imdb random movie suggestion

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What was previously found via http://www.imdb.com/random/title
Dear imdb staff any plans on bringing this one back?
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Horst

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Posted 9 months ago

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Vincent Fournols

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Unless mistaken, this feature existed before IMDb registered all series episodes. But even by leaving the individual series episodes aside, we are now talking of very roughly 1 million titles to chose from. I am not sure the random pickup is likely to be found relevant or helpful: e.g. loads of Indian or Japanese movies from the 1930's to 1950's, let alone probably 90% of the titles are not available for showing.

But anyway, why not?
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It wasn't entirely random. I don't know how exactly it worked, but focus was on popular titles and chances were very low or non-existent you'd get something old with under 1000 ratings or so. And it existed definitely for a long time when imdb also registered series episodes, for example a GoT episode could very well be displayed. It's not that old really, maybe been gone for 1.5 years or so.
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Vincent Fournols

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It is most likely went off 2 years ago when the system was changed.
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That sounds accurate Vincent.