So my question is - do IMDB voters just want the film to have the score they want it to? And if it doesn't they will change their vote to make it so?
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Some users voted 1/10 for a well-reviewed movie, so these votes must be fake. Can you remove them?
Everyone watching a movie or show brings their own personal history and tastes, which factor into how a user votes on a title. Just because many critics or other IMDb users enjoyed a particular title, does not mean everyone felt the same way. Vice versa, supposedly “bad” titles can receive good ratings, as critical and popular opinion often diverge.
Our weighted average attempts to reduce this effect. The concept of the wisdom of the crowd (i.e. the collective opinion of a large group of individuals rather than of a single expert) comes into play here, which is why we believe all IMDb users should be able to vote as they feel on the 1 - 10 scale.
I can imagine people are trying to downgrade some title they dislike, or have some prejudice toward. Someone on this forum actively encourages the downvote of a particular 1939 classic film.
I wonder how many of the Top 1000 vote like that. After all, how did they accrue enough ratings to be among the Top 1000? IMDb doesn't reveal what it takes to achieve Top 1000. And I don't think I'd advocate restricting it to people who've been long-time members and voted gradually, since legitimate ratings could just be transferred from another source in rapid succession.
I _do_ wish the Top 1000 were Top 10,000 or Top 10%.
Top 1000 Voters should be expanded to Top 10%, or ...
And this absurd statement of yours. Really.
wonder how many good independent fims [sic] have low scores just because top 1000 voters have decided to vote 1/10 just to see the score go down?Now I do rate certain titles by who stars in them sometimes with a low number because of that actors one dimensional performances. But I do not ever rate anything usually below a 4. But there are exceptions. If Woody Allen and Adam Sandler were in the same picture, I might give it a 1!
Oh and I am nowhere near the top 1000. I'm not that stingy with my enthusiasm on ratings.