Please do something about your fake reviews

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Please do something about your fake reviews. It's a real problem that is skewing the ratings of new movies and I'm sick of it. When are you actually going to do something about this problem? Do you not care about your credibility anymore?
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Justin Bell

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  • Tired, pissed-off, sick of your BS and incompetence.

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Justin Bell
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Can you post some sample fake reviews here ? ?

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Justin Bell

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At least half the 10/10 reviewers have no creditable user history.
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Hi Justin,

Thanks for your message. All we can say about reviews and ratings are covered in this guide.

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Justin Bell

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Thanks, but that guide doesn't help. It basically says you don't care about fake reviews. It's not doing anything about the problem. Do you not care that your site is filled with fake accounts?
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Justin, IMDb will not disclose the formula that determines the weighted average ratings.
Suffice it to say that those 10 votes are heavily disregarded. How much is a guess. Also a heavy factor is the top 1000 voters rankings. Those votes are heavily favored in determining a movies ranking. IMDb has and is addressing your concern at all times. The formula is in constant flux. They are fully aware of "Those accounts", and they are ignored when determining ratings.
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I believe a lot of popular movies have fake Votes. The new joker movie has more 10 out of 10 votes than I’ve ever seen. And the bad thing is that a lot of these roads look like they’re all the same the wording is very similar when Somebody reviews it we seen this with the dark Knight. I will bet you out of the 15,000+ votes half of those people have not seen the movie and there’s no way that you can prove it either way it’s funny on rotten tomato and has an average of around 75% but on your side even though I know fans are involved it’s got almost a perfect score I think it’s BS.You need to go through these reviews and screen them and figure out which ones are real and which ones are fake
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Romono Capprotti, the number is not that far off considering that TIFF, for example, had a few special screenings, all of them rather packed, I imagine. 
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IMDb likely do something like disregarding the top 10% and bottom 10% of reviews, and then averaging the rest. Along with previous reviewer history, perhaps. 

It cuts much of the crap scoring in the long run.