Why are reviews shown in multiples? 2nd:Why are yes/no on reviews saved

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The multiples happening is a relatively new problem (last year or so, I've been a IMDB user since 1993)
When reading user reviews, I have been reporting duplicate entries, but I've come to realise/assume that the multiple identical reviews are NOT duplicate entries, but glitches in IMDB interface, that happen when we click "Load more", and then the ones we've already yes/no'd to show up again, without our yes/no, as if it was a unique comment.
So annoying to be reading reviews, and be shown the same ones over and over again.

A secondary part of the problem is that my yes/no on "usefulness" of the review is not saved. So when I reload the page (as frequently happens with bad connections), I have to start all over again. This is ridiculous, when we yes/no the reviews, it should remain visible!

I think these two closely related problems might be in a same coding region.
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1993?!?!?!?! Long time user.........Congrats!

Sorry to hear your having issues.........Thank you for sharing your concern, all we can say about voting is covered in the FAQ at https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-imdb-ratings/G67Y87TFYYP6TWAV
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The problem is not voting on films but yes/no-ing usefulness on user reviews...
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Hi tnt666 -
Thanks for reporting, I was able to replicate this issue and have filed a ticket for the appropriate team to investigate.  Once I have an update on the status I will post those details here.
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Oh good grief me, I just noticed a typo in my 2nd question, it should have read "why are yes/no on review NOT saved".
But the description did clarify that point.
Thanks Michelle for looking into both.
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Hi tnt666 -

I'm just circling back here with an update and a request for some further information.

Concerning the issue you reported with the "Yes/No" votes not being Saved when clicking the "Load More" button, unfortunately our tech team was unable to replicate this occurrence.  Could you clarify which recent title you were looking at and how many times you hit the 'Load More' button before you saw duplicate reviews?


The second issue reported concerning the "Yes/No" votes on the helpfulness section, this is by design and is not a bug.  Unfortunately, this is due to a timing issue within our systems, a vote is only counted once but the update is not immediately made live on the site.
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on the review page, there are only 10 reviews. At the bottom there's a "Load more" button, when I hit "load more", some of the reviews shown are new, but several of the reviews shown were ALREADY seen. There's no particular "how many times I hit "load more", for each new loaded page, they MIGHT be all new, they MIGHT be half already seen. It's random, and makes me think there intent in the programming to make us waste our time and stay on the site longer.
Or it's a glitch in the system.

The Yes/No usefulness rating on user-reviews, not being saved is a problem in two places:
1-on the main film page, ONE user-review is shown. I yes/no it. then click to see all other reviews, and my yes/no vote has disappeared, so I'm stuck seeing the review without my vote. this nonsense. ALL voting all over the internet SHOWS us having voted on an item.
2-once I'm in the main user-review area, when I click more, it might be less irritating if when the same reviews show up over and over again, if they showed my vote, I wouldn't have to guess: "didn't I read this up page?" somewhere, then scroll up page, see that yes, I already yes/no'ed this user-review, why is it showing up again! If I could see that I'd already yes/no'ed it, I wouldn't have to go searching up page!
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Encountered problem again tonight. In the Doctor Sleep Reviews:
1-Go to user reviews
2-Sort by rating
3-View ratings of 10 first page
4-Load more
5-View ratings of 10 on second page
6-Notice that the review titled: Great movie, the critics are worthless yet again. is there twice, but the second time it did not have my yes/no of it, as if I had not seen it before.

This happens WAY too often for them to be duplicate entries. It rather seems like a glitch with the "Load More" feature.

The worthy way to handle multiple pages of content is not "Load More" but ACTUAL page numbers with an ACTUAL option to load all.
I suspect the "Load more" approach is at its core faulty, either by mistake, or on purpose.