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

    25 vote(s)
  2. No, I don't really care.

    80 vote(s)
  1. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003


    I didn't, personally, say no because Ann brought it up. I just think it'd be simple to skip to the posts that are timestamped after the show ends. I've done it on shows that I didn't enjoy the live discussion.

    Personally, I'd probably screw it up and start discussing a show live (which I rarely ever do) in the wrong thread or something.
  2. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    I would make an exception for threads posted before a pilot episode, started by someone who was trying to generate interest / locate other potential watchers of the show.

  3. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I would just start such a discussion as a show discussion not related to a specific episode.
  4. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI
    I don't think most mind the live discussion. And I agree with you that "starting a thread more than an hour before the show, is no worse thant going WAY off topic about footbal and padding of the event". I think that should become a rule as well.
  5. ScottE22

    ScottE22 How YOU doin'?

    Sep 19, 2003


    Apparently the people who think it's a good idea aren't being as vocal. The comments in the thread and the poll results don't really match up... :confused:

    I'm a day behind on my 24 watching, so when I came in here to check out the thread about the premier, I had to weed through a page about "padding" issues and a page or so of "watch live" stuff. It was a minor annoyance, but it certainly didn't ruin my day...

    Anyway, I voted that I agree that "Watch Live" threads are a good idea, but I also agree that it doesn't happen frequently enough to formalize a "rule" to that effect. Can we have an "informal agreement"? ;)
  6. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    I voted No don't do it. But purely for selfish reasons. :)

    The shows I post about rarely have running Live commentary in the thread; at most they have a post or two partway through talking about a major plot point, or item. So running discussion isn't bothering me.

    On the other hand, having twice as many threads in Now Playing (an extreme example of course; it seems more likely it would only be 10% or so more), is a bunch more to skip over. Plus given that the search new posts function (which is how I usually browse the forums) only goes back 500 threads, I'm not in favor of thing that multiply the thread counts.

    See, I told you it was for selfish reasons. :D
  7. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    Used to be that for the most part, threads weren't started until after the shows aired. Now it's a race to see who can be the first one to start the thread - often hours before the show starts - as though there is some status associated with being the first to start the thread. I don't get it. And then yes, I find the threads that run coincidental with the airing annoying - especially when they are long.... have to keep searching for the first posts that were put up after the show finished. Given a choice (and I realize I don't have one :) ), no thread would start until after the show finished.
  8. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

    Oct 19, 2004
    Because the poll is poorly designed. The header talks about a proposed solution about pre-posting. The question itself focuses on whether you don't like pre-posting. 20% don't like it, but based on the verbal comments they apparently don't want more bureacracy, either.

    There are a lot of things I don't like, inveterate rule-makers for one. But not everything you don't like requires the clutter of an attempted administrative solution (un-American as this view may be).
  9. justapixel

    justapixel Domestic Extremist Staff Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    The Nanny State
    But, I know you love me dearly, redux. :)

    I just wanted the opinions of the people who read this forum, it's no biggie, and not supposed to be another rule.

    Would anybody prefer to have separate "live" threads, for those who want to watch the show and talk about it, and another "official" thread, for those who just want to discuss the show at a later date?

    There isn't another layer of beaurocracy, just another way of doing things if it bothers the majority. If it doesn't, fine.

    I used to enjoy listening to a radio program with other fans of the show - we'd listen and chat as the show was on. I am suggesting that this might be a fun thing to implement here. But, as the comments would make no sense to those who aren't watching/listening at that very moment, it would be in different threads - that's all.

    Hope this clarifies things.

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