hikaricore wrote:It's mostly here as a catchall for dickheads and to humor the rest of us.
I'm not really a long standing member, but I read a lot of posts prior to this. And this quote is one of the exact reasons why I cannot be bothered to actually contribute to a service I not only value but I also appreciate. There are a lot of example on this board in which moderators blatantly insult people because they make suggestion on the believe that they're not only right but they're helping.
I for one tried to "fix" Family Guy a couple of months back - because Fox listed the series as being already in season 10 (just as an example) where it was listed as season 9 on here. I changed it simply because I didn't know better. I read the instructions, looked at what is considered to be the "prime" source and I honestly believed that I was doing everything according to the rules and I was doing it right.
But it was changed back a day later, with the series eventually being locked completely and there was no reason as to why given. I searched the forums and saw similiar complaints about the series - with threads where moderators (I don't recall who though) called people being dumbasses simply because they did everything as to their instructions. THIS is the reason why this community seems so ungrateful - because the team seems to be ungrateful about users contributions as well. I understand why this can be frustrating, but calling people names is not "a bad attitude" - it is rude and very discouraging. Despite the fact that it is totally uncalled for.
And you tell us to let things go? Alright then.
But yeah, as I'm replying to this thread I may be considered a dickhead as well, as you so nicely stated.
Maybe, just maybe - instead of locking series, you could provide contextual information on series where mistakes are prone to happen (Family Guy is just one example). Create a wiki entry explaining why this series has this numbering instead of the numbering you can see on their official website. But yeah - you could also continue to call people "dickheads", "assholes" and whatever because you cannot be bothered to explain certain decisions in a manner that everyone can see and access. That'll show them!
RVCA18 wrote:Oh dear god what have I stumbled upon here...
I don't think people realize that there's only one true rule that the players must follow in this thetvdb.com game, and its "their site, their rules".
Than they should at least be honest and stop calling it "open".
P.S.: And before you ask - no I didn't read further than that page in this thread. Probably because I'm a dickhead.
I'll continue reading now and consider changing my post - but as of now, you really do not seem to have a keen interest in actually building a helpful, concerned community, but rather a team of moderators/owners/admins/whatevers who just like to insult people on a daily basis. This totally deminishes everything you say you are working for.