Is Biiival using bots/other accounts to write reviews and leave himself a heavily positive rating?

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I think that the user BiiivAl might be using bots/multiple accounts to put their reviews above others for a few reasons.  For starters, they had recently made their account and from June 2nd (first review) to June 14Th (latest review) they have made 73 reviews in that time. On June the 4th they made 14 reviews alone, a sizable amount of reviews, with most to all of them containing 3-4 long, comprehensive paragraphs.  They also have multiple reviews in a row that have the exact same number of helpful ratings.  I put in one example where they get 34/34 helpful ratings 5 times in a row on older movies that would have a relatively low amount of traffic.  Same thing happens a few times where they get 49/50 helpful ratings 4-5 times in a row as well. I find it difficult to believe that 34 people had looked at their reviews from only yesterday for Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Thor: The Dark World and all gave it a helpful rating especially when compared to other reviewers who had reviewed the same titles either earlier or roughly the same time and only gotten 0-3 ratings.  I can't be sure, but the number of reviews, ratings of the reviews, and newness of the reviewer seems like a fairly sketchy combination.

 
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Is Biiival using bots/other accounts to write reviews
and leave himself a heavily positive rating?
by Kaleb Searle
Joined on June 14, 2018
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/kaleb_searle
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BiiivAL
IMDb member since Sat Jun 2 2018
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur88780815/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur88780815/ratings - 72 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur88780815/reviews - 71 Reviews


Guardians of the Galaxy  (2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015381/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015381/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015381/reviews - 1,198 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015381/ratings
849,717 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 8.1 / 10

Captain America: The Winter Soldier  (2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843866/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843866/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843866/reviews - 791 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843866/ratings
602,725 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.8 / 10

Thor: The Dark World  (2013)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/reviews - 577 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/ratings
491,348 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.0 / 10


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Well, a botnet controlled by one man seems most likely to be the vector, but can a "legitimate" cabal be ruled out? I'm not sure if there are rules against the latter. Regardless, discovering such things is important for us.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/same-person-with-many-accounts-flooding-the-polls-and-rating...
Same person with many accounts Flooding the Polls and Ratings
by ACT_1
Posted 4 months ago (Feb 27 2018)


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Hi Kaleb -

Thanks for your report.  I have filed a ticket for the appropriate team to investigate further.