The Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread is the place to be for some light, friendly, off-topic conversation. It's a great way to meet new people, let off steam, and interact a bit more personally within the Dollhouse fanbase.
This thread, on the other hand... is bit more niche. Like a "Monkeys Who Eat Cereal" club. This thread is a testament both to the ability to develop a close group of friends from around the world via the wonders of modern technology, and to TV.com's commitment to a strong, active (no pun intended) community.
The Dollhouse off-topic thread was caught in a whirlwind. There were 10-15 users all actively talking in it each and every day. Naturally, after enough time of this, a few inside jokes developed, and the post count went higher... and higher... and higher. It had gotten to the point where "it would hit critical mass in another week or so and collapse into a singularity." This was great for a little TV.com community between the users who participated, but worries arose that it was intimidating to the average user. In such an immense and rapidly-flowing river of posts, a user new to the thread might have looked at it and felt going in would be like a baby bird leaping from its nest to fly for the first time... in a thundering hailstorm.
While doing our best to be inviting, perhaps the post count and rapid pace overrode that, which was certainly never an intention. This thread was the solution. A place where the more tight, established TV.com Dollhouse community could continue their socializing as they enjoyed it, without twisting the Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread into something it wasn't quite meant to be. This thread is faster and a bit more insane, so if that suits you, feel free to join in. Now the Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread can be the relaxed meeting place of fans it was meant to be, without the death of the close-knit community it created.
Once again, may I say that any user who feels the desire to post here is welcome and encouraged to do so.
Rules: Post as you like, no lurking/waiting for the end, 3000th post wins.
And now, let the Dollhouse LPW commence:
Dollhouse LPW #001 - All Your Secret Base Are Belong to Us!
Dollhouse LPW #002 - lazyjay: Not that old yet!
Dollhouse LPW #003 - buffyTVSrox: Jay totally is that old!
Dollhouse LPW #004 - buffyTVSrox II: This is what you get for posting that much! (P.S. My name is NOT pronounced EYE-sa! GEEZ PEOPLE!)
Dollhouse LPW #005 - fatfreeoreos: She totally should have won Buffy LPW 29 too!
Edited on 06/25/2009 1:55am