Actually seeing what they've been doing recently I would not be surprized if they removed ratings.. and leave just "seen" or something since ratings also "reflect poorly on the IMDb brand".. as people above put it.. oh, well, let's see what "more changes" get announcedAdamH on Dec 13 2017, 06:50:38 PM wrote:I'm a bit concerned about that now too. I still use it to help find good things to watch (often the ratings are very unreliable but you get used to what to avoid).bal3x on Dec 13 2017, 06:47:55 PM wrote:Can they remove the ratings all-together? I mean, who needs them, right? Probably takes a lot of resources to fight the bots...flaiky on Dec 12 2017, 05:17:37 PM wrote:Needham has said that there will be more changes announced over the coming weeks. I'm scared, what else is there they can mess with? They've already altered most of their features..?
They could probably even keep the Top 250 and just hide the ratings from the public.
And on a side note - I believe people have come to expect too much from free services these days... honestly, IMDb is a solid database and has been very reliable with astonishing uptime, - as such it has served as an invaluable tool for all of us, but we need to accept realities as they are. Amazon owns the thing and they are entitled to do whatever they want. Sad but true.