How many reviews do you need to write to receive the Top Reviewer badge?

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Hi,

I have written 302 reviews so far and I was just wondering how many reviews do you need to write in order to receive the badge?

Thanks for your help.
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Jackson

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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Reviewers don't know anything apart from the fact that they have the badge and occasionally, user ACT-1 tells us who's got the top number of written reviews. But there's no ranking published, no way to know where 5000, 2000, 1500, 1000 or 500 stands in that current Top 1000...
Reviews aren't even considered data to begin with...

So all you have to do is "aim for the 500" but don't insist on it, just keep writing, if you focus too much on the badge, it'll affect your writing... I hate the way they allowed short reviews now, anyone can get to 1000 pretty quickly if all  the  reviews consists on one or two sentences. Anyone can get the badge now, but earning it is different.

Good luck!
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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There is also a person that has about ten template reviews.
They are all around four paragraphs long give or take.
They have reused them around 5000 or more times.
They just fill in the appropriate names and do minor tweaks to make it fit the title.
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ACT_1

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Col Needham
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Many Badges !!
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Marco

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I hate the way they allowed short reviews now,

For those who agree with this, you might want to vote for this Idea: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/idea-make-sure-reviews-are-reviews-again-minimum-of-50-words...
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cinephile

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I agree with you Elmo, the worst for me is that some reviews aren't actual review, the user is telling us is an opinion, but he doesn't write an explanation, but of course, in that case, we can rank them by pertinence, my opinion is similar to what Marco linked, there should be a minimum of 50 words. Otherwise, some users could simply spam "Bad" or "Great", or copy the same review each time like Ed Jones mentioned. It is obvious that it is hard to avoid to be repetitive when you don't want to spoil, because when you find a movie good, you often relate to the characters, find that the screenplay is deep, etc. In fact, for me, that is the hardest to achieve, to write useful reviews without spoiling anything.

In conclusion, there should be procedures to avoid spam or over short reviews.
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