Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the FAQ section of the Its box office forum! Here you'll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the forum and how to use it.
  • Why do we have to register again? (Old Users)
  • We understand that having to register again on the new site may be frustrating for some of our users, and we apologize for the inconvenience. The reason we were unable to transfer user accounts from the old site to the new one is due to technical limitations. The old user database was bloated, and the user data had a lot of dependencies like posts, comments, and other features that made transferring the users to the new site difficult.

    Additionally, the passwords of the old user database were stored in hashes, which means that they were encrypted and cannot be decrypted. As a result, we cannot simply transfer the old passwords to the new site, which is why we require users to create new passwords when they register again.

    Despite these challenges, we are excited to launch the new site and hope that you will consider registering again to continue participating in our community. We have made significant improvements to the new site that we believe will enhance your experience and provide new opportunities for engagement. Thank you for your understanding and support.
  • How does point system work?
  • The point system on the forum is a way to recognize and reward active participation and contribution to the community. Users can earn points by answering questions, asking questions, receiving upvotes, and other forms of engagement on the forum. The more active and helpful a user is, the more points they will accumulate.

    TL;DR Points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in that person.

    Please note that the forum moderators reserve the right to adjust or reset the point system at any time, and points may be deducted for violations of community guidelines or inappropriate behavior. The following table lists the Points Criteria:

    Posting a question: + 12 points
    Selecting an answer for your question: + 18 points
    Per up vote on your question: + 6 points
    Per down vote on your question: - 6 points
    Limit from up votes on each question: + 60 points
    Limit from down votes on each question: 18 points
    Posting an answer: + 24 points
    Having your answer selected as the best: + 120 points
    Per up vote on your answer: + 12 points
    Per down vote on your answer: - 12 points
    Limit from up votes on each answer: + 120 points
    Limit from down votes on each answer: 120 points
    Per up vote on your comment: + 6 points
    Per down vote on your comment: + 6 points
    Limit from up votes on each comment: + 30 points
    Limit from down votes on each comment: + 15 points
    Voting up a question: + 3 points
    Voting up an answer: + 3 points

  • What are User Levels? (Eg: Movie Lover)
  • User titles on the forum are a way to recognize and distinguish members based on their level of participation and contribution to the community. The user title is displayed next to the username.

    User titles are based on a user's points, which means that more a user engages in the community, the higher their user title will be. User titles can range from Movie Fan for New users, to Film Legend for users with a high points score.

    Here are the points criteria for achieving different User Levels:
    • Film Legend - 30,000 points
    • Movie Maestro - 27,500 points
    • Box Office Legend - 25,000 points
    • Cinema Maven - 20,000 points
    • Film Industry Expert - 17,500 points
    • Movie Mogul - 15,000 points
    • Ticket Reseller - 10,000 points
    • Movie Mastermind - 8,500 points
    • Movie Insider - 7,000 points
    • Cinema Insider - 6,000 points
    • Film Historian - 5,000 points
    • Box Office Guru - 4,000 points
    • Movie Scholar - 3,500 points
    • Cinema Connoisseur - 3,000 points
    • Film Aficionado - 2,500 points
    • Box Office Expert - 2,250 points
    • Movie Reviewer - 2,000 points
    • Cinema Critic - 1,750 points
    • Box Office Analyst - 1,400 points
    • Film Buff - 1,200 points
    • Moviegoer - 1,000 points
    • Ticket Collector - 750 points
    • Box Office Watcher - 500 points
    • Cinema Enthusiast - 300 points
    • Ticket Collector - 100 points
  • What kinds of questions can I ask here?
  • You can ask any question related to the entertainment industry, including movies, television shows, music, celebrities, and more.

    However, please make sure that your questions are relevant and appropriate for the forum, and do not violate our community guidelines.

    Also, in order to ensure that your question is relevant to the community, please check the category page for the topics that are allowed to be discussed.
  • What kinds of questions should be avoided?
  • Please avoid asking questions that are not related to the entertainment industry in general or the categories in the forum, or that promote hate speech or discrimination, or that violate our community guidelines.

    Do keep in mind that it is important to keep the forum a safe and respectful space for all members to share their opinions out loud.
  • What should I avoid in my answers?
  • When answering questions, please avoid posting spam, irrelevant content, or offensive language.

    Additionally, please do not post false or misleading information or engage in personal attacks or harassment.
  • Who moderates this community?
  • The short answer is: you. This website is moderated by the community members. Community members with a good behavioral track record in the forum will be promoted to the moderation panel.
  • What are Badges?
  • Badges are a way to recognize and reward users for their contributions to the IBO community. They are virtual badges that are displayed on a user's profile and can be earned for activities such as asking and answering questions, voting, editing posts, and many more.

    Badges come in different types and levels(Bronze, Silver and Gold), with some being easier to earn than others. They are intended to be a fun way to encourage participation in the community.

    To see which badges you have earned or to learn more about how to earn them, you can visit your profile and find the "Badges Section".

    Click here to see all the Badges up for grabs.