Who's Ready for Some New Show Communities? Launching Now: Veronica Mars, The Legend of Korra, The Simpsons, and Lots More


It's been a few weeks since we last launched a new batch of community pages, so today we're making up for lost time with an extra-huge release. Basically, in the next month or so we're aiming to have communities for most current shows as well everything that's new or returning this fall (plus a few extras, per your ongoing requests), and as of right now we should be a good chunk of the way there. Naturally, I've linked all the new pages below for your posting convenience. 

But wait, that's not all! We also have another announcement to share with you on this slow summer Thursday afternoon: We've also also added a "community" link to the main site navigation to make it easy to browse the latest and most popular posts:


That'll take you to a community feed, and what you see in that feed will vary according to your membership status and logged-in state. If you're logged out of TV.com, you'll see posts from every community on the site. If you're logged in but haven't joined any communities yet, you'll see posts from every community on the site. But if you're logged in AND you've joined one or more communities, you'll only see posts from the ones you belong to, giving you a personalized view of what's new without requiring you to keep checking each individual page. 

So with that said, have at it! And as always, please don't be shy about piping up if you'd like to suggest a new name for any of the communities on the site, either in the comments on this page or in a post within a specific community. Heck, might I suggest you help improve on our "starter" names by creating a series of renaming polls? 


The 100

Adventure Time

Archer

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Big Brother

Blue Bloods

Bones

Burn Notice

The Carrie Diaries

Covert Affairs

Criminal Minds

CSI

Da Vinci's Demons

Dog With a Blog

Downton Abbey

Grimm

Family Guy

The Following

Hawaii Five-0

Hell on Wheels

The Mentalist

The Mindy Project

Modern Family

Nashville

NCIS

NCIS: Los Angeles

Parks and Recreation

Psych

Raising Hope

Revenge

Rizzoli & Isles

Scandal

The Simpsons

Star Trek

The Venture Bros.

Veronica Mars

Wilfred


Got feedback you'd like to share? Our operators are now standing by to field your questions, concerns, and requests, so let's hear it in the comments!

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I hope that the next batch comes out sometime soon! Also hope it includes some shows that I watch/am going to watch.
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You should make communities for shows that have been canceled or are no longer airing but that had a large fan base so we can still talk about them and have a place to talk with others when we get sad that the shows are cancelled.
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We are not ruling out making communities for canceled shows. Right now we're just slowly rolling out some shows a little at a time. But don't worry, canceled shows will be considered too! Which ones would you like to see? - Jessica, TV.com staff
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May I suggest Fringe and The Wire? Possibly also 24, Friday Night Lights, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, and the original and still the best, Law & Order.

Also, any chance The Bridge (US 2013) will have a community page before season's end?
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Sweet! Maybe LOSt or Firefly. Thanks. I love the new communities.
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GREAT suggestions! Thank you!
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I'd like a "generic community" where we can talk about shows that aren't reviewed here, tv OT, and find out about more non-USA produced shows (yes, we have a few BBCA shows on the communities).

I really think a "generic community" to learn about shows in various countries and to just talk about tv--for example discussions about "who are your favorite tv villains" and other random tv topics....(that was just one I just thought of and there are probably tons of other better potential discussions/polls/etc...).

Also consider changing the default to "newest" rather then "trending" so you can see how active they are without having to remember to change the default. Sometimes I forget and think a community seems slow/dead but then remember I didn't change the default so it just looks like it's the same old reviews/posts....

Great job with the communities!! Seriously!!
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Thanks for your suggestions! We will take them into consideration! - Jessica, TV.com staff
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I messaged some of the staff last week and I was under the impression (from their response last week) they planned to change the default this week and add a generic community once they were done adding all the tv communities.
Cheers!
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Vicky8675309, I believe my coworker patsully PMed you to respond to some of your concerns directly. If you still have further questions, please do feel free to respond to Pat or PM me at jessicakroeber. Happy to talk through your thoughts!
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Thank you and Patsully for responding (and being so nice). Keep up the great work;-)
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Yup, it does look like the feed is defaulting to Newest again! - Jessica, TV.com Staff
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it's ONLY the feed that defaults to newest and I think it is mainly the people who come here a lot that use the feed. Others (newer people or less frequent users) will just go to the individual communities which has the default set to trending which makes it look inactive/dead.

What's the rationale in not changing all the defaults to newest? Most people are use to the default being newest (like with comments on reviews) so to have the opposite for each community is not user friendly. I went to the breaking bad community and was disappointed to see the default still as trending. I know the site well enough to change it to newest if I remember but if trying to attract new users to the communities or regular users who haven't used the communities then the inconsistency in defaults from reviews/articles (default newest) just isn't user friendly.

Now if we had a generic community we could do a poll about this and list the pros and cons of each default and see what the users want. It just seems scattered to have some defaults (reviews, articles, feeder or leader board) set to newest and then individual communities set to trending.

There is a high ranking community member that I had to point this out to and once explained they had the same argument as I. We like consistency! I just trying to offer suggestions to improve the site and user friendliness of the site and not meant as a negative criticism (it's a constructive suggestion/criticism). Please pass this on to Jen and Patsully---I was under the impression all the defaults would change. The feeder is the least helpful since I suspect that is what the "regulars" check and not the less experienced users (what you are trying to attract to the communities).

This doesn't really affect me anymore since I usually remember now to change the default but maybe less people will post since if they go there since it will look inactive. It's usually the same people posting and those are the experienced ones....I maybe wrong about this but I don't think so.

Also clicking the link to get to an original off site article seems pretty obvious but it seems like some people don't know how to do it or don't realize that feature (I am just guessing that based on some comments left in response to links). Maybe there is a way to make it more obvious for the less experienced people or less computer savvy people....

I misread your comment and thought it meant all the defaults were changed but they weren't. If you all want to go with trending (ugh) then why not make it the default for reviews and article comments? My arguments for newest still apply~~ so do the sites arguments for trending also apply (they should if they are good arguments) then why haven't they changed the defaults for reviews/article comments? I'd hate for them to change to trending but consistency is important for user friendliness (user ease).

Don't you all have committees and polls/surveys to look into this stuff? I've messaged staff before and heard that it's a good idea and will be implemented but it hasn't been implemented--what's the rationale of not "fixing" it (improving it). I'm open to hearing logical/rational explanations since I can't think of any reason for the default to be trending---you answer the trending poll once and if it is still there a few days later then it looks like nothing else has been added to the communities. Also I bet most people don't use the feeder. I had to tell a top rank community user about the leader board and that is in the same drop down as feeder...I think most just click the community button and then scroll to the community they like and click that community (bypassing the feeder).

If you have an IT department they should be able to gather numbers on how many users use the feeder and how many use the various ways to access communities. Get IT to pull the numbers and review them and then consider asking users what they want (maybe a new article since a lot of people may be like me and just go to an article once unless I get a notification and then I just go to that notification). So a new article asking about the set up of the communities (mainly the defaults) may give you the numbers to decide what to do...that plus the data gathered by IT. Lots of programs can generate lists of information but I'm not sure about sites like this (I'm not a computer person)

I actually like the communities and want them to do well so I just make these suggestions with the hopes of improving the communities and improving the ease of use of them and in turn improving the number of people who go to the communities.

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Great ideas Vicky! A community to talk about and compare all kinds of shows has to be the best idea ever!

And I also second your opinion to change the community-defaults to "Newest" because I also tend to forget to change it from "Trending" into "Newest"..
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Your My Communities Feed is now defaulting to Newest, rather than Trending. I hope that helps! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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i know "the middle" is not that famous it's really under rated but it's really good...make the middle's community
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Thanks for the new comms! I second some suggestions I've already seen here - Lost, Fringe, Buffy, Nikita, Firefly.
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BuffY, Angel, Firefly
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Yay Veronica Mars who has not been in the air for over what 6 years? gets a community!!! I think VM is more popular now than it ever was when on air... Sure the whole movie-funded-via-kickstarter record is helping but hey, just shows VM is the BEST SHOW EVER (totally objective statement, obviously)
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It bums me out that The WB hasn't put the TV seasons back onto their website for streaming (or Netflix, Amazon, etc.) as many new fans saw it online to begin with. I'm sure they are selling *some* DVDs, but if new fans could stream the show now, the movie might be an even bigger success by the time it is released.
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I so agree... They are fools but it is their loss because fans who want to find it online, they will one way or another...
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Fringe, Lost, The Wire, American Dad, Shameless, Louie, Californication, South Park, ..
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YA for lost
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Hah, yesterday I was thinking about Simpsons community.
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We read your mind ;) -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Even though next season will be the last, Nikita should definitely have a community. In fact, I DEMAND it! :) Anyways, keep up the great work you guys are doing!
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Thanks for the Nikita vote! & we're glad you like the pages! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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I was a great idea ...
Keep doing it you are the best TV.COM
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We're so glad you're a fan of the new pages! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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So many new communities! What are you trying to do? Make us spend more time on your site? Create a better atmosphere and promote a feeling of in-group togetherness? Give us a platform where we can interact more freely with each other? How devious of you, TV.com.
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Haha, you see right through us ;) We're really glad that you like them so far! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Good to see you're keeping up the good work guys. It's a big list, but I'll only be adding The 100, Nashville, Revenge, The Simpsons & Veronica Mars to my communities (although there's quite a few shows on here I plan to watch eventually).

I'm glad you're open for suggestions for changing the community page names. Some of them are brilliant and quite fitting (The Night's Watch for GoT and Wayward Sons for Supernatural) but there's quite a lot more that are just uninspired and boring (Doctors in Training for Doctor Who, The Unbitten for The Walking Dead, Truebies for True Blood) or even horrible or confusing (The Event Horizon for The Big Bang Theory, Is It Friday Yet? for The Vampire Diaries). Can someone please explain these last two to me, because I definitely don't get them.
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Do you have some good ideas for a name for The Big Bang Theory Community?

If we can get a few of them, we'll create a poll to decide.
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I'm going through all of Sheldon's catchphrases in my head and none of them seem to fit, or aren't all that exciting :( Anyone else have any suggestions? Maybe I'll start a thread in the community.
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That would be awesome! Much appreciated.
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Wayward Sons fits the SPN community fine (even though I can't stop singing "Carry On My Wayward Sons" in my head whenever I see the name) but I would've preferred Team Free Will over that.
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Me too
Does anyone know what"Is It Friday Yet" is supposed to mean??
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Let us know if you have any better suggestions! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Okay then what did Price mean with "Is It Friday Yet"??
Does anyone know?
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Ikr?! It's a perfect fit for the TVD community.
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To be precise whenever there was a photo caption of a character suffering some torture or similar treatment in The Vampire Diaries, Price Peterson would caption it with that phrase...

For an example scroll down this one... mid-way or so....

http://www.tv.com/news/the-vampire-diaries-the-killer-review-death-becomes-him-photo-recap-30028/
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It is the regular recurring caption for an image of someone for whom ill has befallen in a Price Peterson TVD recap.
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I was wondering the same thing.
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It's what Price often wrote in his TVD recaps so I think that the name suits the TVD community perfectly! Even seeing the community name always puts a smile to my face. :)
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Are you sure that the new Community link takes you to a feed from ALL Communities? It just seems to have the feed from those I am a member of.
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That's correct! If you are logged in, your feed will feature posts from any Communities you have joined. This make it much easier to see what's being added vs. visiting each Community individually.
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Thanks for the clarification. The reason I asked is because the above post says "That'll take you to a feed of ALL the community posts on the site". Which implied, at least to me, it wasn't just those that I was a member of.
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It turns out I myself was confused when I wrote the story. Just updated it!
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I have a couple of suggestions for titles for The 100 community: "Ninety-Seven Years Later" or "Back on Earth" or something like that.
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Thanks for the suggestions! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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VERONICA!
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Any chance for a 24 community? It is coming back next year.
And maybe a Whedon community? For all the Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Dollhouse fans out there.
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Each show really needs their own community page, they have such expansive universes. Plus, before tv.com got rid of the blog feature (or around that time) I know the Buffy and Angel forums were some of the most active ones on this site.
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The forums are still on TV.com but good points about the need for each Whedon show to have a community page! Agreed! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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I'm always looking for a place to talk about Buffy, maybe TV.com will make the Buffy community available soon-ish?
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YES to the Whedonverse!!
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Awesome for VM and The Mentalist! I'm almost done with season 2 of Veronica Mars. Watching for the first time. Such a great little show.
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RIGHT? I love VM so much! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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I'd like to also echo PaulaGonzala's message by saying welcome but I'd also like to suggest Price's recaps of it since they make the whole experience of watching VM more worthwhile! Anyways, glad that you joined the bandwagon before the movie comes out. Better late than never right? :)
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Definitely! I am reading Price's recaps along. They're great!
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Welcome to the fandom, Marshmallow!
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Lol. Veronica is just awesome. Thank you!
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I would still like some way to get to my communities on my mobile. Maybe I am being an idiot but I can't get there without notifications. It would be great if they could be part of the pull down menu that is on the main mobile bar.
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Thanks for that suggestion! Great one. -Jessica, TV.com staff
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VERONICA MARS!!! Everything else just pales in comparison, though The 100 does look interesting.
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This is awesome but soon it will be impossible to keep up with it all. I might have to quit my job.
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I already did!
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Ha you guys are killing me! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Yeah, finally, Parks and Rec!!!!!
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Dog with a Blog? Seriously?

Also, Grimmers is a terrible name for the Grimm community in my opinion. Is The Spice Shop too obvious? Or something to do with the trailer perhaps?
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Thanks for the name suggestion!
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The Spice Shop is great for Grimm IMO.
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Thanks for that suggestion! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Yeah Grimmers isn't great & I don't like The Walking Dead's "The Unbitten" either. But I couldn't think of anything better so I didn't say anything lol. I like The Spice Shop & trailer ideas.
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Let us know if you have any other name suggestions! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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I like The Spice Shop. And I agree with The Unbitten. Just awkward.

Why not just steal directly from the source material? I mean, comic!Rick did say that WE are the Walking Dead, so there ya go. Just leave it simple. Or call us Walkers if you need something that sounds more like a group name. Not every fandom needs something cutesie footsie. That being said, I did just come up with Deadites? Is that taken? Idek.
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Thanks for your suggestions for The Walking Dead! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Appreciate the feedback guys. "The Spice Shop" it is!
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Definitely agree with you about "The Unbitten". Idk why, but it just sounds a little bit foreign in the TWD community and doesn't sit right with me.
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Yeah I know what you mean. But yet I still can't come up with anything much better...I'm not very creative lol. MissMunchkin's We are the Walking Dead is the best one I've heard so far but idk...seems like there's something better that we're missing...
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Definitely let us know if you can think of any other suggestions! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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I can't come up with anything either. Seems like you're not the only one who isn't creative. Man, when it comes to names for TWD, I'm coming up blank.
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Dang, you guys have been BUSY. Between the new site features, Comic-Con, the Emmys and now all these new launches...I know some people who are gonna need a vacation!
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We don't want them to go on vacation though! They are so awesome, I would miss their articles when they are gone. :P :D
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We don't need the Communities link, we have the icon on the top of the page. Now how do we find Jessica's forum page? I'll be happy when there's an SVU page. Call it Elite Squad.
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BTW, we did add an SVU community! I saw that you're already a member but wanted to point it out just in case. The name should look familiar! :)

http://www.tv.com/shows/law-order-special-victims-unit/community
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I wrote about this in the forums, too. But you can still find the forums link on the footer of every page. The link hasn't changed, either (tv.com/forums).
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OK. Thanks. I never think to look at the footer. I still don't see why we need a link and an icon both for the Community pages.
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Yesssssssss Veronica Mars!!!!!!!!!!
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This is great, but how do you start a thread?
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When you open the main page for a Community you've joined, e.g. http://www.tv.com/shows/dexter/community/, near the top there's a band with your avatar and then buttons saying story, photo, discussion, video, link, poll & quote. They're pretty easy to use.
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"Hell of Wheels" sounds interesting, but pretty sure it's "Hell ON Wheels".

According to this, I was already a member of The Simpsons community, so um... I dunno.
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Noted and fixed, thanks for the catch.
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If you posted anything to the community, then you were automatically enrolled, at least that's what happened to me. I had to disenroll myself after posting to one I'm not a member of.
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It would be annoying if this always happened, considering tv.com seems to have a habit of putting news briefs in very odd communities. A news brief that has a one line mention of a How I Met Your Mother cast member ends up there, when the news brief probably gets way more comments on a different topic from that brief. Weird.
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Yeah, sometimes it's really weird
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Thanks for your feedback on that, guys! We'll take a look! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Can you guys please add an American Horror Story community, unless you're too busy making one for Boardwalk Empire. Also, is there a Bates Motel one? If not, thats my next suggestion.
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yes and yes! AHS & Boardwalk Empires for sure!
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I would join all three.
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Yes!!! An American Horror Story community needs to happen!
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Can someone explain the point? Is there something you can do as a member of a Community that you can't do as a non-member?
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As far as I know, the only benefit of being a member is that you have new posts appear in your community feed. You can post to a community without being a member, but then you automatically become a member.
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If you check any of the communities pages, you can see that you have all the news articles about the show neatly organized for easy access. Plus, you can post videos, photos, quotes polls, start discusions, and just fangirl in general with other fans of the shows.
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So happy that we finally have communities for The 100 and Modern Family! Would really like to see communities for The Middle and The Michael J. Fox Show. Also Last Man Standing and Surviving Jack communities would be really awesome.
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Finally
But where is The Bridge??
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Keep your suggestions coming! :)
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Will do :)
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