating, see this advancedsearch. Or, to see titles you have rated that are in the IMDb Top250 list, see this advancedsearch.





What did we change?

1.     We removed the Compact list view. This was accessible from the far right icon (see A in the screen capture below). The grid view and detailed list view are still available.

2.     We updated the “Sort by” dropdown box. It now provides the two most popular choices: Most Recent (previously called Recently Rated) and Top Rated (previously Your Rating). Sort by: Your rating, Title A-Z, Release date (US),Number of votes, IMDb rating, and Popularity were removed. See B in the screen capture below.

3.     We removed the Refine ratings filters options from the Your Ratings page on the desktop site. See C in the screen capture below.

4.     We removed the Find More Titles tab. See D in the screen capture below.









5.     We removed the Recommended for You section on the User/Ratings page.

6.     We changed the format of data in the Ratings Export. You can export your ratings to Excel by clicking the new overflow menu (the 3 vertical dots) above your list in the updated experience, and choosing Export.

There are many ways to find new titles to watch. IMDb users can use Advanced Search, look through the recommendations for new titles to watch under People who liked this also liked... on any title page, or see Top Rated Movies.

Thank you for your continued support.


Karen


 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add back compact view in rating.

As so many people already mentioned here, the compact view was the view that most people used, so why on earth remove that. Easy exports to Excel and copying of lists to name a couple of issues that now are much garder. These last changes can't have been tested on end-users, right?
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I guess none of the Admins will respond here anymore. They will try to sweep the massive negative critic under the carpet, as they did before (closing boards for example).

Nearly no one thinks this so called "improvement" helps anyone, but Col and Co. just ignore that fact. Its hard to think what kind of person makes such decisions and believe the community would appreciate it, when everyone sees that its a big step back in filtering and sorting your own rated movies.

Hey Col, just try a test with some random people and see if they prefer the old way or the "new" way to filter and sort movies - I bet everything I have the majority will not agree with your claiming :D
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I have a much more detailed reply to the changes earlier in this thread but I just wanted to let people know what else I noticed about the changes.

I watch a lot of stand up comedy and with the previous filter it was easy to find which stand up specials I have seen in total and by a particular person.  For example George Carlin has made over a dozen stand up specials and the only way I can keep track of what I have seen was to filter out that information on the ratings page.

What I did find is that in there latest terrible changes they removed stand up as a category (genre) in which you can look up titles.  Now they classify these specials as either just "Comedy" or "Documentary/Comedy".  There is now easy way to look up these titles any longer because so many titles fall into those two categories and I doubt I will ever have a complete list of them again.

Thanks again IMDB development team.  For a site where most of the work is done for free by contributors who keep adding content you certainly do not care about pissing off everyone who has enjoyed this site.
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This is totally ridiculous.  I currently have 1700 titles rated and like to browse through some of my old ratings (and it also takes me back to a certain time and place, to know what I rated when).  If you're asking me to "Load More" versus go to the "Next Page" that displays the next 100 titles, it's going to take up so much memory on the computer.  I might as well have never rated those titles if I can never go back and see them.

Why are people obsessed now with limiting functionality?  Nobody complains because a site has too much functionality.
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Bloody hell, I havent noticed that. Load more is definitely not going to do when trying to browse more than 1000 titles back. Hopefully though they plan to develop this new barebones version.
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This is totally ridiculous. 
I currently have 1700 titles rated and like to browse through some of my old ratings...
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What is your IMDb User Profile page link?

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http://www.imdb.com/find?q=John%20Maynard&s=nm&exact=true
Displaying 17 results for "John Maynard"
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"Your ratings" have changed?
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-your-ratings-have-changed?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5B...

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Updates to the Ratings pages and functionality
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Many of the 82,270,000 Users (http://www.imdb.com/user/ur82270000/

do Ratings and may not know where to add ... comments: here

Some do more than others
Small sample list:

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur59520923/ratings 3,551 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur3410021/ratings 3,838 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur2509775/ratings 3,862 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur11228318/ratings 3,866 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0810576/ratings 4,325 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur52832854/ratings 4,405 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur2070625/ratings 4,498 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0406143/ratings 4,674 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0322329/ratings 5,400 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0859635/ratings 6,225 titles
 
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur1503519/ratings 6,889 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur2898520/ratings 9,619 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur5447903/ratings 16,018 titles

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur37715747/ratings 26,919 titles


Col Needham's Ratings
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/ratings 10,699 titles
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I do not do Ratings

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Bah! You really don't know what you're doing, do you? It's all "remove, remove, remove". First the Forums, now this... The compact view was one of the most useful features on the site.

I seriously hate you right now :(
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Removal of filters under Your Ratings page.

Until a few days ago, we had the filter functionality within the 'Your Ratings' page. This helped me sort through all my rated titles based on type, genre, etc. which helped me find, for instance, how many tv shows I have watched, or how many movies in the action genre I have watched.

I know this can also be done using the advanced search, but that filter was a much easy way to achieve that. Also, I watch a lot of movies and tv shows and each time I do, I rate them on IMDb. So when any of my friends ask me for movie suggestions, I just used to give them the link to my rated titles page and my friends could filter it for themselves very easily. Now, doing this is so hard for me as well as for them.

Why was this feature removed in the first place? Id didn't make the page look ugly and it wasn't as if it was taking too much page space. Can it be brought back because it is extremely invaluable to me, and many others.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled After 1000 titles in rating list, "load more" button not actually load more title....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Layout Change to the User Rating Page - Good but can you add back infographic als....

The change to the user rating page is fine but you removed the infographic bar chart of ratings by gender and age and replaced it with a data table. I would really appreciate it if you could add back the chart also, the user experience was way better with the chart.

I could easily look at the chart and pick the demographic group I was invested in is seconds vs now it takes longer and is less visually appealing. 

I am sure there was a lot of thought that went into the layout change by your web design team but if there are huge benefits I am missing, please let me know. 

Huge fan of IMDB, 

Kassie
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filters and sorting options on my ratings list are gone.

Today I noticed that I can no longer filter my ratings and the only available sort options are Most Recent and Top Rated. How am I now supposed to figure out which are my, e.g., highest rated War movies? If I click on the War bar under the Ratings Analysis, it does show me all the War movies I've rated, but there I can't sort by my rating.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Incorrect Ratings Totals.

With the latest changes to the IMDb ratings page, I now have what I consider a serious problem. On the "My Ratings" and "My Profile" page, the total number of titles I've rated is listed at 7,320. However due to titles being removed from the database, the total is actually 7,275. The only way to really know how many titles I've voted for is to go to the "My Ratings" page, export the file, open the file in Excel, drag to the bottom of the spreadsheet, and look at the final row number. Then I know how many I've actually seen. This is incredibly frustrating.

As a software engineer/web developer, I know there is a way to remove orphaned records from the deleted titles table so that your pages will reflect correct number of titles I've voted on. Could you PLEASE do this?

Thank you,

David (Simba63)
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On the "My Ratings" and "My Profile" page,
the total number of titles I've rated is listed at 7,320.
However due to titles being removed from the database, the total is actually 7,275.

by David (Simba63)
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This you ?

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http://www.imdb.com/stats
Titles: 4,633,621

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633620/
Moms Teach Sex (2013– )
Doctors Orders

Title #: 7,635,000

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7635000/
Divina Bellezza (2017–2018)
Luci ed Ombre del Barocco


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Yes
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Simba63

"My Profile" page,
the total number of titles I've rated is listed at 7,320

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0343564/ratings
Access denied
403 ERROR
It's the one that says 'Page not found'.
Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction (1994)



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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled My Ratings cannot be viewed in the old list setting....

I used my ratings almost every time through the listing view. Now this feature seems to be retired, or will it have a comeback? I'm really missing this view and its statistiscs and options. I really, really hope, this comes back or either 11 years of rating won't be as satisfying to me anymore. Sadly. Thanks Björn
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Mr Needham isn't listening. A deluge of complaints and he hasn't budged. I asked days ago whether users had been consulted about these changes. He didn't deign to answer but the user response is all the answer we need. We don't matter.
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So, so true. Mr. Needham's silence to the universal revulsion to these changes is a resounding answer in and of itself. He either doesn't care about our concers, which is an indicator of the contempt IMDB has for its users, or his masters are pulling the leash tight around his throat. The situation reminds me of other disasters where the evidence of incompetence is plain to everyone but the authors of the catastrophe do their feeble best to convince everyone nothing has happened and there's nothing to be seen. Perhaps the managers of IMDB should run for Congress; their uselessness would be more at home there.
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He did say they need to rebuild the functions on a new system. Now why would they need to remove the old system everyone relies on before that happens if it does, idk.
I don't see a "deluge" btw. I see barely anyone cares. Just 65 people signed up for this thread so far.
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Well, 65 is quite a lot, Andru, although maybe only a small proportion of the overall users. And for every one who has posted there will be maybe hundreds more who are not annoyed enough to be bothered or to work out how to post. I don't see many (any?) who think the changes are a good idea.
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Well, 65 is quite a lot, Andru,
although maybe only a small proportion of the overall users.
And for every one who has posted there will be maybe hundreds more
who are not annoyed enough to be bothered or to work out how to post.
I don't see many (any?) who think the changes are a good idea.
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There are over 82,425,000 IMDb Users
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GS has 55,752 Members

If the Messages on GS were posted on the IMDb Boards (Gone!)

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I just want to make it very clear that this does NOT improve functionality. Basically the only upside to this "upgrade" is that this makes things easier for your coders. That's not how you make a user-friendly and useful website.

Now this can be an opportunity to show that you care about users here and their feedback and want to build a website everyone can enjoy. Or it will make it crystal clear that all that matters for you is to spend the least you can while advertising films for Amazon. Be careful or your true priorities might show.

I'm a new user here, and I can tell you this update leaves me confused and disappointed. I find it absurd that you claim the update will have made navigating the site easier ??? I can tell you, I moved from Rotten Tomatoes to here because I found the functionalities better. If you continue destroying what brought me to this website, I will move on to the next better film database.
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Some of what you said above, seems very right, also, in light of the decision to delete the 'Message Boards', in the recent past.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I cannot the "most voted", "IMDb rating" or the "release date" of my film list an....

I cannot the "most voted", "IMDb rating" or the "release date" of my film list anymore! The only thing I can see is "top rated" (former "your rating") and "most recent". Why?
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Literally NO good comment about this change. I guess you guys can see here how much the userbase enjoyed it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Refine my ratings....

I cant refine my ratings anymore. Before I could see only the TV episodes, or the movies If I wanted to. I also could refine the list only to show some ratings, etc...

Now I only can do it with my Watchlist, that doesnt have the same titles that my ratings...
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The functionality removed from the page Your Ratings, remained on the List pages. Maybe you will return the functionality to Your Ratings. Or you plan to remove the functionality from List pages too?

Or you don't care at all about your users' opinion?
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Col said they are gonna do it over. I think.
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Do it over? Maybe they will try. Or maybe they will tell us anything, regardless of whether they mean it or not.
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Maybe someone could make a vote to cancel this "updates" at site like change.org? Actually this affects to much more imdb users than registered in this theme.
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When these changes were first implemented, whenever I exported my vote history it was not sorted by "date rated".  Nor was it at all obvious to me how to get my spreadsheet program to sort IMDb's UTC time format.

Happily, this bug appears to have been fixed.  When I exported my vote history yesterday, it was sorted by "date rated" the way it used to be.  Thus, exporting your vote history now provides a "compact view"-style list.  It's certainly not a ideal substitute for the compact view, but at least it's a workaround that works now.
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Unfortunately my ratings list is too big  to export it. I always get error since it was 10k+
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sorting "Your Ratings".

Why were the sorting and refining options for "Your Ratings" removed?

It was great that I could easily find the most recent release I've watched or movies I've watched that were released on a certain period of time.

Please bring these options back.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled problem with ratings.

Why i can't see or don't have options on the right side of the site on my ratings page, where i was able to choose to see just tv series I rated or movies or mini-series, or if i wanted to see what mysteries, horor or comedies i watched?? wtf, where is that??
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1. Choose ‘Advanced Search’ from the Home Page search drop down

2. Choose ‘Advanced Title Search’

3. If you leave the ‘Title’ blank you can choose everything else that was on the left of the ratings page before

4.  Under the ‘Your Ratings’ section, choose the radio button to restrict to titles you’ve rated

 

Voila, same list as before, and while it requires a couple extra clicks, the list compliation is faster. 

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But it's not the same as before, as you can't sort that list by "Your Rating" or "Date Rated".
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For all intents and purposes, you really need to export your vote history and manipulate the spreadsheet to be able to do anything useful anymore.  That's what I've resigned myself to.
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Yes, you can sort by Your Rating. They recently added that to the choices on Advanced Search. But not Date Rated yet.
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The fact is that before these new "improvements" the site was far more practical, far easier to use, and even far better looking in terms of pure aesthetics. And I am writing this after I had, let's say, "familiarized" with the new layout during these last days.

The Compact View is completely gone, and as basically everyone else have already pointed out, it is a total disaster. The Grid View and Details View were organized in pages of 100 titles each, and one could easily check for the movies they were searching for in chronological order, by navigating to the corresponding page. Now there is just one infinite list of movies, all on one single page, and we have to scroll down and click on the "show more" button dozens of times to get to find the films we need to. It's a much more complicated and time wasting process, to the point that I stopped doing it. I just don't open the ratings page anymore.

Another thing that I don't honestly think has been an intelligent choice, is that now every single movie card in the list have the "add to watchlist", "get showtimes" and "watch now" options. Movies that I have already rated, so I have already SEEN them. Don't need to see them again, so I don't need any of these new features.

If the goal was to get a more user friendly interface, especially for beginners, I think these changes you've made have had the exact opposite effect. They rendered the things difficult, annoying and impractical.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, revert things back to the original situation.
As of now, the user's ratings list have become totally pointless. And this is not good, given that it was basically the starting point for almost EVERY activity on this site.
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I couldn't have said it better. But after several days of our begging and pleading, IMDB has done nothing, not even deigned to provide a word of concern. Typical. Their people have the hearts of bureaucrats; a living Milgram Experiment, they'd do anything their masters told them to do, even if what they're told to do is...nothing, which is the case here. And you know what? I've stopped caring. IMDB obviously doesn't give a fig so why should any of us? I think it's time to admit defeat and just move on, perhaps find another movie lover's home that is more concerned with the sensibilities of their visitors. Let the lackeys at IMDB enjoy their little triumph, which shall prove a deceptive one indeed, and turn to ashes in their mouth once they've been deservedly deserted. Now that IMDB has robbed me of my reasons for visiting, I simply don't bother to visit in the first place.
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I think of the erstwhile IMDb now as the Internet Movie Fanbase.  A great place to catch up with all the trailers for the hot, new releases!  And to get the latest on the hottest stars!  And whenever I want to do something geeky and annoying that requires technical resources like, say, navigating between multiple pages of my vote history, I take a quiz instead!  Because I realize now that I'm being an ungrateful child, and if I don't start singing for my supper soon and clicking on revenue-producing links, Amazon will loose patience completely and shut this whole shebang down for good.
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Please bring back plain compact view with pagination soon! I am trying to use these ones but even disabling images doesn't help me browse my list freely
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After more than 10 years on the website, the watchlist and showtimes were among the few features I never used. I am primarily interested in old films and television shows, and these features are useless to me. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Loading ratings not working properly.

The ratings tab doesn't load more than 1000 titles max for me. Plus it's very slow when loading +800 titles. Liked the old way better (Loading a new page per 100 titles).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled List category in viewing options of watchlist is gone.

Hi, i was just logging in today to see, there is no longer the option to view my watchlist in list mode. Since i'm sometimes looking up specific dates when i've rated a movie, it's very sad to see, this option has gone and only grid and detail view are remaining.

Are there any plans to bring this feature back in the near future or do you guys have any workaround? thx
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Just found this category and have to add, what a poor decision. You're taking functions from your members, that made this site special for them. Please make the list available again, so we can see dates when movies have been rated.

Otherwise I guess you'll loose more people as well as countless ratings, for I think it's taking motivation from people to rate a movie, if you don't get the full advantage afterwards.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filtering feature while viewing the user's ratings is gone!!.

I have more than 1.5K ratings and I've lost the filtering system where I was able to sort my rating in terms of movies or tv shows. pleeeeeese bring that back!
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Stolen from somebody else above.....

 - Choose ‘Advanced Search’ from the Home Page search drop down

 - Choose ‘Advanced Title Search’

 - If you leave the ‘Title’ blank you can choose everything else that was on the left of the ratings page before including TV show, Video, Movie, etc

 - Under the ‘Your Ratings’ section, choose the radio button to restrict to titles you’ve rated


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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filter my ratings.

There used to be an option to filter my rated titles (ex. by genre, by year etc), but now there is no such thing.
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Stolen from somebody else above.....

 - Choose ‘Advanced Search’ from the Home Page search drop down

 - Choose ‘Advanced Title Search’

 - If you leave the ‘Title’ blank you can choose everything else that was on the left of the ratings page before including the various genres

 - Under the ‘Your Ratings’ section, choose the radio button to restrict to titles you’ve rated

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Keep em coming - we've already hit page fouur!