Lists: Add people to lists directly from name pages

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When i want to add an actor, actress or director to my people list, i have to go and edit list and search after that i could add those people. It's very difficult and long to do that. There should be a button like watchlist on people's page too. But there's no button yet. You should definitely add such a thing to the people's page.
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Agreed. It seems an odd lack, presumably because there is no watchlist for people, so we don't get the button. I'd be happy to have a people watchlist, that would keep you updated of the projects by those people. It'd need a bit of work at the backend but it'd be handy as I'm sure most people who use the site have favourite directors and/or actors whose work they follow.
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I fully agree it would be useful to have a button to add Name (people) and have a names watch list.

It may also make sense to have buttons to add Characters, Images and Videos.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Favorite an individual.


I like the ADD TO WATCH LIST feature for movies and shows and it got me thinking, how about giving users the chance to FAVORITE a particular person (actor, director, writer, set designer, whomever) so that we could go to a page and say "Hey, I want to see more of something by X" ... might seem redundant, but for every Molly Ringwald I do remember, there's a Hilary Angelo I forget about.

Thanks for your consideration!
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would love this !
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Bilal

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No progress? Well done IMDb, well done!
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This would be great.
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This would combine nicely with the option of getting notifications of new work from your favorite people.
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exaven

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yes exactly a watchlist would be lovely too
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Unbelievable IMDb name pages don't have this feature!
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No progress so far? Very interesting.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding people directly to lists.

Can you implement this feature? I think it's a must and it's a bit surprising to see it's not already there. Simply add a similar or exact same option of "add to" dropdown bar and let us add people (actors, actresses, characters) to lists. I have a couple of people lists and I really miss this feature. I think it'll increase popularity of "people lists" exponentially.
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Plz imdb add a button "add to list" for the actor pages!!!
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This idea was suggested over two years ago and is a popular idea. I also clicked the like button shortly after it was suggested. Since it appears that it will not be implemented any time soon, here is a work around, albeit not as convenient.

1. Create a person list. For sake of argument call it: "My Favorite People".
2. Whenever you find a person page of one of your favorite people, open the list in on window and edit it.
3. Copy the link to the people page to the search box at the bottom of the page labeled: "Add a name to this list:".
4. Click the yellow Search button.
5. Only one person should appear in the search list. Click the name.
6. Optionally add a description for that new entry.
7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 until you are finished.
8. Click the yellow Done button.
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About... every single person on IMDb already does that... and it is not at all different than adding by name and it is why this suggestion is made. Sure it is good for names below the scrollbar, but other than that... useless.

There's simply no alternatives to this suggestion and it is a SHAME IMDb doesn't care what we think. The only possible alternative could be, if at all possible, a Greasemonkey script, which will require someone to write, and keep it up to date.
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You r right, imdb do something !! Could be so easy, like a subscription list, so you get a newsfeed to your favorite actor: news, published movies, announced future movies and and and.....  
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This feature would be very useful, and I'm surprised it's not already a feature! As great as all the other extra features suggested here sound, just a basic 'Add to List' button with a dropdown menu to select which list on every actor's profile would be perfect. Please add this!
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I asked the same question five years ago (where there was no getsatisfaction yet for imdb), and there is still NO BUTTON! I don't know why this should be so difficult.
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Any progress about a button for adding people?
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My biggest frustration about IMDb...
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+1
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I can`t belive this has been discussed for over 3 years and haven`t got solved yet. I have strugled in the last year manually adding actors to several lists like "favourite actors , favorite directors" etc. and just found this option could have been implemented a long time ago but hasn`t. Please imdb staff look into it.
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3 ((YEARS)) ?  And still nothing??  Does IMDB even read the threads on this board?  Pathetic. 
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Very frustrating to get no feedback. I think IMDb is run by very impassionate people...
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Whenever the people who "run" IMDb give feedback, they usually point out that a beneficial feature will not be implemented at anytime within the next ten years, while not really providing feedback on useless or problematic ideas. They leave it to contributors, customers and regular users to present criticisms. This may have something to do with the staff lacking an ordinary person's perspective of interactions with the website. I don't know.
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4 years later and this is still a request???

Such a simple request!

Just add it already, the design and coding is basically all there in the Add To List feature already there.

What a load of rubbish

(There is a similar feature on IMDB pro, maybe they consider it a paid feature, which is ridiculous)
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so instead of us getting it, it now has become even harder to move around things in a list and the add to watchlist button is gone from movie pages :D gj imdb
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yes i want it!!

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled add to list button also on Actors pages / find out if item added to a list alread....

i like doing lists many people do

i would love the "add to list" button you have on shows and movies also on actor pages

and sometimes if a list becomes to big it takes a while to find out if the item is already in the list a nice thing would be if it wouldn't be possible to add duplicates of the items in a list