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Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Posted: 18 Nov 2021, 22:22
by Markgway
I remember him from before the ban. I don't recall why he was banned, exactly. But there was a fuss about it at the time.

Why would he be bothered that you post on other forums (and under a different name)? Lots of people do that. Seems strange to make that personal. If you've got a link to the "discussion" I'll take a look and give you an honest opinion.

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 09:24
by Killer Meteor
OK, it's a bit complicated - https://www.criterionforum.org/forum/vi ... start=3725

In the thread on Criterion in question, we are talking about Kino's reaction to the recent Silcence of the Lambs debacle.

I say (as Orlac)

This is why people on forums annoy me when they post stuff like "I didn't see anything wrong, I was enjoying the movie."

Michael Brooke then refers to a post I made on Blu-ray.com as Killer Meteor regarding the BFI Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where I told off a poster for saying a similar thing.

Orlac wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:01 pm
This is why people on forums annoy me when they post stuff like "I didn't see anything wrong, I was enjoying the movie."

What the guy actually said was:

I must have very low standards (or duff equipment), but it looked fine to me; maybe I was enjoying the film too much to focus on the transfer.

Which seems to me to be a completely reasonable response, not least because he took the trouble to qualify it from the start. It certainly didn't deserve that level of aggression on your part.


He then proceeds to tell everyone Orlac is Killer Meteor (this has since been redacted by the moderators)

For the benefit of those who didn't follow my link, the poster that Orlac/[Redacted] was berating so needlessly aggressively was talking about the BFI's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which as far as I'm aware doesn't suffer from any technical problems over and above the fact that it's an elderly transfer from less than optimum materials. Which I'd argue is a different situation from the Silence of the Lambs one, which would appear to be an unambiguous technical cock-up that should have been spotted at the QC stage.

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 10:06
by Markgway
Yeah, does seem like he was overreacting, although I'm sensing some history between the two of you (which another poster hinted at). I certainly didn't see any post from you in that Body Snatchers thread (where the original comment was made) so I'm not sure how your comment over in the Criterion thread could be considered "aggressive". You merely said it was "annoying". I've been called many worse things than "annoying" never mind my posts. You also mentioned he had a go via PM. That's more concerning to me.

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 11:19
by Killer Meteor
There is a bit of history, but he's brought it over from Roobarb's Forum to Criterion - he left Roobarb's in somewhat odd circumstances, and it was only after that he told me via PM on Criterion Forum that he had issues with my conduct overthere. It is a forum I myself have now left, as one of the mods was turning it into a (relatively speaking) right-wing political blog.

The Body Snatchers post is deleted, but I think I said something like "I really am sick of people pulling the old "I was enjoying the film" line. Enough already"

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Posted: 20 Nov 2021, 00:19
by Markgway
That's the nature of forums: as in real life we're not all going to get along.

You can only be true to yourself and hope for the best! :D