Add directors to lists.

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Ass many film viewers follow specific directors, it would be useful to be able to add to lists directors for which you would want to see all films, or directors you want to follow in some form.
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IMDb already allows users to create list with people, such as directors.

1. Go to http://www.imdb.com/lists
2. Click "Create a new list" in the upper right corner of the page.
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yes but it would be good to add an option to add to a list on director's page, just as it is on the movies page the add to button
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Definately! I came here for the same reason. We all use IMDB because we are fans of movies and films....Why not directors too? You should be able to add director's to lists, like the "Watchlist" for films. 

The problem is, how do we initiate this change, as it is not $$-oriented like the "Watchlist" is for films. Movies are commodities, and with the data we are providing, we are giving the studios marketing fodder for what movies will do well. 

They could also arguably use the same information to make directors a commodity as well, but that would mean turning directors into marketable "things" and i hasten to encourage that. 

I guess for now we just have to keep our own private lists....
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FWIW this is how I'd build a list of many people:

Preparation:
  1)  Create and save a Name list.  Click "Edit list".
  2)  Open a separate browser tab.
  3)  Visit a Name page in that tab.

Main Procedure:
  4)  Copy the name page URL to the clipboard.
  5)  Switch back to the tab where you're editing the list.
  6)  Paste the name page URL into the box,
        and click the search button or press the Enter key.
  7)  Click the matching search result to add the name to the list.

  8)  Switch back to the other tab.
  9)  Visit another Name page.
10)  Repeat from step 4.

Yeah a simple button would be easier, but for me this procedure is adequately efficient.  Try it and see how quickly you can build a large list.
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As per 6), which "box is this?"

And also, how is this any different from opening two tabs (one being the editable list, and the other being the IMDB homepage) and just typing a name into the "search" box?

The point is, it's tedious and takes away most of the efficiency and pleasure of amassing knowledge. 
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Excuse my manners though, and thank you for your help! 
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As per 6), which "box is this?"
(Sorry if I wasn't clear.)

In step 6 of the aforementioned procedure, I was referring to the text-box that we use to add names to a list (while editing the list, on a desktop PC in this case).  The box looks like this:



As I mentioned, you can copy-and-paste a name-page URL into that box (and then click the Search button, or press the Enter key), and click the matching result to add the name to the list.

For me, that procedure would be adequately efficient if I were visiting many directors' name-pages and wanted to add them to a list.

Also, here is another useful trick:
Suppose I am viewing a movie's Title page and I want to add the director's name to my name list (without necessarily having to open the Name page).  In that case, I can simply right-click on the link of the director's name, choose to copy the link address (URL) to the clipboard, and then switch to my list-editing tab and paste the URL as aforementioned, to add the director to my list.
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