The misguided "BTW" guy using Charlie's Angels trivia for personal opinion, reviews, rants & goofs

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A user is avidly posting endless rants (with text-speak) about the angels not using seat belts or driving carelessly and other mildly funny rants & other goofs (hardly ever is it trivia!) that newly pop up at every episode. He writes in the same style & you can tell it's the same guy by his "BTW" usage, his signature at nearly his every "Trivia" entry. (I know it's a he by his occasional gender-stereotyping comments on women.)

Could IMDb contact him and suggest to him to create cool reviews with his funny rants instead of "Trivia",  which it isn't? And send him a link to contributors' guidelines along with a reminder of the GOOFS page, please? This guy should be a prolific reviewer instead. His points might be valid but opinions go under "reviews".

I gave up correcting him since half of my "Delete" submissions are declined with "Unable to Verify"!  I don't want my account penalized with too many "Declined". (What happens to a user whose contributions are  declined too many times? Do we get banned or..?)

Example of his "work": today's MeTV C.A. broadcast has him ranting here:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0539265/trivia

"Once again, the Angels refused to use seat belts. It appears that they are more worried about wrinkling their clothes than "wrinkling" their faces in car crashes."

and this gem:

"Previously unbeknownst to this viewer, Sabrina's orange Pinto has a sunroof. As she follows Dr. Perine into the desert, she makes a "hard right" onto a dirt road. The sunroof is open. BTW, when she is cut off by Perine's car, the sound that her tires make sounds more like the sounds heard on pavement, not dirt."  

Boy is he thorough! He has supernatural auditory sense! Also, I didn't know "this viewer" was acceptable trivia lingo.  None of this was there the previous MeTV "airing season", (MeTV loops the series), so he appears to have newly discovered the broadcast, and "BTW" he seems to be in EST since all his rants are already approved for "todays" episode when I check it in my timezone: those scenes haven't yet aired in PST.

Look at tomorrow's episode, there's no trivia, so this would indicate my speculations are correct:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0539195/trivia

Well, this is exhausting! We can all conglomerate at that page, tomorrow Nov 6, I guess circa 5PM EST and see what his next hilarious "BTW" trivia is gonna come up with. Place your bets now: I predict 3 "BTW"s this time! 

Not really exhausting but help stopping his wrecking IMDb Trivia and helping the poor fellow find "Reviews" would benefit everyone, including his need to rant. He could have the most thumbs up for very funny reviews, so he's not a completely lost basket case. Thanks, IMDb!
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Appraiser1

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  • helpful, facetious tone & not really exhausted but puzzled

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Thanks for writing in about this, I've taken a look at steps to resolve this. In the meantime, please feel free to flag any goof or trivia you see that violates our guidelines, for review by our editors. 
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Thanks, Elizabeth. Like clockwork, my prediction was exact! See: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0539195/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2  

If there's a way for IMDb to directly email the guy, it might be best so he understands he's not rejected but he's using the wrong page. There's a lot of valid goofs he writes, but he also posts them under "Trivia". 

Btw (sorry, his acronym, it's contagious, LOL!) I'm having browser problems where my cursor backs up and selects previous text, then types on top of words, and if I'm not looking at the screen, I miss it. So, I must apologize:

I meant to type "so he's not sounding like a completely lost basket case" at my OP. I didn't mean it the way it ended up above, I really didn't mean to insult him, he's actually very entertaining, and why I didn't make this thread months ago, hating to "report him", but he's overwhelming and it's near impossible for one person to correct him, when again I'm declined my delete requests; it's time-consuming to correct him day after day, tons of "Trivia" daily. 

If you're able to backtrack and look at the trivia from days prior, I think he's been doing this since S1. 

If directly emailing him is not an option, perhaps can webmasters figure out a pop up warning with a link to contributor's guidelines and wording like "it appears you've not been posting trivia, please try Goofs page or write a review instead"? I'd hate for the guy to be banned, as again, only half his stuff is opinion, and moving half his stuff to Goofs would do.

Thanks again for your help with this. 
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No problem, we've touched base to see if we can resolve this. In the meantime, please feel free to flag anything you see in the wrong section.
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Just a follow-up: I'm giving up reporting him. I get "Decline: Unable to Verify". Ok. Not sure how this is trivia: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0539186/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2   Not even sure that it qualifies as goof? What's unique about their hats (trivia) or what's wrong with (goof) Kelly choosing not to wear a hat? 
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Good of you to raise this once again, Appraiser. Unfortunately, staff probably won't read this because they've marked it Answered. (Funny thing is, I'd get fired from my job if I left message from customers unanswered like this, whatever they've been marked, but I guess IMDb has another definition of customer service I suppose)
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Thanks Appraiser, it's always best to open a new thread with any new submission concerns. I'll take a look in to this and resolving.