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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chasmmi

The Summer Game 2017 | First Scoring is up! 24Lost leads after 2 week (week 0 and 1)... After 1 week at the top, Baumer has slipped back to earth! :P

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2 hours ago, chasmmi said:

 

That's a binding contract right?

 

If WB pulls out now, the forum goes to @TelemAAchos correct?

 

Actually it goes to BKB and the forum is renamed Box Office Trump.

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Just now, Water Bottle said:

 

Actually it goes to BKB and the forum is renamed Box Office Trump.

:ohmygod: 

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52 minutes ago, CJohn said:

My body says yes but I looked at the template and nope nope nope.

You could copy my predictions, 330M for The Mummy and all :) 

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1 minute ago, WrathOfHan said:

You could copy my predictions, 330M for The Mummy and all :) 

 

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Should I pull a SummerGame16 or a WinterGame16 on this one? No middle ground with me

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Just looked over the Questions - looks pretty tame this year IMO - at least until the hell of those last 15 get revealed. 

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Transformers 5 gonna win the summer. Optimus gonna burn people alive, Hopkins gonna rant about political correctness, they're bastardizing King Arthur and you best believe Bay's shooting the 15 year old lead like it's an SI swimsuit edition photoshoot. Perfect storm #MAGA

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Posted (edited)

3 hours ago, chasmmi said:

 

And what exactly have you ever achieved in this game? 

 

 

;)

 

In my defense, I *did* say to take any advice with a grain of salt.

 

Now, when people say its ok to abstain sometimes, no one will know if its true...

Edited by Wrath
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24 minutes ago, Chewy said:

Should I pull a SummerGame16 or a WinterGame16 on this one? No middle ground with me

 

How about you actually keep playing the whole season?

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Spiderman over 300.

That Stark effect.

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SNATCHED over 200m. 

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42 minutes ago, TelemAAchos said:

SNATCHED over 200m. 

 

Is this sequel going to star Jason Statham and Brad Pitt again? :WHATanabe:

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Debating whether or not I'm going to pull a Brett Favre and unretire.

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Last Year i used @Wrath and @WrathOfHan as my guardian angels for predictions.

 

Godspeed brethren. 

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1 hour ago, baumer said:

Spiderman over 300.

That Stark effect.

 

 

Thats definitely happening.

 

Fingers Crossed.

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1 hour ago, DamienRoc said:

 

How about you actually keep playing the whole season?

 

I'll try! and then I will fail

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1 hour ago, TelemAAchos said:

SNATCHED over 200m. 

 

100M, sure :).

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1 minute ago, Chewy said:

 

I'll try! and then I will fail

 

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Hmmm

 

Haven't played for a few years now. I might jump back in this year. Or not. I haven't decided lol

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5 hours ago, jj99 said:

Last Year i used @Wrath and @WrathOfHan as my guardian angels for predictions.

 

Godspeed brethren. 

 

I am so sorry about that...

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