Hmm, I couldn't help but notice this portion of the rules. What is meant by "negative"? Does this mean to imply that unless a user is on the bandwagon with nothing but praise for George Lucas & Co. and everything that is produced by such, that they automatically "deserve" a bad reputation?Originally Posted by SirSteve
I get that this is a "fan" site, however I beg to differ with the narrow definition of what constitutes a "true fan." While one might look upon a staunch supporter of every element of Star Wars as the epitimy of what fandom is supposed to look like, I disagree. A true fan, in my opinion, is willing to take a realistic look at the pro's and con's of whatever hobby he/she takes an interest in. A totally "positive" outlook isn't fandom...it's more like fanaticism.
Personally, I consider myself such a huge fan of the Star Wars concept, that I have taken "offense" at the lower quality of the new films relative to the originals that brought most of us here in the first place. Not only that, to further "prove" my fandom, I not only integrated the hobby into my life...I chose a career because of those films. In other words, I'm living my hobby to the best of my ability.
In addition, you mention "quality" of posts. I personally feel that the "quality" of most of my posts is quite high when compared with some of the others which only go so far as to offer brief opinions. In the past, I have laboriously cited sources and detailed my findings with numerous quotations, scenes, et al. But by conjoining the word "quality" above with the word "negative" in regard to posts, you are opening up Pandora's Box so that no posts of any true worth can be made if they even suggest a modicum of negativity.
So, when you suggest that "negative" comments will reflect upon a users reputation (presumably in a negative manner), I implore you to reconsider that wording before unnecessarily saddling some of us with the yoke of scorn from radical Lucas-ites (well, anymore than is already present anyway).