Problem with adding films by IMDb link

I am attempting to add 220 films/shorts/TV shows to a new list. I copied all 220 IMDb links into the appropriate area. I started processing and it notified me that some of my films/shorts/TV shows had been added to the queue to be added to the database. At this point, my new list contains no movies and all 220 that I tried to add have been put into the import queue, this includes films like Rocky and The Omen. I receive 220 notifications that my films have been added to the database. I return twice over the next two days to create my new list, but the entire process repeats itself with no progress.

Welcome to the 220 notifications club! I’ve gotten 18 more though, and my list did eat the links a few hours later. Guess I got lucky.

Thanks for the reply. What I’ve gleaned from your response is that this is a known problem. I’m hopeful that smart people are working to fix the problem and that if I’m patient, I’ll eventually be able to create my list.

It’s a recent problem, I’m not sure if @Marijn is working on it yet. From your post I gather there are two issues:

  1. When you paste imdb links and one of the films is not in the db, instead of adding only the missing film(s) to the queue it adds all of them, then processes all of them and sends you individual messages for all of them.

  2. Even after time has elapsed and the new movies are in the db and are searchable, the list processing page still gives the same error.

I’ve noticed the second thing, had not realized the first, but I have those messages turned off so that might be why.

Yes. I think you’ve captured what’s happening to my list-making clearly.

I’ll take a look first thing next week.

Do you have a list of IMDb IDs I can use to test this?

Here are the 221 IMDb entries for my 1976 viewing project. It’s possible that I tried to submit these IDs with ‘/releaseinfo’ tacked into the end.


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I’ve been trying to import a few movies for a few weeks now, and while ICM says the request was processed, I don’t a get message anymore with a link to the newly created page of the movie I was trying to add to ICM.

Is there a general problem with IMDb, because their lists are also not updating anymore!?!?

I never got such messages. As far as I know movies still get added correctly.
Any examples?

This is a setting. I have it turned off so I don’t know if it’s still working or not, but do check to make sure you didn’t accidentally turn it off.

I forgot it was a setting. I just turned it on and now I remember why I turned it off years ago. I get a notification for every moviepage that I update (which is a lot!). So I just emptied multiple pages of my inbox. I also imported a movie to see if I get a notification, but I didn’t get one. The movie imported correctly though.

turns the setting off again

I have all notifications turned on to private message, turned off to email. The problem still continues. For instance:

I can’t create this. It’s added to queue, but I don’t get a notification and the title doesn’t get added to the database.

It did:

I’m sorry for using this thread for another problem, which also involves IMDb. A friend of mine signed up in the site but when importing its IMDb ratings despite having over 1 thousand movies, it uploads only 60 in the site. We’ve tried everything, but it was not possible to make it work. Can somebody please help me in solving this issue? Thanks in advance.

How does he import? Does he use an original IMDb exportfile?

I’ve heard someone else talking about an importproblem this week, so maybe something changed at IMDb.

Yes @joachimt he is using the csv exported from IMDd.

@Marijn, something broken?
Somebody else who used IMDb-import recently?

I haven’t been able to add this title to I have been trying for more than 6 days. After I try, it indicates " Added to queue" but it doesn’t add or appear in the queue. I had some difficulty with other titles, but they added eventually.

I checked some other episodes of that series and they are all listed as 2018 on IMDb. The one you mention doesn’t have a year. Looks like some info needs to be filled on IMDb, so iCM could recognize it as a title that has actually been released.