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which will lead you to or will copy -> https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4063416/
Anyways, if IMDb does do this, please, at least, inform the member via email of the edits. The censorship doesn't even bother me so much as the word change makes my statement in the review unclear and grammatically incorrect. So, if IMDb does do this, please also write better.
just adding this here -- better place ? move it ...
This review should be posted as a message on GS ??
IMDb member since August 28 2018
28 August 2018
Does anyone from the producers gives any feedback on all this reviews?
There are many points on the reviews, that I am also wondering,
that I will like to know.
On one hand, I realize IMDB staff do not have all day to sit and proofread everything that comes in, nor verify if the review is worth posting. On the other hand: where is the criterion for posting? Doesn't it include parameters? I can't seem to find that information anymore. If it exists, it doesn't seem to make any difference.
I also saw what I can only call "haters" reviews for "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the reviews were racist, vile and hateful. Am I suppose to report each one?
IMDB used to be a fun place to come to read user reviews (with Roger Ebert gone, there really are only a few "pro" critics that I read, since the "pro" ones that IMDB offers seem to mainly be people who give their blogs names and somehow end up getting their reviews listed under Critics' Reviews). But now, I am seeing so many awful, rambling, misspelled, grammatically incorrect messes that all the joy of reading reviews is gone. I'm better off just posting reviews on my own website.
Does anybody monitor the quality of reviews on IMDB? And if not, why not? Because it would take too much time?
"It's great movie for ever and I love it from beginning to end"
"This film unforgettable! This film i can watched indefinitely!"
"One of my favorite movies since i was a teenager, amazing performance & story."
I am sorry but these are not reviews, these are reactions, plain reactions, they give absolutely no specific insight about the film, no analysis, no criticism. Reviewing is a passion for many of us but I'm not sure I would have started this had I read these on IMDb back then in the 2000s.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the length, Pauline Kael made many reviews that didn't take more than 100 words but she went straight to the point and expressed a sharp and well-expressed opinion.
Maybe we should get back to the old system? Because at this track, anyone can make it to the Top Reviewer if it all it takes is "one enthusiastic sentence".
1. Revert back to a longer minimum length for reviews, like IMDb used to have, so that they're actually reviews and not reactions as short as a sentence or less. I think anything less than a decent paragraph is worthless clutter.
2. Reintroduce an index, or at least additional sorting options such as by first letters of titles and by years, for user review pages. It's impractical now to look through reviews by users who have written hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of reviews.
Say a movie has 5,600+ and counting reviews such as "The Last Jedi." if a reviewer isn't one of the most prolific of prolific reviewers (as in will appear on first page, maybe two, of that search option), then there's little chance I'll bother looking further for it. There's absolutely no chance I'd try to search for it on the user's review page if they have hundreds or more reviews and if the title doesn't begin with a letter at the very beginning (actually, a number, since they appear first) or end of the alphabet.
Both of these problems kind of go hand in hand, as it's about trying to get past all of the rubbish postings to read thoughtful reviews, which are proportionally declining. IMDb is surely receiving more "reviews," but I'm reading less of them because of these problems. I also wonder with an increase in such poorly-written "reviews" whether it's only a matter of time before their clutter becomes as much of a policing problem as the message boards were, resulting in the removal of the function entirely.
I sorted the reviews by date so we can have for each film the first written reviews, it speaks for itself (another discovery is that the one that's been on IMDb for a year has less than 1000 reviews, the one that's been here for less than two months has almost 1500)
I think it all comes down to the quantity vs. quality equation. I'm not even blaming those who wrote these one-sentence reactions, since it's allowed... and in one week you have hundreds of users who rated your "review" useful... bu when you check the accounts behind these reactions, it's like some users only registered for the sake of reviewing that particular film, they're not regulars.
I'm not worried right now, I'm worried for the next two years. All regular reviewers will become invisible and sorting reviews by "author prolificness" will be useless and there'll come a point where IMDb will realize the reviews don't serve any purpose after all and will remove them, I can see that coming and I just wish it doesn't happen. Some reviews are here from 1999, almost 20 years!