New Comment Policy

posted by Patrick Crowley on July 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm

We’re rolling out a new comment policy today.

Because our community continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it’s now a good time to remind folks about the basic rules of posting comments here.

Many of these rules were actually created long ago. But, by posting our policy in public, we hope to cut down on any confusion about what is and is not acceptable.

Please take a moment to read the policy before making any additional comments. And, if you have a question about anything, please check out our frequently asked questions.

As always, with your help, Cinema Treasures will remain a great community!

Patrick Crowley and Ross Melnick

Comments (44)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 2, 2008 at 7:44 pm

One topic that I didn’t see covered in the policy concerns the posting of news articles. Many people are not aware that they are not supposed to post full news articles. You can post a link to the article but you should not copy and paste the full article into a comment. Maybe that should be added to the site policy.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 2, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Since the policy is rather long, can you summarize the changes here?

moviebuff82 on July 2, 2008 at 8:06 pm

so far, i haven’t gotten any comment notices to my theaters. I think everyone’s on vacation.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm

I’ve gotten a bunch of e-mail notices today.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on July 2, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Thanks, Lost. Good point. I’ve updated the policy to include that.

Eddiej1984 on July 3, 2008 at 1:44 am

Yea, good to see these posted again, as even one theatre comment section being closed due to violations is too much.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Re “No Personal Attacks,” how does one take a discussion OFFLINE when the other person hides his/her identity behind a pseudonym and has no known e-mail address? I believe that the CT membership list should include a valid e-mail address for every poster. If they refuse to provide one, their membership should be terminated.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 3, 2008 at 10:56 pm

That’s funny. You never cease to amuse me. Roughly half the members on this site would have to be terminated for the heinous crime of using a pseudonym. If one member didn’t pick a fight with another member, there would be no need for an email address and no need to take it offline. Think about it.

I believe that any person that initiates a personal attack against another member should be suspended for one week. No questions asked. The evidence is in the comments.

Patrick….It might be a good idea to keep this policy posted ahead of the other news items on the main page for a few days. Some people have short attention spans and might forget the rules.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm

If that “roughly half” was terminated, it would be an insignficant loss. Do you think that anyone could get past an airport security check with papers identifying them as “Lost Memory” and with an address of “Somewhere over the rainbow?” They’d probably get carted off to the nearest mental hospital for observation.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 4, 2008 at 12:02 am

I see that your looking to start trouble on this news thread. Bad idea. Although if you are the first to be suspended under the new policy, you will finally be number one at something on this site.

Manwithnoname on July 4, 2008 at 2:18 am

For the record, “manwithnoname” is my real name. Parents just couldn’t decide. It was originally “crumbsnatcherwithnoname” but I had it changed when I turned 18. Actually, I borrowed my current name. All they asked is that I don’t give it a bad name!

Manwithnoname on July 4, 2008 at 2:36 am

BTW, this is nothing. Check out the comments from the last time this policy reminder was posted Labor Day 2006. Seems like we have all mellowed with age.

TheaterOwner01 on July 4, 2008 at 3:18 am

What is real funny is that you guys are at it again just by reading the thread, wow

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Re comments made above by the phantom, “Lost Memory,” 0n 7/03/08 at 4:02pm, I believe that if an argument becomes over-heated and results in “suspension,” both persons should be suspended, not just one of them. It takes two to tango. In his statements, the phantom is already being provacative by daring me to say something that will result in suspension so that I can “finally be number one at something on this site.” How dare he be so insulting and condescending?

moviebuff82 on July 5, 2008 at 9:39 pm

i agree. This is simliiar to people making spam comments on Youtube or Myspace or Facebook or some site that allows comments.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 5, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Re comments made above by Warren on Jul 5, 2008 at 1:38pm. I don’t think so “Warren”. In this case it does not take “two to tango”. The current situation involves one victim and one instigator or predator. In most civilized societies, you do not punish the victim, although I’m sure that you would enjoy doing that. Every “argument” as you put it, that involves the two of us was initiated by you. I don’t consider your personal attacks to be “arguments”. Also, “Phantom” is not the name that I am known by on here. I could interpret that as being sarcastic and insulting.

You posted two comments today. The above comment, and one about problems with Windows Vista. Have you tried Microsoft tech support? I believe that this site is about movie theaters and not Windows help 101. Aren’t you the same individual that chastised so many people on this site for posting off topic comments? If you have nothing interesting or informative to post about movie theaters, then post nothing.

TheaterOwner01 on July 5, 2008 at 11:29 pm

Lost Memory attempts to ‘get in the last word’ each and every time, as said earlier and agreed apon, it would seem that there is one and one only instigator in the above threads, i proved the point

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 5, 2008 at 11:35 pm

I’m sorry. I didn’t know that I wasn’t allowed to respond anymore CyNdILaUpEr. Have I exceeded the message limit?

TheaterOwner01 on July 6, 2008 at 2:02 am

Do you see what i mean people. confrontational so that someone might respond, again point proven have a wonderful evening

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 6, 2008 at 2:14 am

Speaking of the last word CyNdILaUpEr, you seem to enjoy having the last word. For someone that has been a member since June 23, 2008 and has posted one theater related comment, if you want to call it that, you seem to have alot to say on this subject.

BTW….I really enjoy your song “True Colors”. It’s very appropriate for this thread.

TheaterOwner01 on July 6, 2008 at 2:18 am

As anyone can tell we just made a point, and it does not matter how long what matters is that you are proving the point about what people are saying, your a instigator, and it might take someone ‘new’ to show you, taake it how it looks and sounds, but we know

TheaterOwner01 on July 6, 2008 at 2:26 am

Lost, what is sad is that it would seem no matter what is said, you do have to make fun of folks and keep the threads going, i have done a research just this past hour, it would seem from a NEWBIE that you have a lot to say, and most of it is not very nice towards others,, and it really does look like all you do is sit behind the computer and nag nag nag, and keep making comments that you know will make some one want to come back and say something to you, case in point' true colors' all it is is a simple chidesh way of getting attention, take care, i wont respond anymore because i believe i have made my point and anyone reading these ‘threads’ can see it as shown above, have a good night

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 6, 2008 at 2:34 am

Your entitled to your opinion. Please answer one question. You wrote “proving the point about what people are saying”. Who would these “people” be? Since I’m a gentleman, I normally give a lady the last word. Maybe you could make your reply using your original account and not this new one. Enjoy the website.

AlAlvarez on July 6, 2008 at 3:28 am

PROVOCATIVE comments can initiate a discussion that, when positive, can stimulate and inform. I see nothing wrong with provocative comments nor the decision of others to stay anonymous by choosing nicknames or singular first names on this site. It is their right.

PROVACATIVE is a woman’s fragrance by Elizabeth Arden and therefore quite off-topic.

terrywade on July 6, 2008 at 4:41 pm

For anyone making bad remarks about anyone on this Movie Theatre board they need to be locked up and tied up for 5 days in the old Loews Kings Theatre in NY. Let them feel and breath the mold till they mellow out. Give them a box of old popcorn to eat found under one of the broken seats with pigeons to keep them company! I think they will be nicer when they come out and see the light! Don’t bring your camera or flashlight you will be busy fighting off the rats coming from the stage.

TheaterOwner01 on July 7, 2008 at 4:45 am

Now THAT is a good one!

longislandmovies on July 7, 2008 at 7:24 am


longislandmovies on July 7, 2008 at 7:28 am


Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Please try to restrain your excitement, “longislandmovies,” and make correct use of capital and lower case letters. “Lost Memory” might have posted the most messages at Cinema Treasures, but that would make him “The # Comnment Poster” in terms of sheer volume only, not content. The postings themselves indicate that he knows next to nothing about theatres, movies, or the entertainment business in general. He seems to rely solely on the internet for everything he publishes, and probably spends many hours per day just surfing for potential material. The majority of his postings are no more than links to material posted on the internet by other people.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 7, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Thanks Movies….I know that you’ve been bitten by “Warren” on more than one occasion, including the comment preceding this one. I’m also high on the list of number of theaters added. You will find my name alone or in conjunction with another member on over nine hundred theaters listed here. Combine that with the number of comments that I have and I believe that I have made a substantial contribution to this site regardless of what another individual here might think. All that I have asked in return is to be allowed to continue making these contributions in peace. I don’t think that’s asking too much.

TheaterOwner01 on July 8, 2008 at 2:57 am

It is when most of the comments besides theaters are about others i do agree with Warren

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 8, 2008 at 3:03 am

What are you talking about? New member immediately sides with “Warren”. That raises a red flag to many people here. “Warren” has a habit of correcting spelling mistakes and yet he has not corrected yours. Another red flag. I know a “plant” when I see one and I’m not talking about tulips.

TheaterOwner01 on July 8, 2008 at 3:31 am

It was very easy to do a search on Lost, it does not take a rocket scientist to do that, as far new, again sometimes new people see just as much or more then older ones,and i again agree more content but not in the form of theater comments, Warren was right on target,

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 8, 2008 at 3:41 am

I’m actually enjoying our conversation. You remind me of someone on this site. If you post enough comments I might be able to figure it out.

AlAlvarez on July 8, 2008 at 3:59 am

Still no comment from the English professor on CiNdi’s stream of consciousness post. Hmm.

He must be away in his CHALET.

TheaterOwner01 on July 8, 2008 at 4:04 am

Lost i have looked and read a lot this evening, MOST of your post you find on the internet i see you do your homework though with the time you have behind your computer i understand, house bound has to be the pitts

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 8, 2008 at 4:08 am

Al….Nobody spells that poorly unless they are on medication or it’s being done intentionally. I think the webmaster should check the IP of this individual and try to match it against other members that logged in tonight. If the numbers match, delete all of the accounts.

TheaterOwner01 on July 8, 2008 at 4:10 am

Good post again Lost i do understand the agrivator and instigator you sure keep proving the points

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Curiously, alerts to all of the recent postings on this subject have been delivered to my “Junk E-mail” box, which is exactly where they belong. I intend to stay out of this discussion until “Lost Memory” is unmasked. I remember a time a couple of years ago when the phantom got into some sort of trouble and changed pseudonyms a number of times in one day. Two of them seemed to be snipes at yours truly— “Gwhiz” and “Warrenbrokethewebsite.” They were quickly stopped and removed from the website when I complained to management.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 8, 2008 at 3:36 pm

It really looks like your staying out of the discussion “Warren”. Why haven’t you acknowledged your friend CyNdI? Not even a hello. Isn’t that being rude? Do you want to take a walk down memory lane? I also remember you being in trouble on this site more than once. I lost count of how many times you have insulted people and caused trouble here. I’ll bet that many people can remember those incidents. Maybe some of your victims would like to enlighten everyone here with the details.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 8, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Time to wrap it up people.

This is exactly the sort of bickering and endless nonsense that has required us to restate our comments policy. We value all of your contributions, but if this chiding and nastiness continues everyone involved will have their account suspended.

Seriously. It’s just not that funny anymore.

TheaterOwner01 on July 9, 2008 at 2:25 am

If by chance you remove people, it should also be LOST regardless of the contributions, as he also contributes to the EXACT thing your taking about, endless nonsense

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 9, 2008 at 2:49 am

CyNdi — let it go …

MPol on July 9, 2008 at 5:17 am

Having read the new Comments Policy, it sounds like a sound one, with hard and fast rules. That’s the best way to go, imo.

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