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« on: March 30, 2007, 10:43:16 AM »

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Badmovies.org Forum Rules

Rule #1:  Common Courtesy
Please be polite when posting.  Discussing movies is naturally going to lead to conversations with other people who do not agree with your opinion of a film.  One of the great things about that is that neither opinion is wrong, the film simply hit the right chord for one of you and failed to entertain the other.  You do not have to agree with everyone and a good debate is definitely an asset to the community.  Flame wars are useless, so rude and insulting behavior is not tolerated.

I have an important addition to this.  If one of the moderators (this includes me, Andrew) makes a decision that you disagree with, constructive debate about the issue is welcome.  We all make mistakes or take action without having the best information or forethought, so the forum benefits when everyone contributes to find the best solution to problems.

Rule #2:  No Spam
Spam is a bane of mankind's online existence.  Any form of spamming will result in banning and probably a notification of your Internet service provider.  This does not mean that webmasters, actors, directors, or distributors cannot post publicity materials or links to other websites that will interest bad movie fans.  By all means do so!  Please do not make duplicate posts (posting the same thing over and over on different parts of the board) and understand that the forum might not respond with overwhelming support if your only post is one advertising your film.

Rule #3:  Proper English
We all make mistakes while typing, but please make an attempt to write posts that are clear and not filled with "netspeak."  If the other forum members cannot understand you, they will likely ignore you.  We do have regulars from other countries and they post in English (quite well too).  The reason that English is the primary language is that the moderators cannot ensure posts are legitimate without running them through Babel Fish or another translation service.

Rule #4:  Avatars and Signatures
Avatars must be 100 by 100 pixels or less and 30 KB or less in file size.  Signatures are limited to 500 characters or less.  If you wish to use a linked image in your signature, that is fine, but please keep it reasonable.  The signature line is intended to tell others a little more about you (or make people laugh) not distract someone from the rest of the thread.  As a general rule, a signature image should be no larger than 468 pixels wide, 60 pixels tall, and 30 KB file size.  Using your signature to promote a website is fine, but please follow the above rules.

Rule #5:  Safe for Work
My intent is that Badmovies.org be safe for anyone accessing it from a work or school computer.  Do not post pornographic images or links to adult websites.  If there is something you want to share, but it is not on a site safe to access from the workplace (a number of horror and b-movie websites can fall into this category), please put a prominent "NOT SAFE FOR WORK" notice in the post.

Rule #6:  Foul Language
I am a Marine and hear it often; I am guilty of cursing plenty too.  However, you will not find my reviews or posts to be explicative-laden.  In keeping the forum safe for those accessing it from a workplace or school computer, please keep the foul language to a minimum.  I know that the movie hurt you and you want to scream about it, but making every other word #&@*@! is not going to help.  That being said, substituting in something like "#&@*@!" or "a****le!" is usually a safe alternative if not overused.

Rule #7:  Accounts
At present registration is not required.  I do recommend it for anyone who will post regularly.  Guest posting is limited by a CAPTCHA (visual verification) system that requires you to type in the characters from an image.  Multiple accounts are not authorized, as the only use I can see for them is deceit.  Please do not share your account password with others.  Anything done with your account is your responsibility; if you share your password with your younger brother and he goes nuts trolling the forum, you will probably find yourself permanently banned.

Rule #8:  Karma
The intent of the karma function (the "applaud" and "boo, hiss" under a poster's identification) is not to systematically punish or reward someone.  It is there to identify posts that are interesting, insightful, funny, trolling, or almost any of the normal classifications found on Slashdot - which is an ingenious system.  You should not be clicking "boo, hiss" every time on a certain poster, just because you do not like them in general.  Nor should you "boo, hiss" another member for disagreeing with you.  I have given other members karma a number of times for posts completely opposite my viewpoint, because they made a good argument.

Rule #9:  Welcome Aboard
The forum is a place for b-movie, cult film, and bad movie fans to enjoy.  It is a community; we often share pieces of our lives, in addition to talking about the best exploding head shot or least threatening monster.  New posters are always welcome and we understand that your newness to the board does not mean your opinions and thoughts are less important.  It simply means that you have not posted before.

Looks pretty good to me Andrew.  I agree 100% with the rules, and they accurately outline what most of us here want in a board.

I did find one mistake though:

I know that the movie hurt you and you want to scream about it, but making every other work #&@*@! is not going to help.

Other than that, it all looks good.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007, 10:45:04 AM »

I did find one mistake though:

I know that the movie hurt you and you want to scream about it, but making every other work #&@*@! is not going to help.

Thank you, fixed it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007, 12:34:15 PM »

Is my creature too big on the bottom?  Smile
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2007, 02:12:00 PM »

Heh, sorry about using alot of "l337 sp33k" durring my earlier days on here.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2007, 04:57:15 PM »

Poogie, I don't think that the critter is too distracting.  Hideous, makes you want to hit it with a baseball bat, but it does not dominate the page.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2007, 07:57:04 PM »

Poogie, I don't think that the critter is too distracting.  Hideous, makes you want to hit it with a baseball bat, but it does not dominate the page.

Well.....thank you very much....that's the idea..   Lookingup  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 06:56:04 PM »

Cool; now I can be an official rulebreaker.


Now everybody has a way to reply to one of my posts by just telling me what rules I broke.

Example:

Menard

That was an obvious infraction of rule #1, #2, #3, #5, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, #6, and at least several more instances of #6.



Please take the effort to memorize the rules so that you can save time in informing me of which rules my latest post has violated. TongueOut
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2007, 12:52:46 AM »

The Menard is bad.

The gun is good!

Beware the Menard!


Any questions?

(PS you broke the grammar rule, Menard.  You should have said "which rule I broke"  instead of "what."  =)
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2007, 10:08:57 AM »

BTW, is it breaking any rules of decency if I have Zap's avatar in my sig?
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2007, 11:25:50 AM »

Is it against the rules if Ashthecat, Menard, Odinn7, Clockworkcanary, Poogie, and Trevor somehow find their way into the script of SUPER PORCUPINE OMELET?
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2007, 11:33:50 AM »

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Rule #2:  No Spam



"But I don't like SPAM!"


Man: You sit here, dear.
Wife: All right.
Man: Morning!
Waitress: Morning!
Man: Well, what've you got?
Waitress: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam;
Vikings: Spam spam spam spam...
Waitress: ...spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam...
Vikings: Spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!
Waitress: ...or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.
Wife: Have you got anything without spam?
Waitress: Well, there's spam egg sausage and spam, that's not got much spam in it.
Wife: I don't want ANY spam!
Man: Why can't she have egg bacon spam and sausage?
Wife: THAT'S got spam in it!
Man: Hasn't got as much spam in it as spam egg sausage and spam, has it?
Vikings: Spam spam spam spam... (Crescendo through next few lines...)
Wife: Could you do the egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam then?
Waitress: Urgghh!
Wife: What do you mean 'Urgghh'? I don't like spam!
Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up!
Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up! (Vikings stop) Bloody Vikings! You can't have egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam.
Wife: I don't like spam!
Man: Sshh, dear, don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it. I'm having spam spam spam spam spam spam spam beaked beans spam spam spam and spam!
Vikings: Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up!! Baked beans are off.
Man: Well could I have her spam instead of the baked beans then?
Waitress: You mean spam spam spam spam spam spam... (but it is too late and the Vikings drown her words)
Vikings: Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam! Spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam. Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Spam spam spam spam!



Is there a "NO PANTS, NO POSTING" rule?

Just curious.
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2007, 01:52:29 PM »

Ah hate spam too.


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Seems you can't even engage in a discussion without some a**hole (#6) coming along and posting a link to some site.



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Luckily there's nobody like that on this board.

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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2007, 03:14:33 PM »

Ah hate spam too.


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Seems you can't even engage in a discussion without some a**hole (#6) coming along and posting a link to some site.


Yea, fer real. Those guys are jerkbagz.



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Luckily there's nobody like that on this board.


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