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I you detect a wrong listing in IMDB, think twice before helping IMDb, it could backfire pretty bad. I found 3 of my productions stolen by another person and placed on her bio (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...). After it was corrected by IMDb I was exposed to a personal attack. The person everything evil she could think of (I don't know her and she doesn't know me) to discredit my personality. I was desperate to get help from IMDb, they couldn't care less. It's gonna be all over the web and I look like the stupid one here. IMDb left its contributor out on the street. So next time you think you should help IMDb be sure that you might become a victim of crazy people and that IMDb looks the other way.
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Re-read what you both posted. Neither of you sound less crazy than the other.

Again, take your little catfight elsewhere. This is not the place for it.
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If you could let me know where and when I sounded crazy, that would be helpful. Now, next time, I want to see you calling you the worst person on the planet from a stranger, having that spread all over the web to your clients. An all I wanted to do is correct the listings which has been confirmed by IMDb. Please read the threats carefully before making such statements.
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Jurgen, I don't have to look past what you just typed. In the other thread you're praising IMDb, now you're posting to ask people not to help the site? You caused and dragged out you argument and the other party even removed her own comments. You're the cause of the argument being here. You should, in the future, submit request for correction and add proof...and done.

Good luck. But flooding this board to start fights ain't going to help you. If you don't like how you're appearing all over the Internet, act more professionally.
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Dear bluesmanSF, allow me to disagree and I actually think, that this threat is important to anybody who tries to contribute to the IMDb. Initially I asked to correct more than dozen listings (including 3 of my productions) on a bio of somebody I don't know and never wanted to know. For whatever reasons this persons tried to impress whomever. Now, with appropriate proof, IMDb corrected these false listings. I was totally happy with that, but then comes a tricky part you don't want to recognize. This person got so made about the discovery that I was subject to a personal attack, which had nothing to do with the actual issue. I asked for help at IMDb, which simply ignored that fact. As you know, every second day all websites get scanned by search engines. This defamatory threat against my person, made by un unknown person to me and based on what this person found on my company's website, is now fully accessible in the web. If you google my name, this threat shows up accusing me of things I never dreamt of. The reluctance of IMDb to screen these defamatory comments, which should not have space on IMDb threats, creates potentially a shadow over personality. I didn't respond the same way arguing over and over again, that this shouldn't happen on an IMDb threat. Of course, the other party took some comments off realizing that these comments could have legal implications. Now, I am sitting here hoping for the best that nobody googles my name. What is so strange about my point that by helping IMDb you get potentially exposed to defamatory comments and nobody at IMDb cares about that?
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But, if a tree fell in the forest, and no one was there to listen, would it make a sound?

You're doing more, by continuing this ridiculousness, to tarnish your fine name and reputation than a lunatic rambling on on the internet could ever have done. You don't seem to be getting the point. You're now making the same type of threats against IMDb. More people have heard of IMDb than of you or the other idiot you've been arguing with. I'd say, since you're getting the benefit of being listed on IMDb, you don't bite the hand that feeds you. Bashing or trying to damage IMDb does you no good. You brought the fight to a public board. So, saying IMDb has exposed you to this is ridiculous. Flooding this board with, yet a third thread about this is juvenile and idiotic. So, how's your search engine situation shipping up, so far? Now it's just you arguing against reason and sanity...and you're losing.

By the way, most IMDb data is contributed by users with anonymous user names. We can't really be slandered on the internet, in any way. You situation is kind of uniques and posting warnings that someone will call us a bad name is pretty worthless to us.
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OK Bluesman let's leave at this point. Let users decide.
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Would that not have been an even better idea than two days of bring it up, over and over, while complaining that people will see it? Why not post it on a billboard, then complain it's visible to people? "Look what someone said about me on the internet!! Since you can all see it, it's libelous!"

If you leave it, users will not "decide." They'll ignore and move along (which they're likely doing anyway). This is only an issue to you.
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I don't why you continue this threat. It would have been helpful if you would have addressed the problem and not dedicating all these lines to shut me up. The fact is that this forum has no oversight and moderators as other forums and social media we appreciate so much. Please let go now, more important things to do.
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This board has 22 Employees overseeing/moderating it https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people. You went on for two days. Now, you criticize me for replying to you?
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Please, please come to the point of this discussion. What are you able to do when people intentionally abuse this forum using bad language and accusing people wildly of things that have absolutely nothing to do with IMDb? That is all I try to figure out for the last days.
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# "This board has 22 Employees overseeing/moderating it"
No, it does not. So-called "employees" Withouabox [sic] FAQ and IMDb FAQ made some announcements months ago, but posted no replies to this Board. Col Needham, Kathy, Lina, Matt, and Tom have collectively posted nothing. Jake, imdbhb, hbgs, Kris, and Marissa each made one reply; Meenah has posted two replies; Michael and Karin have each posted three replies; Jordan has posted eight replies, Chelsea has posted 13 replies, Nancy has posted 14 replies; leaving Giancarlo, Michelle, Alex, and Ann as the only four employees "overseeing/moderating" this Board.

# "How does this make you feel?"
Marginalised.
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So...your point is what? That that's not enough for the dozen new posts each day? And, what...Jurgen should be given moderation duties?

Not gettin' ya. Got anything that makes any sense?
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In the simplest terms possible, the point is that this Board DOES NOT have 22 Employees overseeing/moderating it. How's that?
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You're right. It probably has more. Still...in the simplest terms...it doesn't matter. This has been seen by someone on staff...ok, miss no it all, tell us by whom? His other threads were merged, so both were seen. Then marked as resolved...by whom? Many other threads have been resolved by staff not on the list...My point, clearly, was that since all threads get read by staff, Jurgen's expertise on the matter is not needed. Further, I notice you didn't mention the change log, but tallied up replies...the change log has much more to do with the subject at hand, removing offensive language, but you ignored it completely. I can only guess you're simply trolling. This is probably not the best board for that.

But thanks for trying.
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# "It probably has more."
The word "probably" means you don't know. There is no reason to think "all threads get read by staff", and the change-log is immaterial to your claim of "22 Employees". Accusing me of "trolling" only means you're out of ideas.
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Wow...you win. You're completely right! Good job! You signed up for this site just to prove there are not, in fact, 22 people (though there clearly are, at least that many). Thanks so much! I appreciate being straightened out! Though, the change log supports my version of how many people moderate, not yours, even if it proves your count is wrong...so let's say you're probably right...

Why don't you start an idea thread that suggests they change the page and all reference to 22 people? It soooo changes everything! Each time, though, one clocks in/out they would have to re-write the page but it make such a HUGE difference. It'd be WELL worth it!

Glad you signed up to make this SOOOO important point!

Although...I did say "probably more" and not "probably"...no, no...we'll go with your 15 people who've posted as "overseeing and moderating" although, posting has nothing, whatsoever to do with neither...or even your four moderator's, though more than that has removed or archived posts...to prove that this board is not, in fact moderated...no wait, how does that prove anything? No, no matter. You're clearly right!

Well now, if you could only pick apart spelling, then you'd clearly just be trolling because that's what they end up resorting to when out of ideas...no, wait you did that too! Well, we should let that slide because you'vendone so much to clear up this 22 people thing.

So, my answer was wrong...the board is not moderated (because there is no proof some of those people listed exist)...so what's the answer to poor Jurgen on how to remove bad words? If there are only four people moderating and that's not enough to handle a dozen posts per day, how does he remove the innappropriate language?

Update: Col Needham has now participated in moderating the boards by deleting a thread...you can take him off your list of nonparticipants and slide him over to participant...but you're probably right...
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