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Sun, Jan 2, 2022 8:01 AM

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Not Helpful problem

I am a very prolific reviewer on IMDB and know that receiving helpfuls and not helpfuls is all a part of this process...and I rarely care or notice if I get either for my reviews.  I normally would never complain, but in the last month or two, some odd person has been following me and slapping NOT HELPFULS on every single review within hours or at most a day of it being posted.  They also might be using multiple accounts to give me not helpfuls.  This happens for all films...even the most obscure silent film or foreign film.  I am not sure why...perhaps they REALLY hated one of my other reviews.  All I know is that this feels like harassment and I wish there was something that could be done about this.  

While it's not going to happen, I wouldn't mind at all if the helpful/not helpful link was removed entirely, as often it seems folks use this only if they agree with a review and not if the review was well written or thought-provoking.  In other words, if you love or hate a film they love or hate, you get the helpful.  

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Hi martin_hafer_9o7se5pgzip40 -

Thanks for reporting.  I have filed a ticket for the appropriate team to investigate and as soon as I have any updates I will relay the information here.

Cheers!

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@martin_hafer_9o7se5pgzip40 

This you ??


MartinHafer
IMDb member since June 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/reviews - 27,049 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/ratings  - 26,809 titles

@ron_k_ijmrz9d0jwohg
Joined Fri, Dec 22, 2017 

Sat, Jan 1, 2022 11:00 AM
Multiple dislikes by disgruntled viewer
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/multiple-dislikes-by-disgruntled-viewer/61d07aa27daadb4938f1d483

First of all, Happy New Year to All to start out on a positive note!
Now the negative - for the second time in about the past 3 months or so, 
someone who didn't like or agree with one of my reviews 
went to my entire first page of 25 reviews and registered a dislike for all of them. 
It happened again within the last twenty four hours.
It's easy to spot because most of my reviews presently 
are for innocuous television series programs from the Eighties, 
reviews of shows that wouldn't be regularly visited by IMDb members.
Yet on my first full page of reviews listed by review date, 
18 of them show '0 out of 1 found this helpful', beginning with a 12/31/2021 date.
There is no way someone would have read all 25 reviews to register their disapproval,
it's just a blatant reaction that someone has throwing a hissy fit 
over one review of mine they didn't like. 
The same person also did the same for the first page listing my reviews by 'Helpfulness', 
though it wouldn't be as obvious for anyone except myself as I check on them regularly.

I'm not trying to be thin skinned here, 
but if it's happening to me, 
it's probably happening to other (prolific) reviewers 
who may have offended this person with a single review they didn't like or agree with.
If there's a way to investigate this matter, 
certainly I and perhaps other reviewers would appreciate it. 

I am IMDb user 'classicsoncall'

classicsoncall
IMDb member since September 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2707735/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2707735/reviews - 6,584 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2707735/ratings  -  6,592 titles

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Yes, that is me.  I've had similar things happen several times...but usually after a few days or a week, they give up.  But this has been going on for a month or probably more.

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Need to add an @Col_Needham 😀 ??

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Since posting this, it appears the person who is doing this is now using multiple accounts to give NOT HELPFULS to every review.  So much for complaining...it only made the problem worse.