Is anyone interested in a discussion thread for Bojack Horseman season 5 once it's released?
Needless to say I'm very excited and would definitely talk about it if others want to. That being said, r/BojackHorseman is still going strong so another thread over here may be redundant. Let's vote on this.
Can we not make this a thing? Wanna talk about what you're excited about in the upcoming season? Cool. Want to guage interest on an episode by episode discussion thread? Just post an episode discussion thread after it airs and see if people participate (see the regular Black Mirror posts).
Polling posts about potential future post just feel low effort and on Reddit I feel like they are just cj karma farming when they come up.
While I agree with you that we don't need all and sundry running polls on whether to have discussions about various shows, 'Black Mirror' might not be the best example to support your argument: the person posting those weekly discussions did ask about potential interest before starting the discussions.
To steal a maxim from Wikipedia, be bold.
As they say on IRC:
Don't ask to ask.
I really never understood the point of "post episodes" thread on Reddit or anywhere else.
I mean, it's a TV show. You can rewatch the episode if you really enjoyed it and share that detail you found so cool eventually, but those thread with people just interpreting stuff on breaking bad or the usual comment that goes about "this thing is going to go this and this" but denoting clearly that either you are just stupid or didn't really watch carefully but took your time creating a thread to say you're piece...
Really those thread are the worst.
Also, some shows have several layers and just speak to people on different levels. There is really no point in creating a catch em all thread for each episode of a series you enjoy where I will post about how a scene touched me because reason just to have someone tell me "me too" really. And the comment below being about his funny was that moment instead for someone else.
Sorry for errors and whatnot, rough morning and worse commuting. No time nor will to proof read.
That's where we're different I suppose. I love to share my thoughts on whatever I'm watching and conversely, see other people's thoughts. More often than not, people notice something that I didn't and have a different interpretation of a scene or character motivation or theme than what I have in mind, and I value all of that. The "me too" or this and that being funny aren't what I'm interested in in a discussion thread.
Tell me about it! I moderate a subreddit about a TV show which had a live season earlier this year, with one episode released every week. We moderators didn't see the need for a weekly episode discussion thread, but we practically had a user revolt on our hands when we explained we wouldn't be posting these threads. We eventually gave in to public pressure - and, sure enough, the weekly threads were mostly rambling and pointless.
It's much better for one person to make a post about a particular theme or topic they saw in the show (maybe across multiple episodes), and discuss that theme/topic, rather than saying "discuss this episode just because it was on".
As someone who regularly watch TV shows, discussion threads is the only reason I ever want to check out a TV show subreddit. Beside, being a mod, would you rather everyone to flood the group with all their observation and arguments over plot points in the episode, which excited people will surely do, or have them all neatly consolidated into one thread?
We run a sub-reddit specifically for in-depth discussion of our particular TV show. Someone posting "OMG DID YOU JUST SEE HOW SHE DID THAT? THAT'S FUCKING AMAZING!!1!1!!" wouldn't cut it. And if we wouldn't accept that in the subreddit, why should we accept it in a thread in the subreddit?
I'm not one of those people who believes in, or supports, so-called "mega-threads".
I had this argument with people all the time. "But I want a special place to post about the latest episode!" "This subreddit is devoted to this show. This is your special place to post about the latest episode. You don't need us to create a thread inside the subreddit."
What about different episodes? In-depth or otherwise, the point of dedicated threads is timely, convenient containment and discoverable organization system. With discussion threads, everything about a particular episode will stay within the discussion thread for that episode, finding a thread for an episode is surely much easier than shuffling through the whole subreddit where posts about all the episodes are mixed.
If you don't support mega-threads, what would you suggest for organization? I can think of proxy separation via weekly period but that's not effective. There aren't only people posting in the heat of the moment, there are those who watch at their own pace and so post much later than the rest, and latecomers who want to check out discussions about a particular episode well after the show is finished. It's also inapplicable for Netflix shows. The other thing I can think of is different tags for each episode and that is a much more cumbersome solution. Asking people to remember tagging their posts as Spoiler is hard enough. Complicated syntax means it's more prone to noncompliance. There will still be people posting things outside a mega-thread, sure, but it's still more manageable. Just look at the amount of comments in a discussion thread and imagine an explosion of said amount of posts every time a new episode is released.
Why? Why not discuss a theme or a subject in the show? Why discuss a particular episode?
If someone sees something in an episode that they want to talk about, they post a discussion topic about that subject. They might include references from earlier episodes or earlier seasons, rather than be limited to one episode. Discussion revolves around subjects and themes in the show, rather than about the events of one specific episode.
Not everyone on Tildes came from Reddit and, even among those Tildeans who did come from Reddit, not all of them still participate on Reddit. We need to avoid treating Tildes as an annex of Reddit (or Hacker News, or anywhere else), and treat it as its own independent space.
Seconding this; as someone who didn't come from reddit or HN and hasn't been on the orange site in years.
I assume OP is referring to the color of upvotes...but I've not heard that reference before so your guess is as good as mine :)
Yeah, although it is occasionally used for reddit.
I am in favor but not of interest gauging threads like this one. I think that time will tell what content is worth posting and the only way to truly find out is toss it out there and see how everyone naturally reacts.
There are a lot of TV shows and right now, with this level of activity, they may actually bog down the place a bit if people are starting post-ep discussions and stuff for every show they're watching. But I really don't think it will be that bad if people are posting general discussion topics. I know there are movies (not even necessarily new ones) that I would like to discuss with people here.
Well at least now I know that gauging threads is the type of content that's not welcomed. Admittedly I am not so sure this is needed myself, the reason I consider making this is because Black Mirror had one. As far as following group culture is concerned, that's the only piece of information I had.
Totally, nobody should blame anyone for experimental threads like this at such an early point. This is literally what I mean about gauging the natural reactions!
Interesting perspective. I for one forgot that it's a total season release. Definitely don't want any spoilers here!