What annoys me is when generic stuff like this gets to be one of the most popular "reviews" of the week:mightysparks wrote: ↑November 30th, 2020, 12:28 am The stupid teen reviews on Letterboxd are by far the thing I hate the most about it, but when I do read them I either filter by friends only or I skim to look for one that's at least a paragraph. It's pretty easy to ignore the social parts of the site if you follow the right people and ignore the 'popular' stuff.
"this was one of the most joyous experiences i’ve had all year and no i’m not joking in the slightest"
This was written by a user with 56k followers but could have been said on twitter by anyone about any movies they liked. Not the content I'm looking for on my main place for movies.
A website like mydramalist.com works much better as they divide reviews, comments and discussion topics in different sections:
This makes users try to put some thought in their reviews to write more than 2 lines. Also, it's a place where people have friends instead of followers and the main page shows the most recent reviews instead of the popular ones, so we don't have users competing for popularity.