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

There are two types of beings in the universe: those who Derby, and those who do not. | Week 18

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Really? Still no Gifted?

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1 hour ago, WrathOfHan said:

Really? Still no Gifted?

 

It's kept my love for Gifted untainted by my Derby-ing so I approve. B)

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On 5/2/2017 at 2:57 PM, WrathOfHan said:

Really? Still no Gifted?

I'm surprised it's not on here. Definitely will make more than Unforgettable and Born in China this week 

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My first summer podcast was titled 'Chasing Talisman'.  Hope he doesn't mind the shout-out. 

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I did my predictions again on my phone, at 10pm on Thursday. Won me last week...

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4 hours ago, Rolling Thunder said:

My first summer podcast was titled 'Chasing Talisman'.  Hope he doesn't mind the shout-out. 

 

She's honored. :lol:

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Hey, I purchased the monthly gold account with some of my account credits.  I received a message saying because I did this, I donated to the site and I am helping to fund it...  Are these account credits actual currency?  Can I donate these credits, or are the credits just some kind of placement to make perk purchases only but have no real money value towards the donation of the site?

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I'm in the Top 3 this weekend?

 

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On Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 4:04 PM, WrathOfHan said:

I'm in the Top 3 this weekend?

 

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Top 20

1    Matrix4You    89.97
2    M37    88.77
3    POTUS    88.30
4    PanaMovie    87.69
5    Padre    87.56
6    TalismanRing    87.31
7    Rolling Thunder    87.26
8    JMorphin    87.20
9    Exxdee    87.13
10    Bates    86.73
11    The Fast and the Furiosa    85.59
12    moviecriticguy    85.56
13    8wombi7    85.36
14    Tower    85.21
15    Simionski    84.93
16    Wildbill    84.76
17    boxofficeth    84.11
18    T-700    83.78
19    Blankments    83.64
20    WrathOfHan    83.28
21    narniadis    82.91
22    darkelf    82.46
23    Keanu    81.70
24    luxneji    81.64
25    ChipMunky    81.20
26    Wrath    79.84
27    DirigiblePulp    78.88
28    Lights Camera Action    78.44
29    cannastop    78.21
30    Boxx93    77.75
31    aabattery    77.66
32    The Guardian    77.13
33    AndyLL    77.02
34    Fancyarcher    75.96
35    kayumanggi    75.53
36    flyingace98    75.47
37    24Lost    72.25
38    iJackSparrow    71.84
39    Gerry    65.40
40    That One Valerian    26.74
41    Nesham    25.64

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:sadben: 

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awesome that more people joined this week :)

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5 hours ago, POTUS said:


40    That One Valerian    26.74
 

 

@That One Valerian bruh

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5 minutes ago, aabattery said:

 

I think I submitted like 3 answers before deciding "eh I'll just do it another week."

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@AndyLL

 

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?view=&yr=2017&wknd=18&p=.htm

 

1 N Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV $146,510,104 - 4,347 - $33,704 $146,510,104 $200 1
2 1 The Fate of the Furious Uni. $8,577,175 -57.0% 3,595 -482 $2,386 $207,184,705 $250 4
3 4 The Boss Baby Fox $5,976,818 -36.2% 3,284 -455 $1,820 $156,537,343 - 6
4 2 How to be a Latin Lover PNT $5,144,904 -58.0% 1,203 +85 $4,277 $20,548,224 - 2
5 6 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $5,087,749 -25.5% 2,680 -475 $1,898 $487,739,364 $160 8
6 5 The Circle (2017) STX $3,959,045 -56.2% 3,163 - $1,252 $15,654,158 $18 2
7 3 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion GrtIndia $3,394,061 -67.5% 418 -7 $8,120 $16,330,025 - 2
8 9 Gifted FoxS $2,024,001 -39.8% 1,874 -341 $1,080 $19,209,332 - 5
9 8 Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony $1,838,424 -48.3% 1,902 -652 $967 $40,588,998 $60 5
10 7 Going in Style (2017) WB (NL) $1,835,383 -49.1% 2,033 -728 $903 $40,536,301 $25 5
11 11 Born in China BV $1,219,025 -48.9% 1,414 -94 $862 $10,942,936 - 3
12 12 The Lost City of Z BST $1,035,875 -42.7% 815 -51 $1,271 $6,632,068 - 4
13 14 Sleight BH Tilt $768,005 -54.9% 591 +26 $1,300 $3,001,200 $0.25 2
14 13 Get Out Uni. $711,155 -58.4% 818 -745 $869 $173,836,140 $4.5 11
15 10 Unforgettable (2017) WB $670,067 -72.2% 1,003 -1,414 $668 $10,630,178 $12 3
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congrats to @M37!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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1 hour ago, Matrix4You said:

congrats to @M37!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

1 hour ago, Matrix4You said:

congrats to @M37!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

Who?

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