Changing Rating History of Titles on IMDb Profile

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Is there any way to change the date of when we voted on a title as I always give my rating immediately after watching a title only to have my opinion change after a few days or weeks. When this occurs I'd like to change my score but retain the original date on which I rated and watched the movie or to edit the date to my preference.

If this feature does not exist I really hope and strongly suggest that something like this be added as I have seen many individuals complaining because it is quite fascinating to see our voting history and titles in a particular order. This change would be extremely helpful and seems like one that would not be too tough to implement.
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RbDeraj

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I believe the only way to view the date a movie was added to your ratings is going to the bottom and clicking "export this list". There you can view this in an excel file, you could change it there but you can't upload it back to the site, and every time you exported the new list they would all be changed. So in other words I don't believe there is any way to do that.
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There should be a feature within the IMDb website that allows users to do this because I've seen a lot of people complaining about it and saying how it would be a great addition.
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Hi Jawwad Shaban,

As RbDeraj states above, the only way one can determine the date your rated a title is by exporting ratings. You can, however, sort the list by the date an item is added. This give a relative time frame of when you rated a title.

I do not recall seeing a lot of complaints on IMDb's Get Satisfaction site not knowing the date you rated a title. I suspect most of the complaints have been on the IMDb message boards.

I recommend that you submit a separate idea to IMDb's Get Satisfaction site to display the date a title has been added. I also recommend that you ask those who've complained about this to like the idea by clicking on the "Like" button in the upper right hand corner. You might also wish to ask friends, family members and colleagues to also "Like" your idea.
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Yes, I can see the date on which I rated a movie on my profile, but in the case of when one wants to alter their initial rating, which tends to happen a lot, it seems that the initial date is replaced by the new date on which the movie was re-rated. I have seen many individuals complaining both on the IMDb message boards and on Get Satisfaction about how they would like for their initial date to show up on their profile of the movie they rated rather than the new date on which they re-rated it. 

For example, I rated a movie in early 2013 and had given it a score which definitely did not reflect my feelings towards it today and after rating it again, it became the most recently rated title on my profile, effectively changing the order of my list permanently. This happened quite a few times before I realized that I could never change it back. 

Yes, it is possible to export my ratings and view them on Excel, but using my IMDb profile and seeing the order in which I've viewed my movies is much more convenient and really adds to the whole experience of having an IMDb profile, as it shows a sort of pattern and progression of what types of movies I watched and during what period of time I watched them. 

I don't know if this would be an easy fix, but it would definitely be extremely helpful to many IMDb users and to me. It would improve the overall experience of using IMDb as a tool for information as well as a forum for communication and keeping track of every movie I've ever watched while still being able to reevaluate these titles at any time and maintaining a sense of order in the rating list. 
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