Watchlist: Add a consistent URL for exporting watchlists

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Hi!

I manage a few tools for power users to enhance IMDb's UI. One small irritating issue that appeared after a recent redesign of the Your Lists page is that it no longer has a URL for a watchlist that can be used to export it. An intuitively formed link does not work, and you need to know the watchlist's ID to export it, which is only available if you open the watchlist itself. Here's what I mean:

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls006835807/export - works OK (same with all other normal lists)
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur29436584/ratings/export - works OK if I'm logged in
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur29436584/watchlist/export - 404 error
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls006096966/export - works OK if I'm logged in, it's the actual link to export the watchlist that is not available on Your Lists.

It's a very minor issue that can be fixed by simply adding a redirect from the 3rd link to the 4th one.
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Posted 2 years ago

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I see that the category was changed from Problem to Idea - fair enough. It might not seems like a problem on a first glance, but I still consider the fact that watchlist is the only list on Your Lists that can't be exported by slapping "/export" at the end of the URL to be a routing bug.
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