Let’s do this: can someone in this thread compile a list of “important/historically significant” adult films that should be on LB. Then we can see about adding an exceptions list to our importer that uses this list.
At this time there are performance and cacheability impacts of blocking members everywhere that preclude us from doing this. In the future we would like to address this better.Marlena commented
I am frankly disgusted that I paid even $19 to support a website ostensibly for people who love movies, and the most "popular" users here write nothing but completely nonsensical, pointless, offtopic, frequently one word reviews, sometimes complete gibberish, sometimes announcing that they haven't even watched the movie they are "reviewing." Whiskey tango foxtrot. I suppose its my fault for throwing my money at something without actually looking at the service before I plug in my credit card.
I have learned my lesson. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. I will not be paying for Letterboxd again until something changes here. If blocking users across the website is too much of a strain on the system I understand, but then there needs to be a way to interact with the community based on something, anything, other than "popularity." Let me search for users by number of reviews, by join date, alphabetically. Allow downvotes (I know this is like a unicorn in social media). Promote the most recent reviews instead of "popular" clickbait reviews, or better yet allow for sorting reviews by oldest, newest or most upvoted like other sites allow.
Conceptualize the problem differently, because this isn't just about blocking certain users. This is about fostering the kind of community you want to have, that you want the Letterboxd brand to be associated with. If I have to pay extra for these features I will, but please make this a priority.