Yes, I have joachimt's permission
to bump this old thread.
...people who check movies which they saw dubbed.
I have done this before. Some movies are only available to me in dubbed form. It is not an ideal way to watch a film for sure, but same goes for films only available in pan-and-scan. I am not going to pretend that I have not seen them, even if I have not seen them in their most ideal form.
...people who uncheck movies they actually saw, but are no longer on official lists.
I have no idea why anyone would do this, especially since a lot of films tend to slip off and then on various lists.
...people who check movies the moment they start watching it.
I am not that superstitious a person, but sounds like a great way to test your luck. I have had to give up on films because DVDs have skipped unbearably, VHS tapes have turned fuzzy and stopped working, online films have been cut short, movies I have recorded have not recorded properly etc. So much can go wrong. Why push your luck?
...people who uncheck movies to prevent them from going over 400 checks.
Seriously? The forum's 500<400 is just one list.
...people who favorite movies without checking them (to help the fav/check ratio).
Hahaha. That's hilarious. Again another way to get a film into ONE particular list.
...people who sign up for iCM, browse through 1 or 2 lists checking what they've seen, get bored, and never visit iCM again.
This annoys me to no end. There should be some way to render accounts defunct after X number of months with no activity. I'm ranked around 472 at the moment, but I am probably in the top 200 active users.
...people who don't check porn movies that they've seen.
LOL, would you? I guess it might depend who is on your friends list and if you want them to know what sort of thing gets you off.
...people who favorite something like half of what they have seen.
Gah. I almost
fit into this category since when I signed up to iCM, I told the system to automatically favour everything with a 7+ rating. I truth, only around a third of my 7s would rate as favourites. I have been meaning to clean this up for a while, but it takes ages to un-favourite films. Ideally, I would like to reduce my favourites to less than 1000 so that I could actually reorder my list, but if I did that, I would have to re-favourite some films afterwards. Lengthy, lengthy process.
...people who use iCM for the sole purpose of advertising their blogs.
Agreed. There is little more annoying than seeing that a film has tons of comments (especially given the extinction of the IMDb message boards), only to find that half of them are personal ads.
...people who check movies they watched with auto-translated subs.
LOL. I have tried some of the auto-subs on YouTube with English language movies. They are fun for a good laugh, but that's about all.
...people who check movies they watched screwing together IKEA furniture.
I actually watch a ton of movies while doing chores around the house. Nothing as demanding as putting furniture together, but I can multi-task enough to do the dishes and watch a film at the same time.
...people who don't check shorts they've watched.
I never voted on most of the shorts that I watched during my IMDb days. It's often too hard to assign a numerical rating too them and I prefer my profile graphs to reflect feature films too. I have begun to check shorts since joining iCM, but I haven't watched/checked much yet.