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Regarding frequent fake rating by bots

Dear Team,

I have been using this site since years to find various reasons and observing your rating system as well. I have observed few films were not so successful and ratings were drastically increased by giving 9/10 using bots. I am sure about it but you guys can better check it. Few movies name are Samrat Prithviraj, Bachchhan Paandey, Heropanti 2 etc. I know there are more but these giant movie productions are manipulating ratings with money which is affecting our trust on this website. I am not sure if anyone is going to look out this issue or not but just some genuine observation from an old user of this website. 

Thank you

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Il y a 2 m

Hi intotheprags -

Thanks for sharing your feedback regarding ratings on the site.  We are working on ongoing improvements to help prevent repeated behavior of voting abuse and I have passed along your comments to the appropriate team for visibility.

In the meantime, I have also filed a ticket to investigate the ratings on the three titles you reported.

Cheers!

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@Michelle​ Happening again with new movie from same production house. I guess that production house if paying you guys directly to get those fake high ratings on locally flopped movies? check this. We are loosing faith in IMDB. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8426926/ratings/?ref_=tt_ov_rt

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Noticed three days ago that Lightyear (2022) already got over 1000 1/10 ratings (days before its Thursday night preview screening). This is clearly a case of a concerted effort to take the film on IMDb.

I mean afterall, the film has an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Something smells dead fishy here.

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@Tsarstepan​ 

Fri Jun 17 2022 


Lightyear (2022)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/reference/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/reviews

30 -> 25 ->  56  ->  111  ->  101 Reviews

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/ratings

8,207  4.6 / 10  ->  8,809  4.7 / 10 -> 9,220  4.8 / 10 ->  10,025  4.9 / 10

Wayback Machine

http://web.archive.org/web/20220615131210/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/reviews/

10 Reviews June 15 2022

http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/

http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/ratings

JUNE 15 2022
http://web.archive.org/web/20220615063420/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/ratings/

69 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.9 / 10

Rating      Votes
10    21.7%   15
 9      4.3%      3
 8      4.3%      3
 7                    0
 6      4.3%      3
 5      2.9%      2
 4                    0
 3      1.4%      1
 2      2.9%      2
 1    58.0%    40

JUNE 16 2022
http://web.archive.org/web/20220616232425/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/ratings

4,502 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 4.1 / 10

Rating        Votes
10   15.0%     674
 9      5.6%     254
 8      9.1%     409
 7      9.3%     418
 6      3.1%     139
 5      1.5%      68
 4      0.8%      37
 3      1.6%      74
 2      2.9%     132
 1    51.0%  2,297

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DJDurkee
Joined Fri, Jun 17, 2022

Fri, Jun 17, 2022
Review process
Is there any way to stop first weekend reviews? 
It hurts movie theaters significantly 
when a movie like Lightyear is being review bombed because...

... I'm the Manager of my local movie theater 
and it pains me to see a movie as amazing as Lightyear be trashed...

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/review-process/62ac9155ae73c605a68696d2

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nejcvrscaj
Joined Fri, Jun 17, 2022

Fri, Jun 17, 2022
Rating / Reviewing

I am writing to suggest an idea of limiting rating and reviewing of motion picture on your app. 
I know that you support the freedom of speech 
and want to have many ratings and reviews on your app 
but there are tons of movies and shows
that are just underrated or rarely overrated....

That is why i have come up with a solution. 
Instead of giving everyone the free will to rate and review anything they want,
every user would have to fill out a survey 
in which they would have to name, review and rate 2-5 movies or tv shows
before they get the allowance to post any review for any movies on your app....

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/rating-reviewing/62ad0201ae73c605a686a26e

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According to an article, this is due to homophobic hate... IMDB, can't you protect movies from things like this happening?!

https://insidethemagic.net/2022/06/lightyear-ratings-plummets-al1/