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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Can you clarify what you mean by "hook up with"? Are links enough, or are you suggesting deeper integration?

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Awesome! Most of the feedback we've gotten so far is "not enough information density", so I am happy to hear a vote in the other direction. Maybe that means we're iterating towards a happy middle ground.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Today we released version 4.0.4 which improved search with autocomplete, more intuitive search results, a whole bunch of new clickable fields (e.g., actors), and several new "search tools".

    I'm leaving this thread open since there are still a bunch of requests that we haven't gotten to, and some interesting ideas that we shouldn't lose. Search will continue to become more powerful as we move forward!

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the additional information! We do plan to support searching by directors and actors, as well as better title searching.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Gary: thanks for the feedback. We plan to put MPAA and language filtering in the search tools. We already support filtering by genre and year.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback. I completely agree with your comments, and "foreign to whom" made me laugh. The answer is "foreign to people from the US", but about 50% of our users are not from the US :)

    The list is currently straight from TMDB.

    I am very interested in shifting to a more tag-like genre model, so that we can collect more nuanced genre information (e.g., if we only have the screen real estate to show one genre, which one should it be?). Also, different users have different ideas about what are the interesting genres.

    I like your idea of making the list configurable (or, marking genres as favorites).

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback!

    We are going to add tags back into the system, and we're keeping the old ability to say "I like/dislike this tag about this movie".

    We are planning to add additional filtering by various movie metadata.

    There is another thread on localization, please add your votes there if you want to prioritize that feature. http://movielens.uservoice.com/forums/238501-general/suggestions/5542020-titles-according-to-user-language-localization

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Interesting feedback! The new system's algorithm is only slightly tweaked. It is always interesting to hear about how these changes impact experiences.

    We plan to add a language filter.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    We would like this feature, maybe via canistreamit

    In particular, we'd like to be able to filter search results by streaming/online availability. Not sure how to do that yet.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    We are moving more toward that Netflix model, where the front page is a bunch of lists of recommendations that aim to serve as "jumping off points" to start a new exploration.

    I like the extensive genre hierarchy that Netflix uses in their lists. We don't have that, but we have a great tagging collection.

    In any case, the current front page is really just a placeholder until we can put some work into a more compelling set of recommendations.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Good feedback.

    If we were to support a "browse by mood" feature, we probably would leave it to you whether you want to set your current mood or your target mood :) All we know about in our data is movie tags, so we'd like to expose a search interface where we can prioritize the display of uplifting or dark movies, depending on how your preference.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback. I've heard this from a few folks, and so it is important for us to address this issue.

    However, I am confused - are you talking about the movie details page or the search results page? (or both)

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback. This seems to be a common request. Too much bandwidth required, currently.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback! The new "list" feature sort of provides this, but perhaps you're looking for more of a rich list feature. I agree this would be great.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    @Leon we're filling in the missing features as fast as we can. What, in particular, do you think are the highest priority features to add back in?

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback! It might happen - this is one of the motivations for rewriting the movielens server with an API.

    However, we're not pursuing that direction right now. We just don't have the time. We'll see if any students come along who have particular ideas and motivation. Alternatively, we might open up the movielens api to developers, in which case apps might spring up independent of our research group.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback. I'd personally like to move to a larger set of genres, too. Probably, the list of genres should be "controlled" by the community (e.g., you could add "psychological", and others could vote for its inclusion as a "genre").

    Otherwise, we have tags (coming soon to the preview site) which overlaps with genres to some degree.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for your feedback - this would be a fun feature.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback. We have enabled some hover effects, but nowhere near as detailed as you are asking for. Let's see how much traction this issue gets - we could possibly implement a more substantial hover box (like Netflix).

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    I should also say that we also want to do a better job of recommendation (not just prediction), and are open to all sorts of ideas like the ones posted here. Keep them coming.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    That is a cool idea. We currently compute a data structure that we call the "tag genome", that assigns movie-tag association scores even in the case when a movie does not have a particular tag. You could imagine setting a mood tag for your browsing session, then only displaying movies that meet some threshold association with that tag.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback. We are certainly considering re-adding the saved search feature. We are also considering a "sticky" filters approach, where you can set a "nothing before 1990" filter, and it stays on until you close it. Thoughts?

    MovieLens does not currently recognize patterns like those that you mention ("I don't usually like old movies"). We would like to get better at this, but that is a long-term, ongoing effort.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for your feedback! I think this is an important filtering feature, too. We'll get that into the interface.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    @anonymous - thanks for that link. We're not currently planning on adding infinite scrolling.

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    Max Harper commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback. We are in the process of developing a "rate more movies" interface, and developing a feature like this is certainly possible.

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