Major Rigging Found in the Voting of Oscars 2018 IMDb Polls

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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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Posted 1 year ago

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That's really to bad. It seems like a robot. They're all new members since march 2018. And they alll voted for this Russia movie: Krym (2017).
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They all are voting for only the first options in each poll. That's very ridiculous. Why only the first options? Still no clue.

Maybe they are too lazy to scroll down and find out all the options.
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i've noticed that and mentioned that quite often over the years...i think people are too lazy to scroll or they just dont care but still want to vote... seems that those who make the poll always tend to put the ones they want, or the so-called popular choices near the top...(the ones i vote for are usually shoved near the bottom somewhere)...

they should all be made in alphabetical order, that way no one can be favored over the other...
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Or we can re-order the list in ascending order of votes to give every option an equal fare.
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A problem with alphabetical order is that we often add options to the end of polls after they have been published.

A problem with putting less popular options first is that the first options should draw voters when a poll is featured on the home page or in the Featured Poll box.

Anyway, the order that poll authors use does not have much to do with automated vote stuffing.
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You're not the only one to report vote stuffing...

(All new accounts with the only activity the single vote.)

When I reported it, the response was basically, "no one cares; it's just a poll."
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I am not at all surprised that most of the accounts have Russian name and that many of them have voted for Krym

What I am surprised at is how puzzling and motiveless the poll stuffing seems. Then again, vandalism on IMDb is quite often either pointless or look like it. The only logical explanation I can find is that they're testing something regarding how bots work. I believe that should be investigated and most of those accounts should be put down.   
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It is indeed pointless and due to that, very strange. I remember some time ago the film Tangerines from Estonia got a massive vote stuffing in another Foreign Language film poll. But in that case the poll was shared in the film social media and it seemed clear they wanted to give it a boost before the Oscars to get some kind of influence. But just filling the polls with votes for the first option whatever it is is really weird.
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DC, et al,

IMDb staff is aware of the problem and are investigating it.

ACT_1 reported this problem a few days ago in this thread:
Same person with many accounts Flooding the Polls and Ratings

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