Welcome to the Marvel Comics forum!
This is the place to talk about all Marvel topics that aren't covered by the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man or Ultimate Marvel forums.
Before you begin posting, here are a few rules:
RULES YOU AGREED TO WHEN REGISTERING
You will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. The owners of Comic Book Resources Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
As detailed in the CBR Forums Users Guidelines and FAQ on the CBR Q&A & Announcements forum.
To offset any possible legal concerns, Forum members must keep copyright issues in mind during their time at the CBR Forums. No more than three pages of any given issue should be posted at any one time (which should be plenty for review purposes). The posting of links to or about illegally shared comic book content is not allowed.
All forum members are expected to remain civil to each other at all times. Insults will not be tolerated; likewise a certain standard of conversation will be expected. Under no circumstances should any user issue a threat to another forum member. How you say something can matter as much as the content of your posts; you are more than welcome to disagree with anyone else but you must communicate your opinion in a civil and hospitable manner. Flaming, trolling or other such behavior will not be tolerated.
Moderators come from upstanding and knowledgeable forum members of the CBR Community. It is their role to keep the Forums as a whole running smoothly. Parts of this include keeping discussion flowing, removing inappropriate content and settling disputes. Forum members are expected to remain civil to members of the Moderating team at all times in the same way they are expected to remain civil to each other (cut them a break, they don’t get paid for keeping things running and they’re a nice bunch of people!).
Forum members should only keep one account at any given time; multiple accounts are heavily frowned upon. The Moderating team may merge or ban multiple accounts without warning.
Signatures may consist of text but not images. Please make your signatures relatively small and unobtrusive; likewise the content should be made up of material of a PG-13/work-place safe nature. Inappropriate signatures may be modified or deleted without notice.
Selling items or linking to auctions with the intent of profit (including but not exclusive to eBay) are not permitted. There is a trading thread on the Community Board if you wish to swap items but monetary exchanges are not allowed.
MARVEL COMICS FORUM SPECIFIC RULES
- Do NOT use profanity or derogatory terms. This applies to posters and fictional characters. This includes the use of any variation of "shit", "fuck", "asshole", "dick" and any other word generally considered to be profane.
- Do NOT post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
- As of 12/29/07 we will just be deleting entire posts containing profanity. If I find I'm deleting the same posters' posts repeatedly there will likely be warnings. Make it easy on everyone and just use some other, friendlier words.
DO NOT POST DETAILED SUMMARIES, but feel free to work a general summary of the book into your review, to give context for your review. Spoilers are allowed, so long as they are worked into your review (and, of course, as always, labeled in the title of the thread). Everything else will be deleted, and if it re-occurs, well, don't let it re-occur.
- What if someone asks for spoilers?
Tough. They can infer the spoilers that are already included in the discussion or they can wait until they read the issue.
- So I can't include spoilers at all?
That's not what the rule says. Spoilers are allowed. They just can't be the point of your post.
- Can I open a thread with spoilers?
No. Well, not solely spoilers. Open threads with your review (i.e. your opinions). Not just a reveal of the issue's conclusion or major plot points.
- What'll happen if I don't follow this rule?
Your posts will be deleted. And if you continue to do it you'll just be banned from the Marvel Comics forum.
3. WHEN (NOT) TO START A DISCUSSION THREAD
- Do not post page scans. Official previews are fine. Anything else is not.
- Use spoiler tags if discussing recent or upcoming spoilers within a thread: [spoil.] and [/spoil.] but remove the periods.
- Please include *SPOILERS* in a thread title if the thread is likely to contain spoilers.
- Don't give away information that would be classified as a spoiler within a thread title.
- Leaked information may NOT be disucssed here, period.
4. INAPPROPRIATE MODES OF DISCUSSION
- Look before you leap! Use the SEARCH function to make sure that someone else has not already posted the same, or a similar, topic. Also check the Directory (below) for threads that might cover your topic.
- No "claim-staking" threads, such as "Fantastic Four #24 -- Discuss!" In fact, you should at least write a paragraph if you are going to start a discussion thread. Otherwise just let someone else start the thread.
- Discussion threads relating to newly-released issues may be posted at 9:00 AM Eastern on the day the issue is released in the United States. Leaked information may NOT be disucssed here, period.
- Preview pages and creator interviews may be given their own threads for discussion. However, please don't start threads simply for a cover image. Cover images can be discussed in either the monthly solicitation thread or in that title's News & Speculation thread.
- Your opinion about something is not in and of itself worthy of its own thread. I understand that you have opinions and that you think they're interesting, but we already have so many discussion threads in which you can express your opinion that you do not need to form your own thread to do so.
- It's okay to resurrect old threads as long as you have something to add. But posting solely to bump a long-dead thread back to the front page is a quick way to have that thread closed.
- One game thread at a time. Do not start new Survivor or other game threads if one is already ongoing.
- Saying stuff like, "Why does everyone hate Character X?"
Don't do that - just say, "I think Character X is cool." Then if people disagree simply debate the point using facts and observations rather than resorting to "You're just being negative!"
- Telling posters that "You're just being negative!" or "You lack reading comprehension!".
- Asking posters "Why do you read the comic, then?"
So long as they are being civil about it posters can criticize a comic as much as they like. You can feel free to ignore them but you cannot personally attack them for their pursuits. Tell them that their positions are unfounded. Tell them that they are not backing up their points with any facts at all. Just do not personally rip them.
- Stating "This is just MY opinion!" or "That's just YOUR opinion!" or That's not a fact it's an opinion." We get it. If YOU are saying something it should be understood by everyone else that it is YOUR opinion. No need to discuss it further.
- Repetitive arguments are unnecessary. If you have to repeat the same argument more than once YOU ARE DONE. Move on. You're not going to convince the other person that they're wrong.
- I will allow a lot of hyperbole go, stuff like "This is the worst comic that I ever read," but let us be reasonable. Simply stating "Book X sucks" is not all that helpful of a contribution to the overall discussion and will be deleted. In fact, saying that anything "sucked" or "blew" or even "stinks" is more an insult than a critcism and is therefore not allowed.
- There's no need to answer questions, at least those asking for facts, that have already been answered. Correct an earlier answer if it's wrong, fine, but providing the same answer for the second or third time is not necessary.
- No posts shall open with the likes of "sigh", "uhmmm", "errrrr", "duh", or any other comparable dismissive. They add nothing to discourse and they are basically the internet equivalent of "Screw you!"
- SUPER GOLDEN RULE: Keep the discussions about the COMICS, not other posters.