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a question by Sep 2, 2011
What should be done if a community founder or any member adds contributions to the site containing information that is inaccurate, intentionally misleading, or just nonsensical? I've noticed a lot of topics that have incorrect information in their wikis & details or have been merged when they shouldn't. While I've attempted to remedy this whenever & wherever I see it occur, I have noticed that certain individuals (who I shall leave anonymous) are purposely placing erroneous info on the site.
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answered:    September 02, 2011
I've voiced out this concern before. sadly, for an open site such as this, it would be difficult to maintain control. The site needs to have guidelines whenever possible as long as they are within reasonable measures (They actually do but hard to enforce). I try to do those in Movie Hype, but with the shared topics and things, I think it would be hopeless. The 'tagging' can get frustrating too. The site sees such things as minor annoyance. I find the "wanting to be merged" thing quite frustrating, since sometimes someone just merges per request received via feedback without looking into finer details. I know who you are referring to I think....but hey, I gave up a long time ago. I just do what I do on my own...I tend to just ignore.
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September 02, 2011
It's just aggravating when a film topic and a book topic get merged or when someone doesn't bother to pay attention to the topic definitions and changes things on the WRONG topic. I mean, if you don't even know what you are changing or what the topic is then you shouldn't be able to change it. I realize the site is trying to be democratic, but there needs to be some sort of position of reliability established before someone can be enabled to make such changes. Otherwise they can negatively impact the site and undo the hard work of others.
September 02, 2011
I agree and I understand where you are coming from. Like I said, I gave up a long time ago. This is why I mainly stick to reviewing these days. I still interact with my community members, but I don't do the 'fact data' thing anymore, and whatever fact I want to share I just include in the review. :(
September 02, 2011
Hey guys, I'm sorry that you're experiencing these issues. As you know, only certain trusted members of the site have merging privileges to minimize these issues. Should you encounter reviews or other content that aren't where they belong, please send me a note or send it through feedback and we'll do our best to sort it out. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!
September 02, 2011
Where is the feedback button located now? Since the site's last re-design I can't even find it...
September 02, 2011
Orlok, you might want to ask that question directly to Dev....
 
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answered:    September 02, 2011
As I mentioned in my response to Woo's answer, I'm sorry that you're experiencing these issues! As you know, only certain trusted members of the site have merging privileges to minimize these issues. Should you encounter reviews or other content that aren't where they belong, please send me a note or send it through feedback and we'll do our best to sort it out. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

To those who do have merging capabilities, here's the FAQ for best practices on merging topics if you need a refresher :)
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answered:    September 02, 2011
There's a big difference between inaccurate and intentionally misleading. Nonsensical may be in the eyes of the reader or the poor writing skills of the writer. If a community founder thinks it's important enough, then just discuss it privately with the individual in a kindly way. Otherwise, forget it. I see Lunch.com as a place to share opinions, where we all are amateurs at "reviewing" regardless of how much we may know about a subject. I don't see Lunch as a place of expertise.
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answered:    September 04, 2011
Send them a personal note as to the mistake. It is always easy for us to get mixed up and sometimes we are in a hurry when posting something.
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answered:    September 04, 2011
I've posted very few reviews or lists without revising the listings thereof, which almost invariably feature erroneous or - much more often - incomplete data. Not one of these appeared deliberately inaccurate to my eye, but I enjoy adding and amending information. So many contributors list distributors of films as production studios, provide inaccurate publication or theatrical release dates and upload cover/poster/liner artwork, film stills and photographs of other works (usually those of like title). Ultimately, revisions are an endless task, and necessarily so. Probably the best means to address the malicious behavior you've described is to contact the offending parties privately; if rebuffed in response, report these activities to whichever authorities govern this site.
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