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I don't know, I hope some of that makes sense.
Yes, I can see how that would vex people. However, I have seen the film twice. Just to clarify. I saw it on opening day in the states, and once on video on demand with a family member, not that long ago.
Thanks friend! Same here 😀
It's more behavior than opinion isn't it. Touched on above, there's no moral equivalence between praising praising praising and complaining complaining complaining. When it's frequently expressed, the second case likely stops being civil.
My example for this shared elsewhere was a person doesn't go to a favorite restaurant and keep complaining about the food. A negative point made isn't off limits, but its mention goes a long way. After a point, if you don't like something on the menu don't order it. For someone compelled to keep harping on the negative, I expect the person wouldn't get away with similar behavior in the workplace. At home with family. Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your family, that kind of thing. Not so civil.
Haven't read all the exchanges at the time of the release, likely I'll go back to them eventually. Normally that period is wildly out of control, credit to the Mods for keeping things under control. That's no small feat.
Regarding positive comments being protected thought, not so much. I've been around long enough to see posters that obviously lurked in the background to learn likes and dislikes expressed, careful to assess posters' and Mods' own views. Then they play the board like a cheap violin for a while. Emerge to do their mischief, drawing heat from regulars and claiming victimhood to be rescued by the like-minded. It's common in Management to receive well what aligns with their opinion, to the point of being tone deaf to behavior and how it's expressed. So I've seen wholesale chronically negative views by bad actors shepherded here, and fine posters dressed down or driven out. I don't have recent specific examples for that, and probably wouldn't offer them up if I did. Just my observation take it or leave it. And those mischief-makers don't endure anyway in the long view.
As far as negative views, and I haven't seen everything including responses to what I reference, but I recall a poster freely offered up that the latest Bond film and/or its content represented
So if there's enough empathy to truly go around, there should be some for the folks who are enjoying the latest Bond film during its release is all.
They killed M & I disliked it.
They killed Leiter & Bond & I hated it.
I am now free of the hate- I just won't ever watch it again.
In my mind, Bond lives to die another day.
What's in spoilers is a specific reference to a comment, exact language.
No, I'm just saying that I too layed into it a bit, and that possibly others taking pot shots at it may have had the same motivation as I.
I think we’re on the same page @chrisisall. I saw the spoiler and term in there. I’ve never said anything of the kind. My criticisms have I’d say, 95% plus been backed up by reasoning. If someone went around saying what @RichardTheBruce referred to in his spoiler tag, I can see why that would invite trouble. I’d almost guarantee if someone tried to start a “No Time to Die: Why it Should Not Have Been Made“ thread, it would get shut down.
I'm game. :D
I would start the thread, but I don’t think I’m on the Christmas Card list at the moment. I was also accused of “trying to get people to not like NTTD.” That was total conjecture and speculation. Plus an inaccurate judgment. Just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean I’m on a crusade. Good grief. But this incident did occur with a mod. At this point, I’m pretty much numb to NTTD. If someone does want to start it , I’ll be the first to post.
I think you’re absolutely right-your two posts about negativity being more of a target. But, does that make it right? A double standard. I can’t see how that’s fair. It’s certainly easier to curb and control, but not just imo. Of course, I’m just a new poster. No more, and no less.
Big Plissken fan here, BTW. B-)
😂 very good! 😃
Like Jack Burton said, you never know 'till you try... :))
Yes indeed, very true! ;) I honestly don’t see what would be wrong with it, but I don’t think it would make it. For those that don’t like the movie, it would keep the other NTTD threads clear. People that enjoy it could chat away. Win-win imo.
My apologies @sworddevil1 , I thought you were the poster who hadn't watched the film. Fire at will then, lol.
To be fair, mods may not react because they simply haven't read a certain post. We do what we can but the NTTD threads filled up very fast and some of that content will have gone unnoticed. It helps if people flag. 😉
Several years back, in one of the few threads that was allowed to discuss politics, I developed a habit of commenting via song postings. "If they won't listen to me, maybe they'll listen to this." I've largely ceased this tactic...but hey, a great song is a great song, whether you agree with me or not. So here/hear:
Sour Milk Sea had everything going for it. The 3rd release from The Beatles' label, Apple Records, the song was written and produced by George Harrison, with 3/4 of The Beatles as the backing band, plus additional contributions by Eric Clapton and Nicky Hopkins. It sank without a trace, except in the memories of people like me... Turn it up & rock out!
This. I try to note what’s an official moderator announcement or request from me (not that it matters to some) versus random comments and participating in conversations.
And we get drunk a lot.
Yes, but it WAS...and somehow the franchise soldiers on. I was not a huge fan of Roger Moore's Bond... but I learned to accept it and enjoy it when & where I could. Now I can even admit that the franchise is better for Roger's contributions. Same for Dalton, same for Brosnan... and same for Craig.
And for Lazenby as well. I’ve learned to love and appreciate all the Bond actors and what they’ve brought, it’s why I love the franchise as much as I do, because it can constantly evolve and adapt with the times.
Rog was the reason I became a fan.
Of course, I saw all of the Bond films up to 1995 out of sequence...and started to go to the cinema during Brozza's tenure....but started to dislike Brozza's run after TND....and haven't watched any of his films in full since 2002.
Depending on who gets cast for Bond 26, I'll know if I'll be along for the ride, or call it a day and just stick to the ones which I enjoy the most.
No worries my friend. 🙂 It’s hard to keep track of so much activity on this board.
You are dead to me.