Happy New Year to you all. May the new year bring good health, happiness and prosperity to all of you.
I would like to welcome you all to this new forum on this occasion. There are already a few forums out there so some people might wonder why is there a need for this new forum.
Now some of them are only one star based and some are not fair enough to everyone. Some members are allowed free rein to create nuisance and even rewarded for creating silly, nonsensical posts. Freedom of expression is used to justify this behavior while the same freedom is not allowed to some others. If there is a particular rule it should be implemented uniformly but it isn’t. Some people are punished while others are defended for similar posts.
I want this forum to be one of the best forums out there. To be that I think
- It needs good members – members who might disagree with others but who will not resort to abuse. So please recommend this forum to anyone who you think might be a good addition to the forum.
- It needs to avoid certain people who create nonsensical threads. So I am not going to allow those people here who have a history of creating nonsensical threads at other forums.
- It needs to have fans of all actors not just one actor. This way there would be diverse opinions and healthy discussion.
- If there is only serious discussion all the time the forum will become too boring. So I think it needs fun threads from time to time.
- I have observed that problems start when someone starts calling some star gay, midget, criminal, impotent and so on. So I don’t want this forum to be degraded with that kind of talk. You are still free to criticize an actor or his movies.
- It needs moderators who are not biased to any particular set of fans.
- It also needs moderators to be active and take care of the problem immediately.
Now I will be one of the moderators but I cannot be online all the time. So I will need some one else who can moderate the forum during afternoon/evening time in India. So will need a volunteer soon. But I seriously hope that the members will moderate themselves so that there won’t be a need for any extra moderation.
I understand that some of you may know each other from other forums and may have had fights at other forums but please don’t bring any baggage from those forums.
This is a new forum, a new beginning and a new year. So start afresh. Discuss movies, stars, actors, songs and most importantly have fun. Behave in such a manner that if you look back on this a few years later you should not feel shamed/embarrassed about it.
Paraphrasing the famous Golden Rule – Do unto other stars or their fans as you would have them do unto your favorite star or you.
Please let me know your views (suggestions or objections) on this as well as the draft of rules that I created.
There is a Hollywood forum too for those who are interested. Its a link on one of the tabs above. You will have to register again for that one or you can let me know and I can register you for that one.
There will be some teething problems as it is a new forum so let me know your suggestions and feedback from time to time.
I hope you all will have a great time here.