Capt.Failure wrote: It has nothing at all to do with who liked or disliked what, but everything to do with civility and respect. Sadly the fandom at large knows nothing of these concepts, at least online.
I think this sums it up perfect. People can like, or dislike whatever they want. But its how people go about expressing that like or dislike. And one of the biggest problems i have with those that don't like the movies within the fandom is the amount of disrespect they have for the people involved.
For whatever reason people love to take personal stabs at the actors, writers and Bay. we all know Bay got death threats and his house broken into by fans. After that people found ways to personally attack nearly everyone involved with the movies.
The most recent was in the thread regarding Rosie Huntion Whitely (sorry, I'm pretty sure i spelt her name wrong) in which she commented that Shia might be up for returning for a 4th movie. Someone made a comment..
"Who cares what this moron has to say!" She's stupid!"
Really? Was a comment like that about a person whom you've never meet in your life really necessary? The answer is no. No, its not. People also seem to love to take stabs at Shia. Again, completely unnecessary and indefensible. I read this ignorant comments and wonder how anyone can take the fandom seriously, or respect their opinions.
Now to be fair, this isn't just limited to the TF fandom. Nearly every "geek" fandom is guilty of this in some shape or form, but if people seriously want people to take them seriously and listen to them then these personal attacks need to stop.