My review of the Star Trek Picard episode "Absolute Candor" was removed without note of why...

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As described in the title my review was simply removed and I wasn't informed about it. It's just gone and there isn't even a note about why it was removed. I also want to mention that up to the point of removal it had moved up to being rated as the second most helpful review of this particular episode.

The particular contribution number that is still flagged as approved is:
#200214-095950-799604

If there is a problem with the review I at least would like to know about it so I may either challenge the criticism or modify the review. If someone just deletes because they don't "like" what that person wrote then it doesn't put IMDB in a very positive light...
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IMDb has admitted they've fallen behind lately on replying here on GS. 

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IMDb has admitted they've fallen behind lately on replying here on GS.

Where? I missed that post.
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Dear Elizabeth,

even though I appreciate your response it doesn't contain any information that actually answers my question. If you guys simply remove a review without informing the person that contributed the review about the WHY, how can I even know what was wrong with it?

And if you 're telling me that random people at IMDB can simply delete content without leaving any trace on who did it and why I'd call that rather questionable. I just want to know the reason and I'll be willing to have you tell this here in the open even if it may be remotely considered embarrassing for me.

So please don't just point me at the generic guidelines. If I have broken them then it should be easy to tell where and how. I don't know what I did wrong in this case otherwise I wouldn't be asking.
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Excuse me but a "user" review is an opinion piece written from my point of view. When I write that I "HATE" a certain phrase that is used in the show, how exactly am I breaking the rules? You may agree or disagree with my point of view - I don't mind that. Still how is the word "hate" a problem in itself?

In addition STP stands for "Star Trek Picard" and STD for "Star Trek Discovery". If I had written "it has the same problem as (!!!)an(!!!) STD" then I could understand it as the context would be different with me referring to a disease. But the context should be clear especially if you know both shows. And I think I made it clear with the sentence that followed.

And Picard running around like a narcissistic dirt bag is an honest assessment. He is IN FACT running around acting like he's morally a superior person while he actually isn't. I could've used more colorful words to describe him but I think this is tame enough.

And the Star Trek Picard show is already way more "colorful" with its language. This means I can't even use the words they are using in my review. And yet there are still people that apparently feel more offended about what I'm writing about the show than the absolute trash that carries the name Star Trek these days.

Btw. I flagged my "review" (opinion piece) as "Spoilers" so I can make specific references to the plot and explain the actual problems I see with the writing. As always people may disagree with my point of view. (this is why there is a yes/no button regarding "is this review helpful?")

And just as a side node:
1. I didn't tell anyone "do not watch it" - I just gave an assessment that I don't like the show/episode
2. I didn't attack any of the actors. Everything negative came down to the characters not the people portraying them.
3. I didn't attack anyone that likes the show. If people enjoy STP => good for them

Oh and if anyone has a problem when I write:
"Whenever she's on screen I just want her to keep her mouth shut and disappear asap."
I would've written the exact same thing if that scientist character was a man. If the writers and show runners put a woman in this kind of role than it's not my fault but theirs. I can easily present cool, funny and strong female characters from past science fiction shows (Babylon 5 for example). 
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I only gave you the IMDb "way" of doing it.
Go ahead and fight the system if you want.
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Hey, I'm not even angry with you. I can appreciate what you're trying to do. In the end you're somewhat in the same position as me (we're both just uses of the system I guess) although you seem to be more willing to accommodate the apparently ever changing arbitrary rule sets in terms of what is considered "offensive content".

I'm not quite as willing to "adjust" myself. If IMDB staff simply removes something they consider fine (according to their set of rules) but someone else "feels" is offensive then they as the provider of the platform make themselves untrustworthy.

I put Rotten Tomatoes already in that kind of category as they are blatantly deleting "unwanted" reviews. If IMDB goes the same route (I've considered them reliable when it comes down to user reviews) then I'll look for movie and TV information elsewhere. There are other platforms.
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Yeah but your sidestepping what's really important here!!!!!!!!!!
Is Ivanova not an awesome character??????
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In her own words:
"Ivanova is god."
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Now.....Don't you feel much better?