The Coming Madness

Discussion in 'Marvel Films' started by FlameHead, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. FlameHead

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    So you know, this has little to do with Ghost Rider except it being about this little section of the hype.

    In the coming months this cozy corner of SuperHeroHype will change dramatically. The same thing is going to happen to this forum as it has for every other forum on the hype when a movie's release date nears. As more and more people hear about the flick, more and more people will flood this section. I'm sure everyone is aware of that.

    I decided to start this thread because of some recent misunderstandings. It made me think about what this place, the best on the hype (hands down), will turn into come may and beyond. It's not going to be pretty and I figure it's best we talk about it now, we core members of the GR hype.

    So, what can we expect? Trolls, double posts and a clash in personalities.

    How do we handle it? The same as we have for the past few years but, on a much larger scale due to our coming population explostion. Some tips to those who haven't been around as long;

    Recognize a Troll
    - These are people who hate everything just for the sake of doing so. In turn, the love to piss off those who love things. These people cannot be swayed from their mission and are best ignored. Feed a troll and it'll survive. Ignore it and it will die.

    Double Posting Blowups
    - Please, if a double post happens, let the person know that it has been chatted about and if possible, where it can be found. This'll be tricky come this summer but please, be paitent with the newcomers. Also, In turn, please do not take offense when somebody points out a double post.

    Different Personalities
    - It's very difficult to find humor in text. Some people are very sarcastic in their writings as part of their personality. I personally find most of these people to be hilarious when you realize their joking. If not, it seems insulting.

    In turn, there are some very moody people who take thier opinions very seriously and will debate them to the end of time. Though it may appear agressive, it's not. It's just passionate and that's something to be admired. Also, there are phrase chatters who say only a few words at a time, or smiley posters who do nothing but post smilies. There are grumpy people, silly people, stalker people, crazy people, wonderful people. There are lots of people with lots of different stories to share and ways of doing so. Understand this. Avoid personality clashes. If you don't like what somebody is saying, share your opinion without insulting and be done with it. Simple as that.

    So, why am I posting this? Because I've spent far too much time out of my life posting here. It's become an addiction and that doesn't happen with things that are unenjoyable. The Hype, particularly this section of it, is quite enjoyable to me and I want to see it continue to be that way. If we all share a similar vision of how we want this place to be in 6 months, it'll happen. The core group has already shared a vision creating a wonderous place to chat and I believe as we gain friends we can continue this paradise away from real life.

    Please, if anyone else has anything to add...
     
  2. BIGGUN

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    you pretty much said it all FH...heh
    good idea too...once the official trailer hits theaters in May expect it to pick up here from here on out.
    its important that people dont "feed the trolls" by even responding to half-assed comments. they love the attention when they piss people off...so the best thing to do is not even recognize their statements and let the moderators of this forum do their job.
    now there will be genuine people who will have problems w/ the character or the movie (maybe lots...but i hope not) and we have to be cordial in what they believe. they might be a little "abrasive" in their comments too...just be polite as possible and let it go. make your point and move on...i really hate to see pointless flame wars start because someone got their panties in a bind.
    the way i see it is like this....i havent been able to talk to REAL Ghost Rider fans for years. I just didnt know anyone who dug the character as much as i did. so i see this forum as a great thing as i finally get to see other fans comments as well new ones come into the fold. whether i agree w/ their comments doesnt matter...just as long as they care about the character is the important thing.
     
  3. FlameHead

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    'Panties in a bind'.

    Brilliant. LoL.

    Well said BG.
     
  4. Uncanny Orb

    Uncanny Orb That Guy With One Eye.

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    There is going to be a ton of posts just asking basic questions aboot the movie and the comic, all of which have been answered somewhere here somewhere. I find that's when the usual members tend to get a little snarly, and I have to admit I'm not real big on searching posts myself so just answer the question as best you can and consider it padding your post count. Then there is going to be the whole "Oh MSJ wrecked DD why is he directing this, blah blah blah." Those are the guys that get under my skin, don't even acknowledge the post. Or tell them to go to the DD forum, finding it should keep then busy for awhile.
     
  5. zer00

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    I almost almost read all of that. I was so close to the end. It was just so long:(

    Oh look a butterfly *trails off*

    ...anyway
     
  6. FlameHead

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    I gotta agree, the most annoying and equally difficult ones to ignore are those who bash DD just for the sake of doing so. What really gets my goat are those who hate MSJ because of DD.

    We should just create a bash MSJ thread now and get it overwith me-thinks.
     
  7. zer00

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    And ban anyone who posts in it!?

    no?

    dammit...got all excited over nothing:(



    The Fleck owns:mad:
     
  8. FlameHead

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    Banning is harsh, whipping maybe.
     
  9. zer00

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    Cutting off fingers?
     
  10. FlameHead

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    Only if we eat them afterwords.
     
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    Would there be A1 involved?

    Yeah...it's that important
     
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    No. I'm totally against the A1.
     
  13. zer00

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    Run by commies you know
     
  14. RedIsNotBlue

    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    A better name for this thread would be The Official "There isn't anything new at all to talk about let's try and make sure we know what to do when something actually new comes" Thread.
     
  15. FlameHead

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    You're right; that is a much better title.
     
  16. Vartha

    Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    lol Board were ya FH? I can't think of anything either.
     
  17. RedIsNotBlue

    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    Check out the Spawn series yet Flamehead?
     
  18. FlameHead

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    Damn-it. I will. I will.

    It just keeps slipping my mind and I haven't rented anything for months.
     
  19. zer00

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    You...really should
     
  20. FlameHead

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    I know, I know. Red has been telling me about it for close to a year now.
     
  21. zer00

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    I finally got around to it about a month ago.

    I got a hard on for the 3 hour duration of each disc.
     
  22. RedIsNotBlue

    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    Well it is a great animated series. But partly I used it as an example of the best way to do a Ghost Rider series.
     
  23. FlameHead

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    And that should have been enough to get me out there. It'll be done though. Some day. Soon.
     
  24. str8raz0r

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    Thanks for the "reminder" post, FH! I think that when the board starts to get a little crazy in a few months, we simply need to remember that just because someone is asking a "dumb" question, we shouldn't get angry with them. If they honestly don't know, they should ask, and we should answer. No need to be elitist jerks b/c someone isn't as into the character or new to the concept. If they seem capable of intellectual convo, we should nurture them, by gum!

    I doubt we're going to turn into the S-M3 boards (which can be almost physically painful to read with all the snootiness), but we need to make sure that we grow upwards as well as outwards.
     
  25. FlameHead

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    You're absolutly right raz0r; we have to keep calm under trying times and be as helpful as possible. Afterall, in our own way, we are embassadors of the movie and if we want to get people to see it, we mustn't turn them off with rude behaviour.

    At some point I hope they dedicate a mod to this section. I'm sure they will if it gets busy which will definatly be a benifit. I'd like to see everything here cleaned up as much as possible before the coming storm but, I doubt that will ever happen... and it's not really that bad right now.

    I guess we'll have to see what happens come the trailer debut...
     

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