Threads while watching live

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by justapixel, Jan 16, 2006.

Would you like to have seperate "official" and "live" threads?

  1. Yes, the live discussion in the official thread is annoying

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  2. No, I don't really care.

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  1. TeeSee

    TeeSee Tiiin ROOF. Rusted!

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    There's no point in setting up rules that aren't enforced. The one hour rule, for example, isn't enforced. This forum is moderated sporadically, at best. The fewer rules we have, the lesser chance they'll be ignored.
     
  2. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I don't think it's a big deal for posts to be made live.

    I know I try hard not to make any posts without SOME sort of context behind them... that is, I don't make "Wow, I can't believe they did that!" type posts - I'll try and explain WHAT I can't believe they did. I think most people do the same.

    There are a few that just won't make sense after the fact, I suppose, but those are easily skimmed over and disregarded.
     
  3. Dweller

    Dweller Active Member

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    I think a chat room is the ideal solution. Forums really are not made for that kind of discussion since someone can go back in time at any point to read thoughts on this episode and what would be the point of "I like her hair" or some other running dialog type comment.

    The timestamp comment does not really work either. I have TiVo. I generally dont know what time things are on. :p

    My vote is to take it to a chatroom where you can get instant response from everyone else interested in live participation of a TV event.
     
  4. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

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    Times are relative; for example, you do know it's a one hour show and thus can note the timestamp where people are talking about it and then skip ahead to the next hour.

    I'd bet you'd find more often than not that this sort of posting contains more info than anecdotal commentary that would be of interest to someone reading through later.

    If it were restricted to separate threads, you'd just be encouraging this sort of chatty behavior. It's comapratively rare now, and usually only there at all in more highly anticipated episodes.
     
  5. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    Said best right there ^^
     
  6. justapixel

    justapixel Domestic Extremist Staff Member

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    Let me just stop at this post - and make a comment.

    There are only four mods for the entire TiVo Community forum, (not including the UK area, which is different) and we can't possibly read every thread in each section. Nothing we see gets ignored, but we can't see everything.

    We skim the areas that historically have problems, like the Happy Hour or the Coffee House, but this area isn't one of them, and so I only read it when I'm interested in a subject. I think I speak for the other mods as well.

    Remember, we mods are volunteers, and we have lives, jobs, families and kids. We moderate the forum in our spare time, and can't spend hours reading each section looking for violations - so we rely on users to help us.

    The thing to do is report the threads that violate the rules. When you do that, it goes to the email addresses all of the mods on the forum, and also goes to a private area that only we mods can see, and it will be handled quickly. We will not ever say who reported a post, and all we will do is correct the situation and give the violator an explanation of the rules and ask them not to repeat their mistake. Nobody will get in trouble, (unless the deliberately repeat the error) and the forum will be run smoother.

    I know some people feel like "tattletales" when they report a post, but if you don't do that, you are going to have to put up with "sporadic" moderation, because it's impossible to do it any other way. I challenge anybody to read every post on this forum, every day, and also conduct a life. :)

    Anyway, I stopped at this point, but I am interested to see what you all have to say. Looks like most people don't care and that's fine.
     
  7. dswallow

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    Unfair!
     
  8. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Agreed
     
  9. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    I don't think there could ever be too many rules. We can't have the ruled getting unruly, after all.
     
  10. RegBarc

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    Totally agree.
     
  11. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Wow. Just sit back and enjoy the show. There's not going to be a test.
     
  12. RegBarc

    RegBarc Well-Known Member

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    Heh, you don't get around the Lost threads enough. ;) :D
     
  13. dsmoot

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    I'd agree that its fine to discuss the show live, but lets try and keep it related to the content of the show itself. In the example thread given, 24, there were pages of posts discussing what the networks should do about scheduling of sporting events and when they run over time. This should have been started in a new thread specifically to discuss that topic.
     
  14. Lee L

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    DO you mean just bumping it or adding a substantive comment or question? I really don't mind that as I can easly just scroll past if I don't care. Now, if someone goes and posts nothing more than a bump or smeeks half the thread, I definitely agree there.
     
  15. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

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    Just bumping with nothing substantive related to the thread.
     
  16. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    TElevision without pity instituted this rule.

    It started during American Idol where people would post live, "Wow, she sounds awful," and it was annyoing for people to subsequently read it.

    I agree with you Ann. It's a good idea.
     
  17. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Hey Ann, next time you have a good idea, maybe you should have someone else suggest it. Then people wouldn't be so quick to shoot it down. :D ;)
     
  18. newsposter

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    I have an excellent addendum to the potential Live thread rule, which, by definition should be open as long as the show is live:) Shut it down after all time zones have seen it! Then I think it's a truly 'live' thread and anyone watching live or that wants to see the ongoing emotion will see it there. There is no reason to continue a live thread after all time zones have seen it ...period. If you are watching it recorded, then in theory, you have no business in the live thread ;) - please ignore the 1 second hard drive delay all tivos have for purposes of this discussion.

    However if there are going to be 2 different threads never locked for days after the show, it's going to get really confusing. Even on a show I really care about, I dont want to monitor 2 threads for days and try to keep them separate (remembering what happened in which thread X pages back).

    however I'm not sure mods want to be saddled with another responsibility so not sure if this will work. Though in the spirit of a truly live thread, I think it's a perfect solution.

    So if mods will lock it, do the live thing. If not, don't bother as it creates more problems and ill will.

    my 2 cents
     
  19. Hansky

    Hansky Active Member

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    Along with the discussion thread and the live chat thread, how about yet another separate thread for the "I called [whatever happened on the show] to my H/W/GF/BF."
     
  20. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I knew someone was going to suggest that. I told my wife as soon as I read the first few posts.





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