Make sure reviews are reviews again (minimum of 50 words instead of 50 characters)

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Idea: Make sure reviews are reviews again.
Current situation: Recently, IMDb has decided that a user review should at least have 50 characters. I feel it is impossible to write a review in - let's say - 60 or 70 characters. However, because IMDb allows this, a lot of useful, insightful observations like "I like this movie a lot, it's brilliant. I think it's the best film ever!" (73 characters) surface.
How to fix this situation: IMDb should decide that a user review should at least have 50 words instead of 50 characters. (obviously, another number of words or characters could also be chosen, but the current number stated is just plain silly and doesn't show much respect for the real review writers, or the customers of the site for that matter)
How you can help getting this done?: By replying to this post and liking this thread and following this thread.
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I'm happy to see this topic can still cause some debate. I just hope IMDb has read this as well...
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Send another message to the Help Desk
https://help.imdb.com/contact
with a link to this message.
    
How can WE get more Votes (now 18)
from the 88,009 GS Members
and the 
121,820,000 Registered IMDb Users
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur121820000
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How can WE get more Votes (now 18)

We? You do know that you haven't yet voted for this Idea right?
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Hey! Marco
Idea: Make sure reviews are reviews again.
Posted 2 years ago (Jan 27 2018)
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How many votes does it take to get something approved ? ?
Why vote for stuff here ? ?
 
How many samples examples do WE need to post on GS
for the Staff to read and respond and fix a 'problem' ? ?
  
A few other suggestions by me waiting for Votes
  
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-staff-add-episode-count
    
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-add-captions-to-images-lists
  
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-imdb-views
  
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-post-number-of-people-in-each-dept
  
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/act_1?profile-topic-list[settings][action_filter]=authored
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Now:
          88,150 GS Members
122,310,000 IMDb Users
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur122310000
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Dil Bechara Fake Reviews
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/dil-bechara-fake-reviews
Since this movie get 93% of 10/10 it gained my attention.
Click on the review tab and sort them by review date 
and you can see that most of the reviews are 2 lines reviews written by "new users"...
honolulu styles
Posted July 26 2020
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July 26 2020:
Dil Bechara (2020)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8110330/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8110330/reviews - 6,740 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8110330/ratings
77,192 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 9.5 / 10
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If you mouse over the User Name and read the User Number
You can see whos news
Sun Jul 19 2020:  ur121212121
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20 August 2020
  
Maxxx (2020-2020)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12674230/reference
Brand New Sitcom that centres around formerly famous boyband star 
turned drug-shamed tabloid laughing stock Maxxx.
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12674230/ratings
71 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 8.6 / 10
Rating   Votes
10  64.8%   46
 1    2.8%     2
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12674230/reviews - 100 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12674230/reviews?sort=submissionDate&dir=desc
  
Many new SHORT reviews by new reviewers
  
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur12336_____

(Same person with different accounts ??)


hmmm
10/10
andrewtev
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur123368786/
20 August 2020
Maxxx Heaps of funny jokes. very hilarious, i enjoyed it
  
nothing but praise
jeffreyjones-26756
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur123368759/
20 August 2020
Nothing but praise for the brilliant craftsmanship exhibited on this piece
  
GREAT SHOW
10/10
mpaul-36592
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur123368622/
20 August 2020
Maxxxx, For one of the funniest movies ever made, 
this film does not deserve a 7.7. Simply put, it's amazing.
  
bgtr
10/10
finebiro
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur123368579/
20 August 2020
Greatest piece of film art in three decades, hands down.
You have to go back to Pulp Fiction in 1994 to find something this unique
  
never boring
10/10
dzenymelvin
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur123368525/
20 August 2020
The enthusiasm in this is on another level. Kudos to everyone on this. brilliant
  
engaging
10/10
flflx
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur123368299/
20 August 2020
One of the most engaging television shows I've ever seen.
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^^ Just look at this crap. I don't just mean the copycat, "Fantastic! Loved it!" reviews. Just look at the titles of the reviews: "ggg" sde" dewww" "dsssss"...

This crap gets through, but the tons of regular, thought-out submissions get rejected every day, as we see in the complaints of getsatisfaction?

I hate to admit it, but the imdb is truly on its death bed. On one side, vital and necessary adjustments are constantly being ignored (you have to label "Hot Lusty Nurses" as drama because they don't add an option for erotica) while unnecessary and unwelcome changes are rigorously implemented (the new homepage, which I haven't seen in months but am betting to my last dollar that is still all black, with foot-size thumbnails)

Yet these are things we can all grin and bear, to use our beloved website. But this reviews thing, this "rejecting thought-out input while allowing nonsense" thing...

What kind of a movie site is this when a long, beautiful, well-worded, detailed and most importantly, informative and entertaining review can be rejected on the basis that it contains a single word that might offend an entitled millennial? While on the other hand, "didn't like it, tom hanks suckz ..................................................." is considered a perfectly valid review?

Maybe this is the result of making that hellishly wrong choice they call "trying to keep up with the times" instead of "holding your ground, sticking for your principles, doing the right thing."

Or maybe it is the result of being a part of Amazon.


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100% to everything you just said!!

Edit: I don’t know even Amazon has higher standards than IMDb these days, A couple of my reviews over on Amazon got held up with a sensitivity filter
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Ardan, feel free to vote for this Idea.
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IMDb has been part of Amazon too long to blame things just on that. But the decline in quality may really be a sign of the times. In the same time it takes to write a good review, you can serve 20 pages of ads in revenue for a one liner. And if you look around other sites that have reviews, you will see loads of reviews flooded with emojis and idol worship and say nothing about the title.
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Make sure reviews are reviews again (minimum of 50 words instead of 50 characters)
Marco
Posted 3 years ago ? (January 27, 2018)
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August 26 2020
No change in the guidelines ? ?

Help Center
User review guidelines
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/contribution-information/user-review-guidelines/GABTWSNLD...#
The minimum length for reviews is 50 characters
however reviews of 200 to 500 characters 
are typically the most valuable to our users.
Reviews which are padded with junk text will be discarded....
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