Highest Rated Dragon Ball Z Episode "Zarbon Transformed" is Being VoteBombed with Faulty Negative "1" Votes

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I have been an IMDB member for over 12 years and the highest rated episode entitled "Zarbon Transformed" of Dragon Ball Z has maintained its standing at a perfect 10 rating for the last decade. In the last week, it received a massive upsurge of negative "1" votes, all obviously from the same troll user who has been tampering with the votes in order to bring down highly rated titles. This needs to be reversed as it was a false tampering to the actual score grade in order to destroy the amazing score maintained for this great length of time. I've maintained IMDB to be a very proper resource for titles and the initial rating scale to be very accurate. I also feel that this episode is indeed the best episode in the series for its fight scene and surprise element. Due to this, I have kept track of the activity in relation to the votes for all this time. All the "10" votes given have been climbing gradually through the years and this is understandable and logical. All user votes that aren't a rating of "1" are more than likely not false votes. The negative "1" votes have gone from a total of 18 to 59 from this January to August. And just now from August 15th to August 31st, a slew of falsified votes of the rating "1" have been added to total 101 negatives just in the last 3 days. This is obviously an attempt to lower the episode rating score. An easy check would allow us to see that these false accounts most likely do not participate on voting for many other titles but were in fact just created to give negative votes to the episode. Additionally, all these fake accounts seem to be coming from non-US users as well as being male. Much can be deduced from just looking at the comparative images I have attached for reference. Any help removing these false "1" votes would greatly help reset the actions of these trolls. The only episode that was obviously tampered with is entitled "Zarbon Transformed" and any check would help to remove these false votes all coming from the same source.

Here's the link to the episode after the tampering:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1168343/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt

I have also attached an image to better depict the actions of the troll activity and allow an easy resource to seeing the great difference in votes in just a matter of a few days [with no negatives of this caliber received prior to this in the entire past decade and since its initial airing date]


For a closer look, I will also directly link this above image: http://s15.postimg.org/a6l2vtlzf/Vote_Tampering.png

This false activity of "1" votes should be reset. I would highly appreciate to receive a response in regards to this and be contacted when this is fixed.
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Update. More Tampering overnight. An additional whopping amount of negative "1" votes given today.



Closer look:

http://s16.postimg.org/8s1na0jid/Vote_Tampering2.png

Here's the imdb page again:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1168343/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt

Any response from imdb staff would be highly appreciated as there's well over 100 now of these false votes that should be reset.

EDIT

And now September 2nd and we're looking at another ton of negative votes. Please take a look at the comparison for today. The change is substantial. Administrative support is highly needed to reset all the recent upsurge of faulty votes. Over 150 fake votes and counting.


A closer look at the above comparison:

http://s17.postimg.org/oyl92hyof/Vote_Tampering3.png

A link to the imdb page:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1168343/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt

Still Waiting for IMDB support team.
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Still Waiting for IMDB support team.
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Still Waiting for IMDB support team.
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Still Waiting for IMDB support team.
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Still Waiting for IMDB support team. Any response would be nice.
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Still Waiting for IMDB support team. Any response would be nice.
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STILL WAITING FOR IMBD SUPPORT TEAM. ANY RESPONSE WOULD BE NICE.
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Sorry for the delay in commenting on this -- however, there is nothing to do here. We do not remove valid votes. Our voting system attempts to detect and counterbalance the effect of ballot stuffing, and the weighted average displayed on the title is already the result of these calculations. For this reason, we do not remove or alter individual votes that have been cast for any title. 

For additional information about this, please refer to http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?votestopfaq
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Regardless of this detail, I previously noted that these are fake votes because all the votes went in on the same dates and this was the highest rated episode prior to these 150 false votes all cast on the same date and please bare in mind that the episode air date was in 1996 and these votes were all cast in the past month in order to merely bring down the rating, all of which is the obvious doing of a single user. Additionally, you can easily do a check on the votes as most of these aren't even registered users but accounts created merely for the quick negative vote to be placed. People who actually registered on imdb and went through the creation of their user page would likely have an avatar and go through the process of confirming their email addresses directly after through the email verification process. These votes are more than likely not verified user accounts and are just quick accounts made by the same vandalizing troll. There's easy ways to check for this.
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Interesting how over a year ago it was mentioned that this was occurring and on both counts, there was nothing done to fix the problem. The negative faulty "1" votes remain and within the last year, have accumulated even higher to a whopping 178, and 20 of which came just this month. However, what is also odd is that imdb has removed all the actual positive votes over 1000 from the episode. What is odd is that all the negative fake votes are still in place and all the actual votes have been removed. Take a look at the comparison from last year to now and see how the episode rating has gone from being the highest to a mere 7.6 and look at all those 178 fake votes. If what you said were true about votes and I quote "We do not remove valid votes. Our voting system attempts to detect and counterbalance the effect of ballot stuffing, and the weighted average displayed on the title is already the result of these calculations. For this reason, we do not remove or alter individual votes that have been cast for any title." ...Then why is it that over a thousand votes have been removed and all the fake ones still remain? Check attached photo for evidence.