Updates to List Pages

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Today (Dec 6) we are announcing an update to the List pages on the IMDb desktop experience. This update is part of the broader site changes announced recently (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0). After in-depth discussion and examination, we have decided to simplify the features and functionality for lists. We have merged “compact view” and list editing into a single Edit experience. In that one view, you can now modify your text and add, copy, delete and move items. We have also pulled List actions (edit, export, settings) together into a 1-click menu (the 3 vertical dots on the top right of the page). You will now also find two new options in the Refine menu: ‘In Theaters’ and ‘Keywords.’  Tech constraints on the new system prohibit us from continuing to support drag-and-drop from the Edit view; we appreciate your understanding. For more information about Lists, see the IMDb Help Center.
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The next change resulting from the technology migration is now live -- you can now create and edit lists (add/remove items) on the IMDb Android app.  Please see https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-android-lists-update 
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Basically I hope that IMDb wants to make Lists into a superb feature. 
This is 100% true, as is everything on https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0 which is driving the wider changes. 

If the customer feedback makes it seem more negative than it's worth (like message boards?), they might decide to pull the plug. 
No danger of this -- lists are a core feature of IMDb and are from where IMDb originates. The latest changes have already enabled us to add list editing to our Android app at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-android-lists-update which brings full list support to more than 100 million additional customers who did not have it before this week (see install count on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imdb.mobile).

What we especially appreciate from you are the clear, constructive and actionable feedback items.  We will not be able to get to all of them in 2017 (see https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0 :-) but they are going on a prioritized list for consideration by the appropriate teams. 

Thanks. 
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Hi everyone. Here is a list of updates we've made over the past week (Jan 19):
  • We added pagination to image lists to fix an issue causing browser crashes with large lists
  • We increased the number of items you can see in a list (up to 250 per page) to help users with long lists move items around since drag-and-drop is no longer available
  • Bug fix: If you have a list of 1000+ titles and add another, the total count is now updated correctly
  • Bug fix: We fixed an issue that was causing problems for Kindle Fire users who wanted to reorder list items

Already implemented:
  • Improved list item validation. You can no longer add invalid items, for example, if you accidentally mistype an image ID you will get an error so you know to correct it. Also, if an image is no longer available, you have the ability to delete it so that your list item count is accurate [DONE]
  • Improved the list creation form so that it accepts & and + (for list name and description) [DONE] 
  • Improved list display on Your Activity page (aka your Profile page) so that long list display names wrap to multiple lines [DONE]
I'll update this thread weekly. Thanks for your ongoing feedback and for bearing with us as we make updates to the new system.
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