Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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1 hour ago, baumer said:

Are my cjohn Creed bets counted, GG?

 

They will be. Yes.

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1 hour ago, baumer said:

I'll be 100 points to three people that Creed becomes Stallone's second highest grossing film domestically (128 mill)

I assume Creed has to do 128M for you to win, right? If that is it, I accept it. 

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I bet 50 points In The Heart of the Sea opens under 15M (2 people)

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5 minutes ago, CJohn said:

He didn't said Rocky film. He said Stallone film. 

 

Okay, my bad.

 

In that case, Creed needs 127.874 m.

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2 minutes ago, grey ghost said:

 

Okay, my bad.

 

In that case, Creed needs 127.874 m.

I accept. 

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On 2015. 11. 24., misafeco said:

Go big or go home.

Mockingjay Part 2 has the best multi of the franchise (min. 2.76x)

100 points, 3 people

Also:

I bet Mockingjay Part 2 makes more than Creed this weekend (both 3-day and 5-day). 100 points, 2 people.

I bet Mockingjay Part 2's 3-day weekend drop is better than Part 1's 3-day weekend drop. 100 points, 2 people.

I bet The Good Dinosaur makes less than Frozen opening day (wide), 3-day and 5-day. 100 points, 2 people.

 

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On 11/24/2015, 1:46:28, misafeco said:

Go big or go home.

Mockingjay Part 2 has the best multi of the franchise (min. 2.76x)

100 points, 3 people

 

12 hours ago, misafeco said:

One more person can take this bet.

 

I'll take it

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On 2015. 11. 24., misafeco said:

Go big or go home.

Mockingjay Part 2 has the best multi of the franchise (min. 2.76x)

100 points, 5 people

In case baumer still wants it.

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3 minutes ago, misafeco said:

In case baumer still wants it.

 

I hope you know what you're doing.

 

You have almost 500 points riding on this, lol.

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10 hours ago, grey ghost said:

 

I hope you know what you're doing.

 

You have almost 500 points riding on this, lol.

I'm confident i'll win this bet. If not, that's bad, but i'll still have more than 2000 points.

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12 hours ago, misafeco said:

In case baumer still wants it.

 

Sure.  I'll take it.

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I bet The Good Dinosaur DOM under 200M (2 people, 100 points)

I bet The Good Dinosaur WW under 500M(2 people, 100 points)

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I bet The Good Dinosaur makes less than The Croods DOM (187.1 m). (2 people, 50 points)

 

Bet expires at 1159 pm EST on Saturday.

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3 hours ago, grey ghost said:

I bet The Good Dinosaur makes less than The Croods DOM (187.1 m). (2 people, 50 points)

 

Bet expires at 1159 pm EST on Saturday.

 

I'll take it

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On 2015/11/27 下午11:17:16, grey ghost said:

I bet The Good Dinosaur makes less than The Croods DOM (187.1 m). (2 people, 50 points)

 

Bet expires at 1159 pm EST on Saturday.

I‘ll take it too

 

Damn it, I mis-read this.

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On Friday, November 27, 2015 8:54:04, The Good Olive said:

I bet The Good Dinosaur DOM under 200M (2 people, 100 points)

 

I'll take this.

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I bet 50 points to 2 people The Good Dinosaur is Pixar's first film to never be #1 on a weekend

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On 11/27/2015, 8:29:21, The Good Olive said:

I‘ll take it too

 

Damn it, I mis-read this.

 

Since it's my bet, we can cancel it if you like.

 

I see you made a bet against TGD earlier, so I was suprised you took my bet. ;)

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