problem with reviews

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 4 months ago
  • Answered
  • (Edited)
Hi,
Since late last year, a serial review down-voter, or that's what it seems like and this is my Aspergers and anxiety talking before there is any judgement,  has targeted me (or that has what I have felt like and sorry if this feels like an over-reaction)  about 15 times now. All of them a big number of reviews every time. One including a whopping 100 within hours-2 days after being written. This recent time tonight has been the worst case, I wrote 5 reviews earlier  today and all of the reviews that I wrote today and this week have been down-voted. Not just once this time, this time I have found that all my recent reviews written in the last 3 or 4 days, and including the ones that I wrote today,  have had 0 out of 5 to 0 out 9 useful votes in as little time as half an hour or less  which cannot be normal. As these are reviews for stuff not released recently (one as early as 1921 for Buster Keaton's 'The Boat'  written today)  which makes it far less understandable. I also looked at the IMDb pages for all of the films etc that I reviewed and my reviews are the only ones to be affected this way. I do not know what I have done wrong to deserve this, the first couple of times  there was the problem with the reiteration as was suggested  to me, but since then I have made a massive  effort to address that (I honestly truly have), an effort still continuing (honest truth too) and I feel working,  so  do not know what to do now.
 

I can understand if a few of my reviews were downvoted, but 32  of my most recently written reviews in a short space of time with multiple non-useful votes for inexplicable reasons, and that it has been a repeated occurrence,   is beyond my comprehension. If you cannot do anything about it or don't consider it a problem (like when I first raised awareness of the problem a year or so ago), which is very likely with so many other issues to deal with,  I am really trying to not have  a problem with that and will be fine with it if nothing can be done, but this is just to let those who need to know know.  I am feeling anxious and confused about this situation, and it has put me off writing any more reviews   because I am honestly feeling that big effort has been made for nothing. It would be appreciated if something can be done about it. Not necessarily actually getting rid of the non-useful votes, but  I would even be happy if what is happening stopped. With physical illness, anxiety (which makes me act in a way that others see as over-reacting over something)  and family issues going on, this is something I can do without. It is also a reaction to an already difficult evening made worse.  I am really sorry if this sounds like an over-reaction and am really trying not to be a pain, but seeing the likes of 0 out of 9 useful votes for a review you had written just a couple of hours ago just worried me and sounds fishy, but maybe that's just me.  Thank you and sorry in advance for any inconvenience or if it sounds like over-reacting. I am not trying to sound like a brat or egotistical (again sorry if I come across that way), I am just at this very moment feeling upset, anxious and confused. Reviewing films means a lot to me and I get a lot of enjoyment out of doing it, but this situation has made me feel uneasy.
Bethany
Photo of Bethany

Bethany

  • 102 Posts
  • 152 Reply Likes

Posted 9 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Ed Jones(XLIX)

Ed Jones(XLIX)

  • 23040 Posts
  • 27312 Reply Likes
Bethany. You have a following. Many folks know who you are because you write so many reviews. You get a lot of Helpfulls because of this. You are not complaining when you get upvotes! With that aforementioned following you are going to get scrutiny also. Downvotes/Not Helpfulls. Those not helpfulls are always quicker to post than upvotes. It's just the nature. I can explain why you get downvoted, but I do not want to upset you. So lets leave it to say that I see the reason why those downvotes immediately happen.
You'll just have to accept those downvotes as a matter of a normal pattern.
:):)
Ed
Photo of Bethany

Bethany

  • 102 Posts
  • 152 Reply Likes
Thank you for the reply Ed, that is really appreciated and can totally see where you are coming from and what you're trying to say. I know I came over as a real desperate arrogant cow just now and that was not my intention, I do feel bad about that and actually regret some of what I said. Just wanted to make clear that despite how it sounds, it's not that I am getting down-votes in the first place that's bothering me. I know that not everybody is going to agree with me, or like my way of writing, I expect that. I know a good number of people like my reviews but also know I'm very marmite too and can understand why. I am an acquired taste, and somewhat Jekyll and Hyde, in real life as well. It's that a large number of my reviews every time it's happened have been affected and now recent reviews are getting a to me (and if people think differently I'm ok with that, it's just my thoughts) unrealistic number of non-useful votes within hours of writing the reviews that were bothering me at the time of writing this post, and it does upset me that I seem to be an annoyance to some without meaning to. This is just how I feel about the matter and know it will be different for others. Thank you for putting things into perspective and sorry for the trouble and the way I came over. I'll make a real effort to take on board what you said.
(Edited)
Photo of Ed Jones(XLIX)

Ed Jones(XLIX)

  • 23040 Posts
  • 27312 Reply Likes
Cool.
Keep on writing!!!
Bye
Ed
Photo of bderoes

bderoes, Champion

  • 2265 Posts
  • 3730 Reply Likes
Off topic:
Is this the Bethany of this 2012 review?
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw2705380/
If so, may I ask where you saw this opera (Moïse)?
If you have it on dvd, can you share the UPC code?
I found a YouTube version, but wanted to know if there's something better.