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How to know if you are an IMDB Top 1000 voter

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How to know if you are an IMDB Top 1000 voter

#41

Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 11th, 2014, 8:31 pm

If I had to guess I'd say every third person in the Top 1000 has lot of negative votes and doesn't really like movies. It's why I don't give the Top 1000 much credence.

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Post by Onderhond » April 11th, 2014, 9:53 pm

SkilledLunatic on Apr 11 2014, 02:22:36 PM wrote:
joachimt on Apr 11 2014, 02:02:27 PM wrote:I just wondered how many of the top 1000 voters are trolls. If you look at the vote-distribution of those voters you often see a lot of them voting 1/10 for movies that are not that bad. For example 8% of the top 1000 voted 1/10 for "LOTR: The return of the king". I'm not saying LOTR should be so high in the top 250, but voting 1/10 is ridiculous. 8% are a lot of trolls, I think.
Yes, I see a lot of 1/10 votes in the top1000 imdb. FOR EVERYTHING. Onderhond are you in top1000 buddy?
Could be, I gave ROTK a 1/10 ... with 4799 ratings I don't think I'd qualify though. Then again, most (99.9%) of those ratings are for feature films (not even shorts), so maybe that counts for something.

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#43

Post by VincentPrice » April 12th, 2014, 12:00 am

Almost positive that I'm a top 1000 voter so...that's cool, I guess.

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#44

Post by joachimt » May 27th, 2014, 1:48 pm

Checked again today and...

Yesterday:
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Today:
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#45

Post by Rad82 » May 27th, 2014, 2:08 pm

Interesting. I'm pretty sure I'm nowhere near that top1000 though. I never rate tv episodes btw. Too bored to do it.

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Post by kingink » May 27th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Rad82 on May 27 2014, 08:08:58 AM wrote:Interesting. I'm pretty sure I'm nowhere near that top1000 though. I never rate tv episodes btw. Too bored to do it.
You don't have to rate tv episodes to be in the top 1000 voters. I have no idea what are their criteria but it's not just a matter of how many ratings you've got.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » May 27th, 2014, 4:19 pm

kingink on May 27 2014, 10:02:33 AM wrote:I have no idea what are their criteria but it's not just a matter of how many ratings you've got.
On what do you base this on?
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?topvoters
The top 1000 voters consist of the 1000 people who have voted for the most titles in our ratings poll.
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Post by kingink » May 27th, 2014, 4:34 pm

PeacefulAnarchy on May 27 2014, 10:19:40 AM wrote:
kingink on May 27 2014, 10:02:33 AM wrote:I have no idea what are their criteria but it's not just a matter of how many ratings you've got.
On what do you base this on?
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?topvoters
The top 1000 voters consist of the 1000 people who have voted for the most titles in our ratings poll.
Simply on the fact that I don't rate tv episodes but I'm one of the top 1000 voters.

I have rated 8.032 titles but only 20 of them are tv episodes.

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Post by allisoncm » May 27th, 2014, 4:39 pm

joachimt on Apr 11 2014, 02:02:27 PM wrote:I just wondered how many of the top 1000 voters are trolls. If you look at the vote-distribution of those voters you often see a lot of them voting 1/10 for movies that are not that bad. For example 8% of the top 1000 voted 1/10 for "LOTR: The return of the king". I'm not saying LOTR should be so high in the top 250, but voting 1/10 is ridiculous. 8% are a lot of trolls, I think.
Hello, Joachim, I must be a troll according to you.

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Post by joachimt » May 27th, 2014, 4:46 pm

allisoncm on May 27 2014, 10:39:48 AM wrote:
joachimt on Apr 11 2014, 02:02:27 PM wrote:I just wondered how many of the top 1000 voters are trolls. If you look at the vote-distribution of those voters you often see a lot of them voting 1/10 for movies that are not that bad. For example 8% of the top 1000 voted 1/10 for "LOTR: The return of the king". I'm not saying LOTR should be so high in the top 250, but voting 1/10 is ridiculous. 8% are a lot of trolls, I think.
Hello, Joachim, I must be a troll according to you.
:lol:

You probably have a different rating system than I have. ;)
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Post by joachimt » May 27th, 2014, 4:51 pm

kingink on May 27 2014, 10:34:46 AM wrote:
PeacefulAnarchy on May 27 2014, 10:19:40 AM wrote:
kingink on May 27 2014, 10:02:33 AM wrote:I have no idea what are their criteria but it's not just a matter of how many ratings you've got.
On what do you base this on?
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?topvoters
The top 1000 voters consist of the 1000 people who have voted for the most titles in our ratings poll.
Simply on the fact that I don't rate tv episodes but I'm one of the top 1000 voters.

I have rated 8.032 titles but only 20 of them are tv episodes.
But 8k+ is enough to be a top 1000 voter I think. I have slightly more ratings than you and it includes a lot of TV episodes.
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Post by allisoncm » May 27th, 2014, 4:59 pm

joachimt on May 27 2014, 10:46:35 AM wrote:
allisoncm on May 27 2014, 10:39:48 AM wrote:
joachimt on Apr 11 2014, 02:02:27 PM wrote:I just wondered how many of the top 1000 voters are trolls. If you look at the vote-distribution of those voters you often see a lot of them voting 1/10 for movies that are not that bad. For example 8% of the top 1000 voted 1/10 for "LOTR: The return of the king". I'm not saying LOTR should be so high in the top 250, but voting 1/10 is ridiculous. 8% are a lot of trolls, I think.
Hello, Joachim, I must be a troll according to you.
:lol:

You probably have a different rating system than I have. ;)
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Post by mjf314 » May 28th, 2014, 12:31 am

joachimt on Apr 11 2014, 02:02:27 PM wrote:I just wondered how many of the top 1000 voters are trolls. If you look at the vote-distribution of those voters you often see a lot of them voting 1/10 for movies that are not that bad. For example 8% of the top 1000 voted 1/10 for "LOTR: The return of the king". I'm not saying LOTR should be so high in the top 250, but voting 1/10 is ridiculous. 8% are a lot of trolls, I think.
There are some people who legitimately hate LotR. Here are some better examples (less hateable, higher percentage 1-votes).

17.4%: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053114/ratings-top_1000
13.2%: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041154/ratings-top_1000
11.6%: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047445/ratings-top_1000

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Post by SkilledLunatic » May 28th, 2014, 12:39 am

Women older than 45 are major trolls.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » May 28th, 2014, 12:44 am

SkilledLunatic on May 27 2014, 06:39:31 PM wrote:Women older than 45 are major trolls.
Trolls like to pretend they are old women because they think imdb does demographic weighting and that makes their vote count more.

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Post by SkilledLunatic » May 28th, 2014, 12:52 am

PeacefulAnarchy on May 27 2014, 06:44:45 PM wrote:
SkilledLunatic on May 27 2014, 06:39:31 PM wrote:Women older than 45 are major trolls.
Trolls like to pretend they are old women because they think imdb does demographic weighting and that makes their vote count more.
Nice joke PA :lol:
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Post by 3eyes » May 28th, 2014, 3:50 pm

I KNOW I'm not in the top 1000 without looking. Don't rate films ever. (Guess I could sell my ID to some troll....)
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Post by Leopardi » May 29th, 2014, 2:01 am

I remember confirming I was a top 1000 voter back in July 2005 (with about 6000 votes) and had been for at least three years at that point. I don't remember checking between 2006 and 2012, but then in 2013 I tried again and, to my surprise, I wasn't one any more! I tried three separate times, I think, and the test came up negative each time. I would have had around 13000 votes then and was voting regularly (to my mind anyway, roughly 10-15 votes per week), but none of them (or at least very few of them) TV episodes. I think I'll try again soon, just to see if it was a fluke...

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Post by tommy_leazaq » May 29th, 2014, 4:05 am

joachimt on Apr 11 2014, 02:02:27 PM wrote:I just wondered how many of the top 1000 voters are trolls. If you look at the vote-distribution of those voters you often see a lot of them voting 1/10 for movies that are not that bad. For example 8% of the top 1000 voted 1/10 for "LOTR: The return of the king". I'm not saying LOTR should be so high in the top 250, but voting 1/10 is ridiculous. 8% are a lot of trolls, I think.
I don't think whoever rate LOTR: Return of the King 1/10 should be a troll.. It is not, and IMO there is no film ever, that is absolutely loved universally.

And 80 people out of 1000 seems to be a reasonable ratio to me for that movie, keeping in mind that many people use binary ratings (10 for like, 1 for dislike).
I'm not saying LOTR should be so high in the top 250,
It is already so high in Top 250.. :)

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Post by joachimt » May 29th, 2014, 7:37 am

tommy_leazaq on May 28 2014, 10:05:12 PM wrote:keeping in mind that many people use binary ratings (10 for like, 1 for dislike).
I hate it when people do this.
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Post by jvv » December 11th, 2014, 4:20 pm

Looks like I entered the top 1000 voters club sometime this week. :party:

I currently have 6734 ratings on Imdb (a lot of shorts).

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Post by mightysparks » December 11th, 2014, 4:50 pm

I have (around 30) more ratings than that, so I just checked and it looks like I am a top 1000 voter now too ^_^
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Post by Limedebois » December 11th, 2014, 11:36 pm

All imdb members who check if they're in the top pretentious members should be ban of it actually. If they know, they care, if they care, they'll be able to create false votes.

(I've checked four times today, and I'm proud to announce that I'm not part of this pretentious group -- maybe it's related to my recent gender reassignment.)
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Post by lisa- » December 17th, 2014, 7:36 am

Limedebois on Dec 11 2014, 04:36:57 PM wrote:All imdb members who check if they're in the top pretentious members should be ban of it actually. If they know, they care, if they care, they'll be able to create false votes.

(I've checked four times today, and I'm proud to announce that I'm not part of this pretentious group -- maybe it's related to my recent gender reassignment.)
i will make sure to coincide my entry into the IMDB top 1000 when i get my 'gender reassignment', then, and announce it very loudly.

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Post by Limedebois » December 17th, 2014, 9:33 am

What should be loudly announced it's the deletion if this stupid group. Every times I check their ratings, if it's a foreign film or whatever, a new film which looks like a mafia film, they give it a 1. Actually the top 1000 is mostly interesting to show that a lot of 'big contributors' of the site are more trolls giving bad marks to what they don't want to see that high. There is the family or crew ratings (always 10), there's mafia films (hey, cinephiles of India, we know there's outstanding films out there, but how discriminate a genuine masterpiece than a mafia film when they all have ratings between 9 and 10? it's not for the best of your domestic culture), and there's the top 1000 zeros with their readjustment ratings. It's like in sport: when the referees know that they have made a mistake they tend to whistle favorably for the disadvantaged team; and by doing so you generate even more injustice. Top of the trolls.

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Post by Limedebois » January 17th, 2015, 12:52 pm

Another example of the useless of the top 1000:
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The rating was to high, so 6 voters (probably a gang or the same troll member) decided to recalculate the average vote.

And who were these 6 voters?
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Post by xianjiro » November 12th, 2015, 2:18 am

If I was a member of the club, and I'm neither saying I am or am not, I would be uncomfortable posting that claim online. After all, isn't one of the most secret of secret societies? We barely know how to deduce if one is a member, let alone know the secret handshake.

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Post by Kasparius » November 12th, 2015, 2:41 am

It's a feeling really, if you are, you know.

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Post by xianjiro » November 12th, 2015, 5:32 am

Yeah. Exactly.

And if it matters. Or not.

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Post by Cocoa » April 24th, 2020, 1:15 am

Today I realized I'm in the top 1000 while I was checking the average rating for a few tv episodes I watched yesterday (binge watching a tv series that have tv episodes with only 5-8 votes is apparently an easy way to figure out whether you're in the top 1000 :lol: ). I don't know when exactly I entered, but I know I wasn't in it a few years ago. I currently have 12,904 ratings on IMDB but iirc I wasn't in the top 1000 when I was somewhere below/near 10,000 ratings.

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Post by allisoncm » April 24th, 2020, 3:46 am

Cocoa, welcome to the club.

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Post by xianjiro » April 24th, 2020, 11:34 pm

Welcome? To a club that doesn't exist but which has members who know who they are!

Wow, sounds super secret (not, if people talk about it in a public forum) and being a member must confer wondrous special rights and responsibilities to shape the future of cinema for generations to come. :lol:

If I didn't now better, I'd wonder of the IMDb Top 1000 were "the invisible hand" or "deep state" or some other shadowy organization. :ph43r:

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