Gigantic automatic lists are getting out of hand
For a while now different developers or even individual users have been creating ginormous lists with thousands of items but with only three featured on each entry these tend to block everything out since they are also more likely to reach someone else that might throw them a like. Are there any plans to deal with this? Can we hide, re-categorize (non-personal) or downvote lists against this? Some of these serve no purpose other than actually bypassing advanced filters I'd argue or being pinned on kodi dashboards on dubious box setups I'd say...
Here are some examples of this:
https://trakt.tv/users/theultimatec0der/lists (one of his "all shows" has 50K items...)
https://trakt.tv/users/dborg/lists (I think his biggest is gone which was the thousands of "MOVIES NOT INTERESTED IN WATCHING)
Didn't find anything specific in the search but I was certain I saw mentions of this in the past too.
We’ve pushed some updates to help with this and will be releasing some more updates later this week to help surface “normal” lists.
Another example, Lists duplicating trakt features: https://trakt.tv/users/movistapp/lists
That account might actually just be the Movist app developers using trakt improperly and causing the "Popular lists" feature on trakt to be useless.
Already mentioned it sometime on the forums, and I still couldn't agree more! Especially the "not interested" ones... seriously. What function does that have if you also properly use your lists and every friggin' item is listed somewhere but you gotta check which list it is everytime lol.
Its not redundant if people like to have and see list's like that, so let them. Can you block users? I suggest you do that.
Sounds like you'd rather see new lists, I don't think its as big as a problem as your making it out to be. Currently you can sort by recently added, which would suit your needs.
But still good luck finding your perfect ideal type of list. Avengers Endgame is on 45,000 lists:
I do disagree with your assessment that this is a "edge" case" or that these lists are indeed "the most relevant" to an item. There is no denying that there are people actually liking these, but given the reach they have that is not really surprising. Problem is that this will just blanket wipe out any actual user generated list from the "favorites" due to that (it's not only the amount of votes that matters but also frequency). I'm certainly interested in seeing new lists but I'm less inclined to do so if I always have to wade through the same ones on not so popular or new stuff.
And while I don't mind anyone's personal collection of "Horror movies" (since this tell me something about their movie experiences) I don't actually care for someone pulling the "advance filter" of the genre into a list - this is redundant.
Randomizing the three spots will probably do more harm than good since there is usually a subset of very personal lists on items compared to specially curated ones.
I disagree OP. The lists are already sorted by default, "Most Popular". Which should have the most relevance to the most users. You do need to downvote lists, like I do not need to downvote your opinion.
If you wish for another list to become more popular please go and vote for that list instead. I appreciate the feature as it is. It is also very easy to navigate and view all the other lists. Their is also options to sort them to make this easier and perhaps more relevant to your edge case.
I also agree with what you said Justin. Perhaps instead of showing the 3 most popular lists, it could instead just say "Lists" and then display a random one. Or like you said we could hide them, and leave the Lists hotlink under the Movie Title as a way to access them.
AdminJustin (Founder, Trakt) commented
I agree with you and I'm starting to think how to handle those lists. It seems like we'd need to manually hide them from appearing since they serve no purpose for the website visitor.
PS: I'm not suggesting that there is no place for things like this (as they can be useful/interesting (and I also have per year personal watchlists shared)) but it creates quite a lot of unnecessary noise on the pages since they are just too big...