Dan Dassow, Score bombing Apologist?

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First off, full disclosure. I am extremely angry and feel incredibly frustrated by (what I feel) is a ridiculously unfair vote bomb of my film 'No Joke.' However, that does not make this post the ravings of some slighted paranoiac.

I have done some research the past number of hours into this vote bombing phenomena that IMDB has obviously failed dismally at trying to solve. And after reading several threads on the subject, one name kept cropping up again and again.

DAN DASSOW.

If you search 'rating bomb' on this IMDB community forum you will see Dan Dassow repeating the same pointless tripe over and over again about how the voting system is complex and that it needs time to truly find a clear consensus. Over-explanation is clearly a clear indicator of guilt and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Dan Dassow is the damage control that IMDB has employed to simply mute the issue into submission by boring complainants with contradictory and confusing facts. But heck, he SYMPATHIZES with you so clearly he is one of the good guys, no? Disgraceful.

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What is extremely interesting is that CLEARLY the same system that allows the voice of the majority to be muted by a single 'elite' IMDB voter allows for Dan Dassow (a rating bomb apologist) to determine that he has solved the issue by claiming that an issue on a thread has been 'answered.' Who voted Dan's response as being the penultimate answer and thusly rendering any further discussion moot on the thread that I started? Wow, take a gander.

I would be lying if I said that I look forward to Dan Dassow responding to this thread as clearly he will employ the same tactics (in confusing the score bombing issue) with why he is clearly is NOT a IMDB stooge apologist. The more I look into this the more disgusted and angry I become. Clearly IMDB is corrupt to its core and I implore all fellow filmmakers to avoid pumping anymore money into this broken black hole of a company...
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I am extremely angry and feel incredibly frustrated by (what I feel) is a ridiculously unfair vote bomb of my film 'No Joke.'


Never post on the Internet angry - many do, and if they don't regret then there s something wrong with them. Post in haste, regret at leisure.

Dan is one of the good guys and on your side - he is just trying to point out that the system is complex.

Give the fact that:

a) It should be possible to sort out the score bombing of your title.

b) IMDB seem to working on a solution:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

There is really no reason to be getting angry - it certainly isn't going to get the problem fixed quicker (starting threads calling people out and loosing your temper, especially swearing could turn out to be counter-productive if you get thrown off the site).
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Is there a way for me to delete or edit this thread?
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Nope.
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Matt,

You are understandably upset that someone has score bombed your film. Score bombing has been a problem on IMDb for a long time. Many users and I have complained about score bombing and users rating films without seeing them.

I originally did not respond to this thread because I saw it as counter productive. I wanted to give you an opportunity to delete your post. Once someone responds to a users post on Get Satisfaction, the user cannot delete their post. However, a person with administrative rights on Get Satisfaction can delete posts and threads.

I do not have administrative rights on IMDb's Get Satisfaction site. Only designated IMDb staff members and Get Satisfaction employees have administrative rights. If you would like your post and/or this thread deleted you could request make that request.
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Thank you for remaining so reasonable and cool headed throughout this, Dan. I did post an apology to you on another thread for calling you out the way that I did and for even feeling it smart to go on the offensive the way that I have. Frankly, I am really embarrassed and I would be very relieved to see this thread deleted entirely as it isn't indicative of my real character at all. How do I go ahead to request that this thread be deleted, by simply creating a new thread requesting such?
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Take your meds, Slick!

I notice you didn't even mention they've fixed the problem (and you don't yet even know what that fix is). You should, in fairness include that info along with your ridiculous rant.

Oh, and you didn't thank IMDb for giving you more free exposure than your advertising budget could ever possibly afford.
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Yes, clearly they have 'fixed' the problem. The single vote bomb that negated all 17 other votes is now....still negating all 17 other votes. As for the free exposure I am getting, I think you are the one in need of medication this go-round...
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Did you read the announcement that the system was changed and will appear on the site, in the way of updated weighted ratings displayed on films with low number of ratings, early next week?

Millions of people able to see info about your film, at no cost to you, is indeed free exposure. Regardless of your opinion on the matter.

No thanks on the meds. I am thinking clearly today.
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If the 'fix' has yet to take effect then clearly it is not fixed, is it? If anything, at this point, it is a theory, not an absolute and frankly you are making yourself look incredibly foolish by taking the position that the problem is 'fixed.'
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Wow. Yes. You're really, really right.

Some guys are painting my house and should be done by Monday. So, I better get going. I have to get a hold of the Better Business Bureau and complain about them and rant and rave on their website and on Facebook because there's a chance it won't look good on Monday!

Thanks for the tip on this kind of thing!

You're exactly right!!
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(sigh.)

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