Monday, June 1, 2009

Soap Opera Central bias against Spinelli

Do you find SOC unfair to Spinelli, Bradford an his fans? Have you noticed a bias of even the mods. As an example. Threads and posts that bash Bradford and bait his fans are left stand while people who post fair, intelligent rebuttals to the haters are deleted and and his fans get marks against them an even banned.

I am considering bidding SOC bye because the haters are allowed to run a muck. My concern is they win though don't they? Maybe we should write letter to their advertisers? I tried writing a message to Dan who runs the site and so far got no response. Ideas? this can not stand. I am ready to fight.

please vote in my poll an respond to this post with ideas.

15 comments:

Bela516 said...

Penny, SOC is getting out of control. After the stalking incident and the non-responsive attitude from the SOC mods about it, I just don't know anymore. The mods themselves are Anti-Spinelli and they allow their cronies to bait, bash and harass, yet Spinelli fans that call these posts out are ignored or targeted by the mods. I have tried reporting some of these posts which I have been told is the proper response instead of getting into it with the posters on the board but I get no satisfactory response or action and the behavior continues.

I continually get deleted for less inflammatory posts than the ones I am replying to and yet little or nothing is done to the Anti-Spinelli posters (if anything is done to their posts, it seems to be to avoid being accused of favoritism.

Antis seem to flout the rules and yet like to regurgitate them to anyone they feel is giving them a hard time. I am so sick of it, yet I feel like I cannot leave or they win.

Bela516 said...

I would also like to add that the atmosphere there is growing more and more antagonistic towards Spinelli fans and it is increasingly obvious that were are being run off by posters and moderators alike.

Anonymous said...

Glad I am not the only one who noticed this. I used to go on a couple of months ago but became irritated at the Spinelli bashing post and actor bashing post. I got tired of Spinelli threads being deleted and seeing anti fans insulting Spinelli/Bradford's looks. It's extremely annoying. I thought mods were supposed to be fair,despite not liking a character but the ones on SOC....

rushclaytina said...

I know excactly what you mean. One of my post got edited, because it sayed that I was baiting. I was like what, how was that baiting and the post above me was baiting like crazy. That place is a mad house, they are always making hate threads about Spin or Spixie. I post things like well I guess Spin is doing his job, the haters are at it again. If you hated a char that much wouldn't common sense tell you not to post about them. The mods are unfair also, thats why I post what I want, and if it gets deleted or edited so be it. I still post there though.

Anonymous said...

SOC intimidates me because many of the posters there are insulting and bully other members. It seems impossible to have a respectful discussion there, it seems to be playing games and dishing back and forth.

I heard that approaching the moderators did not work, which is sad. Would approaching the owner of the site help? If not, could you approach the companies who advertise there? I know that is extreme, but bias and bullying and stalking should not be tolerated, and doing nothing is basically permitting it.

-- Sally93

Mikeok4000 said...

I don't understand why people would go to such extremes to block out other peoples opinions and views because it doesn't match their own, it's just stupid. This is just a TV show after all & fictional characters were talking about. It sounds like the haters @ SOC consider themselves old school soap fans and Spinelli & Spixie don't conform to what classic soap characters & couples should be like in their minds. They would much rather see evil twins & people coming back from the dead then a realistic three dimensional relationship story.

I think they are a dying breed that be the death of daytime in the long run with their narrow view of what daytime should be. I watch GH for Spixie if I want to watch crime stories etc there are much better options out there. I may be in the minority judging from some SOC posters but shouldn't attracting new viewers with innovative storylines be a shows goal?

rushclaytina said...

I don't really think it's the old school fans, but the new ones. I'm a old school fan from way back and I love Spin and Spixie. Spin is different and unique just like Spixie. I personally think it's all agenda driven, from begining to end..imo

Jess said...

I don't go to that board and I guess I'm glad. I'd me mighty angry if I saw someone bash my Bradford.

Bela516 said...

I am an old school viewer as well - 30+ years, so I don't know if it is old school fans - I actually think it is newer ones that view "hawtness" as the only measuring stick for a character.

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Bela516 said...

And I also add that maybe it is today's society and the anonymity of the internet that makes people comfortable bullying people and not taking the job as an impartial moderator seriously.

eeca said...

Hmm...I don't know that I have any ideas on what to do here but I am saddened to know that many of my fellow Spinelli/Spixies are being silenced because of a handful of over zealous JoMaxers. Say it ain't so. They only hold the power you give them. You have a keyboard and an opinion too. Don't let them run you off. The more of us that post there, the more the tone will change there. Scroll past their inane comments. I think they only have like 5 standards replies they keep putting in rotation anyway.

Just laugh knowing that the anti-Spinelli peeps are in the minority.

Penny said...

I have been posting on SOC since before there was Spinelli (May 2006) Spinelli has been hated since the very beginning.. At first even me.. (till January 2007) I am used to Spinelli bashing and hating its the hidden and uneducated (lame ass) bashes of Bradford I can't stand. Also if there was any intelligence involved with the hateful mob it would not be that bad it just a brainless mod with not ability to debate. I KNOW Spinelli's weakness. The boy is a drug using boy with 0 self confidence and a lot of self hate who wants to be loved. I can see why some people would not like him but to bash him because Bradford is hot and they are jealous is just lame. (;-))

Gary said...

Weird that this thread has so many replies and others about Bradford might not even get one.

Personally I just don't get why people even need to hang out on several boards. Especially if they don't like a particular one.

To me Spinelli is just one character. GH has many problems with the so-called male romantic leads. Steve Burton obviously doesn't want to be doing romance or Jason would be getting some. When the top hunk of a Soap(who is not a great actor) doesn't do romance. Seems to me that's the guy who should be getting ripped.

JMO

Bradford has said that he's not on the show to be eye candy. Every male Soap character is not about being someone who has to look good with his shirt off.

Starting a thread about how you think Spinelli can be improved is fine. Anything wrong with Spinelli has to do with the writing. We all know Bradford is a great actor. But to make several of them because basically Spinelli doesn't get you horny. Well that's just childish and quite frankly you ladies shouldn't let idiots like that bother you.

Marie said...

Soc isn't out of control on the GH board solely it is out of control on the AMC board as well. Moderator Moore plays favortism over Zendall fans and bans non Zendall fans at the drop of a hat! Who can one contact about the owner who send appauling verbally abusive letters to posters who have been banned