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Thu, Jun 23, 2022 3:45 PM

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Why Was My Top Gun: Maverick Review Deleted?

I noticed that my review for Top Gun: Maverick was deleted. I always click the "spoiler alert" tab when submitting a review, so I know it wasn't that. I'd also like to know why I wasn't notified. If there was a problem, why would you not give me a chance to fix it? And if there wasn't a problem, why was it deleted?

I've been a member of IMDB for a very long time, and have submitted countless reviews. I want to know the reason for it. 

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They use algorithms that search a huge number of words/sentences  that could be flagged as  "hurtful" or  not PC/WOKE enough.. 

It's almost as bad as FB... I had a review deleted because I stated a fact about there never being a black female Jarl as the displayed in Vikings - Valhalla. 

I  can't see  this being the issue  in a TG review, but  never say never ;-) 

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@Dingleberry​ Understand, but nothing in the review was stated as hurtful or PC. The review was simply about how good the movie was and why it was done so well. Frankly, I have other reviews that might fall under those categories that you stated. Top Gun wasn't one of them. 

What's frustrating is that IMDB will not notify you or explain why something was deleted. Which is ludicrous because they WILL notify and explain why a trivia/goof item was rejected. And those people who approve/disapprove those items never really read or research those items. I've provided evidence and still had items rejected. Only when I've posted here on the community pages, has someone finally posted it. 

Lots of inconsistencies and lack of responsibility and consideration from IMDB. I post reviews on Amazon as well as MyDramaList. Neither of them has the problems that IMDB has. 

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I noticed that my review for Top Gun: Maverick was deleted. I always click the "spoiler alert" tab when submitting a review, so I know it wasn't that. I'd also like to know why I wasn't notified. There wasn't anything objectionable or offensive in the review. If there was a problem, why would you not give me a chance to fix it? And if there wasn't a problem, why was it deleted?

I've been a member of IMDB for a very long time, and have submitted countless reviews. I want to know the reason for it.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Why Was My Top Gun: Maverick Review Deleted?

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Hi sean_pasek -

I reviewed the content of your User Review and can see that it was removed in error as it was not in violation of any of our guidelines.  I have now reinstated your User Review for "Top Gun: Maverick" and it is now displayed again on the site.

In the meantime, I have highlighted this use case to the appropriate team for visibility of the error and for review of system improvements.

Cheers!

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@Michelle​ Thank you, Michelle. I really appreciate it.