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The Grapevine / Re: mother!
« Last post by Reelist on August 12, 2017, 04:18:44 PM »
Watching this trailer is one of the top ten mistakes I've made in my life. The movie looks so damn good, but the trailer goes through almost every beat of the film.
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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 12, 2017, 02:53:36 PM »
^ Agree with that. I've sometimes just quoted things from the shoutbox right into threads and continued the conversation there.

Let's take a step back, too. I've looked around... the internet is littered with dead and abandoned message boards that were once thriving. Social media and Reddit have nearly killed the platform, with only a handful of exceptions, most of which are connected to a main website that gets constant traffic. In light of those realities, I think we've done pretty well.
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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by polkablues on August 12, 2017, 02:46:02 PM »
The shoutbox today is basically what the Idle Chatter thread was a decade ago. The minus is that what's posted in there doesn't add to the board in any permanent way, which lends to the perception that board activity is dying off; the plus is that it's really fostered a feeling of actual, unfiltered, almost real-time, conversation. I would be all for a push to move some of these conversations into threads, because there has been some really great in-depth discussion in there that's lost to the ages now.
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The Director's Chair / Re: Alexander Payne
« Last post by KJ on August 12, 2017, 02:16:40 PM »
I agree with it sounding good.

And they look so creepy in that picture. I hope it get's creepy. Like, really creepy.

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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by KJ on August 12, 2017, 02:11:58 PM »
I guarantee a falloff in making posts would have happened regardless of the shoutbox. But the inverse is also true a lot of stuff in the shoutbox should probably be in an actual thread. If we put more effort/thought into that, I see a good equilibrium being achieved there.

I think so too. If you look at the stats, the amount of posts has been in decline for the last 10 years and not just since the shoutbox.

We should have gotten the IMDB folks here while we had the chance!
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The Director's Chair / Re: Alexander Payne
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 12, 2017, 12:20:33 PM »
I don't know why but there is something about the premise, the cast, this photo, the idea of Alexander Payne + Black Mirror, that really makes me want to see this right away!

http://www.slashfilm.com/downsizing-first-look-matt-damon-shrinks-himself-for-director-alexander-payne/



On a slight tangent, I love Slash Film and especially their podcast but they really need to redesign that website.
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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on August 12, 2017, 12:10:26 PM »
How about reddit? Like on /paulthomasanderson etc.

Agree with pimping on reddit, but have you been to Paul's subreddit? There are like 3 people that post there and no one comments, its sad. We should infiltrate /Kanye or or /BigDickProblems or something.
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The Director's Chair / Re: Alexander Payne
« Last post by Kal on August 12, 2017, 12:03:51 PM »
I don't know why but there is something about the premise, the cast, this photo, the idea of Alexander Payne + Black Mirror, that really makes me want to see this right away!

http://www.slashfilm.com/downsizing-first-look-matt-damon-shrinks-himself-for-director-alexander-payne/

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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 12, 2017, 11:40:19 AM »
The shoutbox is emblematic of how the internet has changed, for all the obvious reasons. Sometimes people just want to pop in and say a thing. Sometimes they don't feel like they have a large enough thought to constitute a whole post.

To that point, I don't think we should be afraid to say a brief dumb thing in an actual post. I've done that plenty.

Originally our shoutbox was pretty garbage, but the quality of the conversation has increased so much since then. If you view the shoutbox as content, it's undoubtedly a net positive.

I guarantee a falloff in making posts would have happened regardless of the shoutbox. But the inverse is also true a lot of stuff in the shoutbox should probably be in an actual thread. If we put more effort/thought into that, I see a good equilibrium being achieved there.
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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by Kal on August 12, 2017, 11:30:52 AM »
I might be in the minority here, but I feel that if people had conversations in relevant threads rather than in the shoutbox, we'd have better engagement on certain topics - with or without new membership. Call me Mr. Old-Fashioned.

I agree with this actually because I have never really used or looked at the conversation in the shoutbox. I always just look at the threads. So if there is anything interesting going on there I'm missing it...

Also the threads are so much better because it stays there forever. For example, I only watched all of GoT last year, and given I was binging 6 seasons and I couldn't really talk to people about it to avoid spoilers, all I could do was to follow old posts about episodes on the thread to see how people felt about what was going on. It was a great companion to watching the whole thing. Can't do that with whatever is being discussed on shoutbox.
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