|I keep railing at Stacked and The War At Home on their respective pages, and now my posts are being deleted almost instantly (at least on the TWAH page). Are the board moderators just regular users or what? Can someone clue me in, because if such positions are going to be filled only with sycophants and show partisans then I think I will have a problem continuing on this site. It is because crap shows like these are on that their seems to be no room for Arrested Development, so I feel we should be able to send some ire their way as well; not just FOX is to blame.|
Just because those shows suck doesn't mean you should go over to their boards and troll. Obviously your posts are going to be deleted. Have you even read the TOS?
|There are shows I admit to loving that most people hated, and if they wanted to say "phooey" and call me an idiot for liking the show it wouldn't matter to me if they did so. But if you are going to have some lowbrow misfit watching over a forum like a hawk, ready to censor anyone who criticizes the way in which they while away their boring lives then what is the point of the whole site, if it doesn't welcome all viewpoints?|
According to your first post you were continually making posts bashing a show at other shows forums. That is not acceptable behavior. This isn't because alternate viewpoints aren't welcome, but simply to try and increase the friendliness of the forum experience for everyone. The forums are intended for intelligent discussion of shows, especially among fans of the show. Intolerant behavior and inflammatory behavior will not be tolerated. This doesn't mean you can't post an alternate view or opinion, only that if you do so it must be educated and reasonably thought out. Simply posting "phooey" does nothing to encourage discussion and is rather out of place on a forum intended for "fans" of a show.
If you feel your opinion on what shows you dislike is that important you'd probably be better off trying to post your thoughts in the general TV forum. Though from your posts here I think your attitude might be the problem. This is supposed to be a "fan friendly" place. If you're looking to agitate, irritate and start fights (trolling) then this isn't the forum for you. And I think I might point out that while you think it's your duty to tell people that they are "whiling away their boring lives" this is deemed to be offensive behavior. It isn't your business or your responsibility, only an intolerant viewpoint and trying to force your intolerant opinion on people's private lives is definitely NOT what these TV forums are intended for. To stress the point even further, before you suggest other people are "whiling away their boring lives" I'd suggest you take a good strong look at your actions. Keep in mind, these people have come together to discuss something that the enjoy. You're the one going out of your way to post your comments about a show you don't like. If anyone needs to find a more productive use for their time it isn't them. If you'd like people to listen to your opinion on ways to improve their "boring lives" perhaps you should first improve upon your own.
|Yes the show is not officially cancelled |
But its very unlikely that Fox will bring it back
Holy crap, Season 1 and two DVD are about 20 bucks each, and they are outselling Madacascar and SW III on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/new-for-you/top-sellers/-/dvd/all/ref=imdbdppd_sr_0/104-7901481-6440739
Link current as of Nov 16, 2005.
Could this be the miracle? Nah.
|In all fairness to FOX, Arrested Development has a very expensive cast and has always had pretty mediocre ratings. This isn't like what they did with Wonderfalls, Firefly, or even John Doe. Those three shows were cancelled after their first four, eleven, and twenty-two episodes (respectively) before they were cancelled adruptly. With Arrested Development, however, FOX stuck with it into its third season despite its razor thin profit margin, and is giving the crew a chance to tie up dangling plot threads and give the show an ending that feels like an ending, unlike those in the past which simply had to stop when the cancellation order came in. I am by no means happy about this news (I love Arrested Development as much as anyone) but it was a business failure even before the move to Monday night, and FOX could no longer justify filling up a timeslot with such a poorly rated show.|