What's with the all season threads?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by IndyJones1023, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    They'll have to do a search to find it, and I think most wouldn't bother if it weren't on the first couple of pages. The all Season Threads tend to stay at the top of the forum where the episodic threads fall deep into the abyss after a short while.

    I don't think anyone is talking about making a NEW rule. It sounds to me like there may already be an existing one. I think that's what Ann went to check on. :)
     
  2. MNoelH

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    This is not true. I was recently catching up on Fringe and while I didn't annoy everyone and bump the thread two years later, I did open a separate browser window and conduct the search so I could read along after I watched each episode.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Let's be clear. Those of us who are advocating for the right to have full-season threads don't prefer them. I much prefer episodic threads, and I think they're more appropriate almost all the time. Most shows that people actually want to discuss days/weeks/months later will already have episode specific threads because that's what this forum does best.

    But this forum also has a pretty good feel for when those threads won't work. As I said before, I'd love to know what show threads people are having issues with. Is all of this really just about Franklin & Bash (ridiculous) and Men of a Certain Age? Is anyone complaining about the full-season threads for shows like American Chopper or Deadliest Catch or Biggest Loser?
     
  4. MNoelH

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    Yes, for me it is. Those are the only two that come to mind when I think about these. It is just episodic character driven type shows that I have a problem with.

    I have no problem with reality or non-series shows like the ones you gave examples of above.
     
  5. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Well. At least it sounds like there's room for compromise. I'd have no problem never starting All Season Threads on Dramas at all. In fact, I don't think I ever have. The few times I have started an AST it's been for a Reality Show has a small but dedicated group of us followers who like that crap. :D
     
  6. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    Just because his opinion differs from yours, and he states it without a desire to debate does not make him a troll.

    FWIW, I agree with him 100%
     
  7. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    There was a season-long thread for Dancing With The Stars (for example) which I couldn't always participate in because of my viewing habits.

    In general, any show where someone is eliminated (voted off) each episode should not be a season-long thread.
     
  8. billypritchard

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    This could easily be done with a Season thread. Just sayin'.
     
  9. billypritchard

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    Episode threads for episodic shows (sitcoms, dramas)
    Episode threads for Reality Competition shows (Survivor, Amazing Race, Idol)
    Season threads for non-episodic shows (Whale Wars, American Chopper, Pawn Stars)
     
  10. billypritchard

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    Also - attempt to standardize thread titles for episodic shows

    Show Name - Episode Title (optional) - OAD xx/xx/xx (required)

    No need to put *spoilers* if the title has an OAD.
     
  11. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    I would also suggest using "No Spoilers" if people want to exclude spoilers from any thread (episode or season)... since I think the idea here is to talk about specific shows or themes or plots of shows, that "spoilers" should be the assumed default and not needed in the thread titles, and "No Spoilers" only used when people want to start a thread for a specific purpose (scheduling, cast news, cancellations, network news, etc).
     
  12. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    Of course spoilers for "Show B" in a thread discussing "Show A" should be hidden in spoiler tags and aptly described outside the tag. :eek:
     
  13. eddyj

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    Not really. I stated some reasons earlier.
     
  14. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Don't totally agree. There are some dramas that lend themselves to season threads. Nurse Jackie, US Tara, Weeds... if we don't create STs, I can promise there will be very, very few ETs. Heck, I have started *several* STs for the above shows, mainly because after a few weeks, I've wanted to comment on some aspect of the new season, and there hasn't been a single ET.

    I agree. If someone created a ST for a show I felt could sustain ETs, I would just start the ET. DwtS seems like a show that needs ET.
     
  15. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    And now there are more than ever.

    Bye now Playing (hopefully only until fall)
     
  16. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    :confused: Season Threads won't go away in the fall. There are more ST type shows in the summer, but there are still some all year round.

    Just out of curiosity, which show has a recent ST that you wish had an ET?
     

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