Rescinding The ‘No More Tights’ Policy

Posted on February 3, 2019


This is a vote to rescind the ‘No More Tights’ policy of January 2017 which had 54.85% approval. The vote passed and I was no longer allowed to watch any television or movies based on Marvel or DC properties.


In January of 2019 an exception to that policy was passed with 53.76% approval to see the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As part of the negotiations of that vote I agreed to revisit the ban on superhero fare.

After seeing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse I realized it was just another superhero movie, and not worthy of and exemption to the policy. This puts me in the strange position of putting something up for a vote, but also encouraging a no vote.

A Yes vote means I should be allowed to see any superhero movie I want.
A No vote means I will not be allowed to see Marvel and DC movies under the same terms as the January 2017 vote.

This vote will be live for five days and voting will end on Feb 8th, 2019.

No - 2017.0

Douglas Dollars 💯 416.0
HeHateMe 💯 396.0
davehayden ☕️💯 298.0
aaronpk 💯☕️ 234.0
beau 💯☕️ 200.0
isaiahjfintech 💯 134.0
bertrandom 💯 108.0
wandersean 54.0
awmahan 💼☕️ 48.0
jmikeye 29.0
jer ☕️🌮 20.0
Lewd 18.0
aharris 15.0
joshuaberger ☕️ 11.0
Calv99 10.0
egli 7.0
SDevil 5.0
imcclintic 5.0
bnf 4.0
RKress75 2.0
rpvnwnkl 1.0
dbastedo 1.0
Vampyre 1.0
cdrobison 0.0

Past Discussion

cdrobison (0.0 shares, voted no)
I hate these movies, so I'm voting no. Also, I have zero shares, so there's that.
davehayden ☕️💯 (298.0 shares, voted no)
I also hate these movies. But I do have shares.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
You two make a good team. :)
Douglas Dollars 💯 (416.0 shares, voted no)
Voting Nay. This will inevitably resurface in 2021 with someone saying "No no, this Batman is different"
Douglas Dollars 💯 (416.0 shares, voted no)
If it's on Netflix, their super power is punching things. If it's in the theatre, their super power is CGI.
third-meow (1.0 shares, voted yes)
what's the point of the ban? is watching them costing you money?
Vampyre (1.0 shares, voted no)
Ok, so in the Spiderverse vote I voted no and said We should do this thing here. I read your posting about the movie and your conclusion is sound.
jesserifkin (1.0 shares, voted yes)
Last night's Super Bowl ad for 'Avengers: Endgame' revealed spoilers for its predecessor film, yet nobody at the Super Bowl party I was attending seemed mad because they'd all seen 'Avengers: Infinity War' and knew how it ended. Do you want to be the only person at your Super Bowl party who doesn't get a near-ubiquitous cultural reference like that? Not to mention Marvel has made some great movies in the past few years, like 'Doctor Strange.' I see I'm in the minority right now, but I'm voting Aye.
davehayden ☕️💯 (298.0 shares, voted no)
maybe we should first ask if you want to be at a Super Bowl party
Josh Berezin ☕️💯 (633.0 shares, voted yes)
Knowing that you don't like and would prefer to avoid super hero movies, I think a more interesting outcome is for us to give you permission to see them. Then, you have to balance the urge to see them with your own judgment which informs you that you shouldn't. I vote Aye.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
Josh: But I'm balancing my urge to see them by asking you to ban them... Please vote no.
Marcus 💯☕️💼 (242.0 shares, voted yes)
Genre bans are a bad idea in general. Genres are base-layer media platforms and shareholders can’t predict which of them will accidentally sprout good art every now and again. I actually think that even you don’t don’t care for the average superhero movie, the occasional interesting superhero movie is more likely than a lot of other genres. Grant Morrison makes a good case for this in Supergods, which you’d probably love. But yeah, no more exceptions!
Gary Pratt (0.0 shares)
Just like third-meow asked (without receiving a reply) - “what is the point of this ban? Is watching them costing you money?” What is being done to enhance shareholder value? I keep hoping that someday shareholders will be actively engaged in making meaningful decisions.
isaiahjfintech 💯 (134.0 shares, voted no)
Contrarian investor here ;)
jmikeye (29.0 shares, voted no)
Agree with Gary about the scope of decisions being put before shareholders. Something that has stuck with me from the May 2017 Shareholder Approval vote are Steve Schroeder's comment "I know you are always doing cool shit, but maybe it isn't always being filtered thru to this project."
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
The point is to build a healthy media diet. As a former comic book nerd I find the idea of superhero movies very compelling even if after watching them I feel like I wasted my time. It's not a matter of financial cost but I do think there is a huge ROI to be being diligent about media intake. That kind of thing really shapes how you think about the world and the kind of person you will become.
jmikeye (29.0 shares, voted no)
I agree, which is why I'm voting no. I think the built-in exceptions to the no-tights rule are adequate.
Nick Mershon 💯 (396.0 shares, voted no)
So here's my question and maybe I missed it. Did we get a 2018 recap? And No for me.
aaronpk 💯☕️ (234.0 shares, voted no)
I have to agree that the exceptions to the existing no-tights rule seem appropriate and are a good filter.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
(2018 report is in development!)
Josh Berezin ☕️💯 (633.0 shares, voted yes)
My updated position is that because you asked for an exemption to your previous binding vote, you should HAVE to watch all DC/Marvel movies.
jmikeye (29.0 shares, voted no)
Yeah, and smoke a whole pack of cigarettes while you're at it