Originally Posted by willieconway
On movie review sites a poster like that would be recognized and called out as a (studio) plant pretty fast. Three very typical characteristics:
- Completely new member
- Very insistent that he's just a regular guy, not a "video nerd"
- Brings other people (girlfriend, delivery people) into the story to make it more relatable
Could he be real? Sure. But it's such a formulaic plant post that I seriously doubt it.
Could I be a studio plant? Sure. But it's much more likely that I actually work for the CIA.
Think about it. If we (the "Agency") can get everyone in America to purchase an F8500, it will greatly boost the economy of South Korea. Then, South Korea can afford to buy more war planes and tanks from our weapons dealers, making everyone rich. Samsung has even agreed to reserve one panel out of every ten so that we can build a huge wall of plasmas along the North Korean border, on which we can project lifelike images of nuclear weapons and scare the living bejeezuz out of that fat smarmy little Kim Jong Un fella. Well, you say that could start a full-blown war with North Korea, and why would anyone want that? War profits, my friend. War profits.
While you suspect me of being a studio plant, just think of the difference in money here. How much would "the studios" actually profit from planting someone to produce fake reviews of plasmas? A few thousand bucks, maybe? Which, let's be honest, that's not even enough to pay someone to plant reviews.
But what if a "plant" convinced enough people to buy plasmas from South Korea that it started a full-blown war with North Korea, leading South Korea to buy thousands of planes, tanks and missiles? You'd be talking BILLIONS. So, obviously, I'm actually a CIA plant whose goal is to start a Korean War so that Boeing can profit from all those planes and missiles. It's all so obvious now, huh?