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

Tournament #5 | Oh, I don't know why, but I've always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things Derby.

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1st place - $25 Fandango gift card ( or account credit equivalent )

2nd place - Gold Account credit

3nd place - Premium Account credit

 

As with all tournaments... you do not have to do anything special to join... just Derby as normal.

http://derby.boxofficetheory.com/Predictions.aspx

 

Seeding  will be based on the year to date standings.

 

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Great! I peaked a week early!

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Wonderful.  Entering the Tourney in an utter tailspin.  No better time to try and find my bearings.

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I want to loose round 1 on purpose to see how far the Bye placement can advance

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Posted (edited)

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:59 PM, Rolling Thunder said:

Huge clash between veteran @POTUSand hot newcomer @M37this weekend! :P 

I didnt realize there was a tournament.  I got lucky against bye. Now I have another faux bottom seed. Yikes.

Not an easy week, the rookie, @M37gets busted! I won this week last year.

Edited by POTUS

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I think this is the furthest I've gotten in a tournament. Hope I can keep it going.

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Posted (edited)

25 minutes ago, ChipMunky said:

I think this is the furthest I've gotten in a tournament. Hope I can keep it going.

 

@T-700pulled off a shocker last week.  You and I have a potential Memorial Day weekend matchup which is bad news for me because you've been strong this Spring.

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Ooops. Forgot to put in predicts last week.

 

On the other hand, Tower killed it so I probably would have been knocked out anyway.

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Early numbers are trending good for me with the openers.

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17 hours ago, ChipMunky said:

Early numbers are trending good for me with the openers.

Good, but not good enough, so far...

    DHD Fri PM                            Tourney    
1    T-700    93.37                      TalismanRing    91.79
2    TalismanRing    91.79        JMorphin    82.86
3    boxofficeth    90.87            
4    PanaMovie    90.52             moviecriticguy    79.52
5    ChipMunky    90.42             Wildbill    89.06
6    8wombi7    89.64            
7    Rolling Thunder    89.11     Bates    88.10
8    Wildbill    89.06                    Tower    87.40
9    POTUS    88.49            
10    Bates    88.10                     Bye    
11    Matrix4You    88.08           8wombi7    89.64
12    ZeeSoh    88.08            
13    WrathOfHan    87.91         T-700    93.37
14    AndyLL    87.88                  ChipMunky    90.42
15    Exxdee    87.82            
16    Tower    87.40                    PanaMovie    90.52
17    Fancyarcher    86.99         Rolling Thunder    89.11
18    kayumanggi    86.49            
19    Keanu    86.17                    Simionski    83.75
20    The Fast Furiosa    86.12 darkelf    83.26
21    nomyth    85.36            
22    aabattery    85.15               boxofficeth    90.87
23    flyingace98    85.00           POTUS    88.49
24    jdguy00    84.51            
25    Simionski    83.75            
26    darkelf    83.26            
27    JMorphin    82.86            
28    Boxx93    81.07            
29    24Lost    80.05            
30    moviecriticguy    79.52            
31    baumer    77.76            
32    raegr    77.06            
33    luxneji    76.40            
34    Wrath    76.12            
35    Lights Camera Action    75.23            
36    Padre    70.86            
37    lilmac    62.31            

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I need Alien to go up, Guardians to go down, Everything to go up, Snatched to go up, Fate to go down, Boss to go up, and Latin to go up.

 

The other 3 can stay put.

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WRONG WAY, ALMOST EVERYTHING.

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I lose, 91.17% to 89.14%.

 

Just kill me.

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Congrats @Bates for the win.

 

1st - @Bates 

2nd - @T-700 ( $15 account credit )

3rd - @boxofficeth ( $10 account credit )

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