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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

I don't use my head to fly the arrow boy, I use my Derby | Week 21

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I'm worried about my score this week.

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Posted (edited)

17 hours ago, ChipMunky said:

I'm worried about my score this week.

@AndyLL is Baywatch's Thursday number included in the weekend? Deadline and Mojo has separated wed/Thu from the weekend.

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Big shift will come but for now @Matrix4You on top again 

Matrix4You    91.24
8wombi7    91.02
TalismanRing    90.77
Wildbill    90.63
JMorphin    90.04
Bates    89.71
T-700    89.55
Wrath    87.88
Keanu    86.50
POTUS    86.27
darkelf    86.07
Boxx93    85.97
Fancyarcher    85.14
raegr    84.92
moviecriticguy    84.76
24Lost    84.68
Rolling Thunder    84.46
kayumanggi    84.40
boxofficeth    84.18
ZeeSoh    83.74
damnitgeorge08    83.28
PanaMovie    82.90
Padre    82.85
The Fast and the Furiosa    82.64
Tower    82.15
aabattery    82.02
Simionski    81.84
lilmac    81.23
WrathOfHan    79.93
ChipMunky    78.59
luxneji    74.73
Lights Camera Action    74.18

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9 hours ago, POTUS said:

@AndyLL is Baywatch's Thursday number included in the weekend? Deadline and Mojo has separated wed/Thu from the weekend.

 

In the past we only did what Mojo reported as the 3 day weekend

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3 hours ago, AndyLL said:

 

In the past we only did what Mojo reported as the 3 day weekend

I never realized it was an official Thursday open. I thought wed was sneak peaks or something before previews.  Brain fart. 

 

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:sadben: 

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Posted (edited)

On 5/28/2017 at 0:28 AM, WrathOfHan said:

:sadben: 

You dropped one place. How about two Ben's. Last is within reach! :D you can do it!

sun studio est    

A bit of a shift in the standings.  

Congrats @JMorphin for now. #1 and 2 all time are on your heals 
1    JMorphin    91.15
2    TalismanRing    90.24
3    Matrix4You    89.99
4    Wildbill    89.86
5    8wombi7    89.29
6    Bates    88.85
7    T-700    88.64
8    POTUS    86.28
9    darkelf    85.74
10    Wrath    85.35
11    Keanu    85.25
12    Rolling Thunder    84.57
13    boxofficeth    83.78
14    raegr    83.45
15    kayumanggi    83.28
16    Fancyarcher    83.22
17    24Lost    82.92
18    The Fast and the Furiosa    82.92
19    Boxx93    82.77
20    ZeeSoh    82.33
21    Tower    82.13
22    Simionski    82.11
23    aabattery    82.08
24    PanaMovie    81.87
25    Padre    80.77
26    damnitgeorge08    80.69
27    moviecriticguy    80.60
28    lilmac    79.74
29    ChipMunky    77.03
30    WrathOfHan    75.37
31    Lights Camera Action    75.04
32    luxneji    73.72

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I just wish I could've edged @TalismanRing last week instead of this week in the tourney :P

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12 hours ago, JMorphin said:

congratz @Matrix4You, what a photo finish!

 

Wow, I don't believe it.  Thank You!!

 

I went lowest for Alien @12.5.   I gave it -60% on Sat/Sat but apparently that was not harsh enough.  I put it above Godzilla, not under Godzilla.  Congrats to JMorphin who probably won the new openers!!

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A good week for me again, but of course @Bates still beats me in the Tournament ;)

 

Congrats @Matrix4You!

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8 minutes ago, 8wombi7 said:

A good week for me again, but of course @Bates still beats me in the Tournament ;)

 

Congrats @Matrix4You!

 

I commiserate.  I get him next. 

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1 Matrix4You 91.626% 84.577% 93.388% 7.732% 32 10
2 JMorphin 91.461% 95.769% 90.384% 0.000% 31 10
3 TalismanRing 90.676% 95.168% 89.554% 6.783% 30 10
4 Wildbill 89.938% 92.786% 89.226% 6.045% 29 10
5 Bates 89.553% 87.822% 89.985% 5.659% 28 10
6 8wombi7 88.791% 83.618% 90.084% 4.897% 27 10
7 T-700 88.737% 87.028% 89.164% 4.844% 26 10
8 POTUS 86.722% 82.417% 87.798% 2.828% 25 10
9 darkelf 85.861% 88.969% 85.084% 0.000% 24 10
10 Wrath 85.813% 85.677% 85.847% 0.000% 23 10
11 Keanu 85.595% 75.855% 88.030% 0.000% 22 10
12 Rolling Thunder 84.908% 89.592% 83.737% 1.014% 21 10
13 Fancyarcher 84.496% 65.905% 89.143% 0.000% 20 10
14 boxofficeth 84.425% 87.579% 83.637% 0.000% 19 10
15 raegr 84.101% 82.117% 84.597% 0.208% 18 10
16 kayumanggi 84.096% 74.606% 86.468% 0.202% 17 10
17 Boxx93 83.937% 74.707% 86.244% 0.000% 16 10
18 24Lost 83.254% 52.519% 90.937% 0.000% 15 10
19 The Fast and the Furiosa 83.178% 89.825% 81.516% 0.000% 14 10
20 ZeeSoh 82.522% 69.224% 85.846% -1.372% 13 10
 
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May...

 

 

 
TalismanRing 94 89.151% 3 91.169% 89.197% 5.276%

 

Bates

94 89.253% 3 88.855% 90.423% 5.378%

 

 

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4 minutes ago, AndyLL said:

May...

 

 

 
TalismanRing 94 89.151% 3 91.169% 89.197% 5.276%

 

Bates

94 89.253% 3 88.855% 90.423% 5.378%

 

 

 

Both get $10 account Credits.

 

Rolling Thunder gets the Champion tag this week because I forgot to set them last week.

 

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