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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Trolls brigade IMDB to critique new Armenian genocide film before first showing. Apparently online mobs are a problem now   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2017-04-18 08:32:24 AM  
*sniff sniff* smells like Turkey.
 
2017-04-18 09:08:21 AM  
FREE SERDAR ARGIC
 
2017-04-18 09:30:25 AM  
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2017-04-18 09:33:21 AM  
Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.
 
2017-04-18 09:44:25 AM  

StopDaddy: Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.


It's the way they were dressed. They were asking for it.
 
2017-04-18 09:45:00 AM  
Whatever happened to System of a Down anyway?
 
2017-04-18 09:46:54 AM  

StopDaddy: Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.


Yeah, IMDB isn't nearly as useful to me any more. either... among the trolls was a lot of useful information, too. Sometimes, it was also fun to read the rumors about cast members, as well. Often, the rating and reviews didn't reflect the actual entertainment value of a film or TV show - the comments often revealed the true nature of the show, good or bad, for my own personal tastes.

I watched the new season of Storage Wars... and lamented that I could not find out what happened to the usual auctioneers (had they been fired?) simply by bringing up the IMDB discussion board on it.

Likewise, identifying all the cameos in the new season of MST3K would have been simpler if the discussion board was still around.
 
2017-04-18 09:55:39 AM  
Trolls already won.  I thought the last election proved that.
 
2017-04-18 10:02:41 AM  
In other news, "brigade" is apparently a verb now.

/any word is a verb if you're brave enough
 
2017-04-18 10:13:38 AM  
There are sites, like Fark, where people rant and rave about every subject. That's part of the appeal and the reason for existence.

But if that's not why your site exists, don't let people post reviews or vote up or down.
 
2017-04-18 10:37:52 AM  
The article successfully links the Armenian genocide to the Ghostbusters reboot.
Impressive.
 
2017-04-18 10:44:22 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: In other news, "brigade" is apparently a verb now.

/any word is a verb if you're brave enough


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2017-04-18 10:45:05 AM  
It's at 39% fresh on RT, maybe it's just a shiatty movie.
 
2017-04-18 10:57:25 AM  

LesserEvil: StopDaddy: Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.

Yeah, IMDB isn't nearly as useful to me any more. either... among the trolls was a lot of useful information, too. Sometimes, it was also fun to read the rumors about cast members, as well. Often, the rating and reviews didn't reflect the actual entertainment value of a film or TV show - the comments often revealed the true nature of the show, good or bad, for my own personal tastes.

I watched the new season of Storage Wars... and lamented that I could not find out what happened to the usual auctioneers (had they been fired?) simply by bringing up the IMDB discussion board on it.

Likewise, identifying all the cameos in the new season of MST3K would have been simpler if the discussion board was still around.


Yeah. No more Dan and Laura.  I haven't seen the new episodes yet. Maybe a couple years ago I read somewhere that they were getting paid around 25k per episode.  Which seems really good.
 
2017-04-18 11:01:33 AM  

Por que tan serioso: LesserEvil: StopDaddy: Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.

Yeah, IMDB isn't nearly as useful to me any more. either... among the trolls was a lot of useful information, too. Sometimes, it was also fun to read the rumors about cast members, as well. Often, the rating and reviews didn't reflect the actual entertainment value of a film or TV show - the comments often revealed the true nature of the show, good or bad, for my own personal tastes.

I watched the new season of Storage Wars... and lamented that I could not find out what happened to the usual auctioneers (had they been fired?) simply by bringing up the IMDB discussion board on it.

Likewise, identifying all the cameos in the new season of MST3K would have been simpler if the discussion board was still around.

Yeah. No more Dan and Laura.  I haven't seen the new episodes yet. Maybe a couple years ago I read somewhere that they were getting paid around 25k per episode.  Which seems really good.


Well, the actual info is that they will probably be on future episodes. As of last Friday, based on a current interview with Dan and Laura, they are still very much involved in the show.
 
2017-04-18 11:23:43 AM  

LesserEvil: StopDaddy: Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.

Yeah, IMDB isn't nearly as useful to me any more. either... among the trolls was a lot of useful information, too. Sometimes, it was also fun to read the rumors about cast members, as well. Often, the rating and reviews didn't reflect the actual entertainment value of a film or TV show - the comments often revealed the true nature of the show, good or bad, for my own personal tastes.

I watched the new season of Storage Wars... and lamented that I could not find out what happened to the usual auctioneers (had they been fired?) simply by bringing up the IMDB discussion board on it.

Likewise, identifying all the cameos in the new season of MST3K would have been simpler if the discussion board was still around.


Couldn't agree more. Past the trolls, the message boards were valuable for many reasons. Was a sad day when they shut it all down.
 
2017-04-18 11:39:25 AM  

Mike_LowELL: FREE SERDAR ARGIC


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2017-04-18 12:18:25 PM  

Johnny Rockets: It's at 39% fresh on RT, maybe it's just a shiatty movie.

Well duh
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2017-04-18 12:41:31 PM  

Johnny Rockets: It's at 39% fresh on RT, maybe it's just a shiatty movie.


You may be correct, but I am convinced after listening to the director talk about the film and the resistance he's had put on him since the beginning by Armenian genocide deniers that the numbers are certainly fudged.  It's like the Batman v Superman debacle with the voting but in the opposite direction.

FTFA: "Before the critics in attendance even had the chance to exit Roy Thompson Hall, let alone write their reviews, The Promise's IMDb page was flooded with tens of thousands of one-star ratings. "All I know is that we were in about a 900-seat house with a real ovation at the end, and then you see almost 100,000 people who claim the movie isn't any good," says Medavoy"
 
2017-04-18 01:03:55 PM  

havocmike: Whatever happened to System of a Down anyway?


Seriously. I think Rage, System, NOFX et al kind of peaked a little too soon, eh? (Actually, NOFX released a lot of stuff during the W Bush years).
 
2017-04-18 01:13:57 PM  

Johnny Rockets: It's at 39% fresh on RT, maybe it's just a shiatty movie.


Maybe, but the truth is that anything that is controversial these days gets this type of treatment, and in Turkey, they're loath to admit there was any type of genocide.
 
2017-04-18 01:40:06 PM  

miscreant: Johnny Rockets: It's at 39% fresh on RT, maybe it's just a shiatty movie.

Maybe, but the truth is that anything that is controversial these days gets this type of treatment, and in Turkey, they're loath to admit there was any type of genocide.


It's kind of weird how all Turks seem united in this. I have an agnostic Turkish-American friend who posts anti-Armenian stuff to her Facebook. Even one of the TYT guys was getting into that sort of thing recently.
 
2017-04-18 01:46:38 PM  

Oreminer: You may be correct, but I am convinced after listening to the director talk about the film and the resistance he's had put on him since the beginning by Armenian genocide deniers that the numbers are certainly fudged.  It's like the Batman v Superman debacle with the voting but in the opposite direction.

FTFA: "Before the critics in attendance even had the chance to exit Roy Thompson Hall, let alone write their reviews, The Promise's IMDb page was flooded with tens of thousands of one-star ratings. "All I know is that we were in about a 900-seat house with a real ovation at the end, and then you see almost 100,000 people who claim the movie isn't any good," says Medavoy"


1 of the 4 top critics who have reviewed it so far gave it a fresh rating and that one positive was luke warm.  I doubt that respected critics who do this for a living are trashing a film because of subject matter not even relevant to them.
 
2017-04-18 03:02:32 PM  
This is less a "troll" issue and more a 'bot and authentication issue.

If it's premiering in Toronto to 900 people and there are 10k votes not from North America then it can be surmised that a ton of people who have never seen the film are commenting in a manner counter to what a review system requires to function.

Initially the fix is simple; you block traffic from other parts of the world during premieres.  If IMDB will be considered a resource for film then they should be showing due diligence for maintaining a system that doesn't let the trolls and 'bots have a say.

Generally I think it's insane to allow a ratings or review system exist without being able to prove that the reviewer has actually experienced whatever the product is.  Authentication doesn't have to rely on or be tethered to purchase, it can just as easily be something like answering ten questions about the product prior to being cleared for reviewing.
 
2017-04-18 03:20:59 PM  

Fireproof: miscreant: Johnny Rockets: It's at 39% fresh on RT, maybe it's just a shiatty movie.

Maybe, but the truth is that anything that is controversial these days gets this type of treatment, and in Turkey, they're loath to admit there was any type of genocide.

It's kind of weird how all Turks seem united in this. I have an agnostic Turkish-American friend who posts anti-Armenian stuff to her Facebook. Even one of the TYT guys was getting into that sort of thing recently.


Do you have Holocaust denying friends?
/Asking for an enemy
 
2017-04-18 03:24:08 PM  

Skarekrough: This is less a "troll" issue and more a 'bot and authentication issue.

If it's premiering in Toronto to 900 people and there are 10k votes not from North America then it can be surmised that a ton of people who have never seen the film are commenting in a manner counter to what a review system requires to function.

Initially the fix is simple; you block traffic from other parts of the world during premieres.  If IMDB will be considered a resource for film then they should be showing due diligence for maintaining a system that doesn't let the trolls and 'bots have a say.

Generally I think it's insane to allow a ratings or review system exist without being able to prove that the reviewer has actually experienced whatever the product is.  Authentication doesn't have to rely on or be tethered to purchase, it can just as easily be something like answering ten questions about the product prior to being cleared for reviewing.


If you ever read Breaking Bad threads, you'll realize a lot of people are so dumb, inattentive, or easily confused that this system might not actually work as intended. Hoping Better Call Saul will explain why Walt put a ricin cigarette in Hank's bathroom.
 
2017-04-18 04:54:17 PM  

LesserEvil: StopDaddy: Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.

Yeah, IMDB isn't nearly as useful to me any more. either... among the trolls was a lot of useful information, too. Sometimes, it was also fun to read the rumors about cast members, as well. Often, the rating and reviews didn't reflect the actual entertainment value of a film or TV show - the comments often revealed the true nature of the show, good or bad, for my own personal tastes.

I watched the new season of Storage Wars... and lamented that I could not find out what happened to the usual auctioneers (had they been fired?) simply by bringing up the IMDB discussion board on it.

Likewise, identifying all the cameos in the new season of MST3K would have been simpler if the discussion board was still around.


I got shiat from some peckerhead Farker on here for saying about the same thing; the message boards weren't all troll and sometimes had better input than the review section.

Personally I don't think it was the trolling in and of itself that made them decide to remove the boards. I think there were enough rumors and dirty gossip on imdb that the actors/actresses were threatening imdb behind the scenes. It was a one-stop-shop to learn all the latest BS on someone.
 
2017-04-18 05:30:45 PM  

Fireproof: miscreant: Johnny Rockets: It's at 39% fresh on RT, maybe it's just a shiatty movie.

Maybe, but the truth is that anything that is controversial these days gets this type of treatment, and in Turkey, they're loath to admit there was any type of genocide.

It's kind of weird how all Turks seem united in this. I have an agnostic Turkish-American friend who posts anti-Armenian stuff to her Facebook. Even one of the TYT guys was getting into that sort of thing recently.


Recently? Cenk has published articles on how there was no Armenian genocide back in the nineties.
 
2017-04-18 07:31:14 PM  

CocoNutz: LesserEvil: StopDaddy: Kinda your fault on this one, IMDB. The trolls were perfectly happy doing their troll thing in the message boards. Once you shut the message boards down, the trolls moved outward to more exposed areas of the movie / actor pages.

You lifted the rock, guys.

Yeah, IMDB isn't nearly as useful to me any more. either... among the trolls was a lot of useful information, too. Sometimes, it was also fun to read the rumors about cast members, as well. Often, the rating and reviews didn't reflect the actual entertainment value of a film or TV show - the comments often revealed the true nature of the show, good or bad, for my own personal tastes.

I watched the new season of Storage Wars... and lamented that I could not find out what happened to the usual auctioneers (had they been fired?) simply by bringing up the IMDB discussion board on it.

Likewise, identifying all the cameos in the new season of MST3K would have been simpler if the discussion board was still around.

I got shiat from some peckerhead Farker on here for saying about the same thing; the message boards weren't all troll and sometimes had better input than the review section.

Personally I don't think it was the trolling in and of itself that made them decide to remove the boards. I think there were enough rumors and dirty gossip on imdb that the actors/actresses were threatening imdb behind the scenes. It was a one-stop-shop to learn all the latest BS on someone.


Plus Amazon don't want people talking (in less than 5 sentences) about their crappy movies.
 
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