Ten lines review limit

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Please consider reducing the number of minimum lines required for publishing a review. I am generally done in about 6-7 and have to pad out the review.
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The ten line minimum is to encourage users to be creative and explain why they like or disliked a film, and provide more helpful comments to other users.
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Malcolm McClintick

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I can be creative and explain why I liked or disliked any movie or show in five lines.  This just encourages people to be wordy.  It's absurd. 
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I can do it in less than five. I have just given up writing reviews; or rather I start writing them and them fine I am way short of the 10 lines. I then give up and move on.
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Kathryn Williams

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Clear, concise reviews have no place on the internet. This is the home of the long-winded rant! As can be seen by the fact that this arbitrary and meaningless "ten line" rule has gone unchanged despite four years of clear, concise comments asking for the situation to be improved.

Staff replies can be summed up as "Thank you for your suggestion. We're going to ignore it." They, of course, use more words than that; but not (ironically) ten lines' worth.
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Hi everyone,
We are pleased to announced IMDb recently removed the 10 line limit on reviews.  The new limit is now 5.  We appreciate everyone's feedback and help in making IMDb great.

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Ten lines review limit
by guysim
Posted 5 years ago (March 2 2013)

User Reviews Minimum Length Reduced from 10 to 5 Lines
by Will, Employee
Posted 1 year ago (March 21 2017)

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Minimum number of lines/characters for user reviews
by Marco
Posted 1 year ago (April 29 2017)

by Marco
Posted June 27 2018
Some very useful user reviews for the new Pixar short Bao (2018):
“Great animated short, this is Pixar at its best. I really enjoyed it, and so will you.
“What? What?! WHAT?!?!?!? (I'm adding this because IMDB said that the review was to short)"
“2 Damn hours had to explain what happened when mother ate her child to my son
“I literally started laughing in the theatre. It made no sense.