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Sat, Dec 8, 2018 1:06 PM

If I remove a film’s page, can I add it again at a later date?

I’m getting sabotaged with fake reviews so I want to delete the film and add it again once it’s actually released.

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2 years ago

Hello, ricky

Unfortunately, that's not how it works. If the film is in production then it shouldn't have release date, though: that could be deleted and so will disappear all the reviews, until the actual release. 

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2 years ago

So if I change the film to being in production, it will erase all of the reviews aswell?

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2 years ago

Also, if you report reviews which do not comply with IMDb policy, they will be removed.

But the main question is whether your film is to be considered as released or in production. And we could help you better if you shared its URL...

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

It will be released, but I want to change that. Is that possible?

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2 years ago

"It will be released", but there are already 9 external reviews... (leaving aside the 80 user reviews).
So where does your film exactly stand in terms of production?

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The official website also show external reviews, so I am afraid you cannot claim that the film is unreleased (believing of course that these external reviews are genuine and not part of a marketing plan...)

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This critic reviews are 100% real.

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2 years ago

This topic is a duplicate of https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/i-m-having-an-issue-with-an-individual-creating-multiple-acc...
It does not help your case here by doing so.

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2 years ago

The film is finished. It’s in festivals at the moment. I’m getting a lot of fake negative reviews from one user (platypuschow). The film had 17 organic user reviews until he came along and began destroying it because he believed the 17 good reviews were “fake”. Who spends their time making fake reviews about their own film?! Ridiculous. It’s absurd that people can create as many accounts as they want and review the same title dozens of times negatively. Unfair.

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Ricky, stop feeding this topic and keep everything under the same initial one you created.

(and if you want my opinion, already expressed several times on this forum: I would remove both the Review and Parent guide sections from IMDb...)

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Vincent Fournols :
I would remove both the Review and Parent guide sections from IMDb...
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MartinHafer
Sun Jun 8 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/ratings - 22,213 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/reviews - 22,485 Reviews
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Remove the reviews and parent guide section? How? Will that help?

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How do I remove these sections?!

Champion

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Ricky: I could be wrong, but I think that Vincent is recommending that IMDb remove the user reviews and parents guide sections from the entire web site, as opposed to removing them just for one film, which is not possible for you to do. (There isn't even a parents guide section for your film yet, anyway.)

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2 years ago

Ricky: I agree that it is a problem if one person is creating multiple accounts to submit negative ratings and user reviews for your film. However, you will need to be able to prove that before you can expect the IMDb staff to take any action. 

In any event, though, your film The Fear Footage screened at the Edmonton Festival of Fear in October and the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in November, and it is screening at Another Hole in the Head Film Festival in San Francisco tonight. In fact, it won an award at the Edmonton festival. So the film is definitely not going to be removed from the database.

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2 years ago

That’s fine. But how can I stop reviews from coming in? Is that possible? This is destroying the film’s future sales and it’s not even publicly available yet. This is a real issue!

Champion

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Ricky: Are you going to be present at the screening in San Francisco tonight? If so, you should encourage the viewers to submit ratings and reviews to IMDb. At least that will help balance out the reviews.

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Ricky,

let us also face it: you are are talking about 7 negative reviews posted in December, against an over all of 80 reviews, a lot of them praising the movie, and with a big break between July and the already mentioned ones in December.

There may be a multiple account issue, but at this stage, I do not call that: "destroying the film".
If I were you, I would more worried on the rating (5/10 from 141 voters), because that is the first thing people see when looking at a name page. Far less people bother to dive into reviews.

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These negative reviews have all come in the last 2 weeks. All 70+ of them. If this was your film, you would be infuriated. I don’t deserve to be sabotaged like this. I wish all reviews could be removed, good and bad. The film began with 17 positive reviews from the first screening. How were 124 reviews added in two weeks without the film playing anywhere? Is that not a red flag?! A lot of them are positive also because I’ve had to reach out to everyone I know asking them to combat his overwhelming negative reviews.

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I won’t be at tonight’s screening, but I have a person that is asking the crowd to do just that. Thanks!

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OK, sorry, I had not the reviews sorted by date :(
Anyway, what you did for tonight screening, as advised also by Gromit, is the best way to fight for your film.

Now let us also see what IMDb staff will have to say about your claim.

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Yea, I want my film taken down. If IMDb doesn’t monitor their submissions enough to notice that 99% of the bad reviews rolling in to a film that isn’t widely available are from brand new accounts with no activity other than a negative review on this film, then they should’nt be in their positions. Red flags should’ve went off immediately! It’s absurd.