[Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

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[Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by Solauren » 2008-12-09 12:40pm

I have noticed a lot of 'episode specific threads' popping up, particularly in the Sci-Fi section of the board. you know 'discuss tonights Heroes episode', 'discuss tonights Terminator episode'.

While this is 'well and good' for some, I'm finding it annoying. Sure, polls are nice, but please, it's getting redudant.

I'd like to purpose a rule be created and adopted that limited the number of 'just watched it reaction/discussion threads' on a TV show to one, with the 'current' thread getting locked at the beginning of the new season. (The locking is optional).

i.e there would be one 'Terminator: The Sara Conner Chronicles, Season 2' reaction thread. There would be one 'Heroes Season 3' reaction thread. There could be only one 'Highlander' thread (if another Highlander TV show were to appear).

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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by General Zod » 2008-12-09 12:42pm

Considering how large discussion threads on individual episodes can get, this seems like a great way of giving the mods an even bigger headache to deal with if something needs to be split.
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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by JLTucker » 2008-12-09 01:42pm

I concur with Zod. One thing that usually happens, but not recently, is fucking real-time updating on episodes. This happens a lot in the nBSG episode threads. I vaguely recall a moderator asking everyone to cut that shit out, but it still happens. If that shit stopped, some of the threads wouldn't be as large as they are.

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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by Thanas » 2008-12-09 01:44pm

I disagree with that proposal - especially since the next logical step would be to throw every thread pertaining to one franchise into one huge megathread.

Also, every T:SCC thread runs for three pages at least, with four seeming to become more and more common. Just doing the simple math would mean that we would have a ~70 page monster for the whole of Season 2. Which would make it impossible for anyone to take a serious look at the individual episodes. What if someone has not seen every episode or does not wish to discuss one particular episode?

Quite frankly, I do not thing the forums need 70 page threads that would require everybody new to the series to wade through in order to discuss an episode.
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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by GrandMasterTerwynn » 2008-12-09 01:53pm

It ain't broke, and it don't need fixin'.

To put that in English . . . some of those threads can get really large, and it would be a chore to wade through a single uber-thread just to find out WTF people are talking about when they're referencing something that happened at the beginning of the season, or during some prior season. I imagine it would also be a chore to moderate a single large uber-thread, especially for some of the more popular series around here.

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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by Ace Pace » 2008-12-09 02:02pm

Thanas wrote: What if someone has not seen every episode or does not wish to discuss one particular episode?
Pretty much the deal breaker. There is no way to jump in the middle. "Do I go to page 57 for episode 13, or do I go to page 60? How do I know what episode is being discussed?"
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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by Coyote » 2008-12-09 02:04pm

Anyone who has ever tried to find something in a 40-page uberthread knows what a PITA it can be... :x
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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by Mr Bean » 2008-12-09 02:20pm

GrandMasterTerwynn wrote:
To put that in English . . . some of those threads can get really large, and it would be a chore to wade through a single uber-thread just to find out WTF people are talking about when they're referencing something that happened at the beginning of the season, or during some prior season. I imagine it would also be a chore to moderate a single large uber-thread, especially for some of the more popular series around here.
I have seen some of those threads go twenty pages. It does not need to be a common thread of any kind. It's fine as is I agree.

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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by Solauren » 2008-12-09 10:23pm

I never considered how big a combined thread could get.

I hereby withdrawl my proposal. If someone would be so kind as to lock?
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Re: [Proposal]: Common TV Show Threads

Post by Mr Bean » 2008-12-09 11:03pm

Solauren wrote:I never considered how big a combined thread could get.

I hereby withdrawl my proposal. If someone would be so kind as to lock?
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