Dude, it’s for my almost 5 year old daughter — WAKE UP!
@Yakult – you speak the truth.
It’s great to see this thread attract so many MUBI members that I don’t normally see posting on the forums. I think Jazz should be given a lot of credit for spearheading most of these “A Kinder, Gentler MUBI” threads.
“It puzzles me that there are actually people here that are defending insulting and abusive behaviour from any member, and it saddens me that when someone does speak up about this very real problem they are dismissed as being somehow delusional.”
Is anyone actually doing that here?
“it’s easily done – if Nathan M., Jazzaloha etc can be civil and respectful why can’t everyone?”
Because, and please excuse my somewhat uncivil language, unlike Nathan and Jazz, some people are just assholes.
“Have you read some of the threads in question here?”
No, because no one has referenced anything specific, and, even if they did, we’d had no way of tracing any contact that might have been made with moderators or admins.
This is a public forum. We’ve discussed this in the past. It’s very difficult, from what I’ve heard from people who regularly use public forums, to filter out “the assholes.” Moderation can help, but it cannot catch everything. The “ignore” or “hide” button is kinda ridiculous in my opinion, especially if you want to follow an entire conversation, question and response. Why people cannot just use their eyes to pass by what they don’t want to read is bizarre to me, but ok… If you want a truly 100% reliable civil discourse you need to be part of a private forum. That is the only airtight solution.
That being said, again, do you really think that the majority of members here are into internet brawling? I beg your pardon, but that is completely off the mark. MOST people I would venture would be for more civil and productive discussion. And MANY users try to do just that. I’ll count myself among the doves and not the hawks.
I aspire to be no less than the Poet Laureate of Off-Topic threads.
One last point I’d like to make seeing as Matt brought it up…
“No, because no one has referenced anything specific”
That’s one of the problems about airing this stuff – people are too afraid to name names – for pretty obvious reasons. I would say if you’re genuinely unaware of this stuff going on and which members and situations we’re all obliquely referencing then you shouldn’t really be taking much to do with this particular thread. Be assured though – if you care to look back at some of the old threads featuring ‘he who cannot be named’ and other significant members and (in)famous threads from the past you’ll soon get the picture.
Yeah, Jazz—you’re cool in my book.
I was just trying to make the point that if more people flagged the posts they were troubled by, rather than just stewing about it, the mods could be more effective.
Help us help you.
Now, group hug.
Ew. Bob squeezed my butt.
“Help us help you.”
well, i can’t speak for any of the other disappeared users, but i’m in jail in syria.
What the hell? Ralch is gone? When and why did this happen? Not pleased…
yeah, does anyone know what happened to ralch? is he coming back?
Damn, that’s bad news. Hopefully he will be back soon.
He posted something only “about 19 hours ago,” so apparently this is a very recent development(?)
Since yesterday, I’ve gone from following 200 users to 198 users… I guess ralch is one of them.
Damn, I’ll miss his América Latina list.
If anyone knows how to get a hold of Ralch, I hope they will do so and convey the dismay some of us feel at his departure even if he can’t be convinced to come back, I’d like to offer him my best wishes and thanks for having been involved in the site.
I’m just gonna state a general opinion on the matter,I’ve been here on and off for a LONG minute now although. Its ETREAMLY rare 4 me 2 post for several reasons that I won’t get in2 right now and idk the fine details cause I don’t read all the pages of every single thread but I think people sould chill the fuck out and not b so sensitive,now I know every one have different levels of…tempermentality,but have a sense of humor and don’t get so serious and some approach film discussions here with a elitist mentally and/or on some occasions take it. 2 a seriousness that rivals that of politics and religion but then again certain people "passions"can take the best of them and with that in mind,lets act like our testicles actually have descended(unless ur some of the unfortunate few who haven’t dropped for medical reasons in that case my condolences or ur of the opposites sex in that case u go girl)and don’t take most things so seriously and let’s keep it moving with the discussions and inquiries and keep the interesting RELAXED oPen minded playful discourse comin…….btw jazz has been doing his thing on the forum lately,good work fam ;)
Jayson: I read all three incarnations of your triple-post and, I have to admit, I just can’t fathom it.
Lmao I’m sorry I wasn’t sure about my post either .there’s a few things please bear in mind,1 I’m not on a comp I’m on my blackberry style and sprint is garbage.2 I worked 2 day from 6 am-noon 2day plus I smoked a blunt. And a half 2 chill out and anticipate the rapture and 3 because I’m on a black berry I’m limited in screen size so itS a bitch 4 me 2 read what I’m writing down on here I’m sorry.I actually wouldn’t mind being a apart of the commuity around here but idk if that’s a good idea which is y I haven’t partipated on here much but 4 the most part I find it entertaining and interesting on THE AUTEURS ;)
Lmao I’m sorry I wasn’t sure about my post either .there’s a few things please bear in mind,
1. I’m not on a comp I’m on my blackberry style and sprint is garbage..
2 I worked 2 day from 6 am-noon 2day plus I smoked a blunt. And a half 2 chill out and anticipate the rapture and
3 because I’m on a black berry I’m limited in screen size so itS a bitch 4 me 2 read what I’m writing down on here I’m sorry.
4.I’m sorry about the triple posts but I didn’t kno if it posted what I wrote,I didn’t do it 4 attention,sorry:(
I actually wouldn’t mind being a apart of the community around here but idk if that’s a good idea which is y I haven’t participated on here much but 4 the most part I find it entertaining and interesting on THE AUTEURS ;)
Another issue seems to be thread derailing. By the way, about 4 pages of this should be moved into “Off Topic.”
Because the majority of posters are superficial human retards who couldn’t grasp depth if it sucked them off in a theater.
Because people would rather talk about the website itself than about cinema.
Because people would rather insult each other than have a constructive conversation & respect disagreement.
Because there are threads like this.
Because people would rather bitch about Tree of Life or Quentin Tarantino or something else, anything else, than they would talk about something fascinating & actually worth discussing.
At least three of those are definitely opinions. I wonder if you’re plugged into the PS3 network?