What's with the all season threads?

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

  1. Jun 8, 2011 #101 of 196
    aadam101

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    I remember a time on this forum when pretty much EVERY episode of EVERY show had a thread right after it aired or even before it aired. I think a lot of people were watching live or almost live TV. I think maybe that has changed a lot, not just for the people on this site but all TV viewers. So many people are time shifting these days, it's just more difficult to have any meaningful episode thread.

    Recently, someone has been bumping old Breaking Bad episode threads. I would love to post in them but I watched those episodes many months ago and I don't really remember a lot. TV show threads are only fun if everyone watched the show recently.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 #102 of 196
    mmilton80

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    What about full season threads for unscripted shows? And episode threads for scripted shows (and Curb Your Enthusiasm)?
     
  3. Jun 8, 2011 #103 of 196
    astrohip

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    This is a perfect example. Knowing this forum like I do, there is no chance this show will have enough activity for single episode threads. Won't. Happen. Even if YOU started each one, there would only be one or two replies a week.

    But start a season long thread, and you will get a few posts going. People feel more comfortable responding in an ongoing thread for lightly commented shows.


    Well said. Both points.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2011 #104 of 196
    bareyb

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    I don't think people do. At least I don't. I use only use the latter over the former when it makes sense to do so. I think both methods have their place, but I tend to use episode threads a whole lot more. Especially if it's a "spoiler" type show.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2011 #105 of 196
    jradosh

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    I have good reasons for my delayed viewing and can't adjust simply to "guage if a shows popularity has gone beyond a season thread stage". That's not reasonable.

    Maybe someone could start a poll for each show where people can vote to indicate interest before the new season starts? Enough votes and we go with single-episode threads.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2011 #106 of 196
    pmyers

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    Really? Is this really that big of an issue for people? Are you really asking for more "government"?

    I agree that this board does a pretty good job of self-regulating what should and should not be an episode or season thread....and you always have the choice to make your own thread about a particular episode.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 #107 of 196
    CatScratchFever

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    Exactly, It's a judgement call. Can't please everybody all the time.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 #108 of 196
    hefe

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    Who asked for more "government?"
     
  9. Jun 9, 2011 #109 of 196
    jradosh

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    The "Men of a Certain Age" thread is an example of one which I dislike. Today I wanted to post something about the first episode but I can't (not without risking spoilers for the next show).
     
  10. Jun 9, 2011 #110 of 196
    DevdogAZ

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    Those people who want there to be some kind of forum rule preventing full-season threads, or requiring per-episode threads.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2011 #111 of 196
    Hank

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    So what's stopping you from starting a new thread for the episode?
     
  12. Jun 9, 2011 #112 of 196
    CatScratchFever

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    the highly likelihood that no one else will post anything because they've already posted in the season thread?
     
  13. Jun 9, 2011 #113 of 196
    jradosh

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    It would be useless to start a competing thread at this point. I wouldn't realistically expect people to have a discussion in two different places about the same episode.
     
  14. Jun 9, 2011 #114 of 196
    jradosh

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    Everybody's at the cool kids party, so Jeremy tries to start his own party but no one comes. Poor little Jeremy. So pathetic. If only the cool kids made the party available to everyone in the first place.

    :)
     
  15. Jun 9, 2011 #115 of 196
    Hank

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    I don't think so. [plug]Using my mew thread notifier[/plug] I can at least be notified when his question/questions are posted in a new thread, and if it's an interesting question, or a discussion I am interested in, I'd post a reply because I really like discussing the show. IF OTOH, it's a topic that's been beaten to death in other threads (episode or season), then I won't reply. I don't think I'd skip it just because I'm already participating in another thread. Look how many overlapping "Official Apple..." threads there are in HH, yet people don't pick just one to post in.
     
  16. Jun 9, 2011 #116 of 196
    Hank

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    Are you talking about Season #1, Episode #1, or the first episode in the new season (last week)? Either way, I don't consider them "competing" threads (see my note above).

    ETA: It's like my mother says, if you don't ask, the answer is 'no'. So post a thread with your question(s) and see what happens. If nobody responds, at least we have a data point. OTOH, people might chime in. Who knows what would happen without trying?
     
  17. Jun 9, 2011 #117 of 196
    jradosh

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    It's not a Q&A forum... it's a discussion forum. I want to discuss things with other fans of the show.

    Regardless of what you consider, two threads discussing the same episode are 'competing'. When there is thread overlap people rarely make duplicate posts in both threads.

    In my example, if I have an observation about last week's MoaCA episode and I start a new thread to discuss it, if it's already been mentioned in the season-long thread (which I can't read since it's already week two) then no one will want to address the opservation a second time in my thread.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2011 #118 of 196
    Hank

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    Well, there isn't any risk it trying, so I don't see what the resistance is. It's not like you lose TCF points by starting a thread nobody replies to. Whatever.
     
  19. Jun 9, 2011 #119 of 196
    betts4

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    I bet some fans here would.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2011 #120 of 196
    hefe

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    I see a lot of discussion about what people think is better, but I didn't see a lot of "change the rules" talk.
     

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