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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. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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?

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  4. Override ratings on import

    Please add an option to override ratings when importing from imdb.

    (Or a button to erase all ratings but you probably want to keep all possible data)

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  5. Improving Buddies - Opt-In Match-Making Service?

    Your softwares predicts how someone will like certain movies by examining how others with similar tastes enjoy those movies. Why not offer a means of allowing interested users with similar tastes to get to know each other?

    [Maybe that's what forums are for? I am not someone who uses forums yet.]

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  6. 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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  7. Show a detailed list of all the factors that went into each movie recommendation.

    I'd love to see a list like:

    You loved star wars, we think you'll like X because they both have:
    - The hero's journey
    - Parental loss
    - Magical wizard helpers
    - Fight against evil
    - Political oppression
    - Some romance
    - Set in space
    - Childhood innocence shattered

    It would require that you categorize movies with a lot of granularity, of course, but that's the kind of data I imagine a movie recommendation engine has?

    Yes? No?

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  8. I dont want to watch this

    Sometimes you may not wat the watch one of the recomendations, having the ability to say 'not now' or 'not ever' to a recomendation would be good, especially if the features of that movie where used to filter our similar movies from being recomended in the future

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  9. Include Alternate Movie Titles

    Searching for movie titles in the old movielens was more effective for various of reasons. If my memory is not wrong, it used a different matching algorithm which looked for titles with similar words so misspellings could be usable. But more importantly, titles for foreign movies included English title and original language title (with English spelling if necessary!). The new search model makes it difficult to find some movies because they are known to many by a different name. Showing and allowing to search by alternate movie would titles can be very useful including the case when the alternate movie…

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  10. New Movie Added But Not Showing up in Search

    This is an example of a movie that I wanted to add, BUT, it says it has already been added. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428144/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). The problem is that when it was added, the TMDB link somehow got mixed up and it did not extract the information from it. The IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes link work, BUT, the TMDB link shows no such movie exists. HOWEVER, when you search TMDB, the movie does in fact exist, here is the link to the movie: (http://www.themoviedb.org/movie/32128-category-6-day-of-destruction). This has happened to SEVERAL movies which I have added. I keep on clicking the flag…

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    planned  ·  Max Harper responded

    Thanks for the bug report, and sorry for your troubles! There is a historical context here that manifests itself in the new site as a bug. The movie is in the system (added in april 2005) but never got promoted to “live” during the era of our “resident movie guru”, so it’s effectively hidden. That is easily fixed for this movie (done).

    We’ll prioritize building better tools for helping the community address these issues without turning to our support forum.

  11. The Star colors have changed!

    In the old movie lens, predictions were in red and what you've rated is in blue but that has switched, I find it a little confusing. It will probably be ok down the line when the new site is launched and only seeing the new way, but just wondering if there was a specific reason this was done

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    Interesting! Hadn’t thought users would care. Let’s see if this issue gets more support.

    The two reasons for the current choice:

    1. part of our new site’s color palette
    2. we wanted the “rated” color to be more vibrant than the “predicted” color (unlike the current site).

  12. List of favorite directors based on ratings

    Hi,

    I so enjoy and appreciate this site! It is fantastic! I thought a cool idea would be if a list of favorite directors could be generated based on your ratings.

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  13. Would be MUCH BETTER If i could rate "actors"

    Wish i could rate actors.. There're some movies I'll never watch if there's some actor I dislike in it. I hate poor acting =\

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  14. Sort by length

    This would be a very useful feature if at all possible.

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  15. Procedural List generation for external use

    Being able to build a exportable/externally accessable list of our rated or recommended movies would allow integration with other software and/or websites and increase the value and usefulness of this recommendation engine.
    (Native integration with Radarr would be even better, but I accept that's a long shot.)
    https://github.com/Radarr/Radarr/wiki/Supported-NetImports

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  16. Easier way to compare and re-rate rated films

    I'd really like a sort of "drag and drop" method of re-shuffling and reorganizing my various film ratings.

    It would be really helpful if one could clearly contrast and compare, for instance, their 5-star films vs. their 4-star films vs. their 4.5-star films. Maybe there could be panels side by side which you could scroll through (a 5 star panel, 4.5 star panel, 4 star panel, etc.) where you could drag a film from one to another to change its rating.

    The more films I rate, the more my rating-criteria change. For instance, a film I gave 5 stars a…

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  17. More movies per page (100, 500)

    Sometimes, I go through movies with a low rate count and try to find some I've seen. I know it helps you guys. With the very limited number of movies displayed per page however, it is tedious. If I could choose 500 movies per page, that would be great :)

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  18. Private Tags as well as community tags for the special needs

    "Eric's Dvds", "Owned", "lord of the ring", "love It. dan", "hell ya!", "box", "seen at the cinema", "2" are just a few of the less interesting gems for Forrest Gump. There is nothing to stop MovieLens from analysing private tags if it anything this has the benefit of greater personalisation while not creating a steaming pile. Sure "owned" has some sort of a correlation toward rating but this has no benefit to the community and is just clutter.

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  19. Information on where to stream each movie

    Congrats on the algorithm! it's the best I've seen. Now I have a list of all the movies I want to see....it'd be great to know in which streaming service I can find each, instead of looking for them one by one.

    Cheers

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  20. New DVD and/or streaming releases

    Need a filter to differentiate new DVD and/or stream releases from new theater releases

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    under review  ·  Max Harper responded

    We would love to do this, too. We are still considering our options, since it’s not totally clear how to get this data.

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