Continuing abuse of the reporting system by trolls which is resulting in the deletion of valued contributors to the message boards.

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Legit posters are being reported by numerous trolls on the board, and it has resulted in the deletion of the post history of one of Film General's favorite posters twice now when he was not in violation of T&C.

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur12526405/

Is there nothing to be done about this ongoing problem of false reporting?
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Dhalgren

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Thank you, I appreciate it, I was just about to start a topic on this here. I'm the user in question (I usually go by the name of Perception_de_Ambiguity but changed it now although that probably won't help much).

I think that this is likely the work of only one person who has multiple accounts but if some staff member checks who reported the threads they should be able to work it out conclusively. So here are just a few of the threads of mine from this week that got deleted individually (not just as part of the history wipes):

www.imdb.com/rg/e/bt/board/bd0000007/nest/231036636
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/nest/231185612
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/nest/231110203
www.imdb.com/rg/e/bt/board/bd0000007/nest/231148303
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/nest/231151393
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/nest/231143459
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/nest/230949918
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/nest/230933334

Obviously it won't help one bit if the accounts of those user"s" got wiped ("they" really don't care) or if those accounts get banned, the guy will just make more accounts and continue. The only solution I see is an IP ban or you at least would have to not allow him to authenticate his accounts anymore with the same phone number (and then we can only hope that his mother doesn't let him use hers or that he somehow found a way to cheat the authentication system).

As for my posting history, obviously it would be nice to get it back but it's not a priority, I just want the guy off my back so I continue using IMDb normally. However, I'd really like to get my posting quota of 30 seconds back, I like participating in screenshot quizzes and with a posting quota of 2 minutes I'm not really able to compete like I used to.

Thank you.














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Dhalgren

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Absolutely. It's outrageous that someone who contributes so much to the board is harassed this way. I hope they can work this out, and that you continue posting for a long time.

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