Policy suggestion for new movie review

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Considering the tendency to review bomb movies of late, Captain Marvel being the most recent victim, I would propose the following.

IMDB institute a police where regular users cannot post ratings for a movie until the first 72 hours AFTER general release. I propose will allow a movie to better stand or fall on its own merits, with ratings more likely to be from people who have actually seen the movie rather than ones that are merely logging in and leaving ratings in order to further an agenda not directly tied to the quality of the product.
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Brett William C

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Marco

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Col Needham, Official Rep

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Thanks for the suggestion. This does not make sense for us, sorry, and would prevent legitimate viewers from voting, if anything it would make matters worse.

Please see https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-imdb-ratings/G67Y87TFYYP6TWAV
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Brett William C

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Hi Col - thanks for your reply. I am guessing from context that you mean to say this doesn't make sense? But can I offer the opinion that it would not stop anyone from voting - it would simply delay the procedure so that a movie could actually get itself out there and accrue honest feedback. But I would be genuinely interested in a dialogue to explore your position and data is fascinating to me. Regards, Brett Crawford, Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching [Australia, 2018]
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Jeorj Euler

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Unfortunately, tons of IMDb fans cannot stand to wait one hour after a movie has ended to write up and post a review let alone 72 hours. Haha.
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Brett William C

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The information posted could still be held for a grace period, with a message that it will be posted when that ends, yes?
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Is IMDb supposed to entirely cater to Hollywood?  I think it's already moved more than far enough away as it is from serving the experience of movie patrons.  Plus, Captain Marvel is doing fine without any additional assistance from IMDb.
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