my ratings sort broken

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Looking at my ratings today and I wanted to see how many I rated 10 so I sort by that and once I start scrolling down the page (using down arrow on laptop) the sort changes to most recent. That's a problem. I'm a long-time programmer and can't understand how the down arrow could possibly be programmed to change sort order.
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E Van

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So do the selections look like this when you start?

Did it happen on the first page of ratings?
What browser/OS are you using?
When I use Chrome 80 on Windows 10, I don't see what you're reporting when looking at my own ratings.

If your ratings are public, can you post the url here?
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Um, was it your first keystroke on the arrow button? 
In other words, might you have used the page down key, or something else, then switched to the arrow? Because so long as the sort selection box is active, the arrow changes the selection.
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Yes, I use the same things you do. Nothing different. It's all one page, just longer to accommodate all lines. Use touchpad first but it's incredibly hard to keep your finger down on the lower left of it and the cursor on the bottom of the scroll bar without moving. So, yes, move to down arrow to continue scrolling. I do this on every single website that I'm reading and must be scrolled. There should be no relationship to the sort parameters. Nothing should change as you're scrolling. It's a ridiculous and fixable error. I'm a long-time (over 35 years) programmer/analyst. Speculation by other users, or saying you can't duplicate what I'm talking about is not helpful. I'd like some from IMDb to respond so the bad programming can be fixed so this doesn't happen. It, of course, has nothing to do with the data (my list as opposed to your list) so asking to see mine is irrelevant. It would be utter nonsense to think the webpage works differently for different users, right?
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But the fact remains that I cannot replicate your report except as described in my second comment. So how is an IMDb staffer going to replicate it, and thereby determine what needs to be done to fix it?

And if the only way to replicate it is for the sort selection box to still be active, then it's not a bug. It's the arrow key behaving exactly as it should. It's just an unexpected result to you because you've scrolled away from seeing the selection change.

And yes, webpages have been known to work differently on different browsers/platforms.