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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AndyLL

I'm one with the Force, the Force is with Derby | Week 52

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Forgot to get my picks in each of the last two weeks, I will start inputting earlier in the week.

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3 hours ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Interesting, no Why Him? - would have been a definite Derby Denter.

 

I didn't see it.

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Updated RO and the three openers based on their early Friday numbers. My Tournament match could come down to the wire :kitschjob: 

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1 hour ago, Matrix4You said:

This is week #52.  is this the last week for the year standings?????

 

I hope so. :ph34r:

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2 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

This is week #52.  is this the last week for the year standings?????

 

51 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

 

I hope so. :ph34r:  

Next Friday is this year. One more week. You're looking good @TalismanRing@Bates will take accuracy prize unless he lets Deadline do his picks next week.

 

LLL not reported, it expands Sunday, who knows where that will land til Tuesday. The scores are out of 90%. Everyone should go up 5-10% when we get some kind of number for LLL

1   Wildbill 8 84.65   TalismanRing 1 80.47
2   8wombi7 4 83.91   Padre 33 79.37
3   Simionski 7 83.44   l  
4   Bates 5 82.18   Boxx93 17 67.57
5   darkelf 10 82.15   JMorphin 16 75.34
6   Matrix4You 2 80.50      
7   TalismanRing 1 80.47   moviecriticguy 9 80.28
8   moviecriticguy 9 80.28   cannastop 24 74.62
9   kswiston 40 79.50   l  
10   Padre 33 79.37   kswiston 40 79.50
11   POTUS 3 79.05   Wildbill 8 84.65
12   Eevin 39 78.34      
    ChipMunky 18 78.16   Bates 5 82.18
13   a2knet 34 78.02   HarryHERTZ 37 59.10
14   Jason 30 77.99   l  
15   PanaMovie 11 77.61   Blankments 21 58.84
16   Dbot1800 77.58   Tower 12 72.52
17   Exxdee 76.85      
18   Derby Average 76.14   kayumanggi 20 59.99
19   Rolling Thunder 6 75.44   Wrath 13 58.57
20   JMorphin 16 75.34   l  
21   AABATTERY 75.04   Fancyarcher 36 62.54
22   cannastop 24 74.62   8wombi7 4 83.91
23   Tower 12 72.52      
24   boxofficeth 14 71.01   POTUS 3 79.05
25   bapi 19 69.85   Jason 30 77.99
26   Boxx93 17 67.57   l  
27   CoolEric258 27 67.54   bapi 19 69.85
28   WrathOfHan 15 67.32   boxofficeth 14 71.01
29   Fancyarcher 36 62.54      
30   3dHene 62.11   PanaMovie 11 77.61
31   kayumanggi 20 59.99   Spaghetti 22 0.00
32   BoxOfficeZ 59.32   l  
33   harryHERTZ 37 59.10   CoolEric258 27 67.54
34   luxneji 58.96   Rolling Thunder 6 75.44
35   Blankments 21 58.84      
36   Wrath 13 58.57   Simionski 7 83.44
37   Admiral Ackbar 56.70   Eevin 39 78.34
38   Lights Camera Action 54.59   l  
39   Viceversa 23 39.96   Viceversa 23 39.96
          darkelf 10 82.15
             
          WrathOfHan 15 67.32
          ChipMunky 18 78.16
          l  
          a2knet 34 78.02
          Matrix4You 2 80.50
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Why the fuck do I even try? :sadben: 

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3 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Why the fuck do I even try? :sadben: 

 

for the sweet sweet feeling when you fluke your way into the top 10

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BO.com multies are a little off. I put 4,8m for LLL based on similar MBS performance and doubled sunday projection

oh my @Padre taking out #1

1   Padre 33 93.33   TalismanRing 1 84.87
2   darkelf 10 91.73   Padre 33 93.33
3   8wombi7 4 90.10   l  
4   Dbot1800 89.48   Boxx93 17 71.25
5   Bates 5 89.06   JMorphin 16 85.56
6   Wildbill 8 88.69      
7   Eevin 39 87.66   moviecriticguy 9 85.67
8   POTUS 3 87.50   cannastop 24 80.76
9   ChipMunky 18 87.26   l  
10   Matrix4You 2 86.00   kswiston 40 85.62
11   moviecriticguy 9 85.67   Wildbill 8 88.69
12   kswiston 40 85.62      
13   JMorphin 16 85.56   Bates 5 89.06
14   Simionski 7 85.05   harryHERTZ 37 59.00
15   TalismanRing 1 84.87   l  
16   PanaMovie 11 84.43   Blankments 21 62.76
17   Exxdee 82.40   Tower 12 73.18
18   a2knet 34 82.27      
19   Jason 30 82.07   kayumanggi 20 65.93
    Derby Average 81.70   Wrath 13 59.05
20   AABATTERY 81.47   l  
21   cannastop 24 80.76   Fancyarcher 36 66.11
22   Rolling Thunder 6 78.75   8wombi7 4 90.10
23   bapi 19 74.15      
24   Tower 12 73.18   POTUS 3 87.50
25   boxofficeth 14 72.75   Jason 30 82.07
26   3dHene 72.30   l  
27   Boxx93 17 71.25   bapi 19 74.15
28   WrathOfHan 15 71.18   boxofficeth 14 72.75
29   CoolEric258 27 68.76      
30   Fancyarcher 36 66.11   PanaMovie 11 84.43
31   kayumanggi 20 65.93   Spaghetti 22 0.00
32   luxneji 64.83   l  
33   BoxOfficeZ 63.15   CoolEric258 27 68.76
34   Blankments 21 62.76   Rolling Thunder 6 78.75
35   Lights Camera Action 59.15      
36   Wrath 13 59.05   Simionski 7 85.05
37   harryHERTZ 37 59.00   Eevin 39 87.66
38   Admiral Ackbar 58.09   l  
39   Viceversa 23 40.24   Viceversa 23 40.24
    AndyLL 0.00   darkelf 10 91.73
      0.00      
      0.00   WrathOfHan 15 71.18
      0.00   ChipMunky 18 87.26
      0.00   l  
      0.00   a2knet 34 82.27
      0.00   Matrix4You 2 86.00

 

 

 

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I'm new to the derby. Are the scores just tentative at the moment until we get actual Sat/Sun numbers?

 

I messed up La La Land, which might keep me out of the top 10. For some reason, I thought the expansion was Friday...

 

Being off with your predictions is fine. We all make our educated guesses. Being off on your predictions due to faulty underlying info is annoying.

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5 minutes ago, kswiston said:

I'm new to the derby. Are the scores just tentative at the moment until we get actual Sat/Sun numbers?

 

I messed up La La Land, which might keep me out of the top 10. For some reason, I thought the expansion was Friday...

 

Being off with your predictions is fine. We all make our educated guesses. Being off on your predictions due to faulty underlying info is annoying.

 

these are temporary results based on current projections.  Upload all the derby entries into excel.  then you can make columns for the projections and use math to generate scores.  you can even tinker around with projections to see where scores are headed.  Generally you see a particular direction that gives a sense of what went right/wrong for the weekend in cinema

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On Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 7:44 PM, kswiston said:

I'm new to the derby. Are the scores just tentative at the moment until we get actual Sat/Sun numbers?

 

I messed up La La Land, which might keep me out of the top 10. For some reason, I thought the expansion was Friday...

 

Being off with your predictions is fine. We all make our educated guesses. Being off on your predictions due to faulty underlying info is annoying.

Andy post official results after actuals come out. 

This sheet I made is for everyone to have a look at each other's picks and scores. Feel free to look at it and toy with projections.  Just change the red numbers next to Andy's picks.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LDbefjX_LTo2ESTzdnJwAV1FmC2vubTIt8AsxBnn-50/edit?usp=sharing

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It looked like there were going to be a few big upsets however all but one turned around.

@Jason took the lead on me but he is no bottom seed, MoFo is a Johnny come lately playa. Top accuracy for the season. Yes I am making an excuse should I lose.

@8wombi7 still on fire. Nice to see new faces in the top ten, Congrats @kswiston, @Eevin and @Padre

Top accuracy since beginning of Nov

Jason 181 88.700% 6 89.929% 88.595% 4.365%
Bates 236 88.562% 7 84.718% 91.403% 6.819%
Matrix4You 230 87.377% 7 77.331% 91.549% 5.635%
CJohn 45 87.107% 2 78.888% 90.629% 1.729%
TalismanRing 207 87.073% 7 83.572% 89.586% 5.331%
8wombi7 202 86.720% 7 80.579% 90.488% 4.978%
POTUS 204 86.451% 7 78.022% 91.535% 4.709%
Exxdee 170 86.379% 6 80.762% 89.911% 4.375%

 

1   8wombi7 4 93.81   TalismanRing 1   91.08
2   Simionski 7 91.29   Padre 33   88.22
3   TalismanRing 1 91.08   l    
4   Bates 5 90.82   Boxx93 17   81.38
5   kswiston 40 89.94   JMorphin 16   87.76
6   Eevin 39 89.75        
7   moviecriticguy 9 88.74   moviecriticguy 9   88.74
8   Wildbill 8 88.33   cannastop 24   78.26
9   Padre 33 88.22   l    
10   Matrix4You 2 88.04   kswiston 40   89.94
11   Jason 30 87.95   Wildbill 8   88.33
12   JMorphin 16 87.76        
13   Derby Average 87.69   Bates 5   90.82
14   POTUS 3 87.39   harryHERTZ 37   69.13
15   darkelf 10 87.12   l    
16   a2knet 34 86.03   Blankments 21   67.67
17   bapi 19 85.48   Tower 12   76.37
18   PanaMovie 11 85.01        
19   AABATTERY 84.36   kayumanggi 20   74.83
    ChipMunky 18 83.72   Wrath 13   71.51
20   Dbot1800 81.90   l    
21   WrathOfHan 15 81.81   Fancyarcher 36   72.08
22   Boxx93 17 81.38   8wombi7 4   93.81
23   Rolling Thunder 6 81.07        
24   boxofficeth 14 79.82   POTUS 3   87.39
25   Exxdee 79.01   Jason 30   87.95
26   cannastop 24 78.26   l    
27   Tower 12 76.37   bapi 19   85.48
28   kayumanggi 20 74.83   boxofficeth 14   79.82
29   CoolEric258 27 73.63        
30   Fancyarcher 36 72.08   PanaMovie 11   85.01
31   Wrath 13 71.51   Spaghetti 22   0
32   BoxOfficeZ 70.21   l    
33   3dHene 70.18   CoolEric258 27   73.63
34   harryHERTZ 37 69.13   Rolling Thunder 6   81.07
35   Lights Camera Action 68.92        
36   Blankments 21 67.67   Simionski 7   91.29
37   Admiral Ackbar 65.71   Eevin 39   89.75
38   luxneji 64.57   l    
39   Viceversa 23 54.11   Viceversa 23   54.11
    AndyLL 0.00   darkelf 10   87.12
      0.00        
      0.00   WrathOfHan 15   81.81
      0.00   ChipMunky 18   83.72
      0.00   l    
      0.00   a2knet 34   86.03
      0.00   Matrix4You 2   88.04

 

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    ChipMunky 18 83.72        
20   Dbot1800 81.90   l    
21   WrathOfHan 15 81.81  

 

:sadben: 

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28 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:
    ChipMunky 18 83.72        
20   Dbot1800 81.90   l    
21   WrathOfHan 15 81.81  

 

:sadben: 

 

Actuals could easily flip those.

 

Spoiler

Or make it worst

 

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I feel very proud! Probably still going to lose the tournament unless Assassin's Creed rises by $2m in actuals. I knew I should have gone lower on it. We'll see, I guess. 

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