The Shoutbox
I actually have struggled with what to make public by default. As Vicky mentioned, I'll gladly explain the reason to anyone. But I prefer to do so privately because I'm not trying to publicly shame people or make a spectacle out of the bannings. On the other hand, this leads to a lot of public speculation which sometimes defeats the purpose.

It's a tough problem.
Originally Posted by Miss Vicky
If posts are bad enough to get a user banned, then they're usually not left on the forum. But also it's not necessarily public behavior that gets people banned so you might never see what the issue was.
Vicky's correct on both counts. Most of the time it's because the post is deleted (it's "soft" deleted so we still have copies/proof, if it's ever required), and occasionally it's because of something sent privately. The latter's pretty rare though.
Originally Posted by Joel
Yoda, have I ever said anything that made you even consider banning me? Be honest. I'm just curious. I mostly don't know how I come off.
I can't think of anything offhand. If someone's a member in good standing I'll usually just remove it and issue a warning. Insta-bans usually only happen for a) spam or b) someone who posts something awful almost immediately after signing up. In every case with a long-term member there's been a lot of ramp-up and plenty of opportunities to avoid it.
Must be nice.
Man, I'm way delayed with reviews. I've got 4 movies to write about!
I wish The Last Starfighter had a widescreen release on Laserdisc. I'd be all over that
Originally Posted by mattiasflgrtll6
Originally Posted by Iroquois
Originally Posted by mattiasflgrtll6
For me even making a top 10 list is difficult. I just know that at any given moment a new instant favorite could come along and make me have to remove a fantastic movie or relegate it to honorable mentions.
How often does that actually happen, though?
At least twice probably, but I've been too lazy to change my list.
I suppose that's fair. I'm trying to think of the last time I saw a film that might have deserved such an honour - It's Such A Beautiful Day probably comes the closest.
Originally Posted by MovieFan1988
Btw for those that made top movies lists on the movie reviews section, they were good lists and each one were different and not like some sites that almost have the same movie lineup
I like the ones that get left unfinished, whether it's because the user got banned (Sci-Fi Slob) or the user left some slots blank and said they'd fill them in later only to never actually do that (Pyro Tramp).
Originally Posted by MovieFan1988
I'm right there with you on that one also, especially when you see alot of great movies, I guess you just go with your gut and see what you liked best. Reading up the movie plots might help also.

For example, say 9 and 10 you have Scarface and Terminator

You perfer, Violent Crime and Drugs
or The ass kicking robot movie

U pick then you move on up as u go. If you get stuck might as well watch both of them again to see who wins
I'm interested as to why you think reading about different movie plots might help with ordering them on a list - to me, that only provides part of the experience of actually watching the film and might not actually be the best means of judging a movie.
Originally Posted by Iroquois
Originally Posted by mattiasflgrtll6
For me even making a top 10 list is difficult. I just know that at any given moment a new instant favorite could come along and make me have to remove a fantastic movie or relegate it to honorable mentions.
How often does that actually happen, though?
At least twice probably, but I've been too lazy to change my list.
Originally Posted by MovieFan1988
[Speaken of bringing a movie to honorable mentions, it can be a pain in the rare when you watched a new movie and u really loved it and you already got your list all settled.
A possible solution would be the addition of a profile top 100 that's basically a longer version of the current profile top 10 this site has, but that might detract from the top 100 threads being such events.