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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They have... but i is very bad!!! You can not search for your friends... how ever if you finde a friend you can ad him, and then to view your friends, you will go to the bottom of the page and press  Message Boards, and then to the right you press Friends. Then if your friend allowes it you can see his ratings and listes ;)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Friends Network between IMDB users.

why there is no friends network between imdb users..
it would be great to know how my friends rated the movies i watched and would discuss and debate that
like www.goodreads.com
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Following and adding people within the IMDb Community.

Just thought it would be good if you could follow other people within the IMDb community, similar to the other social network sites out there. It could be as simple as allowing members to build networks of people who like similar films or as fancy as a personalised user-feed based upon others' activities, with films recommended by IMDb based upon your ratings history etc.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Compare ratings with friends?.

Me and some friends are using a site called filmaffinity.com for comparing movies we see. If i search up a movie and my friend have seen it and rated it you can see the rating he gave. If more friends have seen it you will see a average rating of that movie. This would have been a great thing on IMDB because i love IMDB it is the best movie info site on the internet. But should be more things to do with friends there like this and other things. If this was here i would not need another site for this.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to share movie suggestions among friends.

Like many people, I share recommendations with friends I think might be interested in a particular movie. Is there a capability within imdb to have a friends recommendation list? The first step would require people to connect with their friends. Once connected they could add recommendations to each others lists. I see several apps encourage activity like this via twitter of facebook but I am not interested in making my suggestions to my entire twitter or facebook audience. Any suggestions if this can be done in imdb or if not, another app that supports this use model? Thanks!
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Alireza

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Any IMDB staff here ? What will happen for this idea ?!
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Naellita

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Dear imdb,

This website is really cool, but I really miss a group movie recommendation feature. It would be amazing to be able to add friends (or even create groups of three people and more), and then see two different sections, one showing which movies both people (or all people in a group) have in their watchlist, and one showing movies both people (or the whole group) haven't seen but should enjoy watching together.

Since the watchlists already do exist, the first features should be super easy to create, and the second one would probably be based on the same algorithm as the individual recommendation... And it would be so helpful to have this feature on this website, instead of using other apps and tools. :)

Thank you!
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Please IMDB, this feature!
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This is the #1 missing feature from IMDb. To my mind, the home page should be focused on social. This would give many friends, family members, etc. an incentive to join the site. I always ask if friends use Goodreads—its popularity seems to have spread by word-of-mouth. 

It would clearly give a boost to votes on titles and more ad revenue for IMDb. They'd be crazy not to implement this before someone else does it better!
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Hi All,

I moved from another site where "friends" were implemented and I miss it so much ((((

Please add "friends / friends feed / friend watch list" !

Thanks.
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4 years, and still nothing?!? Was recommended to visit this page by the IMDB app update. Do they actually read the ideas?
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Why hasn't this happened yet? Watching movies is most often a social activity. Come on, IMDB! Please implement this in the web page and the apps.

Whenever my friends and I are looking for movies to watch together, we spend ages trying to find a flick which none of us have seen. If only we could compare ratings and watchlists it would make life so much easier :) 
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I hadn't even thought it in that way! To see a recommendation based on what the group hasn't seen and also the common tastes of everyone!
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Why IMDB have not done anything !?
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Lasse

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Because they're busy downgrading and calling it updating. Just look at this:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/updates-to-the-ratings-pages-and-functionality

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled It would be amazing if we can follow or add as a friend other IMDb users and see ....

It would be amazing if we can follow or add as a friend other IMDb users and see what they are watching and voting. Like Goodreads. It would really great.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Friends/Followers Should Be Added to IMDb.

Goodreads is the literary equivalent of IMDb. On Goodreads, you can follow and friend other account holders. It is an obvious assertion, but I am to make it nevertheless; you should be able to friend and follow users on IMDb. Wouldn't this create a more interesting, interactive and enlarged community of IMDbers? 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled A "Goodreads" Model for IMDB.

I've been a long time member of IMDB and a huge fan of the site since its beginnings. I think IMDB has revolutionized fan access to the film and tv industry, and I thank them for all that you do.

That being said, I feel as though since the site made the decision to remove message boards, the communal aspect of IMDB has suffered a bit. I understand their rationale for doing so at the time. But, have they considered the possibility of setting up a more personal profile interface for users?

I'm specifically thinking of the "Goodreads" model - which, if you haven't seen it, is a great way for fans of books to post what they're reading, the progress they're making, and commentary on the movies/TV shows others watching. An individual's "friends" can then like their updates, make comments, etc., and the site has a "newsfeed" similar to the way Facebook does things.

Just thought I'd submit it as an idea for the future of the site.

Thanks!
Matt
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Follow another IMDb user.

When I find someone who's written a great review, I'd like to add that person to a list of people whose reviews I like.  Then, I would like to be able to do at least one of these things:
  • View that list
  • Be notified of new reviews by that user
  • Have user reviews of movies sorted so that reviews by people on my list appear first
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow to view members' ratings.

Allow members to add "friends" so they can go to their profile and check what they've rated certain movies. Allow us to send recommendations to friends.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDb should have a friend system.

IMDb should have a friend system.  You would be able to check your friend's scores and reccomend films.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Seeing your friends' ratings.

When I try to compare my ratings to my friends' under a specific genre, it gets lost - when I click to refine ratings, it only shows my ratings and not theirs. We can only compare our ratings  based on which titles we last watched and we have to scroll for a long time if we watched a certain movie a while back. If there is a way to solve this, please do. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Quick way to add friend and share ratings with them!.

It would be great if there is some social activities in this site. I mean, if you are able to add friends and receive some kind of news feed updates on their activity like what movie they have watched lately and how they rate the movie...

Also, the biggest thing, there should be a way to see all of your friend rates on the movie page!

So lets say you have discovered a movie and you are on the movie page to check it out it would be grate if you can also see if any of your friends had been seen this already and how they rated it or even if they wrote a review about the movie etc.

And i can think of many other ideas around this, like sending recommendations to friends right after you watch something and visit the site to rate it. I think this is what the site is missing right now. I think there is way to add friends trough the board but there is no use of that. Right now I have a special folder in my bookmarks bar with links to my friend profiles so i can check from time to time if they had watched something interesting but that's just...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Movie recommendations for two people / groups.

Hello,

Since a lot of users use imdb to keep track of movies they've seen or would like to watch, and even find "recommended" movie, I would find it very helpful / interesting to be able to compare watchlists and even get common film recommendations.

The "you both have these movies in your watchlist" is a feature that already exists, but you have to go through several steps to get the list (friend profile / friend's lists / watchlist / refine / you and this list / titles in my watchlist). It would be cool having access to this specific list (titles in both people's watchlists) directly from any public profile.

The "movies both of you should enjoy based on the recommendation engine" does not exist at all as far as I know, but it would be sooo cool! Can you imagine, accessing a friend's profile and directly seeing titles matching both people's tastes... that would really be a cool feature. You could even imagine creating groups with two friends or more, and seeing what everybody should enjoy. It would also prevent people from using other services when they miss this feature here. ;-)

Thank you for your time!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Compatibility lists.

Since we can compare ratings now, it would be very useful I think to have a compatibility list. You could use it to find users with similar tastes and find new things to watch. Rateyourmusic has a feature like this. I'm not sure how it works, but by looking at their "compare" feature I would guess it works like this: if for one rating the other person's score is two points above or two points below yours or anywhere within the range between those two points, it will count it as a close enough rating that it adds to your compatibility score (and I think they go two points either way for the benefit of people who like to use a five-point scale (like me), or maybe so that scores won't always be incredibly low since most people have such wildly varying tastes). Anything else lessens it. An exact match might add to your compatibility score even more. Using this score they rank the top 100 highest scoring users for you, and they have a bar beside the usernames that represents the relative score.

The benefit of having the list is that you don't have to click through the profiles of every user on the entire site to find the ones most compatible with you, and most likely to recommend you something that you'll like. Not to mention that it's annoying to click through a bunch of profiles and see that none of them have made their ratings public. It's like, why bother looking at all?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Improve lists.

Get the lists a social approach, allowing to add friends and see their lists, reccomend lists, follow lists (to see new additions, in a timeline or notifications), search for lists, vote for relevance to improve reccomendations (and send to bottom lists like 'Movies i've seen'), filters with type and not this slide-bar (it's terrible to select a range of years through mobile). Also, create automatic lists for actors, directors, writers etc to filter 'Titles i've rated', 'In Watchlist' etc from a specific person/character.