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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Dom Robinson

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Posted 4 years ago

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Michelle, Official Rep

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Just following-up here to confirm that our editors are currently working on a clean-up for these External Review listings on the site.
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Dom Robinson

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Hi Michelle, thanks for your reply. Is there a timeframe for how long it takes to go through these, please? I thought I'd just be a case of a search for titles that begin "A " (with the space after the A) and those will be ones that are misleading.
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Dom Robinson

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I've posted a full reply at the bottom of this page. This problem is NOT solved.