At 3/14/05 06:02 PM, Grecoism wrote:
if someone simply says "your movie sucks" is that an abusive review?
The review JUST says that? Hmmmm... borderline. But it's okay to say a movie sucks. It's much better if the person goes on to say WHY the movie sucks.
As Dekathos has pointed out, turning that "sucks" description from the movie... towards the AUTHOR... is where it DEFINITELY becomes abusive. I don't care if people don't think "sucks" is much of an insult. You're not supposed to be using the review system to insult PEOPLE, especially authors.
Other reviewers, races of people, the Clocks, the Locks, etc. etc.... just shut up about all of them, too, though. TALK ABOUT THE MOVIE. If you think the movie sucks, fine. If you think the author sucks? Keep your mouth shut or risk getting banned.
Oh, one note, though: If you just posted "this movie sucks" as a review to multiple movies (whether by the same author or not), THAT is going to get you banned. That'd be text spamming (not as bad as link spamming, of course, but ban-worthy nonetheless).