ATS: Add connections searches

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"Connections" is missing from the list of title data in http://www.imdb.com/search/title
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I think you are right.  Apparently, that type of search has not been implemented.

(You may be aware of the ability to search for common cast/crew between two titles.  But you've pointed out the lack of a search facility for other types of connections between titles.)

Should your post be categorized as an "Idea" (a feature suggestion)
rather than as a "Problem" (or bug report)?


FWIW, as a workaround, we can try to use Google to search for connections.

For example, the following search can find some connections between
episodes of The Sopranos and the movie The Godfather (1972):

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aimdb.com+intitle%3Aconnections+"The+Godfather+(1972)&quo...;

In that example, the search query is:
   site:imdb.com intitle:connections "The Godfather (1972)" intitle:"The Sopranos"

Obviously, using Google for this purpose is somewhat cumbersome, and it is not an ideal workaround (and it is not even entirely reliable, since Google's search coverage can be incomplete).

Would IMDb consider implementing a proper Connections Search capability?  Could IMDb add this to the feature request list for the next-generation search engine (long-term project)?
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