I know getting worked up about a forum is really not the best thing in the world. Especially when it is about transforming robots, and toys. Coma but. I feel that lately TFW2005 is getting a bit... Silly. Ignoring how silly we are regardless, in terms of us being goofy. I'm more speaking of Movie, Toy, and Transformers General Discussion. In movie thread, for some reason... There has been a surplus of threads about, the background of scenes, and the over-analyzing every single scene of the films, as if they where films of merit, or have some sort of profound deeper meaning. I think it is quite evident. There is no profound deeper meaning to the live-action Transformers films. They are a special-effects jerk-off fest, that happen to have Transformers labeled onto it in order to sell the products. Nothing more, nothing less. I'm sure there are people that find the live-action films to be the greatest thing in the universe since sliced gravy... However, not so much in my perspective, as I am clearly not wearing the same goggles you are. Either it be the three layers of Skeptic-speticals, Cynical-specticals, or Nostalgia-specticals. I don't think I will ever see those movies as being decent, even with the excuse of "It isn't about the Transfomrers, it is about Sam's journey blalbalba." that I always tell myself in order to make the movies somewhat decent. However, I think this odd over analysis over the films is getting very-very-very old. I don't give a crap if Optimus's shoulder gaurds are square, and Sentinel Prime's are pointy. It is irrelevant, I'm sure if it was when the movies where first coming out... sure? Why not. But, now? It just feels like spam, and idiocy. In my perspective! As for my favorite thread, I can go either way with this thread. As it does have some merit, when half the threads arn't about bitching over the same damn'd thing... every. Damn'd. Time. I cannot stand how everyone thinks that it is a good idea to bitch about the growing size of Bumblebees. I get it, god do I know, there are a fuuuuuuuuck load of bumblebees, I think the only person that doesn't know, is someone who lives under a rock, is blindfolded, blasting Simon and Garfunkel, and has never actually seen a Walmart in the past 5 years... Because, I think it was made quite obvious by the first movie. "THERE WILL BE BUMBLEBEE!!!" and, by "THERE WILL BE BUMBLEBEE!!!" I mean that the little shit has been clogging our shelves for five years, with four different versions of himself with each movie (Or six or seven depending on DOTM...) So, it is pretty obvious that there are a fuckload of him, considering A) He is Transformers version of Pikachu, and B) Aaron Archer practically being on his knees for the Black and Yellow turd. Another thing that bugs me about the toy thread, that also leaks onto the General Discussion thread as well is the, whining and bitching about how "X Wasn't released, HASBRO HATES US!!!" that stint gets old, so fast. Ignoring that it isn't Hasbro's fault when products arn't released, and is the retailers. But, the automatic assumption that Hasbro is just after our balls, and is just a mean little kid and we are the ants down below. We got a classics line, three movie lines, and they are making a Prime line. Honestly at this point, we should be grateful they arn't just putting all their eggs in one basket with Rescue-bots, or Kre-o. Though, i'm sure someone here would like that... a little too much. But, I do understand the pain of certain toys or DVDs not being released, but if anything I have learned, is to just move on. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn't... go fucking figure, it doesn't. There is no reason that four months after the fact bitching about it is going to change it... Unless you are one of the rock-livers... But, finally I reach to the Transformers General discussion... I clearly do not know how that sub-forum works... exactly, and this may be in part due to the Moderators who make the line of what is spam/trolling and just general discussion a very grey line, with alot of moral ambiguity. Sometimes I can't tell if there is a general guideline we are supposed to be following, that just clearly gets ignored... Or what? Because, someone can post about how badly they want to replace Arcee's mufflers, and the other times, a user can post about how they really would want to see Menasor and Omega Supreme do battle, and get the Nth degree... Because of... Because? I really don't get the logic in that, and I don't think I ever will. However, I think bitching about the Moderators is "In bad taste", slash another rant for another day. As I'm sure if I said anything in a negative light it would viewed as trolling, and if I praised a moderator it would seem like i'm playing favourites/getting on my knees for them. Though, in all actuality I could care less about the moderators here, as they are just regular people, that may or may not have a Napoleon Complex. I have no idea. Nor, is it up to me to decide. But, in the end I feel as it is up to said Moderators to make a decision about this Forum, because it is pretty obvious that there is a bit of matienence and changing that needs to be done regarding rules, regulations and moderation. As currently there is a bit of unrest among the community. So, as for suggestions I have for the community is really, moderators need to take an unfortunate glance at the Movie Forum from time to time... in order to ... Moderate that Sub-forum (gasp.) Calm down on the whole "Signature size" issue, when there are clearly larger issues about the forums. And possibly just keep things in order instead of playing Police-man and deciding what is write and wrong, and just decide what is write and wrong within context. Just my suggestions. What are yours?