A Sincere Appeal to User List Creators

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Dear IMDb and Fellow Listees: 

I would like appeal to fellow listees to support the implementation of upgrades to the user-list feature on IMDb.

Though responsible for millions of views a month, it is no secret a number of changes to user-lists over the years has been detrimental to the overall user-list experience. My fear is user-lists may become redundant unless action is taken to enhance this feature.

Here is a previous thread that relates to this issue: getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/the-related-user-lists-for-a-specific-movie-has-become-useless-to-find-similar-movies-to-watch

If you think this is relevant to yourself, please show your support.
Thanks. 
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Posted 7 months ago

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The thread you highlight is a collection of many related threads about Related User Lists. Unfortunately, the root post does not propose a specific suggestion, so voting "for" the Idea has no meaning to me. 

I suspect that, to find a useful list, the user has to scan the titles of the lists offered and see what appeals to them. Having a voting system just invites trolls who downvote based on prejudices. Having a popularity system just perpetuates the lists that reach popular-critical-mass the soonest, and blocks future great lists.

So we would need multiple ways to sort the Related User Lists (Useful, Popular, Recent, other?), like Reviews.

And IMDb doesn't actually show us all the user lists. They reserve the right to omit some, and limit the display to 1000.

We used to have a Like button on lists, but I think it was a Facebook thing, and you had to go to Facebook to see which lists you had Liked, but I never found such a feature. And Like been gone for quite a while. 

I agree that I use Related Lists less now than in the past. But I don't even want to read through all 24 ideas in that thread to Like individual posts. 

But if someone comes up with a great idea, I'd support it.

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My sentiments exactly.
There is but an "idea" presented here.
It has no structure or viable implementation plan.
It does however present challenges that have yet to be addressed as you mention above.
One of those is the glaring "troll" issue.
That would create the disharmony I mentioned.
I too would support a "Great Idea" if one was presented.
This so far falls far short of being "Great"
Thanks
:):)
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You have misunderstood the real purpose of this thread. Please refer to my reply to bderoes, for clarity.

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I'll post this here first to see if any useful comments are made.

Draft Idea: Metalists

I would like a way to bookmark/like/categorize lists I find useful.
I realize I can do that with folders in my browser, but how would people viewing IMDb on an App do that?

So I propose a new list type: Metalist.
  1. A Metalist would have a title and a description as current lists do. But the entries on a Metalist would be the location of title/name/image lists on IMDb.
  2. Each public list on IMDb would need a dropdown + button so I can select the Metalist on which I want to save it.
  3. Perhaps we need 3 types of Metalist, one for each type of list.
  4. It would be nice to allow Advanced Search to access a Metalist, and search for titles/names included/excluded on any of the lists appearing there.
  5. For the Related User Lists feature on title/name pages, lists appearing on Metalist(s) could be prioritized toward the front of the Related feature (based on the assumption that the list was Metalisted for a good reason.)
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