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External reviews on Google Drive

I have noticed a few links on External Reviews pages which are links to Google Drives. For example, for Think Like a Man (2012), one of the external links is a link to https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=tt1621045. This is not a publicly available review; the only way that one will find a review there is if one has access to a Google Drive cloud storage account which already has a review of the film in it. I don't have access to a review of this film in the cloud, and I suspect most of us don't. Typically, the description of these "review" links is just the IMDb title code, in this case "tt1621045" which is not a proper description either. 

I recommend that any External Review whose URL begins with https://drive.google.com ... be automatically rejected since it is unlikely to link to a publicly available review. (Of course, this should not apply to other google.com URLs outside the "drive" section as there are valid reviews elsewhere on other Google sites.) 

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I did some cleaning on External Review links a couple of months ago and noticed that. I contacted support and sent them about 100 dead or otherwise not appropriate root URLs to be mass deleted, among them Google Drive.

I first asked if I could do that and they said yes, but I haven't heard back from them after I sent the URLs, and the dead/bad links are still there.

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Hey there,

It's important to know that corrections to data on IMDb are submitted by everyday users just like yourself - once contributed, a member of the IMDb team reviews the update to make sure it's okay to publish. Please be aware that we're unable to submit requests on a user's behalf if the request is possible using the contribution interface, apologies for the inconvenience.

However, we always welcome corrections to the database! If you're aware of inaccurate information, please let us know through the Edit page button which is listed at the bottom of every page on our website.

From here, you can provide specific details as to the information you'd like updating and we'll take prompt measures to investigate your claim and make any necessary updates.

Our Help Site contains a very useful guide on how to contribute data and updates to IMDb:

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/contribution-information/how-do-i-con...

Thanks in advance for your help in keeping IMDb as accurate and up to date as possible, please don't hesitate to let us know if you experience any issues while contributing the update and either myself or one of the team can help you out.

If you're wondering what nonsense I'm talking about, this is the response I got from Elizabeth from support last time I reported some spam domains. Then someone else said "ok we'll look into it" after ignoring several messages about it (for some reason they have the freedom to do that, they can trash your issues without a response) but like @Gassem 's case, nothing was done.

I do know they have the ability to mass clean these domains tho, because Michelle did it in one day once.

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Hi gromit82 & All -

I have identified a large number of these invalid External Review sites and am working through a clean-up now.  I have also reported this occurrence to the appropriate team to address improvements in helping minimize future incorrect approvals.

Gassem & mbmb - my clean-up will likely involve the titles you previously encountered and reported.  However, if you are willing to post some live examples within this thread I can also review those as well.

Cheers!

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That's great Michelle.

Here are some root URLs, I'm sure you can find the links starting with these addresses.
Most of these are dead, some are bad redirects and other junk. Some are still live but go somewhere else than the review that was supposed to be behind the link.

http://194.78.207.186
http://0to5stars-moria.ca
http://www.2012movies.co.uk
http://www.25frames.org
http://www.7mpictures.com
https://www.alicebishop.net
http://www.allesfilm.com
http://www.almostfabulous.com
http://apolloguide.com
https://arnadal.no
https://atomicanxiety.wordpress.com
https://www.behindthereel.com
http://www.beyondhollywood.com
http://blogs.whatsontv.co.uk
http://www.boxofficepoison.de
http://www.brettgerry.co.uk
http://www.brutalashell.com
http://cameraeye.wordpress.com
http://chilidog.project-equinox.de
http://www.chokingonpopcorn.com
http://www.cinemademerde.com
http://cinemania.co.nz
http://cinemasfringes.com
http://cinemasights.com
http://citypaper.net
http://www.classicfilmguide.com
http://classicmovieguide.com
https://www.creepyvisions.it
https://criticsroundup.com
http://www.currentfilm.com
http://uashome.alaska.edu/~dfgriffin
https://www.die-besten-horrorfilme.de
http://www.digital-retribution.com
https://www.digitalvd.de
https://donmelondelahuerta.blogspot.com
http://dvdanmelderen.com
https://dvdarkivet.no
http://www.dvdauthority.com
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk
http://elcastillovogelod.com
https://www.entertainmentfuse.com
http://www.epinions.com
http://www.eufs.org.uk
http://www.exxagon.it
http://www.film.com
http://www.film.u-net.com
http://www.film-panorama.de
http://www.filmcritic.com
http://www.filmdesk.com
http://www.filmdungeon.com
http://filmedodia.net
https://www.filmering.at
http://www.freewebs.com
https://goodnewsfilmreviews.com
http://www.hollywoodnorthreport.com
http://horrorfilm.epinions.com
http://www.horrorview.com
http://www.iken-eiga.fr
http://www.infernalcinema.com
http://www.jason-bailey.com
http://www.karateparty.org
https://las1001peliculas.com
http://www.lastdriveinontheleft.com
http://www.lightsfade.com
http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk
http://love-and-pop.com
http://www.mania.com
https://merelyaninnuendo.wordpress.com
https://www.mondoirlando.com
http://monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com
http://mortensfilmanmeldelser.dk
http://www.movie2movie.nl
http://moviemorlocks.com
http://www.moviereporter.net
http://movies.tvguide.com
http://movieshrink.com
http://www.mrcranky.com
http://mrfilm.se
http://naosaoasimagens.com
http://obscurehorror.com
http://permissiontokill.com
http://www.phantasmagoria.nl
https://www.piczo.com
http://www.r4.com.au
https://rainofbullets2.blogspot.com
http://reelryan.com
http://www.ropeofsilicon.com
http://scifiblock.com
https://sciscreen.blogspot.com
http://splatterday.com
http://www.subtitledonline.com
https://tele-stammtisch.podcaster.de
http://www.thefilmjudge.com
http://www.thehorrorhoneys.com
http://www.totalfilm.com
http://www.toxicuniverse.com
http://www.tvclassik.com
https://www.ukhorrorscene.com
http://www.urbancinefile.com.au

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These were some spam domains I reported recently:

jetfilmizle.pro
canlidiziizlesene.net
hd-filmizle.net
diziall.com
onlineizle.co
centrumfilmow.pl
superfullhdfilmizle.com
037hdonline.com (when clicked redirects to 888movie.com)
siyahfilmizle.net
www.filmgezegeni.net

After some back-and-forth, Charlie asked for confirmation but haven't heard back again and all links are still there, see, one of them is even on Official Sites section of Zack Snyder's Justice League

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Hi Gassem & mbmb -

Thanks for posting these additional domains/URLs, I have added these to the clean-up effort!

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Great, thanks!

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@Michelle

I have more if it helps, can I post them here?

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Hi @Gassem -

Yes, if you have observed more, feel free to post them here!

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Great. If and when I find other bad links in the future do I post them in this thread too? 

http://www.avmaniacs.com
http://www.beardyfreak.com
http://www.bigdaddyhorrorreviews.com
http://blog.analogmedium.com
http://www.blogs.insidetoronto.com
https://bloodandblackrumpodcast.wordpress.com
http://www.bloodtypeonline.com
http://www.bocadoinferno.com
https://brandoncsites.blogspot.com
http://www.brutalashell.com
http://www.buenosairesherald.com
http://calendar.reeldistraction.com
http://cavalcadeofschlock.com
https://charhardin.blogspot.com
http://cinema.recensionihc.info
http://cinemasculin.com
http://cinemaslasher.com
http://www.cinesploitation.com
https://cinreservas.com
http://citypaper.net
http://communities.canada.com
http://www.crazyralphfilms.com
https://www.crypt-teaze.com
http://www.cultreviews.com
http://www.dansemacabre.pl
http://daveenkosky.blogspot.com
http://www.dreadworld.com
http://dvdholocaust.com
http://www.dvdtown.com
https://eccentric-cinema.com
http://www.eyeweekly.com
http://www.fearnet.com
http://www.fearscene.com
http://www.fearshop.com
http://www.ferdyonfilms.com
http://www.fetishfish.com
https://www.film365.co.uk
http://www.filmbizarro.com
http://www.filmdick.net
http://www.filmsalon.be
http://flick-notes.com
https://gordonandthewhale.com
http://www.horror-unrated.com
http://www.horrormoviediary.net
http://www.horrorphilia.com
http://www.horrorpilot.com
http://www.horrortalk.com
http://www.horrorwatch.com
http://www.houseofglib.com
http://www.ilikehorrormovies.com
http://www.ingoruptibles.com
https://jowskireviews.geekjuicemedia.com
https://www.jupiter2.com
http://www.kingdomofdesire.de
https://www.kultcinema.ca
https://lasr.cs.ucla.edu
http://leglesscorpse.us
http://www.lifeafterundeath.com
http://livingcorpse.com
https://manilovefilms.com
https://matthewsaliba.wordpress.com
https://moessexymovieblogofthunder.blogspot.com
http://www.monstersatplay.com
http://www.movie-fan.de
http://www.moviebase.nl
https://www.moviebox.se
http://moviemezzanine.com
http://www.moviesaboutgirls.com
http://www2.pair.com
http://www.planlos-blog.de
https://razsmidnightmacabre.blogspot.com
http://www.rockportfilm.com
http://www.satanic-pandemonium.com
http://www.scifilm.org
http://www.screamindemon.com
http://www-sf-films-db.blogspot.ch
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com
http://www.sideorderofninjas.com
http://www.southam.com
http://squabblebox.co.uk
http://www.sreviews.com
https://strictlysplatter.com
http://www.the-filmreel.com
http://thebe.jupiter.net.au
http://www.thebludgeoner.com
http://www.thecultmovieguide.com
http://thedvdlounge.com
http://www.themovieunderground.com
https://thenewsvilla.com
http://www.theparallaxreview.com
http://twitchfilm.net
http://www.uncut.dk
http://www.uykulukuytu.com
http://www.veritefilmmag.com
http://www.videovista.net
http://watikalemon.com
http://wickedchannel.com
http://wildsidecinema.com

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@Gassem had a quick look at these urls, this one looks fine to me: uykulukuytu.com

it's alive and contains legit reviews. What was your reason for including it?

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Can't remember exactly what review that was from, but every link is there for a reason. It was probably re-direct to something else than the review that it was supposed to link to.

There's also the element of human error, I admit that.

I'm sure that every link I posted is checked and if Michelle or anyone else who does that finds a good one they are not going to delete it.