Ratings bot giving out 1/10 scores

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There seems to be a bug going around giving out low movie ratings from false accounts.

My two bogus 1/10 scores from "non-US users" were removed by IMDb before, but now they're back. This has literally halved my rating, as my film is a small indie. All other ratings are 7 or above.

How can I alert IMDb to fix this problem again?

Any help much appreciated.
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Adrian Goodman

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Posted 7 years ago

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This is a common issue (and has nothing to do with bots or bugs), see here:

Post the link in here (and perhaps on the IMDB thread linked in from over there) and staff will take a look. They do seem to be fixing problems where there appears to be a problem (not a greenlight for people to "manage" their film's ratings, of course).
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Again, Emperor is giving a wrong answer. The fact that multiple accounts are all voting 1/10 on thousands of movies indicates that this is auotmated voting software and not dozens of idiots all acting separately. If someone were voting manually or with voting software for the sole purpose of qualifying as a TOP 1000 Voter, why wouldn't some of them be voting every movie a 5, or a 6 or a 7? That would be less conspicuous than voting a 1. But currently, whenever a new release is posted, two to three dozen TOP 1000 Voters quickly score the move a 1/10. The only explanation is that these voting actions are coordinated -the legal term for this is collusion.

IMDB has an obligation to their User Community to analyze, detect and neutralize these coordinated attacks on their web site. The trust of its User Community is one of the most valuable assets that a website like IMDB has. Stop giving robotically-produced scores the same weight as scores voted by real people.
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I am experiencing exactly the same problem. So far my film has accumulated five 1 stars. All from "Top 1,000" users. Why are they picking on indies?
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They "pick" on all films, it is just that it adversely affects titles with low numbers of votes.
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Why is this marked "Solved"
There does not seem to be any conclusions with this??

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