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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SOTM 3 - Alien vs predator vs engineer vs replicant vs marine vs the world - Deadline Thursday May 18th 11:59pm

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The Final SOTM with a May deadline (SOTM 4 will be for June 1st :D)...

 

Below are 8 questions each pitting Alien covenant vs a film set (to some degree within the same universe, although I admit one example is stretching this a lot)

 

1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)?

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ?

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend?

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?  

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)?

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M)

 

Every answer is a simple yes or No. You may answer as many or as few as you like. 

 

Scoring is as follows:

 

Every Correct answer - 10,000 points

If you answer at least 3 questions and score 100% correct answers, increase your score by 50%

 

1st incorrect answer - minus 4000 points 

2nd incorrect answer - minus 8000 points (cumulative so on top of the 4000 lost for the first incorrect answer)

3rd incorrect answer - minus 12000 points 

4th incorrect answer - minus 16000 points

5th incorrect answer - minus 20000 points 

6th incorrect answer - minus 24000 points 

7th incorrect answer - minus 28000 points

 

Get all 8 incorrect - score 225,000 points  (but you have to be nuts to try this)

 

You can abstain for 3000 points. There is no punishment for not posting in thread. 

 

Deadline is Thursday 18th at 11:59pm

 

Enjoy

 

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1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)? YES
2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)? YES
3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? YES
4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?   YES
 
5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? NO
6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?  NO
7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)? YES
8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) YES

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On 5/14/2017 at 0:59 PM, chasmmi said:

The Final SOTM with a May deadline (SOTM 4 will be for June 1st :D)...

 

Below are 8 questions each pitting Alien covenant vs a film set (to some degree within the same universe, although I admit one example is stretching this a lot)

 

1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)YES

 

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)YES

 

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? YES

 

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  YES

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? YES

 

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)YES

 

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)YES

 

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) YES

 

Every answer is a simple yes or No. You may answer as many or as few as you like. 

 

Scoring is as follows:

 

Every Correct answer - 10,000 points

If you answer at least 3 questions and score 100% correct answers, increase your score by 50%

 

1st incorrect answer - minus 4000 points 

2nd incorrect answer - minus 8000 points (cumulative so on top of the 4000 lost for the first incorrect answer)

3rd incorrect answer - minus 12000 points 

4th incorrect answer - minus 16000 points

5th incorrect answer - minus 20000 points 

6th incorrect answer - minus 24000 points 

7th incorrect answer - minus 28000 points

 

Get all 8 incorrect - score 225,000 points  (but you have to be nuts to try this)

 

You can abstain for 3000 points. There is no punishment for not posting in thread. 

 

Deadline is Thursday 18th at 11:59pm

 

Enjoy

 

 

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1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)Yes

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)Yes

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? Yes

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  Yes

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? Yes

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?  No

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)No

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) Yes

 

2 hours ago, chasmmi said:

Get all 8 incorrect - score 225,000 points 

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3. Yes

5. Yes

6. No

8. Yes

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1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)Yes

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)Yes

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? Yes

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  Yes

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? Yes

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?  Yes

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)Yes

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) Yes

 

 

 

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1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)Yes

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)Yes

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? Yes

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  Yes

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? Yes

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?  Yes

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)Yes

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) Yes

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1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)? Nah

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)? Nay

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? Nah

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  Ye

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? Ye

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)Nah

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)? Nah

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) Nah

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1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)? YES
2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)? YES
3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? YES
4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?
 
5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend?
6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?
7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)? YES
8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M)
 

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Just so im reading this right

 

The incorrect answers is minus the points I gain from correct answers?  Or if I get one wrong I only lose points?

 

That'll change how many I'll want to answer

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4 hours ago, The Panda said:

Just so im reading this right

 

The incorrect answers is minus the points I gain from correct answers?  Or if I get one wrong I only lose points?

 

That'll change how many I'll want to answer

That's normally how these operate.

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6 hours ago, The Panda said:

Just so im reading this right

 

The incorrect answers is minus the points I gain from correct answers?  Or if I get one wrong I only lose points?

 

That'll change how many I'll want to answer

 

 

If you answer 6 and get 4 correct and 2 incorrect your score will be 4 x 10,000 - 4000 - 8000 = 28,000 points

 

So i you answer all 8, you need to get 5 wrong to start losing points. (4 wrong will score you exactly 0). 

 

Obviously 8 wrong is where the big money is at, and I remember that classic Independence day question of yore, where we were all so bad at the questions, half of us ended up qualifying for the 'everything wrong' bonus by accident.  

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so if you get all 8 correct do you get 225,000 points too??  because getting all 8 incorrect is getting the questions correct for being incorrect so it is 100% efficiency? 

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6 minutes ago, Matrix4You said:

so if you get all 8 correct do you get 225,000 points too??  because getting all 8 incorrect is getting the questions correct for being incorrect so it is 100% efficiency? 

 

oh, i see!  its only for all 8 incorrect because that is a bigger gamble.  One may think, "hey, i think I got this and Im going 8/8" and then you get 7/8 or something.  so you win well.   just like anyone else.  But to go into the dark territory and permeate the gates of hell, you reap the ultimate reward.  thanks for the clarification!

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1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)? NO

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)NO

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? NO

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  NO

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? NO

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?  YES

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)NO

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) NO

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gibs me the 225K

 

 

1. Will Alien Covenant have a higher OW than Alien vs Predator ($38.29M)NO

2. Will Alien Covenant's Midnight's be higher than Alien's OW ($3.52M)? NO

3. Alien Covenant's Domestic total pass Alien Resurrection's Total Domestic gross ($47.79M) within its first 10 days of release ? NO

4. Will Alien Covenant's 2nd weekend gross be more than half of Blade Runner's Total Domestic Gross ($16.43M)?  NO

 

5. Will Alien Covenant's WW total overtake that of Aliens' WW total ($131.06m) the the end of the weekend? NO

6. Will Alien Covenant have a higher opening Sunday than Alien 3's Total UK Box Office ($12.76M)?  NO

7. Will Alien Covenant have a better 2nd weekend drop than Prometheus (59.4%)? NO

8. Will Alien Covenant have a higher second Saturday gross than Alien vs Predator Requiem's total gross in Mexico ($5.19M) NO

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17 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

 

oh, i see!  its only for all 8 incorrect because that is a bigger gamble.  One may think, "hey, i think I got this and Im going 8/8" and then you get 7/8 or something.  so you win well.   just like anyone else.  But to go into the dark territory and permeate the gates of hell, you reap the ultimate reward.  thanks for the clarification!

 

Yep you got it. Going for the big prize results in pretty big losses if you just miss out. Going for all correct will still give you a nice payload if you stumble to 6 or 7 correct answers. 

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03 Y

04 Y

 

05 Y
06 Y
07 Y
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