Autocomplete incorrectly shows no results in some cases (was: Why is finding movies with multiple names so hard on new Movielens?)
I've had trouble finding a few movies here since you updated the site. If I search a foreign movie by the original name it shows no results and only when I try adding it to the database the page tells me it's already there. I had the same problem when I looked for a movie with at least two English names. I've never had trouble with this before.
Thanks for the bug report. We know about two issues:
- can’t search for numbers (e.g., “300”)
- can’t search for non-ascii characters (e.g., “amélie”)
We plan to fix these problems soon. Also, we plan to add support for multiple/secondary titles, which may address Raven’s comments.
If you post examples of searches that fail that don’t belong to those two categories, that would be very helpful.
verified it is now possible to search titles (or names) with non ascii characters. I had no problem searching for "Amélie" as long as I wrote it with the acute accent in place. However, it would be best if any diacritics in letters were ignored on any search the same way that the letter case (lower/upper) is currently ignored. Most people probably want to search for "Amelie" and be able to find "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain," A.K.A. "Amélie."
Regarding the search for "Tourist Trap," I verified Essi's failed search. Weird! However I found some community tags for the movie when I looked at the direct link provided. The movie had no votes.
Today I tried finding the movie Tourist Trap on Movielens and didn't get any results. And again the movie is in your database but this time by that exact title. https://movielens.org/movies/55699 I tried to find it several times and checked my spelling etc.
I added some tags to it but when I came back to the page later it didn't show any tags.
Any idea when is the support for multiple/secondary titles coming? At the moment using this site can be quite bothersome.
For example, I tried searching for Femina ridens (1969) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124621/?ref_=nv_sr_1 also known as The Laughing Woman or The Frightened Woman. I couldn't find it at all by searching for it's original title. I also tried this with Dellamorte Dellamore http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109592/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt and again no success when searching the movie by it's original Italian title. It's only visible when searching for Cemetery Man. Same thing with Wild Beasts - Belve Feroci Aka Savage Beasts. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090322/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt The film is commonly known as Wild Beasts and yet this name is only visible via the movie poster on Savage Beasts movie page. None of these movies have their original (or any alternative) titles listed on the site.
I also had same problem recently when I tried looking for Santa's Slay which apparently was at the time listed by it's French title, Very Bad Santa. But when I checked it just now the title appears to be correct.
I hope this helps.
I wasn't a user of the old movielens, but I have noticed this problem already in the current version!
I added this French movie to Movielens, for instance: https://movielens.org/movies/116945
The primary title on IMDB is "Korkoro" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1495823/ and the movie is also known under the titles of "Liberté" and "Freedom". For some reason (I am not sure why), Movielens has it listed only as "Freedom", and it cannot be searched for by the other names.
I also added this English language film https://movielens.org/movies/116947
It has the title of "Stand Off" in North America and "Whole Lotta Sole" elsewhere. It can only be found as "Whole Lotta Sole" here on Movielens.