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#1 Muad'Dib

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:02 AM

Considering how Omar and Cedric have preached their love of film countless times, why don't we have a Film (or Entertainment?) forum equivalent to the likes of Mumblings.

I personally don't like the idea of film threads being along with off topic ones about "omg I love pringles" or "My car broke down today" - that's off topic.

If we have a Music (Mumblings) subforum, why not a Film one?

I'm quite certain the majority of the board watches movies and listens to music. Why can't we have both?


Thanks for reading. I really hope we can get this added.

Anybody agree with me?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:05 AM

You read my mind! :ohmy: please!!!!! i have so much film reviews i want to post :biggrin: i also made a film thread at the umbi too but died in 3 days :sad:

I can smell the fresh raw stock :tongue:

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:20 AM

The Entertainment forum was, to put it nicely, a failure. I'll let CLA decide on whether he wants to add a Film subforum, I don't want/need one. People could start adding tags to their topics, like [MOVIE] or whatever so the search function gets you a lot of results.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:36 AM

The Entertainment forum was, to put it nicely, a failure. I'll let CLA decide on whether he wants to add a Film subforum, I don't want/need one. People could start adding tags to their topics, like [MOVIE] or whatever so the search function gets you a lot of results.


It might work better as a separate forum.

I think it failed because it was inside Drunkship.

Let's take it out - where everybody can see it. Mumblings developed a crowd of regular posters. Most of the Entertainment subforum posters were Drunkshippers.

It would certainly increase my interest in this forum as a whole.

Maybe we could do a trial run?

I've been posting since 05 (this is my new account) and I've always thought it'd be cool to have something like this.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:48 AM

You could think of a name just in case it happens. First thing to come to mind would be "Viewing Lens". Or "Third Glass Eye".

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:55 PM

I agree, if music has its own forum then film should definitely get one. The old entertainment forum was tucked away in the Drunkship so not many people really looked at it, but if it had a bit more prominence (sp?) it would get a lot more people posting. And having one devoted thread with about 700 pages isn't exactly user-friendly or easy to navigate.

I'm sure there's a load of film nerds here who would post there, myself included. :) I mean, take this thread for example:

http://forum.thecoma...howtopic=113604

I'm sure it'd get a lot more recognition if it was in a film forum rather than an off-topic chatty section.

#7 Muad'Dib

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:05 PM

So, what names have we got so far?

Viewing Lens
Third Glass Eye
Clipside of the Pinkeye
Nest of Albino Eyelids

something to do with eyes or screens, methinks.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:41 PM

Pinkeye Fountain? (mind you, that phrase always gives me weird mental images...)

I would suggest "Beneath the Eyelids" but that's not really an official title (unless there's new info on it that I've missed.)

So far I think Viewing Lens is the best one and the most appropriate.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:42 PM

viewing lens imo :biggrin: film buff right here! :cool:

EDIT: i was just thinking beneath the eyelids...idk nardo what do you think about that?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

make this a poll and I will vote yes, I think a film subforum would be nice...entertainment subforum was too broad but this can definitely be organized and appropriate for the tech-savvy 21st century board poster.

and I can't think of a clever name, but technically the Pinkeye is already taken (pictures)

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:37 PM

i dont think the entertainment forum was a failure

and i never really saw what people had against it

but i think the number of forums on this place needs to be reduced so the last thing we need is more forums

also, at the moment, not many people post here so such a specialised forum wouldn't be particularly active

for now just make movie threads in the off topic section

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:33 PM

viewing lens imo :biggrin: film buff right here! :cool:

EDIT: i was just thinking beneath the eyelids...idk nardo what do you think about that?

Hmm, I'm not really a fan of Beneath the Eyelids because it just doesn't seem right for films. Maybe if there's ever demand for a Dream Interpretation forum? It gives me this image of a closed eye and that makes it a bit difficult to watch a film.
BUT: if this happens we'll vote on the name, it won't be just 1 or 2 people deciding on that, so if there are more possible names, post them. (I already got my way with Tetragrammaton Cleric.)

As for the Entertainment forum, it basically took all the fun stuff out of Drunkship, interesting discussion was in CTC almost exclusively, so that left Drunkship for spam, inside jokes, flaming and on a good day the random news headline. Not really what it should be. Splitting up things in so many subsections just seems to unnecessarily complicate things if you ask me, there's always a need to tell people "wrong section!", "post there not here" and if I were a new member on such a message board I'd never get involved. I'm for keeping it as simple as possible but again I'd like CLA's input, we agreed on talking things over instead of doing everything our own way. So anything is still possible.

Pinkeye is taken for the Gallery, yes, it shall be back soon-ish (days, weeks, most likely not months), there are some other things that still need to be done as part of the move and I don't have time for everything all at once.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:46 AM

I have no comment on the film section but:
Viscera Eyes ?


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:33 AM

BRILLIANT

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:37 AM

I like Viewing Lens the most.
Can't really think of anymore.
Don't think a full songtitle would be a good name.
Maybe 'Close The Blinds' - without the 'cateracts' bit?
I like to watch movies in the dark - so I close the blinds.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:53 AM

Flip's choice, Viscera Eyes

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:12 AM

Depth Perception

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:13 AM

my support is being shown by this post.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:14 AM

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:40 AM

I'll leave this open until the end of the week, I will also try and speak to CLA about it. If he thinks it's a good idea (I'm starting to like the thought of a film forum but I can already assure you that there won't be another one for Videogames only or the like) then we'll create a new topic with a Poll with all the name suggestions we have up until then.

Viscera Eyes... Food subforum? I don't know...




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