If I remove a film’s page, can I add it again at a later date?

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I’m getting sabotaged with fake reviews so I want to delete the film and add it again once it’s actually released.
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Vincent Fournols

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Also, if you report reviews which do not comply with IMDb policy, they will be removed.

But the main question is whether your film is to be considered as released or in production. And we could help you better if you shared its URL...
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"It will be released", but there are already 9 external reviews... (leaving aside the 80 user reviews).
So where does your film exactly stand in terms of production?
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The official website also show external reviews, so I am afraid you cannot claim that the film is unreleased (believing of course that these external reviews are genuine and not part of a marketing plan...)
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This critic reviews are 100% real.
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This topic is a duplicate of https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/i-m-having-an-issue-with-an-individual-creating-multiple-acc...
It does not help your case here by doing so.

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Ricky: I agree that it is a problem if one person is creating multiple accounts to submit negative ratings and user reviews for your film. However, you will need to be able to prove that before you can expect the IMDb staff to take any action. 

In any event, though, your film The Fear Footage screened at the Edmonton Festival of Fear in October and the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in November, and it is screening at Another Hole in the Head Film Festival in San Francisco tonight. In fact, it won an award at the Edmonton festival. So the film is definitely not going to be removed from the database.
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Hi Ricky,

Thanks for your post.

I've merged your threads together now - please ensure you keep all issues concise and in one thread, this will ensure we're able to help out the best we can without causing additional confusion.

Our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information from our records. 

With this in mind, as your title has had a release (at festivals), we cannot remove this from the database or revert it's production status to anything prior to 'Released' - we're also unable to remove all reviews, positive or negative. However, if you identify any reviews you believe to be ineligible, you can report these via the Report this button listed on each review. Our editors will investigate these requests and remove the reviews if necessary. 

Also, please be aware IMDb publishes weighted vote averages rather than raw data averages. Various filters are applied to the raw data in order to eliminate and reduce attempts at vote stuffing by people more interested in changing the current rating of a movie than giving their true opinion of it.

The exact methods we use will not be disclosed. This should ensure that the policy remains effective. The result is a more accurate vote average.

I hope this helps.

Joel 
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There are nine ”professional” reviews now included, based on the festival screening (I assume). The user average is now 5/10 and there seems to be many 10/10 reviews (well, at least now).

I don’t personally see any real ”negative onslaught”. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of great films (in my opinion) that have a 5-6/10 average on IMDb. User reviews should always be taken with a grain of salt anyway.
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What was I supposed to do? Let this guy destroy the film’s rating and not fight back? Just let this occur? The film would be at 1/10 by now had I not reached out to everyone I know to help. I hated having to do that, but it was either that or allow the film’s rating to diminish to 1 or 2. I’ve worked too hard for that.
By the way, the film didn’t have flawless ratings. It was at 7.8 with those 17 reviews.
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I never said it wasn't strange but the 10/10 reviews from the same accounts are pretty strange as well as well as the duplicates and similar wording.
Like I said before if its one person he'll get bored but at this stage you still haven't provided anything concrete that it is.
Stop getting so upset about things that are out of your control, take a breath, put on a happy smile and just carry on promoting your movie. 
If this were a troll then stressing you out like this would be a victory for them.
Just move on, stay positive.


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I’ve explained the 10/10 reviews twice now.

I’m going to stay positive, i just look at IMDb completely different now. I thought it was a legit movie reviewing site, I see now it’s nothing more than a different type of social media. A place for trolls to lurk, seeing which indie film they can sabotage next.
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Welcome to the internet 
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ricky

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The saddest place on earth...