It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
^ Back to Top
The MI6 Community is unofficial and in no way associated or linked with EON Productions, MGM, Sony Pictures, Activision or Ian Fleming Publications. Any views expressed on this website are of the individual members and do not necessarily reflect those of the Community owners. Any video or images displayed in topics on MI6 Community are embedded by users from third party sites and as such MI6 Community and its owners take no responsibility for this material.
James Bond News • James Bond Articles • James Bond Magazine
Are you serious -- or joshing?
An appealing, funny comedienne starts popping up on American TV -- I'm a Yank, of course -- whom I've never heard of before... I was merely curious if she had a career (is "known") to UK audiences.
That's all it was meant for. (I've never seen her in any of the imported British TV shows I've watched.)
Correct. That is part of the reason why we prefer to funnel questions into "questions threads", in order to avoid that 50 questions demand 50 separate threads.
I resent the fact that you call this a problem. Many other forums have so many threads that it effectively becomes impossible to find the proper one. Too many duplicate threads are created as a result and the same debates are more or less going on simultaneously in various threads. In the end, people don't know where to take a discussion. Also, the more micro-specific a topic, the sooner the thread dies a tragic death. Many forums are littered with half-a-page threads. We don't want that. Furthermore, we're a Bond forum and non-Bond topics will always be quickly evaluated as appealing to many, or only to a few. I could open up threads that literally no-one here is interested in, with topics such as some Flemish comedians no-one here knows about, or some Japanimation few people have ever seen, or a book I've read that presumably no-one else here has even heard of. What's the point of having such threads on a Bond forum? Only non-Bond topics that may prove fertile, such as "Batman", "Star Wars", "Movies you've seen", "Your Bluray collection", ... will pass our tests.
Again, this is not a problem. This is our way of keeping the forum tidy. Judging by what members have told us so far, it seems that our efforts are appreciated.
I understand the impulse. And any new point of interest being raised is much appreciated. Still, there are threads that can be used for such things, like this one:
Yes, and we'd be directing that person to the James Bond Questions thread.
As a rule-of-thumb, it's wise to assume that a thread for each discussion already exists. If you have trouble finding it, or if you still want to start a fresh one, please consult with a mod via PM.
So the advice is, ask a mod before starting a new thread?
I started one last week about the SPECTRE symbol, and I managed to get away with that one. Phew!
I'll ask first, next time.
Please don't harbour any ill feelings over this, @shamanimal. Sure, you can still start a new thread if you want to. All I was trying to point out is that members who feel uncertain about whether there already is a thread for a certain discussion or not, are free to PM us and we'll help said member finding an existing thread, or give the green light for a new, original one. This is a way for us to help people, not to patronize them. Like you said, your thread posed no problem, did it? We're not gestapoing the place, you know. ;)
In my opinion, locking someone's polite thread does send out a message of you shouldn't have done that!. It's a little dictatorial, and this can risk annoying people, and putting people off posting new threads.
But as I've seen explained above, this particular forum doesn't really want new threads, unless they're deemed appropriate by the moderator. So our best option on this board is - either ask permission first, (as advised) - or post away, and keep your fingers crossed that the moderators think it's sufficiently singular enough to warrant its own thread.
Count me in as well, @Creasy47. In fact, I'm proud of the cleanness of our sections. It's relatively easy to find the proper thread, and there's almost always just one.
And if they aren't, they're merely a Google search away. And if they aren't after that, it's usually fair to say that a thread doesn't exist and one should feel free to open one up. We're not looking to shut down discussions for the hell of it, there are literally thousands of threads on this site, but when one exists and the conversations are already centralized there, there's no reason to create a new thread (much like how we close up threads that are asking a question about a particular scene or quote in a film, when there's already one main place to do just that).