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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. Help button

    I very sillily skipped the tutorial at the beginning and have struggled to work out how to rate. I realise it's not that difficult now but spent ages looking for a help button.
    Sorry for being an idiot 🤣

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  2. complementary set movies

    Creating "playlists" for movies. Some ideas such as pairing the anachronistic films Knights Tale, Caravaggio and Marie Antoinette together or putting films that have all physical special effects, even connecting movies that all share a creative influence people don't often look into such as cinematographer or musical composition. When having a movie experience often a viewer will become positively biased towards an influence they don't rationally notice, something similar to this idea could help people find the magic of something they have seen in another movie even if they can't place what exactly it is.

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  3. Better Facebook sharing

    If I post the link to a movie page in Facebook, the preview only shows "Movielens", not the title and no image. I know that chasing after Facebook changes is difficult, but maybe there are some small changes that make for a better sharing.

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    planned  ·  Max Harper responded

    Great feedback, thanks for sharing. I’ll add this to our to-do list.

  4. Ajax based refresh button and automatic refresh

    I'm new to Movielens and I find it annoying to reload the whole page once I've rated already-watched movies in the recommendations, (which actually are more than 50-60% of the recommendations). It'd be great to have an ajax based refresh button to reload new recommendations. Moreover, an automatic refresh system would be great, once the system detects a certain number of rating to recommended movies.

    4 votes
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  5. Yet more genres would be great.

    I love the increased amount of genres, but could we have even more? Maybe "Psychological" "Superhero" "Fairy Tale" and "Monster" for starters?

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  6. advanced search

    search by director

    4 votes
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  7. Clean ratings

    It's hard to think about unbiased rating when I'm looking at the predictions and statistics. It would be nice to have a UX flow where that information is not visible before I enter a rating.

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Good feedback. We would like to provide an unbiased interface for rating movies.

  8. I liked being able to control how many movies I saw per page

    I really can control the amount of information I'm getting in the old version. The pictures are nice but I like Movie lens for the control and the information! Improved graphics are nice but they're secondary to me.

    4 votes
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  9. Display list of movies for rating statistic

    In the About your ratings, it shows graphs of movies based on year, rareness, etc. But it only gives the number, whereas I don't know which of my movies qualifies as "rare" or "common" and I'm also curious to see why I have a spike in movies from 1985-1990

    4 votes
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  10. List

    Let us create personalized list! they are so much fun, and get people in conversations!

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  11. Custom lists

    It would be nice to be able to make lists like "best of 2014" for example.
    or, custom "only for us" tags =)

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  12. Correlate the age of the rating, the age of the audience and the age of the film.

    Some movies I have rated based on the impression I had watching them when I was a kid. Was it great back then, some tens of years ago? Definitely. Would I watch it today? Hardly.

    The MovieLens itself quickly approaches 20 years of age. The first ratings on the movies back then have had been done by the people 20 years younger than they are today.

    I am willing to share my year of birth with MoviLens if that would help with the predictions.

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  13. 4 votes
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  14. Add search tools and filters to the 'Similar Movies' list

    Suppose I want recommendations for movies similar to 'Gravity'. scrolling down the movie page, I see the 'Similar Movies' list, but some of the movies there are movies I've already watched and rated. Even when selecting 'see more', I can't filter out the rated movies.

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  15. make recommendations better...

    Great concept. This used to be my favorite feature in Netflix (they gave really on-point recommendations), but they have since done away with the feature assumingly because they want to promote their streaming service (and divert attention from the 90%+ movies not offered on streaming). What would it take to make your results better? (lack of data, algorithms, other?). I was searching for something just like Movielens, the problem is that your results for recommendations aren't so great.

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  16. Connection to streaming from Netflix, Amazon, GooglePlay, etc.

    Set up a section (or a filter?) for "Available streaming on..." for Netflix, Amazon, Googleplay, Hulu, and anyone else that offers streaming movies. That way we can look for movies to watch RIGHT NOW - instant gratification!

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  17. Give "spotlight" to Volunteers

    People that add movies to the site and improve the database as well as the recommendation system should have some kind of ... reward. in the end of the movie page it should say : "movie added by UserX"

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  18. Ranking users

    Hey there! I think it'd be fun to have a place on the site where all users are ranked by how many movies they've seen. People could also be sorted into levels, with each level having a quippy little name like "Movie-watching Fiend" or something.

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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Add second line of title for long titles when viewing by tiles

    Hey, on https://movielens.org/explore?q=lost%20ark it is not immediately obvious which is the actual movie (unless you've memorized the year of its release by heart).

    Please consider having the title span two lines, or make the cards bigger so a longer title would fit (not sure how that would look on mobile, though)

    Thanks!

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