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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. hide spoiler tags

    Tags sometimes spoil a movie when I'm browsing (e.g. plot twist, happy ending, father-son relation in The Empire Strikes Back, etc.).
    It would be nice to have the option to hide sensitive tags for unwatched movies, but still using them for the recommendation.
    To determine what a "spoiler tag" is like, it could be labelled as so clicking on the + sign next to its name.

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  2. Make stuff smaller maybe?

    I kind of feel like I'm zoomed in 125%

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  3. Sync with Trakt. tv

    Trakt tracks what I watch. Would be easier if my trakt ratings just synced with Movielens. You'd get a lot more data on viewing habits and tastes.

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  4. Why this project doesn't have a Github?

    It would be great if exists any open repository with commiters and contributors and people could implement more interesting features together?

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    It’s a cool idea, and worth further consideration. However, it is currently unlikely to happen given MovieLens’s utility as a research platform for our graduate students.

  5. Language Filter

    The option to filter by language has been suggested I see. However, it should be taken a step further. It should include the option to filter movies only in English (or whatever language), not just all films that have multiple languages including English.

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  6. Remove wishlist movies from recommendations

    Most of my recommendations are the movies that are already on my wishlist. It would be nice if my top recs listed were not all the movies that I already planned to watch anyway

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  7. Let unregistered users see movies page

    I like to share what i see on facebook, with the link to the page, but my friends cant see the movie info without registering ... People should be allowed to see the movie page at least =)

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  9. Discussion Forum

    Will there be a forum for discussion? Preferably not the same format as the movielens q&a, maybe just a comments section at the bottom of each movie.

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Nothing planned yet, but we are certainly open to this idea!

    For context, we had a discussion forum in the mid-2000s that was pretty successful. We see the shift to the Q&A interface (maybe 2009?) as a failure, since that really dropped discussion activity.

  10. Suggest movies included in my Amazon Prime/Netflix subscription

    It would be great if I could tell you that I have, say, an Amazon Prime UK account, and if you could then crawl their offering, suggesting titles that I might like that they have currently included in Prime. You could then directly link to the movies. Same goes for Netflix, and other regions.

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  11. Stop recommending very old movies when I clearly do not watch/rate them.

    Every time I try to come back and use the site I'm always driven away by the need to hide pages and pages of old movie recommendations.

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  12. Separate playlists?

    I have different expectations for an action movie than I do for a drama. Sometimes I am in the mood for something different than I am normally looking for.

    Is it possible to create separate playlists? I want at least three playlists, one for movies that will make me think, one for movies that will make me feel, and one for mindless fun.

    I think that Pandora handles this well. I generally like singer/songwriter mellow stuff (Sarah McLachlan, Dar Williams, The Hush Sound, Leonard Cohen), but I also like a little bit of metal (Sabaton, Nightwish). Putting them on a…

    12 votes
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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Great idea. We’ve been pondering “mood-based recommendations” for a while.

  13. Filter by duration

    I don't know why don't you allow to filter by the duration of the film. Sometimes I want to find a recommended short film and other times I don't want/have time for a 3 hours movie so i want them out.

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  14. merge tags

    An option to merge tags, which are the same, but spelled differently. For example, I saw sci-fy. sc-fy and sci fi. In the "+" menu there could be "Merge into..." command which would ask to select another tag, remove the tag on which is was executed, merge it into the specified one and include its votes into the latter

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  15. Links to external movie sites

    Before, there were automatic links to the rottentomateos, netflix, and imdb sites. those were helpful, and adding more would be neat too, such as AMAZON (my vote) or Hulu...any others?

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    started  ·  Max Harper responded

    We’ve taken the easy first step by adding links to IMDB and TMDB.

    The harder second step is coming: add arbitrary links (e.g., amazon). We will probably need our members to add/maintain those links, so that will require more development.

    Happy to hear suggestions for more sites to link to.

  16. Put a programmatic application programming interface on MovieLens.

    I want to use MovieLens recommendations in my other applications which I develop. A web service API would allow me access without wasting time with webscraping.

    10 votes
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  17. Is it possible to allow users to import ratings from other websites?

    Hi,

    I marked about 500 movies from a website and it will be much convenient if we can import ratings from other websites.

    I know it might be difficult to deal with every movie websites, then is it possible to provide a movie lens API so that users can import theirs scores through the API themselves?

    Thanks

    10 votes
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  18. Top Pics - Sort on Recommended

    I don't understand why, when viewing top picks, ordered by "recommended", movies aren't sorted by the star rating Movielens predicts for me. For instance, the first movie in my Top Picks has a prediction of 3.5 stars. The second movie has 4 stars. Further down there might be a movie with 4.5 stars.

    Surely, when ordered by "recommended", it should be recommended by stars descending? Or how is it sorted?

    10 votes
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  19. Use IMDb plot keywords instead of tags (was: Tags)

    Curently the tag system is very chaotic and if you don't change it will become worse (see listal.com -> "women i would not even look at" tags)

    Why not using the official IMDB plot keywords as tags?

    Users should be only able to select the pre-defined ones.

    E.g. "bad" is just disturbing. Or "hot" or "boobs"...

    See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0429493/keywords?ref_=tt_stry_kw for example.

    And http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Keywords/

    Also all tags should be written lowercase.

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the feedback. It is extremely unlikely that we will replace our tagging feature with IMDb plot keywords, but there are some other interesting ideas in here.

  20. Filter by outside ratings

    Everytime I see a recommendation of a movie I don't know, I check rotten tomstoes for its rating and, most of the time, I only watch it if it has a high enough rating. So, I would love to see some kind of filter that allowed me to filter my recommendations by movies with a rotten tomatoes or imdb rating above a certain threshold.

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