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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This has to be the most misguided premise for a TV show yet. We saw what happened when Reddit tried to crowd source the Boston bombing, and with 4Chan trolling everything.

 

 

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1 hour ago, WrathOfHan said:

TFW you get both of your trailer stalkers in the same mix

 

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How was the movie?

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1 hour ago, That One Valerian said:

 

How was the movie?

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(This is actually a REALLY fitting gif :lol: )

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Just watched 20th Century Women. The film didn't have me early on, but I ended up really liking it by the end. It's fun to watch two movies in one day where Billy Crudup is a sad, pathetic man :lol: 

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Raw is really great! whichever reviewer called it Suspiria meets Ginger Snaps was on the money. best horror (?) in years.

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Do you guys think it's possible to eat $1k worth of McDonald's in 36 hours at 5/1 odds? Well check out @mchamburgler1k on Twitter and @mchamburgler on IG. This has to be on of the grossest prop bets I've ever seen. 

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://calvinayre.com/2017/05/08/poker/poker-player-eat-1k-worth-mcdonalds-food-36-hours/&ved=0ahUKEwiqyd3M9PzTAhVpwlQKHd2iAucQqQIIHCgBMAA&usg=AFQjCNEsEPwclsPBk2PJyX9VPAoqvY7r9g&sig2=teQLR5C_d2LkNjuaLPE0KA

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Ran into a classmate of mine from the fall while I was getting dinner and spoke with her for a couple of minutes about school :) 

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Just now, WrathOfHan said:

Ran into a classmate of mine from the fall while I was getting dinner and spoke with her for a couple of minutes about school :) 

 

Haha.  Oh wow.

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1 minute ago, That One Valerian said:

 

Haha.  Oh wow.

Yes, it was very wow. I heard her say "Hey!" to me from behind and it sounded familiar.

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Rewatched Fire Walk With Me on the big screen. Oh man I forgot just how draining this movie is. 

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7 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Ran into a classmate of mine from the fall while I was getting dinner and spoke with her for a couple of minutes about school :) 

 

And so it begins, the stalking, the spying, the following.. which turns good users... into MRAs :ph34r: 

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2 minutes ago, grim22 said:

 

And so it begins, the stalking, the spying, the following.. which turns good users... into MRAs :ph34r: 

Well, I didn't have any interest in her back in the fall and still don't. Sorry CCT, not this time.

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6 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Yes, it was very wow. I heard her say "Hey!" to me from behind and it sounded familiar.

But did you get her number?

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4 hours ago, CoolioD1 said:

changed my avatar to the best twin peaks character (even tho he's not in the revival) for the hype.

 

But that's not Super-Nadine or Little Nicky :thinking:

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6 minutes ago, Ethan Hunt said:

But did you get her number?

I already have her number from a group project :redcapes: 

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2 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

I already have her number from a group project :redcapes: 

 

12 minutes ago, grim22 said:

 

And so it begins, the stalking, the spying, the following.. which turns good users... into MRAs :ph34r: 

 

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3 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

I already have her number from a group project :redcapes: 

You gonna hit her up

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lol

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12 minutes ago, aabattery said:

Real footage of @WrathOfHan when a girl notices him:

 

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