Follow other users and be notified of their ratings and other activities on IMDb

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If we just can add our friends like facebook and share our movies and ratings together I think it would be more fun and useful :) And also we can compare our rating history and that would be very good for users :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled More interactive between users.

I would really like IMDB to have a feature sort-of like Goodreads where I can have "friends" and share movies and reviews with each other. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled want to see what my friends like.

I want to see what my friend like, and add them to a sort of list about what they saw and how they liked it. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding Friends to IMDB Account.

If we just can add our friends like facebook and share our movies and ratings together I think it would be more fun and useful :) And also we can compare our rating history and that would be very good for users :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Synthesize Watchlists.

Two or more people are getting together. Each has an IMDb Watchlist. They want to see a list of movies that appear on each person's Watchlist, or on as many Watchlists as possible.

This functionality may call for a difference between private and shared Watchlists.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ideas to conect to your friends.

I think that should facilitate the connection and interaction between members , facilitate the way you add friends and the ability to view your facebook friends and visit their profiles.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Find Friends?.

Hi, was hoping you would integrate following friends who have an IMDB account, comparing movies with them etc. Hope to see the feature :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDB friends tied to Facebook friendlist.

It should be great to have my facebook friends suggested to be my IMDB friends, looks like all necessary link are already in place, just need to implement a interface to suggest friends that are on my facebook friendlist.
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What is the reasoning behind all the really old topic merges on the same topic, mostly by people that will never reply?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled compare watchlists.

What about a simple filter, that shows all movies from the watchlist of another person, that you have on yourwatchlist yourself?

On this way you can decide, which movie to watch with friends, that noone has seen yet.
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Paulina Przytuła

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled More possibilities for you IMDB friends.

There is one thing that really bothers me. My boyfriend and I are big film buffs, I asked him to join IMDB to rate movies and then the problem started. First we had a huge problem to add each other to friends - there are no notifications, no inbox on the main page, in my opinion it should be in a visible place, not that I always go to News&Community -> Message Boards  then I can see my profile picture and "friends" on the right, I have to choose friends then click on my bf's profile picture JUST to go to his profile. Uhhh, that's so troublesome but I see no other choice. When I'm watching his ratings it shows MY ratings to those movies and his rating is really tiny, almost visible there. In my opinion his rating should be bigger, like the IMDB yellow rating and then MY rating could be super small cause it's HIS page I'm looking at.
There is still more that bothers me.
For example when I'm on a certain movie's page I can't see my friends' ratings. There is an information about my rating and if I added this movie to my watchlist but nothing about my friends. It would be AMAZING if I could enter a page and see "your friend X added this movie to his watchlist" or "your friend X rated this movie 5" then I wouldn't have to go to his profile and look for that movie just to see if he saw it... 
This website is really cool but it looks like you never change anything, it should be more "modern" imho, even with the app cause I can't go to my bf's profile from my phone app, this is just so annoying.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Transform IMDB to a movie Social Network.

A movies related social network. Where people can communicate, share movie related content, like, share and comment on each-other's movie ratings, opinions. Thematic / genre tagged movie lists can receive suggestions, comments and be rated by the users who found value in them. Also voting on a certain roles or actor performance in a specific move will enrich this further. When combined with current badges, it can really become huge and compensate for the deleted forums. 

When this platform is connected to other social networks, an option to share rating of the movie you just rated or the review you just wrote will bring much more people form other social networks.

With all this, people will be more involved, more fan merchandize can be sold and more people can be reached.
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Such might be fine idea as long as nobody forgets the prime directives of IMDb. I should think that protection of the patrons from malicious behavior would require a large number of employees, contractors or volunteers with specialized training. Thus, it might be best if the social aspects would be worked out via an API for third party providers. Something like this already exists for IMDb lists with the Facebook comments plugin, but I take issue with the fact that nobody (who has the ability) bothers to police these sections to ward off abusive behavior, and clearly only the Facebook company can do it. Maybe IMDb could be setup to conceal all of these comments sections from people who are not logged into Facebook.
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If they just brought back the discussion boards and there also added the option to add other users as friends and see their lists and ratings that would be good. Sadly I dont see any of this happening
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can you follow other peoples accounts on IMDB?.

Is there a way for IMDb members to be able to follow other IMDb members? Like, I am looking for a way to have my friends know what I have seen and for myself to see what they are watching too. If this isn’t a feature, I highly recommend it as there isn’t really a place that can offer this.
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I don't care about connecting IMDB to FB or to RL friends.  IMDB is about movies, and I want to read the reviews of people who previously wrote good reviews.  This is not the criterion by which I choose my friends.
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I like this idea. But I do not use Facebook. Rather I would like if you added a "nearby" users feature. So we can find how many users local to us that liked as many movies as I have.  Could be a great conversation starter.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is there a way to see or follow user accounts?.

Is there currently a way to see or follow other users IMDB accounts? I would love a feature to be able to follow my friends & family and see what they've been watching as well as what they've rated it.