I love all y’all!
And if I feel a stronger love for more than others that’s just because I’ve had the chance to spend more time with those people. I think the group we participating regularly here right now is a good one. I miss a few folks who have left us like Cecil, but people come and go.
Thanks for the compliment, Dude. As for the “three times” thing, I won’t go there because, if Uli and I have the same person in mind, he’s more controversial than most films. The first user was Efe, the founder and at least partial owner of MUBI.
<3 to The Dude. :)
For silly stuff, I miss Dada Weatherman (who’s around sometimes). STL weather reports ROCK! May absurdist humor live on!
But really, I follow like over 300 people (or is it over 400 people) and I’m happy to follow them all, even if I don’t have conversations with them very often.
Thank you all for your suggestions. Kenji is boss.
@odilonvert: no problem, and sorry for once giving you a mental breakdown regarding Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence…
Re: The Dude’s remark — I think there was a “Favorite Mubi User” thread somewhere around here, which is essentially the purpose of this thread?… Anyway, I don’t remember how that ended up, but I don’t think there were any hard feelings… or anyway no Mubi fisticuffs that I recall…
Ha ha! The Dude. I’ve had worse breakdowns over discussions on this forum… :)
“This thread is a bad idea.”
Yes, these types of threads give me bad flashbacks to the Vicari/Stutsman/RUS days of meta-threads. Can’t we leave the “I love you/I hate you” stuff for high school? No good ever comes out of cliques, sides, and warm feelings.
I always liked Jazz’s idea of people throwing pies at one another in revenge for irritating remarks. Yum.
Let’s have a Mubi secret valentine event. ;)
Is that like a secret santa?
@odilonvert: LOL I like that! But how do we keep our identities secret?
Oh wait, our identities are already secret…
^ Let me think about how that would work…
Take your time, Odi. We have about a year ‘til Valentine’s Day…
Santino – Yes, these types of threads give me bad flashbacks to the Vicari/Stutsman/RUS days of meta-threads. Can’t we leave the “I love you/I hate you” stuff for high school? No good ever comes out of cliques, sides, and warm feelings.
I agree. Also, I would never join a Mubi club that would have me as a member. Maybe we need to ‘unmuzzle’ certain people before this love-in really gets too gooey.
There is no best Mubi member. There are, however, great Mubi conversations. And that is the best thing about this site.
Well, if there is no best, can we at least nominate a Worst Mubi member?
I’ll take Uli’s bait.
Worst MUBI Member: Either Vanselow (sexist, stalks Odilonvert) or Hank the Tank (incomprehensible, somewhat creepy). On second thought, Hank the Tank is probably some avant-garde form of digital art, so yeah, Vanselow.
On second thought, Kermit the Frog and Hank the Tank are the best users on MUBI
Kermit the Frog on Fantastic Mr. Fox: “can I have Vhs of this Movie? I see life atlantic and i liked it much. Mucher than Squid and whale.”
Not trying to poke fun at anyone, I know lots of folks here have a first language other than English. I just love the comedy gold these guys (used to) spin on their profile.
I’m gonna have to agree on Vanselow being the Worst Mubi user ever. Just saw that complaint Odilonvert posted on the support page for Mubi…even Efe had to step in! How did I miss this? Curious, though, as to how you could stalk someone when you’re on the Internet, but hey, nothing’s impossible, for better or for worse…
Aw man, I didn’t know somebody already had dibs on sexist stalker of Odi.
Hank the Tank =
M. Hulot has been the most helpful mubi user for me. He is so strict with his ratings that I am keen to see a film if it has got anything above one star from him, and I have found several great films I might not have been so keen to see otherwise because of this.
Vanselow is the worst I ever saw here, a juggernaut, clever and knowledgeable enough to slap down some compelling posts yet a narcissistic alienating bully… I never knew he stalked our Odi.
Odi has helped me better navigate the site and do more listings on threads and my page. Ruby has good suggestions about early films. Willow has some great horror suggestions. So those three have been really helpful to me.
What did Vanselow ever say? I just wanna know.
Scratch what I said about this thread. It’s kind of a bad idea.
You stalk people by following them on discussions, picking apart their every post and personally insulting them.
I made my page private because of him. The last thing I wanted was for him to be harassing me via email and on my own wall.
Ruby, Bijouz, Meg and oh I miss Post-Kyo — my fellow intrepid female posters. <3
There are times I wish MUBI comments had a like/dislike option a la Facebook. The Dude’s last video is one of those times.
Copying this verbatim from the thread “The Current Muzzling of Dimitris” (he’s who you were talking about, right Uli?). Odilonvert:
“Well let’s see now. If you are going to give Dimitris hell then you need to give this other user hell too, one “Wanderer” aka “Mark Vanselow” who went on Ben Simmington’s wall today and commented on a post I made in MARCH in which he was NOT a part of the conversation and said this lovely bit about ME:
“Good to know that MUBI is full of enlightened folk who made ageist remarks about people and jump to conclusions. Who knew it was a sin to be “old”? To me, Odour Pervert is “old”, not to mention “not all there”, but we forgive her because she has a persecution complex. She also has a history of snapping for no reason. Then pretending it’s the other person’s fault. Thread histories available upon request. Talk about someone who’s Sybil.”
If Mubi does not do something about this user, who attacked me on a thread he started about transexuals that had nothing to do with movies whatsoever (at least Dim sticks to fucking MOVIES) and has been pissed every since, as evidenced by this remark Ben’s wall from today, that I said that I did not believe that transexuals had anything to do with being women — well then I FULLY SUPPORT DIM GOING OUT AND FLAMING EVERYONE HE THINKS IS A JERK AT ANY TIME AND ANYWHERE.
Apologies in advance for being a “snapping” “Sybill” about people being assholes to me because hey, being insulted when you never insulted anyone NOR have had conversation with the people who insulted YOU in MONTHS means that I have a PERSECUTION COMPLEX.
YES. I AM FED UP."
Apologies if this thread has turned into MUBI gossip, but that comment by Vanselow, along with another one on a thread about The Help where he was moderated for saying he wanted to whip Odi in an S&M scenario, made me permanently hate him. Not to mention the fact that he constantly objectifies women on his (now private) profile.
I also dislike that he is a 9/11 truther, but I suspect that some MUBI friends of mine share this opinion, so I’ll let him slide on that one.