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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The Classic Conversation Thread: The Sequel

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1 minute ago, franfar said:

I can see he's taking tips from /r/TheRedPill.

He has A LOT of explaining to do when he logs on.

 

1 minute ago, aabattery said:

 

 

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2 minutes ago, aabattery said:

 

 

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On 4/1/2017 at 5:50 PM, WrathOfHan said:

 

DID I GET REJECTED FOR THAT??????????????

 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, franfar said:

 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

1 minute ago, WrathOfHan said:

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*opens browser*

*sees Wrath's reaction*

 

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I really like this pic btw, thanks for sharing!

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1 minute ago, WrathOfHan said:

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Question which user on here would relate the most to this book? Diary_of_a_wimpy_kid.jpg

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Watched the first 5 episodes of House of Cards and gave up.  Lord thats boring as hell.

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1 hour ago, WrathOfHan said:

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Admit it, you secretly like the roasting.

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Posted (edited)

@CJohn

 

HAIL THIS MAN

 

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#PORTUGALWINSAGAINBITCHES #ESC2017

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Saw Ghostbusters 2016. It was okay.

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6 hours ago, MrPink said:

 

Admit it, you secretly like the roasting.

Part of me does, but there's also a part of me that cringes and rages every time.

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9 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Part of me does, but there's also a part of me that cringes and rages every time.

 

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thank you blanks for liking my old ass posts in the force awakens thread and reminding me of that "I'm not going to go see Star Wars because ISIS is such a threat right now" discussion.

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5 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

thank you blanks for liking my old ass posts in the force awakens thread and reminding me of that "I'm not going to go see Star Wars because ISIS is such a threat right now" discussion.

Oh god, I remember that :lol: Trying to remember who was saying that now.

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I say this jokingly, but based on Covenant reviews, I'll be

wanting the Fassbender synths to make out with each other.

 

On 11/24/2015 at 2:18 PM, WrathOfHan said:

I wanted droid sex dammit!

 

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Blanks liked some posts of mine from The Revenant thread last night. Did he travel to Narnia or something :lol:?

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4 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Oh god, I remember that :lol: Trying to remember who was saying that now.

 

Bishop54.

 

May or may not have gone and had a look just now.

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2 minutes ago, aabattery said:

 

Bishop54.

 

May or may not have gone and had a look just now.

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He, James, and Water were trying to convince themselves so hard that it would underperform.

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