Yes, this is a romance that is best expressed in private. Uli, you will always be mine. Call me.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Plus I was adding people who’ve seen so many more /different films than me, so I felt like a major novice!!Plus I was adding people who’ve seen so many more /different films than me, so I felt like a major novice!!
I’m sure other people feel this way. Someone new to the site just expressed the same thing in the recent Cave of Forgotten Ancestors thread. I know I felt intimidated when I first got here; I didn’t want to sound like an idiot. But then I learned there were a lot of idiots like me, so I felt OK. (I kid.) Seriously, there are a lot of people who are nice about this—or at least it has gotten better…Then again, am I wrong about this? My impression is that people don’t lambast another person simply because s/he lacks knowledge. If someone states an opinion in a confrontational or arrogant way—and others think that person lacks knowledge, yeah, others might jump on that person. I’m not saying this is a good thing—just that it happens. What do others think?
By part of the conversation I just mean the forums didn’t implode when I started posting. And I got some responses to things I’ve posted so I just felt like I’d got my foot in the door and was no longer apprehensive.
So you thought if you posted something, the thread would come screeching to a halt? I don’t think I ever felt that anxiety, but I wonder if other people feel/felt that way, too
And yes I do agree with your points Jazz, though I personally don’t mind the occasional “utter jerk”; they can be thoroughly entertaining.
I suspect some people, like you, wouldn’t mind them on occasion. If I had my druthers, I’d rather not have any extreme jerks, especially if I have to deal directly with them!
At “G-Legs”: And what the hell gives you people such infinite wisdom that allows you to judge people with such superiority?
Where in the wide world of sports did you come up with that? I am judging no one nor did I mention any names, unlike yourself.
As a result, I did enjoy the irony of your rhetorical question — relative to passing judgment on people — and the assumptions you make about me that are inherent in your question.
Rest assured, I do not claim to have infinite wisdom and I do not judge people — unless they attempt deliberate antagonism, which was the original point of this thread.
Where your hyperbole comes from, only you can say.
As for your notions about superiority and your reflexive/defensive tone, if that’s your wholly incorrect inference about my intentions, that tells me more about you and your temperament than I wanted to know.
I’ll also note that any future lack of response from me should not be misconstrued. So let me be clear: I have no need to get the last word. I’m not invested. I respond once to you and that’s it.
To engage in an ongoing Internet argument is a waste of my time, like playing whack-a-mole. After awhile, I get bored and move on. Inevitably, with no one left to knock him on the head, the mole thinks he has won.
Now I’ll probably be accused of trolling. LOL.
Of course I don’t expect an answer from you either, as I know how much these internet arguments bore you.
wo-wo-wo, I see you’ve written books on film Ctevey, of course I revoke all of my comments then. Dedicate the next one to me yeah???
I think Mubi definitely can seem kind of clique-ish, but it’s a pretty easy clique to get into!
unless they attempt deliberate antagonism, which was the original point of this thread.
:( No, it wasn’t…
Jazz – I like all your points. I know I’m pretty bad about giving snarky responses to troll threads, and you’ve made me re-think that!
And, yeah, I don’t think any of this is a set of rules to follow, but mostly tips – especially for lurkers, since it seems like a lot of people are initially intimidated by the forum. But it’s a great community, and the best place to learn about film that I know of!