Numerous seemingly fake votes

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 10 months ago
  • Answered

In regards to this film. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6394430/?ref_=tt_rt

A few days ago the film had a total of 2555 votes, making it the fourth most rated film on IMDb from its country of origin and around 90% of those votes were 10. I firmly believed that most of those votes were fake because the film had only two local screenings instead of a wide distribution and, for example, there we a few hundred 10 star votes from US users while the film was never screened with titles. (Perhaps someone saw a private link with titles or is an immigrant in the US but it wouldn’t be a few hundred people and absolutely all of them wouldn’t think it’s solely deserving of a 10.)

Anyhow, I’m inclined to believe IMDb realised those votes were fake as about two days ago vast majority of the votes was deleted and only about 300 votes were left. Since other people than me saw the ratings were previously manipulated, they gave the film a low rating from legitimate accounts and after the deleting of votes the film was left with an unimpressive grade of 4.8. However, the very next day almost 500 new votes appeared for the film, all of them 10, and immediately bumped the grade to 7.4, and it’s continuing to grow as more 10 star ratings are coming. By now the film again has more votes after only three screenings than an average local film has after being widely available for years.

I don’t know if I can prove those 10 star votes aren’t legitimate so I didn’t complain before but it appears IMDb recently realised something dubious is going on and deleted over 2000 votes for that film. So therefore I wanted to comment that seemingly fake votes are coming in again. I understand if nothing can be done, especially since whoever is behind it seems very persistent.
Photo of penileon

penileon

  • 6 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes

Posted 11 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Jeorj Euler

Jeorj Euler

  • 7265 Posts
  • 9474 Reply Likes
Photo of penileon

penileon

  • 6 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
I saw the FAQ, I did not find it useful. But if IMDb doesn't want to/can't check these votes but considers them legitimate, okay. I was just encouraged after over 2000 votes rightfully got deleted.
Photo of Jeorj Euler

Jeorj Euler

  • 7265 Posts
  • 9474 Reply Likes
That outcome may simply signify that over two thousand spam accounts were discovered and purged.
Photo of penileon

penileon

  • 6 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
That's great, well done to IMDb. But I wondered if the legitimacy of those new 10 star ratings can be checked too since the film seemingly had fake votes before and around 500 new 10 star votes came in a day, which is a lot for this type of film. The only thing that might be tricky is that even if these new votes get nullified, I feel whoever did it before will try to get the rating up again.
Photo of Carter Hayes

Carter Hayes

  • 75 Posts
  • 57 Reply Likes
That user ratings table looks suspiciously the same as the following film, which I recently saw: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5078886/ratings

The FAQ for IMDb Ratings page covers lots of bases in a basic way, but I sincerely hope there's ongoing work being done behind the scenes to curb vote/review stuffing because there's no doubt in my mind it's a continuing problem that's getting worse.
Photo of ACT_1

ACT_1

  • 3635 Posts
  • 3513 Reply Likes

Numerous seemingly fake votes
A few days ago the film had a total of 2,555 votes
by penileon
Joined on November 17, 2018

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/penileon

- - -

https://www.imdb.com/search/title

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&num_votes=50000,&sort=num_votes,desc
Most Popular Feature Films With At Least 50,000 Votes
2,930 titles
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/ratings
2,023,759 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 9.3 / 10

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&num_votes=100000,
Most Popular Feature Films With At Least 100,000 Votes
1,631 titles

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&num_votes=500000,
Most Popular Feature Films With At Least 500,000 Votes
175 titles

= = =


https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/updates-to-the-ratings-pages-and-functionality

Updates to the Ratings pages and functionality
Posted Nov 6 2017
by Karen, Official Rep
Joined on October 13, 2016
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/karen_iqd0iufjast8t
= = =

cutegirlbutts
IMDb member since November 2012
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur37715747/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur37715747/ratings -  27,474 titles

a-l-e-s-s-a-n-d-r-o93
IMDb member since July 2012
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur35354941/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur35354941/ratings - 28,353 titles

boblipton
Sat Feb 23 2002
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1617546/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1617546/ratings - 32,331 titles


Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDb
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/ratings - 11,350 titles
.

(Edited)