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Old 12-11-2009, 09:06 PM
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Found this article essentially criticizing the criticisms in IMFDB.

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news...ies.php?page=1
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:41 PM
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I wouldn't exactly call it "criticism" nor do I think we should take it so seriously, but it is definitely not that funny compared to other stuff on SA. Except for the part where he implies we all must have Asperger's Syndrome; I'll admit I chuckled at that because I've had the same thought.

Anyway, most of the stuff he points out is that kind of stuff that Anonymous Users add later. For some reason, many of them insist on adding the comments about actors' stances that nobody cares about. Even if this guy hadn't poked fun at it, I would still say it's a good reason why this site ought to be registered users only.

Also, the part where he critiques the "2 Fast 2 Furious" page is simply not funny at all. And no, that's not my bias speaking (I did that page)...it just falls flat. Completely.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:56 AM
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We better protect the pages he mentions. The goons will vandalize the fuck out of them.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:02 AM
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Ahem.......

This speaks directly to the snarky sarcastic comments I've been blasting for some time now. If we're going to point out a mistake, do it in a professional and educational manner.

You can LAUGH at the fact that a lot of folks out there think we're dicks.....

Or you can do something about it and not allow the stupid crap that appears all the time on IMFDB.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:45 AM
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I'm reading this and is this writer trying to be funny or sarcastic? Cause I'm not laughing. I mean, this guy's nitpicking on our nitpicks. The point of IMFDB is to point out firearms and how they are used and presented in films and TV. I'm glad all this guy does is just films cause if he gets to the games and anime section, he'll have a hissy fit.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:58 AM
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Maybe he will have an aneurysm
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:17 AM
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I'm glad all this guy does is just films cause if he gets to the games and anime section, he'll have a hissy fit.
LOL! Absolutely right!
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:05 AM
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The guy ought to know that since we're identifying and describing guns used in films, we're gonna notice things like incorrect stances and what attachments are on an extra's pistol or long gun. It's not ridiculous, it's called an eye for detail and it's not something I'm gonna be ashamed of because of some anonymous Internet critic.

Also, the screencap from xXx of Gold Tooth with the AKM... even I'm dumbfounded as to what that means...

And what exactly would linking to a gun on eBay source anyway? That eBay allows gun sales? That eBay is a secretly militant organization arming its operatives?
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:23 AM
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Look, IMFDB is about IDing guns, not really voicing opinions on the films or shows we cap from. Ok, bad excuse, my Black Lagoon page has a lot of funny comments, but they are all very relative to the Anime.

I'm actually more surprise that there's a guy who had the time to waste on writing on the nitpicks. It's just annoying sometimes, but it does serve to remind us to keep trying to better the site of idiots and be more professional in our work
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:19 AM
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I wouldn't get too worked up about it, it is an SA piece after all, tongue firmly in cheek should be assumed.

I giggled a couple times - and all press is good press, traffic has ticked up today.
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