Welcome to Movie Talk, a place to share, discuss and critique past, present and upcoming movies.

Before you post in our Movie Forum or comment on our Movie Blog, there are a few easy to follow and common sense guidelines we ask you please observe. These guidelines are in place to protect yourself, your user experience and the software you use when online at Movie Talk.

Forum and Blog Usage

To protect our users and our site, the following anti-spam measures are in place:

Forum Usage: (New Members)

All members are placed in a "New Member" Usergroup and remain there until such time as 5 legitimate forum posts and/or replies have been made. Limitations of the "New Member" Usergroup:
  1. URL posting restrictions: New Members are asked not to post url's of any type in our forums until such time as 5 forum posts have been made. Policing of members who ignore this rule is at the discretion of the staff.
  2. Image posting restrictions: New Members are asked not to post images of any type in our forums until such time as 5 forum posts have been made. Policing of members who ignore this rule is at the discretion of the staff.
  3. Private messaging restrictions: New Members are unable to store more than 5 total private messages cumulatively between Inbox, Sentbox and Savebox. This is to limit any form of Private Message Spam being sent to our members.
  4. User control panel restrictions: New Members have limited access to their User CP which translates to:

  • Avatar Customizations disabled.
  • Signature Permissions disabled.
  • Profile Customizations disabled.

Forum Usage: (Established Members)

All members with 5+ Forum Posts have all restrictions lifted and have full access to our boards features.

If there is a feature you think should be enabled/disabled, please either post about it in our Suggestion Box or feel free to Private Message or Visitor Message Duke directly.

Site wide: (Blog and Forum)

  1. All e-mail permissions have been disabled. The only active e-mail platform is via our Contact Us Page.
  2. With few exceptions, all url's are nofollow. This means that a backlink from Movie Talk is not considered a vote for your site, product and/or service in the eyes of Google, Bing, Yahoo and all the other Search Engines.
  3. All user posted url's are filtered and moderated at some level.
  4. User details such as IP address, e-mail, etc., are completely protected and secure. The ONLY exception to this rule is we WILL forward the details of known and suspected spammers through the databases at Akismet, Stop Forum Spam and Project Honey Pot.

Our Goals:

1. To build a platform for everyone to discuss or comment on movie related content in an open, family friendly environment with fellow movie buffs.

2. To protect the Movie Talk platform from misuse and/or abuse.

All of the above exists to combat the spam we experience on a daily basis in the forms of Blog Comment Spam, Forum Topic and Post Spam, Private Message Spam, e-mail spam and numerous derivations thereof.

Fighting Spam is a huge and ongoing task so instead of tiptoeing around the topic, we're taking a pro-active approach in our Spam Fighting Measures.

If at any time you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.