Misleading website names in external reviews

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I enjoy linking my website to the external reviews page, but as my site begins with D I understand it falls down the list a bit. That's how the alphabet works. However, some people are abusing this page by starting their sites with, eg. "A (website name) blog piece", so their reviews default to the top of the page.

I've seen several examples of this, one which stands out big-time is with The Martian, where it has been used (or abused) several times atop this page:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/externalreviews

Can this be addressed, please, as it's unfair. Or if it won't be, shall I
just do the same? (as they say "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em")

PS. I know there's a way to attempt to highlight these on the individual pages and ask for their removal, but that requires going on 'correct' for each individual link and following all the steps and it'd be way too time consuming to cover them all.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Again, looking for an update, and why is the Titles URL checking process taking so long when you're NOT checking the title!!!!

You still let through sites that claim to begin Aabbccdd and yet their real site name begins much further way down the alphabet. WHY. ARE. YOU. NOT. CHECKING. THAT.??? Surely it's a basic when you go to validate each one???
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This is STILL happening. I report the offenders but rarely are they actually acted upon. It means anyone can just scam your site by putting their name as "At (site name)" or "AU (site name)" (to try and divert from 'At') when their name would fall further down the list.

Anyone at IMDB care any more?