PeacefulAnarchy on Jun 23 2016, 09:12:04 AM wrote: Gershwin on Jun 23 2016, 05:12:07 AM wrote:
Fergenaprido on Jun 23 2016, 01:38:06 AM wrote:No, imdb changed their formula somehow. I've got some data on my laptop at home I can post and explain. It's definitely something on their end, based on which films showed up and which didn't.
Looks like we need a new formula.
This doesn't affect anything on the decade/genre lists, and there's no way we'll be editing imdb's top 250. It could also be temporary, the rankings of those films are already very different today from yesterday. It wouldn't be the first time imdb tweaked their formula like this and then went back on it.
Yep. There was a day in October a few years back that documentaries showed up briefly, which was probably a glitch. This might be a similar thing.
In the past it seems like certain films were blacklisted from the Top 250 for whatever reason. Taare Zameen Par and Eskiya are the two most notable cases I can remember of being in the 100s in the list one day, and then off the list the next.
All of this new batch of films are from India, so it can't be an overall formula change, otherwise similarly popular films from Turkey and Pakistan would appear as well.
This is how it showed up when I checked this morning before work (about 12 hours ago)
And this is how it is now that I'm home again.
Since there's no consistency on which films show up, or even which rating or rank they have, I would guess that imdb de-blacklisted a number of films AND slightly changed their formula. The fact that the rest of the ranks didn't move around (they just all shifted down X number of spots) suggests that there wasn't a significant tweak to the formula. Let's sit on it for a few days and see what happens. Like PA says, they might abandon the changes just as swiftly.
And you can always complain to imdb directly