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The quest to rescue the IMDb lists

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Re: The quest to rescue the IMDb lists


Post by Fergenaprido » August 16th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Yeah, I've been noticing the changes on took too. Older films dropping dramatically, and foreign films rising dramatically. Older foreign films seem to bounce up and down. I suspect they're changing which users they use to collate the Top 250; didn't realize that some of the other lists were being affected too. It went from 6 to 15 Indian films in the top 250, among other changes. A lot of films that had always been in the Top 250 since the list was first created have now dropped off (mostly Classic Hollywood). I'm thinking it will take another few weeks before the dust settles. The list has had drastic changes before, but usually that was sorted after a day or two, not prolonged like this over a month. Makes me think that they're still making tweaks.

Here are the changes on August 8th compared to two weeks before:
And the changes as of today compared to one month ago:

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » August 16th, 2019, 10:01 pm

It isn't the just the Top 250 ratings, the core ratings are changing. It could be a change in balancing foreign vs US votes, or it might just be a change in how they balance older votes so the older the vote the lower the weight. Since older votes are more likely to be US based it will drop US films and classics more.

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Post by xianjiro » August 17th, 2019, 3:50 am

the important thing is THAT IT'S A BIG FAT SECRET (whatever is happening behind the algorithms at IMDb)

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Post by monclivie » August 17th, 2019, 11:28 pm

We need a spy.

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 18th, 2019, 1:00 am

monclivie wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 11:28 pm
We need a spy.
I'll look into it... :circle:

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Post by Cippenham » August 18th, 2019, 9:28 pm

I stopped working on these lists a long time ago as the are discredited despite best efforts.

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