JoBlo.com offers opinions!
Every now and again, I guess our site's readers also need to be reminded about our site's STRIKE BACK RULES & GUIDELINES. Unlike some other movie sites out there, we DO NOT allow you to insult our writers. It's about RESPECT here. Everyone has a right to their opinion and yes, believe it or not, out of the 35-40 people working across JoBlo.com, we don't all agree on the best movies, etc... Pretty crazy, right? That doesn't mean that gives you the right to tear them a new asshole. You can certainly DISAGREE with their opinion, share your own via our STRIKE BACK or DEBATE them on it, but taking potshots at our writers because you don't share their opinion on someone or some film, is immature and against our rules.
All such posts have been deleted in the past and members BANNED for life. This is just a REMINDER because some members seem to be forgetting the purpose of the STRIKE BACK and that is to offer your opinion on the NEWS ARTICLE itself, not the person's writing style or your insults toward them.
That said, if you have CONSTRUCTIVE criticism to put forth versus some of our writers, please email me about that as I read/respond to every single email that I receive. Or, you can also visit our SITE SUGGESTIONS/QUESTIONS forum for complaints about stuff on the site, etc... There's a time and place for these things, but that place is NOT our STRIKE BACK section. We're not perfect either, folks.
Furthermore, for anyone who actually doesn't think we should offer our opinions, I guess you're on the wrong site, because that's EXACTLY what JoBlo.com is all about. We offer our opinions and allow YOU to offer yours in return, but it should all be RESPECTFUL. That should be pretty easy to handle, right? Otherwise, there are TONS of other vanilla movie sites out there who simply post press release style news stories, if you'd rather just have your news, sans opinion.
Do these guys look like CNN journalists to you?!?
And finally, all future STRIKE BACK comments that say "How is this news?" or "I can't believe you guys consider this news" or "Is this news?" WILL BE DELETED. Our STRIKE BACKs are for opinions about the topic at hand and not your opinion on whether or not you think we're doing our jobs right. Everyone here has a supervisor and everyone knows exactly what they're doing. If you don't think it's "news", guess what....we're not CNN! We're a MOVIE FANSITE and we post COOL SHIT about movies that we enjoy and that we think you all will enjoy. If you don't think a few of our 40 every day articles are considered "news" to your eyes....LIVE WITH IT...and move to the next article. But let's drop the WHINING already...
Thanks for understanding, folks. I think that 95% of you are cool peeps enjoying the site, I don't want a few "bad apples" ruining the experience for others. The site is gonna be taken to yet another level soon, so stay tuned for that! And now back to your regularly scheduled movie "news" stories.