Reviews without spoiler warnings on overview page

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I just read the review (the only one at the moment) on the overview page of this title. It contains details on the plot, including the ending, but does not displaying a warning, so I reported it. However, after I submitted the report, I was returned to reviews page for the title, where it does in fact have a spoiler warning. So it seems that spoiler warnings are not displayed on the overview page, which for most people, is the most likely place they'll read one. (Fortunately, it didn't spoil it for me, as I have already seen it.)
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Matt

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Posted 2 years ago

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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Matt -

Thanks for your report, I also noted that there is already a Spoiler Warning in place on the Review here, however, it is displayed on the main title page.  I suspect it is displayed on the main title page because it is the only review listed for this title, I will reach out to the applicable staff to confirm if this is displaying in error or if our system is displaying the review as designed.  Once I get an update I will confirm the details with you here.
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Instead of writing a new conversation, since the subject matter is the same and still seems to be a problem, perhaps intermittently, I'm going to submit this comment on the two discussions I found that are about the same problem.

Today, 16 June 2017 at approximately 2:30 PST, I submitted a report that the single review for "The Handmaid's Tale" Season 01 Episode 10, which does indeed contain spoilers, but there is no spoiler warning - on the overview page.  My story is exactly the same as this author shown originally: Matt Clayton.

The original review I read was on the overview page, but after submitting the report and being sent to the Reviews page for this title and episode, I saw that it did have a Spoiler Warning.  However, when I returned to the Overview page, there was still no warning attached to the review.

I looked for any way to retract my submission against the review, but finally came out here. I feel badly reporting someone for something that it looks like they did correctly label. I also don't like submitting incorrect reports that just waste time and make me look like an illiterate flake. It appears that this is a problem that occurs off and on since this report above was written 8 months ago and the other report with the same problem was written and updated a little more than 4 years ago about a review of  "The Woman Who Wasn't There," review and discussion written by Joyce Ashcroft.

IMDb is a fantastic and very helpful site that I'm grateful for; I probably visit the site 5 or 6 days out of every week and it's really increased my enjoyment of watching Indian Cinema and American TV. Besides, the price is just right for a disabled, senior citizen who needs to watch her budget so I can buy plenty of healthy food for my loyal and loving service dog, Phoebe Amanda Russ!  Thanks for any help that you can provide regarding this issue.
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Shauna -

Thanks for reporting this issue, I can confirm that unfortunately, our system doesn't currently allow us to post a spoiler notification on the primary title page, the notification only displays under the 'Reviews & Ratings' section here.

We currently have a ticket open with our technical team to address this display experience, however, there isn't a timeframe for completion as we currently don't have the resources to work on it.  Once there is traction on the ticket I will post an update here.
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Matt

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If displaying the spoiler warning on the title page isn't possible for some reason, a good workaround would be to not display spoiler-marked reviews on the title page.
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Hey Matt,

The title page review is picked due to an algorithm which uses information relating to the amount of users who found a particular review useful, this is a technical convention which can't be changed easily.

Once the ticket has been updated by our technical team we can look into alternatives and we'll let you know the result.

Thanks for your patience!

Joel
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This has been fixed as part of the new user reviews launch covered at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/update-to-user-reviews

Thanks again for the problem report and sorry for the delay in fixing.