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Thu, Jan 6, 2022 4:21 PM

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Ratings for lost films = fake accounts (even top 1000 voters)

Dear all,

Every once in a while there is some post raising the issue of fake accounts and bots.

In many cases it's hard to judge, but I found some crystal clear cases that need investigation.

I checked 4 lost films that should not have any vote but I found that they were rated also by few top 1000 voters.

Top 1000 voters should be serious people who watched a lot of movies, not trolls inflating their numbers.

The movies I checked are:

Gentleman's Agreement (1935) with Vivien Leigth -> rated by 47 top1000 voters (166 total ratings)

Her Friend the Bandit (1914) with Charlie Chaplin -> rated by 27 top1000 voters (269 total ratings)

A Woman of the Sea (1926) by Josef von Sternberg -> rated by 7 top1000 voters (63 total ratings)

4 devils (1928) by FW Murnau-> rated by 31 top1000 voters (224 total ratings)

I'm sure that checking other lost films would result in the same findings.

That can be a good way of finding and cleaning at least some fake account.

Kind regards,


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Hi uomotorta -

Thanks for reporting these titles/votes.  I have filed a ticket for the appropriate team to investigate further and review our voting policy on these type of "Lost " titles.