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

You said it yourself, bitch. We're the Guardians of the Derby | Week 17

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@AndyLL It's telling me predictions are closed.

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39 minutes ago, aabattery said:

@AndyLL It's telling me predictions are closed.

Same here. 

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Open now..

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8 minutes ago, AndyLL said:

Open now..

 

@AndyLL  it's still not ope for me.

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10 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

 

@AndyLL  it's still not ope for me.

Nor me. 

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Open for me.  

 

You might have the old page cached.  Try logging out and back in and also <Control> F5

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If you click the link you posted, it's "locked" for me. But if I click up where BOT takes me to the Derby, it's open.

 

Very odd.

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5 minutes ago, ChipMunky said:

If you click the link you posted, it's "locked" for me. But if I click up where BOT takes me to the Derby, it's open.

 

Very odd.

 

Link was wrong.  I fixed it.

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It works for me now.

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1 hour ago, AndyLL said:

Open for me.  

 

You might have the old page cached.  Try logging out and back in and also <Control> F5

Worked, thanks. 

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I knew it. I thought I was late. Can I still play?

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55 minutes ago, kayumanggi said:

I knew it. I thought I was late. Can I still play?

 

Sure, until midnight PST (3am EST)

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What sorcery is this that has summoned me here and what is its purpose?? :winomg:

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Blood bath

DHD FRI PM

holdovers look low considering its a slow weekend for new releases. I think scores will improve.  Can @ChipMunky hang on?

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 DHD Fri PM 

1 ChipMunky 86.41

2 The Fast and the Furiosa 84.88

3 Padre 82.51

4 luxneji 81.85

5 Exxdee 80.41

6 Rolling Thunder 80.40

7 moviecriticguy 79.29

8 Wildbill 77.91

9 Simionski 77.90

10 darkelf 77.47

11 WrathOfHan 77.25

12 TalismanRing 76.03

13 cannastop 75.81

14 8wombi7 75.80

15 boxofficeth 75.08

16 Wrath 75.04

17 Boxx93 74.75

18 Matrix4You 74.70

19 Tower 74.64

20 Lights Camera Action 71.90

21 POTUS 71.70

22 kayumanggi 71.68

23 aabattery 70.54

24 Bates 70.09

25 chasmmi 68.53

26 Fancyarcher 68.17

27 flyingace98 66.31

28 Blankments 64.81

29 lilmac 64.59

30 BoxOfficeZ 64.16

31 JMorphin 62.55

32 AndyLL 0.00

 

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:jeb!:

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ChipMunky

88.64

The Fast and the Furiosa 87.39

Exxdee 86.37

 

Everyone else is 82% or lower.

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