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and in particular this guy:
Now again, I haven't spent much time there, but the bolded part in particular stands out to me...I have never ever come across anything that remotely resembles mr. Slobodin's representation of the site. So my question is whether it really was/is a place for serious-minded cineastes? Or is it filled with such insufferable self righteous snobbery as this post suggests? THIS site has always been a favorite of mine, but I've been wondering if there are any other similarly themed forums with an as erudite base of posters as exists here. Oddly enough, when I googled the place, one of the first results was a thread there titled CRITERIONFORUM.ORG ELITISTS?Iâ€™m sorry, but the reasons you state for changing the name arenâ€™t really reasons at all. Theyâ€™re just bullshit. I canâ€™t believe that this name change was done with much thought, especially with such a godawful result such as Mubi.
The Auteurs DID evolve from something more than an idea to a place. It became THE place for serious-minded film junkies to come to talk about their love of all things cinema. An entire place, a whole community was developed and cultivated here. Using the above excuse to make the name change only means you were deaf to what what was really going on on this website. The Auteurs is more than just a name, it became so much more. It became a badge of honor. MUBI?!?! Please donâ€™t fucking give me this infantilizing bullshit.
The language â€œissueâ€??? We have plenty of intelligent people from all corners of the globe. They can spell The Auteurs just fine thank you. This is just another example of dumbing shit down to appeal to a broad audience by lowering the bar for what people can comprehend.
And you did this with absolutely no warning or consultation with the users of this site that have made it the great destination it has become.
My blood is boiling right now, and I usually donâ€™t find myself in the place to write a stern admonishment, especially on the internet. The Auteurs was my home. I donâ€™t know this Mubi place from Adam.
I think I and the rest of the loyal and dedicated user base deserve an honest answer and reason for the change, not one that is so very much inundated with marketing verbiage and doubletalk PR campaign nonsense.
You picked a name, you cultivated a community of passionate individuals. Have the balls to stick with your initial decisions.
This is an absolute abomination of a decision. What. The. Fuck.
So what's up with the place? and what do y'all think of "Mubi"?