Dumb thread I know but I’m new and just wanted to get that off my chest.
It would be nice if there was a newbie thread for people to lose their virginity in.
viva la indies
we have plenty of hate threads, it’s nice to see a love thread :)
i heart mubi too
Mubi is a great place; the best film site I have used to date.
It is so damn cool to find a discussion on every obscure art house film I love in one place.
This site is WHACK, y’all.
Kinda slow here though.
How are the mods, lenient, strict?
Do they might posters just kicking the shit on here?
^ They don’t tolerate kicking the shit in the slightest! Actually, you’re probably gonna be banned just for that question! :P Seriously, though – check in on STL! That’s where we all kick the shit.
Things can get a bit slow, but maybe you can help change that. :)
Do they mind people just hanging out? (I’m old, sorry. ;) Or did you mean, do they might people bashing each other? I would say the former is cool; the latter is not.
How about bashing people’s opinion?
^ Lol it depends on how valid the opinion was and how you bash it. If you’re making personal attacks, that’s not exactly smiled upon (although it often goes unmoderated), but short of that, pretty much all opinion-bashing is fair game as long as you’re bashing the ideas, not the person! I actually started a thread on what types of opinion-bashing are okay just the other day! :)
It depends on how you bash. In fact, don’t bash. Be a gentleman (or gentlewoman) and disagree like one. You may not get moderated, but you will lose sympathetic people.
heated debate is fun. no name calling :)
i.e. – you will lose sympathetic people in discussion if you disagree in a “bashing” manner.
That might not matter to you anyway, but since you brought it up…
be nice to everyone and everyone will be nice to you, in theory, if you are nice and they aren’t then you shouldn’t want to be talking to them anyway.
Yep. I enjoy debating things, and nobody here should expect someone to agree with every comment/idea/rating/theory, etc that they post, but straight up bashing doesn’t get you too far.
Joking is good for bonding. Remember that. :)
i love to make jokes and friends!!!!!!
@Alexandra I’m not a fan of being nice for the sake of being nice. It doesn’t really get you anywhere when discussing film/art. I actually get along better with people that bring it strong…state your opinion like you really believe it and tear apart the opinions of others.
Wish this place had a feature to quote posts.
what is “being nice for the sake of being nice”, please. you can certainly strongly state and defend your opinions without being an asshole about it, that’s all.
Yeah, I don’t think being nice and strongly stating your opinion and challenging the opinions of others are mutually exclusive. Hang out with me and you’ll see that. ;)
^ <3 Jazz.
Also tearing things apart is not a good style of debating if you want any women in the room, Mogambo. That’s the way it was when I first got here. It could get pretty damn aggressive.
men like to fight, odi. that isn’t gonna change
fight – debate – argue, a side-effect of testosterone it seems
it can be quite thrilling. but i don’t miss the dive bombing attacks of the old days
Yeah I don’t mind debate, even heated — I just don’t like assholery.
That means being cutting and rude to someone. Or outright insulting them.
To me that is ultra lame. It’s evidence of poor self-confidence masquerading as big ego, or worse, narcissism. (really same diff actually — people with big egos are narcissistic)
Ooo I can’t stand narcissists.
when a lot of young men get together these things will happen
but at least we don’t have to deal with the streams of creative profanity anymore :P
Yeah, I despise that sort of thing.
I’ll go to my snug with the girls and drink in peace while the boys fuck up the joint.
Well and luckily I haven’t been seeing more threads about tattooing Criterion titles on penises anymore either.
because STL is the penis thread
^ You are right!!! HA HA HA
(hits herself in the head, “dddduuuuuhhhhh”)