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Where is Ken Cole?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Could the site have a bot running which could do that?
I would very much like to talk to whomever is cleaning up the spam posts.

Maybe, but even a "bot" needs to be set up, monitored and tweaked by a human. And that person may not have the interest, time or ability legally to "talk" to you. We don't know what is going on. But be careful what you ask for. I know if I were running this free site during some time of obvious stress and adversity for Invelos, and instead of appreciating it, people kept complaining about it, not having compassion for what must be a monumental disaster in their lives, I would just shut the thing down and tell people just where to go. 

Thank goodness Invelos is more kind and thoughtful than I am!!!!
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Maybe, but even a "bot" needs to be set up, monitored and tweaked by a human. And that person may not have the interest, time or ability legally to "talk" to you. We don't know what is going on. But be careful what you ask for. I know if I were running this free site during some time of obvious stress and adversity for Invelos, and instead of appreciating it, people kept complaining about it, not having compassion for what must be a monumental disaster in their lives, I would just shut the thing down and tell people just where to go. 

Thank goodness Invelos is more kind and thoughtful than I am!!!!


Do you know something that we don't? 

Although there is no annual fee people did pay for the software so I wouldn't necessarily say the site is free, per se, but the fee was an exceptional deal.  Of course, I wouldn't mind paying an annual fee if that actually meant we'd receive more updates and fixes.
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Maybe, but even a "bot" needs to be set up, monitored and tweaked by a human. And that person may not have the interest, time or ability legally to "talk" to you. We don't know what is going on. But be careful what you ask for. I know if I were running this free site during some time of obvious stress and adversity for Invelos, and instead of appreciating it, people kept complaining about it, not having compassion for what must be a monumental disaster in their lives, I would just shut the thing down and tell people just where to go. 

Thank goodness Invelos is more kind and thoughtful than I am!!!!


Do you know something that we don't? 

Although there is no annual fee people did pay for the software so I wouldn't necessarily say the site is free, per se, but the fee was an exceptional deal.  Of course, I wouldn't mind paying an annual fee if that actually meant we'd receive more updates and fixes.

No, I don't. But I can make reasonable assumptions based on past experience. Having a discussion as to whether this site is free, based on what you paid for a one-time software license is worth about what you are paying for the site.
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The last time something like this happened was when Ken & Intervocative was put in a Gag Order when everything simply vanished until Invelos raised from the ashes back in 2007.

The one thing I've been wondering if there's some kinda related shiitake mushroom going on that Ken's gagged and is forbidden by the Court from interacting but managed to keep the site itself up.
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The last time something like this happened was when Ken & Intervocative was put in a Gag Order when everything simply vanished until Invelos raised from the ashes back in 2007.

The one thing I've been wondering if there's some kinda related shiitake mushroom going on that Ken's gagged and is forbidden by the Court from interacting but managed to keep the site itself up.

Yeah, also one of the options I have been considering. I would not be surprised if it involves IMDB or some other entity that thinks it owns what is in the Invelos database. On the other hand, if that were true, the existing contribution process probably would have been blocked, so who knows ...
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I've wondered if Ken has slowly lost interest given it's been roughly 20 years since DVDProfiler was first made available.  New capabilities such as Ultra HD Blu-ray were added late or haven't been added, and although there had been droughts between updates in the past follow-up fixes for PC and Android weren't released with the last update, and the half-price Summer sale has been on the front page of this site for the past 4 years.

I'm sure not as many people are collecting physical media, let alone cataloging physical media, today compared to the heyday of DVD which doesn't help.  But in my perspective it also appears we've lost users/contributors over the years not only due to the slow updates, but because of the lack of ability to adapt to new technologies.
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But people who run businesses don't think that way! (at least I don't). It's like their baby. They would no sooner walk away out of disinterest than a parent would walk away from their child because it had grown up and no longer giggled and pooped in their pants! 

Seriously, given the amount of effort this guy and his family have put into this enterprise, including suffering a lawsuit and subsequent settlement, not that long ago, I think that if he wanted to close the business he would do so responsibly, with some kind of announcement, etc. You don't just leave your life's work lying around for people to step on.

@rdodolak, by the way I agree with most all your other points - well taken.
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I don't know where Ken is anymore ... but I now fully retire from the forum and contributing anything at all on here. I will now use my free time for more meaningful pursuits.

The constant flip flopping and anarchy is becoming deafening chaos. I see too many people who have already left, and it just is not worth it anymore to stick around.

Adios guys, and have fun.
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If memory serves me (which unfortunately is not always the case) there was a long silence from when Intervocative folded until Invelos was announced, due to some gag order. Is it possible that something similar is happening now? That Ken's silence is due to a gag order, rather than uninterest (or whatever)?

If so, I hope that things will come back to normal, whatever that is, eventually.
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I don't know where Ken is anymore ... but I now fully retire from the forum and contributing anything at all on here. I will now use my free time for more meaningful pursuits.

The constant flip flopping and anarchy is becoming deafening chaos. I see too many people who have already left, and it just is not worth it anymore to stick around.

Adios guys, and have fun.


Sorry to see you go Katatonia, but unfortunately, I fully understand.

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If memory serves me (which unfortunately is not always the case) there was a long silence from when Intervocative folded until Invelos was announced, due to some gag order. Is it possible that something similar is happening now? That Ken's silence is due to a gag order, rather than uninterest (or whatever)?

If so, I hope that things will come back to normal, whatever that is, eventually.


Doubt it.
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So long, Katatonia. Thank you for all your efforts until now and wish you all the best for the future.
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Katatonia - really sorry to see you go. Your contributions for the Vinegar Syndrome, Arrow & Code Red releases amongst others were top notch.

But I completely understand your decision also and wish you the best with more time to enjoy actually watching the discs!
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@Katatonia, Sorry to see another valuable, loyal and productive member go. Best of luck in your new endeavors! 
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I don't know where Ken is anymore ... but I now fully retire from the forum and contributing anything at all on here. I will now use my free time for more meaningful pursuits.

The constant flip flopping and anarchy is becoming deafening chaos. I see too many people who have already left, and it just is not worth it anymore to stick around.

Adios guys, and have fun.



I'm almost there, I've done 6 contributions in the last 30 days, down from 200-300 a month. I check in on the forums just to see what topic is being rehashed for the 5th  time.
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