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I’m missing the not interested option to reduce the suggested movie list under: suggested for you.
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Aäron En Jolanda van der Zee-Bakker

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Thank you for asking about the removal of the “not interested” option.  This change has been made as part of on-going updates and simplifications to IMDb. You can still browse, sort and filter recommendations, as well as add any title to your Watchlist or Rate it. By tapping the “i” next to any recommendation, we’ll also display why it was recommended.

As part of this update, and to offset the removal of the “not interested” option, we’ve also increased the number of recommendations we provide.
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Felicia Marie Grady

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This is a horrible idea. I'm going to start giving all these movies 1 star without watching them just to get them off my list... Please bring back the "not interested" feature. My app just updated automatically, and I thought it had a bug. Definitely not an improvement.
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Hope the not interessted button will come back too!
I really have to agree with Felicia. With not having this button the App will get useless for frequent useres!
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Ashley Anderson

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Removing the”Not Interested” option does far from simplifying the app; it makes the recommendations useless.
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Martin Mercier

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The not interested option was very helpfull. Please bring back it!!!!
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Felicia Marie Grady

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I was waiting for the new update to fix this issue. Just updated to 8.1, and the "not interested" option isn't back. What gives?
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Ashley Anderson

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Me too! Unhappy.
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Felicia Marie Grady

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Updated to 8.2 last night, and one month later, this is still an issue. No one has properly addressed this. Clearly, this is an option we all want back. Is this going to be fixed? Are you going to ignore us? This isn't a "question" that should be marked as "answered." It's a "known issue" that needs to be fixed. Users keep bringing this up, and their complaints keep getting merged into this "answered question."
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Felicia Marie Grady

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Updated to 8.2 last night, and one month later, this is still an issue. No one has properly addressed this. Clearly, this is an option we all want back. Is this going to be fixed? Are you going to ignore us? This isn't a "question" that should be marked as "answered." It's a "known issue" that needs to be fixed. Users keep bringing this up, and their complaints keep getting merged into this "answered question."
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How do you sort and filter recommendations?

I access the recommendations via the bottom of the homepage? Is there a better way?
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Claire Travis

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All for keeping things simple but end-user experience is the key to the database. Please restore the option to remove 'not interested' titles from the recommended to you list. I now have a much longer list of titles I have reviewed and not interested in. It maybe simpler but not an enhancement and a step backwards.
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Couldn't agree more! They have made IMDB completely impersonal now...there's nothing personalized about it anymore. It barely serves any purpose now. And they're obviously not listening to what their users want at all.
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Removing this option is an idiotic idea. Now I have a bunch of recomendations I am either not interested in, or not interested in rating, but if I want new recrecommendations, I'm forced to rate something.... wether I've seen it or not? So this means more useless and unfair ratings to something? Nice people might just choose 5 stars, and others will choose 1 on something they have never seen ot intend to and give it an unfair rating.

Can you not see the point of why we want the "not interested" option?

What you are doing is actually bad for imdb as users are going to go elsewhere to dedicated recomendation sites for their entertainment.

First you scrapped the messege boards, then try and force is to rate things unfairly and all you can say is this is all part of making imdb better and more exciting? How, by driving all your members away with dumb desicions like these?

Stop going on about how imdb is working towards something no one but those behind this site could care less about and focus more on what your members are asking for that made you what you are today before everyone goes to the next better thing created from your mistakes.
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Aäron En Jolanda van der Zee-Bakker

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Thx for the answer.

I saw the increase from 20 to 50 suggestions, but still miss the “not interested” option so I can nicely scroll through the list.

Without this button I’d expect to see more (and re-curring) titles of syggestions I don’t want.

I don’t think this is an improvent.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bring back the “Not Interested” option..

Under recommended for you, the “Not Interested” option is no longer available. Please bring it back. Those recommendations are the best part of the App.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please fix the IMDb app!.

I don’t remember a recent update but on the app I can no longer click ‘not interested’ on recommendations. This is very inconvenient as the only way to do so now is to go to the full site and click through the titles six at a time rather than all at once. I don’t get why you would remove this feature as it was very easy to say you aren’t interested in something so it doesn’t take up space in your recommended list. I’ve also noticed that plot summaries are now grouped differently so that they basically pile on top of one another? It looks sloppy. Why these changes? It just makes the app experience less enjoyable.
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Yah I loved this option you've made the recommended movies useless now because it's full of movies I don't want to see
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Recommendations issue.

For the last few weeks, there is no Not Interested button anymore in my recommendations. So I can't get rid of the ones I don't want. Was this changed or is this a glitch? This is on my Android phone. Thanks for any help.
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Felicia Marie Grady

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Unfortunately, it was changed. But it needs to be changed back!
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Karol

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This was a terrible change to make. Now there's just a bunch of recommendations that I don't want and can't get rid of, that are just clogging up the list. What is the point of this? How was this supposed to be better? Please bring back the not interested button. Otherwise, the recommended list has become pretty much useless.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ignore missing from recommendations.

Ignore missing from recommendations
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Recommended for you: no not interested.

The last update or so I noticed I no longer have a Not interested option on the recommend movie list. If I hit recommend for you list click on a movie or tv show I don't want by ! key I have no option but to rate it. No "Not interested" option on version of 8.2 IMDB apple App updated today.
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Why this was taken out of the app is stupid. but there is a quick fix, you can ether rate a show you don't like or don't want to watch as 1 star screwing up IMDB's rating system.

or you can login into the site on a computer or if you have a ipad open imdb as a site, you can do this in the app. and then scroll down the bottom and find the recommend for you option and mark the shows you don't want to watch as not interested.

I had to do this with The Wayne & Shuster Show  I sure "Learning the Ropes" but there is just no way in hell I could ever find it on video let alone want to watch it. Ohh good I am getting "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" just because I liked SCTV.
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Felicia Marie Grady

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Yeah, I wanted to give them time to fix it before I started giving everything a 1. But two months and two app updates later, and it looks like this is a lost cause. So 1's it is.
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Then the best way for you is to login into the site on a computer and mark the shows Not Interested, tell it's fix. or tell that's removed.

Now I am getting music videos recommended too me.
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Felicia Marie Grady

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At first I was hesitant because I don't want to mess up their ratings, but now I would rather be spiteful and give everything 1's! :D
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logging into the site was the way to go, but they locked us users out of that too, The recommendation option was the best feature of IMDB, it was so spot on of what I should watch, now it's broken and recommends garbage. it may as well be removed from the site all together because it's totally useless now. THANKS IMDB,

I give you one star on this, I'd give you zero but there is no option for that.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where is the "No" button for IMDB's Recommended for you?.

There used to be a "No" button in the Recommended for you  section. However, it seems to have been replaced by next, which as far as I can tell, does absolutely nothing. How do we access the "No" function now?

Also, did the button affect the algorithm previously (i.e. indicate dislike toward the film)

Thank you
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Reject movie [Recommendation SECTION].

How can I reject a movie from my recommendation list?
I used to decline every movie I didn't like and so it was removed.
Any help, please...?
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Felicia Marie Grady

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They removed the option and refuse to acknowledge their poor choices. So you can just give the movies you don't want to watch 1's. ;) It's the only way, unfortunately.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled where is the no button.

have they permanently removed the "no" button in the recommendations? 
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Felicia Marie Grady

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Yes, it would seem so. They've been unresponsive to those of us who want it restored.
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Felicia Marie Grady

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Thank you so much for your response, Col! We have been asking about this for months only for our concerns to be ignored. I'm glad to hear it is going to be restored since the "Recommended for You" list is one of the app's most useful features (but only with the ability to update what you are actually interested in watching).
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No, not permanently removed.  It is on the "to do" list but unfortunately there are several things ahead of it, sorry. 
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That sounds good, May I ask why the hell are music videos in IMDB, it's the internet movie data base, not the internet music data base. I guess tv shows can sort of be there but adding music videos and porn movies is really not necessary and should be removed.
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Hello, Jerry. 

As a man who agrees with the music video decision may I explain most people's position about that, which influenced the IMDb's decision to include them? Music videos are essentially short films, sometimes produced with as much talent involved and as much creative input. Industry is essentially the same, so demand was there for years and so were the long-form music videos which were too much of a borderline cases and were added anyhow. Adult movies certainly demand another debate, but considering how large the industry is, ignoring it at this point is pretty much impossible. Plus it also has too much connections to mainstream movies. Some people would argue that it is actually a part of mainstream (a notion that was there since 1970's). 

Finally, "movie" is short for "moving picture" and might refer to audio-visual media in general. Audio-visual media includes everything from Louis Le Prince's 1888 short films (which were 2 seconds each) to feature films, not excluding music videos, short films, commercials, video art and a lot of indescribable things in-between. There are criteria of eligibility which do separate abstract non-production "videos" from eligibile titles.    
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Please bring the option back. Removing it was literally the dumbest thing that has happened to your app and I find myself relying on other sources for movie ideas now.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Delete Recommendation.

Why can we no longer delete recommended films and shows in the recommended for you section? The only option to remove them currently is to review them, and as such I’ll rate them as one just to get rid of them from the list. Please bring back the option to remove them,.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Recommended for you, nothing!.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Suggested for you, section problem..

The ability to ignore suggestions, within the suggested for you section, has now rendered it complete useless to me.
I used this section very regularly, now it is of no use, due to it becoming a stagnant list which cannot be changed.
I have over 4K on my watch list, so this was a very helpful tool, at one stage!