Submitted Goof was declined

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11 May 2019 
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I submitted a goof for the movie "Executive Decision".  It was declined because it Does not meet submission guidelines.   But no other explanation is given.   My goof points out that in the movie the major decision necessitates the President of the USA to make, but he/she never shows up or is even referred to, to make such decisions.  It is a valid goof for a movie calling itself "Executive Decision".   The expectation from the audience is for the POTUS to make the call.

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Sorry, but that is not a goof. Yes it is a not a logical thought process. But not a goof.
It would be trivia.
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"Logical Thought Process"  ?   Wow.   Talk about nick-picky.  

The term "Executive Decision"  is used by the government and the military in real life, it was not coined by the writers of the movie.   It means that no-one else in the country can make that decision except the President.   When they use that term, the producers and writers of the movie knows what that means.   As an audience member not to see the President is a major goof.   Even a movie character refers to it as one that only the President can make.   Might as well call the move "Crucial Decision"...
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If you'll notice, this is marked as answered above.
My reply was deemed sufficient by IMDb Staff.
I'll repeat myself here. You are correct. Its what would be done in "Real" life.
Movies are not "Real". Artistic license rules.
Goofs are mistakes in the way a film is made.
Like shots that go back and forth in a scene and someones hairstyle changes.
Or a guy gets in a Chevy Taxicab and gets out of a Ford Taxicab.
Factual goofs however are trivia.
It is their policy, not mine.
Just stating how they interpret it.
:)


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