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Hi MovieLens users! We recently launched our first major revision to MovieLens since 2003! Please help us grow in the right direction by giving us thoughtful feedback on the design and functioning of the new user experience.

Ideas, questions, and bug reports are all welcome here.

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  1. Fix the year filter in the search.

    I can't get rid of all the 2019 movies. I add the filter 2000-2017, but I only get movies from 2019.

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  2. Filter by Popularity

    Hey there! I'd LOVE for the ability to filter my recommendations by popularity. I'm getting hit with a lot of popular films, and I know I can filter by # of ratings, but I'd love to be able to sit down and say "show me the most highly recommended rare films based on my ratings".

    Thanks!

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  3. Remove Recent Releases From Main Page, They Can Be Found Anywhere!

    It isn't difficult to find recently released movies that are popular. EVERY other recommendation site does this, you can find those movies on IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes. I don't use movielens to see whats currently playing in theaters! I mean come on you can just google that stuff.

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the feedback. Other users like this feature because viewing movies in the movielens interface offers different information (e.g., predicted ratings). Let’s see if others chime in.

  4. Incentivize tagging, edits, user loyalty

    People love a t-shirt, a button for their backpack, or even a gold star next to their user name. If you're looking to increase user participation in tag maintenance, merch and/or some sort of premium account are the answer. 1000 tags, enjoy your new coffee mug. 5,000 tags, have some embroidered socks.1,000,000 tags, welcome to movielens gold where the movies rate you.

    If this means we will be seeing ads on the site to support an overwhelming obligation to supply a huge influx of chronic taggers with cheap crap, then forget I suggested it.

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  5. Movie Details & Options When Hovering Over Cover

    It'd be great if when I hovered over a movie cover I could see a brief synopsis of the film w/additional options (i.e., Add to Wishlist, etc.), instead of having to click on the movie.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
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  6. Plot summary

    I would like to have a plot summary when the cursor is hovering over a title.

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  7. refine search with boolean filters

    Could you add a feature to refine search with operators ?
    I mean, it is actually possible to search by multiple tags, for example :

    "eighties, superheroes, drama"

    it would be awesome to be able to be more accurate with boolean operations, eg.

    "eighties +horror +teen"

    "superheroes +vilains -batman"

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
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  8. Donations?

    Are you taking donations to keep the site up and running?

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  9. Anime and Animation recommendation

    I felt that your bias or weightage for anime or animation tags is quite high.

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  10. Have a "Date Watched" field for movies

    It would be great to be able to keep track of when I watched a particular movie, then be able to sort my ratings by this field.

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  11. Add a "filter by year"

    I am never interested in movies that were made before 1990. No matter how good the story is, I just can't watch them. I wish there was a way I could say "show me movies between these dates" and then I could pick to only see movies made between 1990 and now. I love this site but it's hard to use when my recommendations are full of old movies that I will never watch. Thank you for considering this request :)

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  12. Rating: Predicted vs Average

    As a new user, I started by rating only my favorite movies, so now I'm stuck with recommenders displaying only 4 to 5 stars movies (based on the predicted rating I would give).
    I think there should be an option, in the settings, that allows us to choose to display the average ratings instead of the predicted ones.

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  13. Friends.

    I know that setting up a system like this must be very complex. But this page would be perfect if you could "add" other people as friends and see their movie ratings and recommend movies to each other. I've been enjoying quite a bit this site, but I'd love it if I could share it with friends.

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  14. Exclusion of genres

    I want to exclude a genre for my suggestions. For example I wanna exclude Documentary movies in my suggestions

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  15. Also add filter (Rated movie : show/hide) in "Movies like ***" page !!

    When i see "top picks" page. i have filter like (Rated movie : hide) but when i open "Movie like xyz" page, then i found it should also have same filter. because if i say i want movies like XYZ it shows me list of movies but it also contains some movie i already watched. so i will be more easy for us to find unrated movie. if we set (rated movie : hide).

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  16. How does cavalry work?

    I'm interested in the algorithm of cavalry recommender. Does is take into accounts tags?

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  17. Question: should I rate movies I didn't finish?

    If I watch, say, a half-hour of a movie and I don't continue watching it because it just didn't grab me, then I think the fact that it didn't spark my interest is a good reason to give it a low rating. But on the other hand, if I kept watching it, it might've turned out to be something I really loved, so giving that movie a low rating might cause the algorithm to not recommend similar movies that I also might have really loved.

    So, this is a question about how I should handle that on the website as…

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  18. Personal Notes

    It would be really great to add a personal notes section within each movies page where we could write thoughts on the movie. This could be private notation or could maybe be shared with friends? I would certainly use this function constantly.

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  19. sort by rating does not work when viewing my previously rated movies.

    It throws a javascript error in the debug console on chrome for osx and ios, also doesn't work on firefox.

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  20. Tag incentive

    Give users karma points for creating a new tag. Each vote from another user is one point

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