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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. Make the UI mouse friendly and keyboard friendly

    Right now, in the main page, you cannot scroll horizontally with the mouse.
    Before releasing a new version you should check that the UI can be operated by keyboard only and by mouse only.

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  2. Offer a basic rating query for a specific movie

    A query service for a specific movie would allow to show the predicted/rated rating of a movie on Netflix, alongside with IMDB,and rotten tomatoes (which can be queried for their ratings)

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  3. Next page button

    It would be nice to have next page buttons at top and bottom of the page, and for the page to refresh so that you are at the top instead of needing to scroll to the top manually.

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  4. change colours

    I find the pale-ish blue against the white combined with the spacing between rows (with the ratings in blue) for the titles too hard to read.

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  5. Make link to IMDB re-use browser tab

    I think that the old site behaved as follows: if you had already used a link to IMDB from ML, and did not close the resulting browser tab, clicking on a subsequent IMDB link from ML would re-use that tab. New UI creates a new browser tab for every IMDB link clicked. Maybe this is an IMDB issue, maybe a browser issue, maybe ML issue.

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  6. Allow us to rate combinations of genres / tags.

    For example I keep getting movies with the genres "Comedy, Romance" together which sums up the two things I most hate in a movie, comedy is good combined with other things (for argument's sake let's say action or adventure) and romance is also okay if it's a minor addition to other things, but if a movie is JUST comedy + romance I don't want to see it!

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  7. DVD release status (was: buddies and DVD reases)

    I like the interface but let's not loose functionality along the way. Buddies were great for selecting movies both me and my wife will enjoy and DVD format (= watch at home) having a small child is a basic functionality.

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the feedback. We’d like to add a feature where movielens knows more about format availability for the movies in our database.

    We have a separate issue (with lots of support) for bringing back the buddies feature, so I retitled the ticket to reflect your request for DVD release status.

  8. Set a movie as "favorite"

    Hi, it would be great to be able to set a movie as favorite ones : sometimes I adore a movie, but I rate it lower than another one I don't like so much (because of the mood, etc). It would be nice to be able to flag our favorites movies - the one you would bring with you on a desert island.
    This could eventually be achieved with lists (https://movielens.uservoice.com/forums/238501-general/suggestions/5533426-can-we-keep-a-list-and-number-of-the-movies-we-ve), but an heart icon that you click next to the stars (or something like that) would be even more nice. (like on senscritique.com)
    thanks !

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the idea. Letterboxd also has this feature. I think lots of folks would like this.

  9. ratings analysis : chart to see which are your "favorite" years.

    After having seen the "release years of your rated movies" chart,
    I was thinking about how would look a chart that analyze which are our "favorite" movie years, based on the movie ratings.
    For a fan of sci-fi / horror, for example, it would be the 80's.

    For a fan of superheroes, there would be a peak those years, etc.

    How cool would that be ?

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  10. prediction distribution of all unseen movies

    It would be good to have the disribution on predicitions for all unseen movies. I was thinking how many movies are recommended to me with score 4.5 or 4 for example.

    You guys are awesome!
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  11. Matching Users Directly to Other Users

    To complement the present system could we match users to each other directly. The idea is this, instead of predicting the ratings directly, what you would do is use a best match function of your own ratings with those of another user – you are essentially trying to find your other self. The key advantage of this method is possibly finding hidden gems – a lot of the time my predicted films are ones I know about already.

    One problem with ratings is that some people’s ratings are generally cardinally higher than others which could skew this somewhat, as could…

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Hi Physiocrat,

    The algorithm that you describe is actually the grandfather of recommendation algorithms, known as “user-user collaborative filtering”. This algorithm has lots of nice properties, especially because it is such an intuitive and interesting approach to the problem of finding new content, but its performance characteristics make it unsuitable for systems like movielens.

    Your interface ideas that build on the intuition are really interesting, and there are some fun projects in there (especially combining user-user with tag information).

  12. You could give the option to the users to create a trust (maybe a distrust also) network of users, such the one found in epinions

    By creating a trust network perhaps the accuracy can become better, you could have more diverse recommendations and solve the cold start problem in some extend.

    Happy to join and help in any way possible!

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  13. Privacy support

    You could for example apply a simple data mining privacy preserving approach to your database ratings to a small extend (e.g 10%).

    This might bring lower accuracy. However users mights give more ratings freely.

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  14. Quotes!

    Add quotes to the movies, then it would be a great place to centralize all cinema things for everyone.

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  15. increasing the Hd

    HD as we know inreases the beauty and perfect picture to be observed by the clients (Viewers).This will help in increase of their need to watch them(movies).

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Would you please clarify what you’re asking for? Are you asking for retina support for our images? Or, tagging movies with blu-ray?

  16. Sharable wishlist

    I'd like to have some new features:
    1) Sharable wishlist - just give a link to my wishlist my husband who's not registered yet so he could pick up something he'd wish to see from what I've already chosen
    2) When I finally convince him to join, it would be awesome to create a recommendation list for both of us, which would take into account previous ratings of us both.
    At least, it would be cool if user1 could see a wishlist or rating made for user2 but ordered by proposed ratings for user1. I believe a lot of people…

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  17. Suggestions filter by where you can watch.

    It would be great to see the most recommend movies that are available on the platforms I subscribe to. I have ran into the issue that there is a movie you recommend and I want to watch it but I have to use another service to see if it is streaming anywhere. Wasted time for a lot of people who won't buy or rent old movies since we already pay monthly subscriptions.

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  18. sort suggestions based on predicted ratings

    Maybe this is already possible, but I don't see it. I just want to see the movies that movielens predicts I'll rate the highest. right now movie lens only suggests movies that I would rate between 4-4.5 stars. When I go to the top picks and sort by recommended. then it only shows me 4.1 star movies.

    Meanwhile my friend tells me I need to watch the Shawshank redemption, I search it on MovieLens and get a predicted score of 4.9! I'm scratching my head wondering, why am I getting a recommendation for some weird looking movie called Jojo Rabbit…

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  19. new way to sort films

    honestly i dont know how thats not a feature yet - to have the ability to sort movies we havent watched yet by the rating the site predicts because the wizard prediction system is pretty good

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  20. Make movies sortable by length

    Pretty self-explanatory. It would be nice to have movie length as an option under filters as well.

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