Reviews: Add a new sort order of "Review Length" to user reviews

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It seems that that many reviews now have the same comments that you would find on the message boards. Like ********* him/her so much! Great characters! Want season a 2 or whatever. The reviews are a place that you can't hardly find a review in! I believe a simple solution as suggested by Col Needham is adding a new sort order of "Review Length". That way you can look them in ascending or descending size.

Col asked for our thoughts.

Get the word out.
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Why not, but I think it will be still easier to implement a minimum limit on the number of signs in order to submit a review. I would propose 250, including spaces. And this way, we get rid of the thousands of polluting submissions.

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If you are in College, would any Professor allow a Paper with only 250 words?
No. 1000 are more like it. But for here 500 is not unreasonable.
Your comment is 81 words with spaces included in your formula.
Words 500 min! No Spaces!
Can you see how small a review would be with your formula now?
You don't want to piss off Professor Kingsfield?
Thanks for the comment Vincent
John Houseman in The Paper Chase 1973

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So Col's Idea is a yes?
A filter?
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Prismark10 Thanks for the Me2
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Jeorj;
You left 2 likes. I will assume that is an answer in the double affirmative for Col's Filter idea?
I like it.
Voting the Chicago way!

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Ness : Anything within IMDb Rules.

Malone : And *then* what are you prepared to do? If you open the can on these worms you must be prepared to go all the way. Because they're not gonna give up the fight, until one of you is right.

Ness : I want to get my idea implemented. I don't know how to do it.

Malone : You wanna know how to get your idea approved. They put up a post, you vote for it. Someone sends a negative reply, you send kind word of praise back. *That's* the *IMDb* way! And that's how you get your point across. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I'm offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?

Rewritten from "The Untouchables"



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Another Like from Vincent Fournols!
Thanks for it, and your previous likes support.
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I agree with this, he said tired of the whole situation.
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"Thank you for your cooperation" 'RoboCop'
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I think it's a good compromise, although I'd prefer that the minimum number of lines were reinstated or a lengthier number of required characters or words were implemented.

More sort order filters in general would be useful, though, since the reviews are more difficult to navigate through now--not just for reviews under titles but also for looking through the reviews by a particular member, which is practically impossible now without alphabetical or yearly page separations or even filters.
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This from SyFy Wire
IMDb is probably seeing an increase in reviews because of Netflix
Anyone who has seen Netflix's reviews knows it suffered from the same problems we have here.

The days of posting and reading user reviews on Netflix are now firmly in the past. That’s right: As of Friday, the streaming giant has removed all customer reviews of TV shows, movies, and other programming from its website. So, unless you saved it, your erudite review of Stranger Things’ second season has been lost in the ether. 

Now, Netflix didn’t just do this out of the blue. The company gave users the heads-up in July that it would be removing this feature. It stopped allowing users to post new reviews as of July 30. And earlier this year, Netflix did away with its star rating function and replaced it with the simpler “thumbs up/thumbs down” feature in April.

Why did Netflix do this? Well, a spokesperson from Netflix attributed the move to “declining usage.” Makes sense. In fact, not only does the thumbs-based ratings system provide users with more accurate recommendations, but Netflix is seeing a 200 percent increase in user engagement with the thumbs system.

So, from now on, if you must post your thoughts on the latest movie or show you just watched on Netflix, you can do so on social media like Facebook or Twitter (your chances of them getting read are higher there than they ever were on Netflix, anyway). You can also let us know what you think of this new development from Netflix in the comments below.


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I don't like the Thumbs up or down feature though. IMDb's is just fine.
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That also is why there may be an increase in review or ratings posts here.
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Thank you Marco for the Like
Jeorj Euler too
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Vincent Fournols Likes this too. Thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Quality of reviews has severely dropped..

It used to be that people provided fairly intelligent film reviews on IMDB. But recently I am seeing two-sentence reviews or even less. They are riddled with spelling/grammar errors. They contain no concrete information about the film in question. Most of them say exactly the same thing: "It was boring. I wasted 90 minutes of my life. I fell asleep. I walked out." All of those sentiments may be true, but they do not comprise a review and why IMDB allows them to clutter up space and detract from the few really witty, well written reviews, I do not understand. So, since IMDB clearly states: "We are happy to answer your questions, reply to your problems and listen to your ideas." -- I'd like to know what's going on. Honestly, just look at some recent reviews. They are horrific. There should be some standards. I thought a minimum of ten sentences was required? But then people would do stupid things like copy the same sentence 10 times. 

If IMDB is supposed to be the main site where people come to learn about whether films have value for them or not, at present, "user reviews" is a giant fail. 
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They should go back to the previous minimum length for reviews.

I would deal with the useless two line reviews which also seems to attract a lot of likes.

Almost like they were generated by bots.
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David Chester I see they merged yours in with mine. Welcome. This topic was suggested by Col Needham. Our Father and Creator!. Please look at all the other replies and feel free to weigh in! If you think a review length sort is a good idea please hit the old heart at the top of the thread. Thanks. Otherwise, opine away.
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