Maintaining Order in the Time to Come...

Discussion in 'Superman Returns' started by scifiwolf, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. scifiwolf Registered

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    Ok guys, we can all agree we're on the verge of the marketing blitz, beginning with the debut of the full trailer. Things are going to get crazy; posts and threads will be multiplying like bunnies, insults will fly, etc etc. Morg and C. Lee are the most prominent mods on this forum, and they, along with the others, will have their hands full dealing with everybody - oldies, newbies, and trolls alike. If we can work together to govern ourselves to some extent, the next month or so may be a little easier around here.

    Basically, I thought we could maybe use this thread to set up some ground rules or some kind of system for what we post in certain threads and how we post. When big events, like the trailer-premier, hit, the boards will be overpopulated and posts will be coming simultaneously. I'm going to get started with some basic ideas, and maybe some of you will have some good, creative ones of your own.

    First, keep posts short. If you need to make a point, do it clearly and concisely.

    Secondly, avoid flaming at all costs. If you have to disagree, please, for the love of god, do it respectfully. We don't need unecessary posts clogging up threads. If you have to do it, us PMs.

    Ok, there are just a few to get this started. I hope you all think this is a good idea and contribute.
     
  2. musclesforsupes Registered

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    Well I'm gonna get banned :(
     
  3. Fatboy Roberts Registered

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    You're pissing into the wind, Wolf, but I admire the thought :)

    The reason this won't work is that once the trailer hits--well, no one here really makes it much of a practice to actually READ the threads they're posting in anyway. And with traffic so high, people are going to be shouting into the void even MORE than before. They'll double and triple post to ensure that whoever is scanning through WILL see their name and see that they exist and they posted and they thought Supermans was "SUPER KEWL ROXORS ONE ONE" and if it seems like that's in jeopardy--they'll just post again.

    the number of posters here that do think before they post and read before they respond and quote only what they want to talk about is maybe around 15 percent of the membership. They're going to get drowned out. It's just going to happen.

    The best thing you can do is just be patient, and that's it.
     
  4. Van Petrol Guest

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    I agree with you scifiwolf, but it never seems to work. Most people on here don't take kindly to being governed by people who are not Mods or Admins etc.

    But like Fatboy Roberts I admire your thought. :):up:
     
  5. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    nice of you to help but that's mine and robocop's job. I'm his sidekick.
     
  6. Michael Corleone Don Corleone

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    I know it wont happen but it would be nice to have a mod just for this forum. However, I think they shy away from that now. But I agree. We should all keep calm but its going to happen. People are going to go nuts. I think everyone should just remember...we are here to have fun. That being said there will always be something that piss people off. We all arent going to have the same opinion.
     
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  8. Superfreak Gramaton Cleric

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    bla bla bla.... there is no point in trying to bring order to that which is inherently chaotic, and why would you want to. The whole point of a message board is to allow the chaos to reign. This is the nature of the internet at it's core, and to control it would detract from its importance. So wolf, I say nay. If this board was just cool headed people stating their opinions and debating others, it would be absolutely no fun.
     
  9. Fatboy Roberts Registered

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    Actually, I highly disagree, but a lot of people think you NEED drama to have a messageboard. Cool headed people having involved discussions is the IDEAL. It's not wrong to want it.
     
  10. KrypJonian The Last Son of Krypjon

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    NO WAY!!! I WANT TO BE ANGRY!!!!! AND YOU'RE AN [email protected]@HOLE FOR EVEN SUGGESTING WE ACT LIKE MATURE PEOPLE (kids or adults) :p


    But seriously, I totally agree. Everyone'd even be surprised at how easy it is to not insult someone. Just take all that anger and time it would take to type, and treat yourself to a nice cold glass of milk or something. :up:
     
  11. scifiwolf Registered

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    Well, glad some of you at least understand what I was trying to do. Oh well. If it all blows up, I'll probably go MIA for a while just to avoid getting caught up in the storm.
     
  12. roach I am the night

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    i geeked out in the supermarket when I saw Superman Returns on the cover of Life cereal
     
  13. RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    This was stolen from the Ghost Rider forum. :eek:
     
  14. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    there's a ghost rider forum? wait, People are anticipating that?
     
  15. roach I am the night

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    um Ghost Rider the movie:ghost: :confused:
    it looks awesome
     
  16. RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    Yeah people like things that you don't. Weird huh?
     
  17. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    How dare you. I like ghost rider, but that movei trailer was lame.
     
  18. RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    Well considering that the trailer was unfinished and not even supposed to be SEEN BY ANYONE...it doesnt make sense to bash it. A finished version will be attached to X3. But yeah lets get back on topic.
     
  19. scifiwolf Registered

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    I've never even been on the Ghost Rider forum.
     
  20. Morg Super Moderator

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    now that I can agree on :p

    and the flaming part, best thing to do is not to flame and for the love of pete! Do a search! You don't have no ideal how many times I have to merge tons of threads because the thread maker did not bother to read even the first page
     
  21. RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    Wolf u just killed my anticipation for this movie:( Thanks alot.
     
  23. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    Magnificent isn't it, Superman movies. I first saw one in 1995. SHH was supposed to be the forum of tolerance, peace. But there is no forum of tolerance. There is no peace. Not here, or anywhere else on the internet.
     
  24. explode7 Registered

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    Hey we have a poet. WELCOME.
     
  25. scifiwolf Registered

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    Hey! That's kinda cool, and sad at the same time. Guess it just goes to show the nature of things on the boards that two identical threads, both with the same goal in mind, get started independently of each other.

    :o
     

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