Quote Nightmoves: Does anyone know what happened to the 'Live Thread'? Since I try to stay spoiler free, I didn't really read it but I did like to go in and say hi to Shells every now and then.
I can't be certain but I think because the admin does their own "update" after the show is over and Shells was pulling the LT info from a different websites LT, they may have deemed it not allowed. I've become amazed at the changes the new mods have made recently. The Live Thread was a tradition for what...6 years? I remember trying to do it (back when it started and it was whomever COULD do it that posted updates during the show) while at work on my little 3" black and white tv LOL... And then there's the changes to the guidelines for posting spoilers (we miss you JD). It's certainly a different board.
Thanks Ali. I came on the board in 2007 and the LT was a staple everyday! I too did it a few times. Too bad it's gone... I'm really annoyed at all the spoilers being posted everywhere and I don't understand why the spoiler warning thread was closed. What new guidelines are there?
They've "loosened" the guidelines. It used to say you had to mark that it was a spoiler within a thread if the thread itself was not marked spoiler thread. Also, they'd remove the thread immediately or the post. Continued infractions would come with consequences. Now if a thread isn't marked "spoiler" and people post spoilers in the thread then they just add "spoilers" into the title. GHFanfare started a thread the other day that she can't participate in because she didn't mark it "NO SPOILERS" so when someone broke the guidelines (although its no longer a guideline) and started just posting away all the spoilers they knew about the topic they just noted the thread "spoilers" in the title instead of addressing the person who couldn't have the courtesey for all by simply putting
*** SPOIILER ****
and then going down a few lines before actually posting the spoiler.
^^^^ How many times have you or I done that ourselves or seen that and it's so easy to just scroll past it? A zillion?
And the explanation to me (since I was the OP of Don't Put Spoilers in the Title of the Thread) was that we were hurting people's feelings
because we would post in there that people are putting spoilers where they shouldn't be or that people aren't respecting the spoiler free people. Of course there was no regard from those who ruined the show or the experience on the board because of their disregard for the rules and courtesey of other posters who are spoiler free.
So I asked them to open a "admin sanctioned" thread called Spoiler Free Start Here or something along those lines so that we could notify where spoilers jump out at us. I was ignored.
But hey, it is what it is. It's just a shame someone like JaneDoe can't come and participate.