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Sat, Nov 3, 2018 9:23 PM

Bot putting automated bad reviews on films

It appears that there is a bot that just goes around leaving reviews

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45215448/?ref_=tt_urv

My film comes out in a few weeks, less than 20 people have ever seen it, I am sure this person was not one of them.  Other people have reported this on reddit.  Is there anyway this bots reviews can be removed?

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It appears that there is a bot that just goes around leaving reviews
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45215448/
by Benjamin Thomas
Joined on November 3, 2018
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/benjamin_thomas_fih9zctru3hah
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Benjamin Thomas (X)
Actor |  Writer |  Producer
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6248956/

Deal With the Devil  (2018)
Director: Benjamin Thomas
Writer: Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin Thomas   ...  Murphy 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4694546/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4694546/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4694546/reviews - 3 Reviews

My God.. 
by BatmanFunReviews2018 - 2 November 2018
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4433527/
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BatmanFunReviews2018
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BatmanFunReviews2018
IMDb member since July 2013
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45215448/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45215448/reviews - 6,790 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45215448/ratings -  6,920 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45215448/lists -  307 lists

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3 y ago

Hi Benjamin,

If you've found a review on the website which you believe to be a breach of our guidelines, please select "report this" at the bottom of the review, select the appropriate reason from the list, then click submit so our editors can review. 

Thank you. 

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on 04 Nov 2018 BatmanFunReviews2018 rated 38 films.  this seems to be his average, about 40 per day.  How is it possible to watch 40 movies a day?

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It's a real business... :D

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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45215448/?ref_=tt_urv joined imdb in 2103, since then he has reviewed 6900 films.  Does this not seem a little strange?  

Also, how could he have possibly seen my film?  Only people who I sent a screener have seen it, and I am certain he did not receive one.  

I understand the need to prevent ballot stuffing but to have some one who has never seen the film leave a very negative review seems unfair to me.  Also, having someone leave 38 reviews in a day (I looked through his reviews) makes me question what is going on.  

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Cliff,

Benjamin is explicitely talking about 6900 reviews, not ratings. It takes only a simple click to rate, and it can be at random. It usually takes a movie or episode to be seen and writing a review before posting it...
Or did I get someting wrong?

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Reviews it is, indeed:

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Cliff,

Benjamin mentions 40 reviews per days, which you can easily doublecheck. He is raising the question (and I share his questioning): how can a guy watch 40 movies or episodes a day, finds the time to write about them and post them?
Your mentioning a transfer from some other websites is a good one.
Nevertheless, 6300 in 5 years is absolutely huge, and therefore questionable, with no malice as well!

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OK, they are rather short, with one or 2 sentences, but apparently he has seen the program.
Or maybe a quick overview of? For a guy with an experience in movie viewing, you may be able to build an opinion by watching the beginning, sample of the chore, and the end. May be no more than 15' on the whole for small productions, which are making the bulk of it.
Nevertheless, I would very interested to know how he manages it, and therefore how reliable and authoritative his reviews are.

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Watching and counting ;)

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OK, you get a point. But, with all due respect and do not take it personally: I would not rely on these reviews if I wanted to learn about the movie and how to look at it in a different way from mine :)

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But what if it is? Who are we to "Judge"
This is why I stated: "I would (be) very interested to know how he manages it, and therefore how reliable and authoritative his reviews are." !!


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