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

He said. "Welcome to the frickin' Derby!" Only he didn't use "frickin'" | Week 20

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Crap, I hope Boss Baby is not getting a double feature boost this weekend.  Ahhhh!!!!!

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Holy shit? Wtf happened to my predictions!

Do you have to type - in drop.

Next time typing numbers.

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Posted (edited)

2 minutes ago, damnitgeorge08 said:

Holy shit? Wtf happened to my predictions!

Do you have to type - in drop.

Next time typing numbers.

 

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Yeah, you do have to put in the minus. Better luck next time!

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Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

Crap, I hope Boss Baby is not getting a double feature boost this weekend.  Ahhhh!!!!!

 

Hmm, didn't consider that, either.  Wimpy Kid may not be big enough to get people out for a BB feature, though, especially since so many have already seen the latter.  Plus, BB surprisingly lost 30% of its theaters this weekend.

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1 hour ago, Rolling Thunder said:

 

Hmm, didn't consider that, either.  Wimpy Kid may not be big enough to get people out for a BB feature, though, especially since so many have already seen the latter.  Plus, BB surprisingly lost 30% of its theaters this weekend.

So I'm up against you in the tournament, guess I'm partially out :o

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Posted (edited)

17 minutes ago, PanaMovie said:

So I'm up against you in the tournament, guess I'm partially out :o

 

Haha, not in the least.  Our predictions are incredibly close - we even predicted the exact same thing for GOTG2!  We have a $1m difference for King Arthur which could kill me.  I almost went with a 60% drop for it but changed my mind.

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52 minutes ago, Rolling Thunder said:

 

Haha, not in the least.  Our predictions are incredibly close - we even predicted the exact same thing for GOTG2!  We have a $1m difference for King Arthur which could kill me.  I almost went with a 60% drop for it but changed my mind.

Yeah 

King Arthur, Boss Baby and Snatched too could be derby breakers:o

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Why couldn't I have scored this well last week? :sadben: 

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Omg this is actually a good weekend for me :o

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The storm came, lightening struck and @Rolling Thunder ends his dry spell

    Studio Est                                  Tourney    
1    Rolling Thunder    91.32        TalismanRing    86.46
2    T-700    90.72                          JMorphin    84.75
3    Matrix4You    89.09            
4    ChipMunky    89.04                 moviecriticguy    81.58
5    PanaMovie    88.67                 Wildbill    88.35
6    Wildbill    88.35            
7    8wombi7    88.01                     Bates    86.69
8    boxofficeth    87.98                 Tower    86.10
9    ZeeSoh    87.02            
10    Exxdee    86.75                       Bye    
11    Bates    86.69                         8wombi7    88.01
12    kayumanggi    86.66            
13    AndyLL    86.62                      T-700    90.72
14    TalismanRing    86.46           ChipMunky    89.04
15    flyingace98    86.29            
16    aabattery    86.10                   PanaMovie    88.67
17    Keanu    86.06                         Rolling Thunder    91.32
18    The Fast Furiosa    85.96            
19    WrathOfHan    85.49             Simionski    84.24
20    nomyth    85.36                      darkelf    83.02
21    JMorphin    84.75            
22    POTUS    84.45                       boxofficeth    87.98
23    Fancyarcher    84.41              POTUS    84.45
24    Simionski    84.24            
25    Tower    84.09            
26    darkelf    83.02            
27    Boxx93    81.79            
28    moviecriticguy    81.58            
29    jdguy00    81.12            
30    24Lost    80.16            
31    baumer    79.37            
32    Wrath    77.38            
33    luxneji    77.31            
34    Lights Camera Action    76.46            
35    raegr    75.50            
36    Padre    65.79            
37    lilmac    63.17            
38    damnitgeorge08    19.19            

 

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COME ON

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Congrats @Rolling Thunder

 

1 Rolling Thunder 91.634% 85.901% 94.091% 8.859% 38 10
2 T-700 91.165% 87.105% 92.904% 8.390% 37 10
3 PanaMovie 90.184% 85.783% 92.070% 7.409% 36 10
4 8wombi7 89.782% 79.921% 94.008% 7.008% 35 10
5 Wildbill 89.653% 81.793% 93.022% 6.879% 34 10
6 ZeeSoh 89.431% 84.217% 91.666% 6.657% 33 10
7 ChipMunky 89.136% 87.907% 89.662% 6.361% 32 10
8 Matrix4You 89.078% 77.666% 93.969% 6.304% 31 10
9 boxofficeth 88.921% 78.332% 93.459% 6.146% 30 10
10 Bates 88.888% 78.898% 93.169% 6.113% 29 10
11 kayumanggi 88.422% 84.597% 90.062% 5.647% 28 10
12 AndyLL 88.077% 81.931% 90.711% 5.302% 27 10
13 TalismanRing 87.538% 82.952% 89.503% 4.764% 26 10
14 Keanu 86.896% 80.251% 89.744% 4.122% 25 10
15 Tower 86.765% 85.643% 87.246% 3.991% 24 10
16 nomyth 86.701% 76.505% 91.071% 3.927% 23 10
17 Exxdee 86.653% 77.704% 90.488% 3.878% 22 10
18 flyingace98 86.533% 73.441% 92.144% 3.759% 21 10
19 aabattery 86.499% 95.465% 82.657% 3.725% 20 10
20 WrathOfHan 86.271% 81.793% 88.190% 3.497% 19 10
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One of the rare occasions where the actuals helped me go up! Thats the only reason I could beat Bye in the Tournament this week (poor guy, he has the worst track record at this game)!

Next week is a whole other story though... @Bates almost never misses, so I'm doomed... ;)

 

Congrats @Rolling Thunder for ending your 'not winning streak'!

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Damn You Deadline Bringer Of False Hopes ... I dropped from 2nd to 13th.   :P

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