ATS: Including/excluding Seen titles

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IMDb relatively recently provided the ability for Users who do not want to Rate a Title to flag it as Seen. This was a function I very much appreciated, but it is only half implemented so it is not very helpful.

I can find no way to list the films I have flagged as Seen or to include or exclude them in a Search.

The Advanced Title Search has a Section called Your Ratings
has the following 3 options:
  • Include All Titles
  • Exclude Titles I've Seen
  • Restrict to Titles I've Seen
Unfortunately, they do not actually include/exclude all Seen Titles, but only Rated ones. These options should have their functionality extended to actually do what they say: include/exclude all Titles Seen, not just  those Rated.
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Posted 5 years ago

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IMO, it is unfortunate that the "Seen" list  (at  cannot be implemented like a normal list,  with the usual list features  (so that we could include or exclude it in searches, and also edit and transfer the contents as we now do with all normal lists).
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Is there a link to that url anywhere on IMDb? So easter eggish. I wonder how many users even knows it exists, particularly those who make use of the Seen button function. A permanent "Your Seen Titles" list like "Your Watchlist/Ratings/Checkins" would be nice.

I was going to make a separate post regarding issues with the Seen button, but DavidAH_Ca's post and Nobody's comment cover most it.

* If you make heavy use of the Seen button (say several thousand) and go to that url it takes FOREVER to load all those images and seen buttons.

* If you click the seen button for a title, it shows up on the "Titles You Have Seen But Not Rated" page. If you undo that (maybe you clicked for the wrong title), but later click it again it doesn't show up there. I think this should work like the ratings feature - if you rate a title, un-rate it at some point, and then rate it again later it reappears in Your Ratings.
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"Not Sure", thanks for revisiting this topic. To the best of my knowledge, IMDb has no documentation on the "Seen" list  (at nor is there any link to this page on IMDb. It appears that the only information on this subject is what DavidAH_Ca, Nobody and I have written on Get Satisfaction.
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Converted to an idea for when we next work upon advanced search, thanks.