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Indian Movies Top 250

Well ... in 2 days we've seen 6 new entries from Indian Movies and every movie of the top 250 gained at least one spot. In 3 months we will have a whole Indian Top 250 in the Top 250 ? I don't know if you changed something in the weighted average system but this thing is getting out of control. A lot of strange movements from other Russian movies as well. . I mean "Come and See" no movements in six months +7 in a single day.. Gans of Wasseypur +7 Munna Bhai +5 in a single day!!!! What's happening?
I hope the problem will be fixed and that there aren't bot out there that are ruining our top 250. I've that 3 days ago the chart didn't get updated for a 36 hours. After that, all of a sudden all these strange changes.
You think you will do something to stop this invasion and these strange movements?

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why is every show randomly getting lower-rated?.

I noticed first how most episodes of Little House On The Prairie now are going down in the ratings. This really weirded me out, since I saw no reason for people to suddenly get negative about it. It's not like Game Of Thrones, where people still are upset with the final season.

As if that wasn't weird enough though, I'm now noticing every show has a lower rating than before. No matter how much praise they've gotten.

This is too frequent to be a coincidence. What the hell is going on with the ratings? Is imdb adjusting their voting system?

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As I said, it seems to be an IMDb dump on ratings for all films and tv shows more than 20 years old. Movies that have thousands of votes suddenly plunge overnight. Not mathematically possible, so IMdb has re-rigged the "weighted" averages to favor this generation's obsessions with comic books and cartoons. All this does is make IMDb rating about as valid as those on that tomatometer thing.

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No such obsession exists. Also, movie adaptations of only a few specific brands of comic books and cartoons, older material, are saturating the cinema market. Hardly anybody is attracted to them just for the sake of comic books in general or cartoons in general.

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Philip Perkins it is a common misconception that a large fandom of movies based on comics is anything new. Batman (1989) might have been the first large case of national and international explosion of such kind of pop-culture fame, but it was hardly the only case nor it was the oldest. It just took Hollywood ages to figure out that comics could be a profitable source of characters and stories and then ages to understand that using fewer elements for movies is not exactly working. 

In 1989 it got as far as thinking that 60's TV series about Batman was the reason for popularity of the movie, despite a clear distinction and a very serious tonal difference between the two.  

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We are living in a particular point in time when not only do today's children grow up having or looking at Superman comic books, but their parents, grandparents and great grandparents as well. (It's impossible for them to all belong to the same generation.) Unlike DC, Marvel has a large quantity of comic book protagonists from which to draw for adaptation, so it kind of winds up translating into a large quantity of movies, and all of them have at least a passing grade in terms of quality. More tools are available now than ever before for adequately producing live-action movie renditions (that have a believable "feel") of these themes.

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Jeorj Euler, DC's library is equally huge, just not as known. Keep in mind that it also integrates characters from now-defunct Charlston, Fawcett, MLG/Red Circle and many more publishing houses.  

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I hope this new ratings "adjustment" stops soon. I mean, it's been going on for 3 weeks now, for Christ's sake! I'm tired of all my favorite shows going down in the numbers. I was really glad when Laverne & Shirley finally got to the 7's, only to go down to 6.9 again. :(

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Anyone got an update or reply from IMDb?
I have been relying on the Top250 for years to watch great movies, but this is getting ridiculous. Some Indian movies are unfairly hacking their way into that list and pushing classics out. I sincerely hope IMDb staff is working on that!

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that's exactly what I think it is... Bots/hacking... It's a huge (and common) problem with online gaming as well.... Pretty crazy how good foreign programmers have gotten with spamming bots. It's always been a thing, but in the past few years it's hit whole new levels.