Some members are over-stepping the mark with their repeated criticisms - to the point of continuous negativity. Some have not seen the film, nor plan to, and stating why is perfectly acceptable. However, some are going far beyond this - seemingly going into related threads and making continued negative posts about content they have not seen, informing others here how awful the thing they hasn’t seen is… Some have seen it - and are doing similar…
Members here have left, are leaving, and considering leaving… whether temporarily or permanently… because of such repeated negativity from a few others on here - that is not going to continue.
If people can’t post in a civil manner here, nor have a modicum of respect for fellow members, and wish to spread their habitual agenda of negativity… they won’t be posting here at all - that goes for anyone.
This site is a vast one - and covers many aspects of Star Wars over a long, long time. There are many topics or issues to discuss - I suggest people find something they do actually enjoy posting about - rather than spending their considerable time and effort in repeatedly bashing or hating on films or the people who made them - and for some here who claim to not care about, or have not seen.
I believe that some of this is directed at me and fair enough if you feel that way though I didn’t I feel that I was spreading continuous negativity nor was it ever my intention to if you think I am.
There is a semi-crossover of conversation between the two spoiler threads, box office results thread and some supporting threads that I felt I was just organically replying to various posts that I felt I had something to say about or add to after making my initial posts on my opinion regarding the reception of the movie. I haven’t been able to get on OT.com much to the extent where I have time to reply often and quickly to an ongoing conversation so sometimes it probably does look like I’ve suddenly gone crazy posting in all these threads at once but it’s just me getting the chance to finally post that reply I wanted to hours ago or even the previous day, often there are multiple posts I want to reply to.
As indicated in my reply to Biggs, I don’t feel I am someone that would be saying anything in particular to make people leave and I find it odd they would choose to leave OT.com over some critical comments about TROS or the DT in a few specific threads out of the thousands on here.
The fact it seems I am restricted from posting further in here just because someone doesn’t like what I am saying doesn’t feel right. My more recent posts I actually thought were more lighthearted and the link to Thor was just a topic I thought was worth discussing since it’s an integral part of the Skywalker saga that TROS is supposed to conclude and whether you agree with Thor or not, he poses some good questions and has interesting discourse on many things Star Wars which I thought is what people like to do here.
I don’t feel that I have been uncivil once in here nor disrespectful to anyone in particular so at this point would it be fair for me to continue posting in here as just part of the normal course of conversation and if anyone feels I’m being unnecessarily negative, they can report my post which if you or another mod agree it is overstepping what is reasonable, then you can tap me on the shoulder via PM and I will gracefully exit the thread for a good while? I understood the warning at the start of the thread so like I said, I am not intentionally trying to create any trouble (not that I would otherwise want to anyway).
It is not just in this thread, or other threads on Episode IX, that people are unhappy with the levels of repeated negative posting, and to claim otherwise is being mendacious.
From a look at just your post history there are many many negative posts about TLJ (and other films - or people assoicated with them). TLJ is a movie you claim to have only seen once. You post about it so much it is an agenda - certain people on here have it too, and as oojason says it goes beyond valid criticism or opinion.
That you think people were referring to you on this matter confirms much.
You are the man who threatened to punch the moderator over an image of Lando from Solo? (you have a problem with pansexuals or homosexuals? - I do not remember clearly? Though if it in is reference to the droid having feelings and wishes for Lando it is only ‘girl’s talk’ in the Solo film, and not a big part of the movie). You have not seen this movie either?
It is not just you being negative so much that people do not want to come here anymore, nor should feel it is, but maybe it IS best everyone should know how some other members feel about the situation. Some have left quite some time ago, many more over time according to those who have been here much longer than me, and if 5/6 people have left recently or are considering leaving, then more likely also are too.
It is understandable that the moderators take action. Do they want a site with negative opinions everywhere repeated throughout the forum that has chased members off from being welcome? To be left with people who want to post their toxic agenda through the many threads here - without even seeing the film in some cases? No, of course not.
Does anyone else?
Have people lost the ability to scroll by what they do not like, to talk more about what they love and like more than what they do not? Or have mixed feelings on? For some, it seems so.
If they, the moderators, are posting warnings like the above, then more fool anyone who thinks their repeated hated views of the movies (or people who make them, or appear in them) through the threads here is worth more than the site itself.
As the moderators do state that, legitimate opinion and crictism are welcome, and wide-ranging views too.
(apologies if my English is not good - or have insulted you or others like minded as you, it was not the intention, but more to further clarify.)