What's with the all season threads?

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  1. Jun 7, 2011 #1 of 196
    IndyJones1023

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    I think they're a terrible idea.

    I was thinking of trying out Franklin and Bash, but I see it has an all season thread. So I won't be able to join in for fear of reading spoilers for episodes I'm behind on.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 #2 of 196
    pdhenry

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    AFAIK you can't have untagged spoilers in a season thread.

    Can you?
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 #3 of 196
    MikeMar

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    So start an episode thread :)
     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 #4 of 196
    IndyJones1023

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    With a thread title like "Franklin & Bash all season spoilers" I wouldn't risk it.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 #5 of 196
    IndyJones1023

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    And that's just ludicrous.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 #6 of 196
    Gunnyman

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    in Franklin and Bash's case there has only been one episode, but I agree with you.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2011 #7 of 196
    billypritchard

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    Does a show like Franklin and Bash really need a thread per episode?

    As for spoilers in an all-season thread, I usually just look at the date of the posts. I wouldn't read any posts that occurred after the date of the episode I just watched.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 #8 of 196
    IndyJones1023

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    Yeah, one episode so far. But I was going to let them stack up. I still have 4 Castle's to get thru before I get into summer viewing.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2011 #9 of 196
    IndyJones1023

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    That's my point - all shows do. I don't know what would make a show different in that it can have an all season thread.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2011 #10 of 196
    Gunnyman

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    Yes. Why is F&B different from any other episodic show that has separate threads per episode?
     
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    Gunnyman

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    gotcha.
     
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    SurvivorFan

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    is it...
    Why?
     
  13. Jun 7, 2011 #13 of 196
    billypritchard

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    I don't understand. You think all shows should have episode threads, but don't want to start an episode thread?
     
  14. Jun 7, 2011 #14 of 196
    IndyJones1023

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    By the time I would start an individual episode thread, no one will respond to it if it's been a month later and they've made their comments elsewhere.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2011 #15 of 196
    IndyJones1023

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    You don't think it's ludicrous to have an all encompassing thread, and individual threads per epsiode? Why bother with the duplication?
     
  16. Jun 7, 2011 #16 of 196
    billypritchard

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    Ah, I get it. It's ludicrous to have both. Sure, I can agree with that.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2011 #17 of 196
    Jonathan_S

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    They seem to happen on shows that people assume will have fairly low interest. Rather than having weekly episode threads with 2 or 3 posts they just preemptively say everything goes in one thread.

    Which doesn't address your very valid issue that they're not friendly to people who timeshift an episode by more than a week. If they care about spoilers they can't really even come in and post their comments because until they catch up they can't go read the responses...
     
  18. Jun 7, 2011 #18 of 196
    jradosh

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    I'm with Indy on this one. I hate the full-season threads. They are useless to those of us that stack episodes and provide no real benefit to those that don't.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2011 #19 of 196
    Hank

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    For low-traffic shows like F&B and MOACA, I like having one season thread. Especially for F&B where there's only bound to be 4 or 5 episodes total.

    And for separate episode shows/threads, I'll plug my TCF Thread Watcher app to notify you automatically when a new thread for a show you like is posted, so you don't miss any new TV Talk threads. See: http://lexbrook.com/
     
  20. Jun 7, 2011 #20 of 196
    jradosh

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    But would you object to single-episode threads? And if so, do you feel the reasons for your objection are superior to the reasons stated for single-episode threads (and how)?
     

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