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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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AndyLL

I don't trust him. Who wears socks with no Derby? | Week 50

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Using Deadlines MN number. For a change their Friday multies look good and they don't seem far off. 

Bad Santa was not reported. Scores are based on 9 picks = 100%. Do this is just an indication of how were doing so far, this board could change dramatically. Miss Sloane was reported at 2m.  Bad Santa will likely be under 2m. 

Welcome @edroger3 and @Eevin 

 

1   Jason 95.54
2   POTUS 94.29
3   darkelf 93.97
4   Boxx93 93.54
5   Wildbill 93.54
6   Wrath 93.40
7   JMorphin 93.33
8   Bates 93.13
9   Spaghetti 93.07
10   Matrix4You 93.05
11   a2knet 92.92
12   8wombi7 92.71
13   Rolling Thunder 92.52
14   kayumanggi 92.07
15   moviecriticguy 91.94
16   Simionski 91.81
    Derby Average 91.59
17   Tower 90.59
18   cannastop 90.35
19   PanaMovie 89.99
20   boxofficeth 89.58
21   Exxdee 89.18
22   TalismanRing 88.11
23   Blankments 87.97
24   WrathOfHan 87.32
25   Padre 86.94
26   ChipMunky 84.97
27   Fancyarcher 84.79
28   luxneji 84.75
29   Eevin 84.48
30   Dbot1800 83.48
31   edroger3 82.97
32   CoolEric258 81.56
33   AABATTERY 78.58
34   Lights Camera Action 77.05
35   Viceversa 75.88
36   RandomJC 73.34
37   harryHERTZ 70.32

 

Nice job again @Jason, if this sticks. Did you play the BOM derby? I started playing that in 01. Took me 15 years to win one. BOM had over 100 players. It was tough. The all time accuracy leader board of  had a minimum of 10 games played to be on it. Based on that, next week you'll have top accuracy score. However I remember you missed a very tough week and would probably be closer to @Bates. @keysersoze123 played the old derby, he did well during the summer, he commented how we were scoring higher than BOM days, and we are, but those were some easy weeks. @keysersoze123 why aren't you playing?

 

Player

Total Points Average Score Games Played
keysersoze123 159 87.99 5
Jason 263 87.97 9
Bates 1521 85.67 45
TalismanRing 1833 85.07 51
Matrix4You 1836 84.97 51
POTUS 1808 84.92 51
8wombi7 1673 84.27 51
Rolling Thunder 1657 84.18 51
JohnnY 1298 84.07 35
Exxdee 1425 83.81 44
moviecriticguy 1538 83.78 49
Wildbill 1423 83.75 49
CJohn 946 83.74 28
Bozly 1270 83.66 37
Simionski 1560 83.60 51
Spaghetti 751 83.58 23
ShinyDave 275 83.37 12
a2knet 189 83.35 9
JMorphin 924 83.17 38
Edited by POTUS
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Hey @Andy001 how about a tourney start for R1's opening next week? We might get 60 players to fill the bracket.

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Bad Santa spanking the naughty derby players

@JMorphin looking good.  @TalismanRing WTF?

Like @AABATTERY last week, the derby Gods are messing with @Jason

Another shift in the standings to come in 24 hours. There is room for improvement

1   JMorphin 92.32
2   8wombi7 90.97
3   Spaghetti 90.71
4   Wrath 90.68
5   Matrix4You 90.51
6   POTUS 90.48
7   Simionski 90.42
8   Boxx93 90.00
9   Jason 89.96
10   darkelf 89.33
11   a2knet 88.74
12   Wildbill 88.66
13   Bates 88.54
14   Exxdee 88.12
15   Rolling Thunder 88.11
16   PanaMovie 87.80
    Derby Average 87.79
17   kayumanggi 87.73
18   moviecriticguy 87.36
19   cannastop 86.98
20   boxofficeth 86.73
21   Tower 86.55
22   WrathOfHan 86.42
23   Padre 85.91
24   Blankments 85.78
25   Fancyarcher 85.65
26   ChipMunky 82.60
27   luxneji 81.87
28   Eevin 81.69
29   TalismanRing 80.93
30   CoolEric258 79.67
31   Dbot1800 78.87
32   edroger3 76.90
33   RandomJC 73.70
34   Lights Camera Action 73.47
35   Viceversa 73.39
36   AABATTERY 73.19
37   harryHERTZ 70.50
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I enter each week thinking I'll win. Is that good or bad? 

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@Potus. Too busy as I am on vacation down under plus life is way too complex these days. Will try to look at this again soon. 

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On 12/10/2016 at 6:45 AM, POTUS said:

Nice job again @Jason, if this sticks. Did you play the BOM derby? I started playing that in 01. Took me 15 years to win one. BOM had over 100 players. It was tough. The all time accuracy leader board of  had a minimum of 10 games played to be on it. Based on that, next week you'll have top accuracy score. However I remember you missed a very tough week and would probably be closer to @Bates.

 

Thanks, and no I didn't - I'm actually new to derby. Aside from the week where I lucked out by falling asleep, I think I'm also benefiting from missing out on some tough weeks that happened before I started playing. Competing against over 100 players does sound very tough, it's difficult enough here with ~40. (But the challenge is what makes it fun!)

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3rd update, 3rd leader and its tight

 

1   Matrix4You 90.97
2   JMorphin 90.63
3   Simionski 90.41
4   Jason 89.52
5   8wombi7 89.46
6   POTUS 89.33
7   Boxx93 88.58
8   Wrath 88.55
9   darkelf 88.49
10   Spaghetti 88.05
11   a2knet 87.76
12   boxofficeth 87.59
13   Bates 87.55
14   Wildbill 87.25
15   Rolling Thunder 87.18
16   Exxdee 87.11
17   Tower 86.56
18   moviecriticguy 86.36
19   cannastop 86.18
20   WrathOfHan 85.88
    Derby Average 85.80
21   kayumanggi 85.76
22   PanaMovie 85.67
23   Fancyarcher 83.72
24   Padre 83.36
25   Blankments 83.33
26   TalismanRing 81.57
27   ChipMunky 81.56
28   Eevin 80.22
29   CoolEric258 79.56
30   luxneji 79.33
31   Dbot1800 77.08
32   edroger3 74.38
33   Viceversa 74.04
34   RandomJC 72.19
35   Lights Camera Action 71.24
36   AABATTERY 71.11
37   harryHERTZ 70.54
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20   WrathOfHan 85.88
    Derby Average 85.80

 

reaction excited fx victory winning

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OCP and Bad Santa blew mine wide open. Oh, well. Hope my Derby's better next weekend, I suppose.

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25 minutes ago, Eevin said:

OCP and Bad Santa blew mine wide open. Oh, well. Hope my Derby's better next weekend, I suppose.

It will be a tough one, but not with ROs pick, but with what will hold and what will get destroyed in its wake

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WTF, Derby Average? You're usually better than this.

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1 hour ago, POTUS said:

It will be a tough one, but not with ROs pick, but with what will hold and what will get destroyed in its wake

Next weekend will be a fun one. In addition to the holds, all three wide releases could be Derby killers.

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i am proud to have singlehandedly dragged the average down several points

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I am flattered but I think Dr Strange and Trolls will drop just enough to give JMorph the win

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Bad Santa killed me - didn't see the theater drop and I don't know what I was thinking with OCP.  Ugh, another week like this and might completely blow my yearly  lead.

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