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My review of Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi has been denied and the reason isn't specified. The review was first approved on December 15, 2017 and was found useful too by more 60 or 70 but then two days later it vanished.
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Arth Joshi

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Bethany

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I've not read your review, but my guess is that there are people, either the same person or a group, of the opposite opinion doing a lot of reporting. This has happened before and is really immature and dishonest, and most of the reviews that have suffered from this have said or done nothing wrong (speaking as somebody who's had it happen to them). If any reviews deleted did nothing but cite plot holes, give very few constructive reasoning, made personal attacks on general consensus or divisive opinions or all, it would be understandable why they would be deleted because a few of those are term and conditions violating. If it is a thoughtful, perceptive review where one tries to see both sides and evaluate, the deletion isn't deserved.


Another possibility is that your review has fallen victim to the new ugly and incomprehensible user review layout, where prolific reviewers can only access 20 of their reviews (the 20 recent ones), and where some people (me included) have found several of their reviews missing. It is very likely to be the former, reviewers for Force Awakens, Last Jedi and the recent Star Trek films are notorious for this. If you posted your review here, if not done already, people can help you see whether anything is wrong and staff members can help you in the right direction of reinstating it. Good luck.

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Another possibility is that your review has fallen victim to the new ugly and incomprehensible user review layout, where prolific reviewers can only access 20 of their reviews (the 20 recent ones)
We are not sure what you mean by this? All your reviews are accessible at http://www.imdb.com/user/ur20552756/reviews is the "Load more" not working for you? 
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No it isn't. The load more button only works once for me, meaning I can only see 20 reviews of mine. I have seen many other review profiles to make sure it's not just me and it's the same thing. That's why the layout is so widely disliked by especially the prolific reviewers.
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It is definitely supposed to provide access to all of your reviews.  The only thing we can think is that a browser plug-in, such as an ad blocker, might be interfering with the operation of the button.  Please could you try the steps on https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/general-information/why-is-imdb-displaying-differently-on-my-brow... and let us know. 

If it still stops after 20 reviews, please can you attach a screen-grab of the issue, ideally your whole browser window with the URL and the lack of a "Load more" button after 20 reviews. 
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Arth Joshi

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Can you put some light on my issue too? I'm not sure why my review was removed. I have not given any spoiler, the language was not obscene and did not insult any one. If there was a report against the review can they show me the same, so that I can take it into consideration. Here's the link to my review http://www.imdb.com/user/ur68112294/reviews.
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Just read this. There is nothing wrong with the review at all, it has none of the things that so many reviews on IMDb commit. Yet they are not only approved somehow, they are also get excessive useful votes and are never challenged. This is as I strongly suspected, this is the work of the very vocal opposite-general-consensus opinion trying to get rid of the reviews that are contrarian to what they think. It does look like some kind of critical vendetta, which is also common on IMDb and always ignored without as much of an acknowledgement. They are the ones violating the site, not you. If you haven't already, re-submit the review and if it happens again, keep persisting and find some way of taking it higher up if that doesn't work.
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Arth Joshi

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Thank you, that genuinely meant a lot to me. I will follow your instruction and look forward to the result.
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Arth Joshi

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Thank you for sharing the information. I will just repost it and here is the link of my review of The Last Jedi, if you can give your insights to where I went wrong, it would be of great help.
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur68112294/reviews
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Hi Arth -

I was able to see that your review for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is active and listed on the site, see here (note that you may need to click on the 'Load More' button to see the review).  Cheers!
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Arth Joshi

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Yeah this was the one that I resubmitted after my review was removed. But hey thank you anyway.