Hey all (you know who you are). I am going to attempt to make a set of guidelines... following in donut's footsteps, haha.
I don't know how the moderation thing works, but maybe we (we=the veterans here) can brainstorm on some basic etiquette guidelines, then once we have a list we like, get a mod to make that the top post, and sticky it?
Probably too little too late, but maybe it will have some effect come January.
Let me know what you think...
Anyway, here are some starter ideas.
I. BE CAUTIOUS OF WHERE YOU POST SPOILERS
-If you start a new thread that contains, or will contain spoilers, please tag the subject line with "SPOILERS" after the subject.
-THINK about your thread titles. Don't name a thread;
"OH MY GOD VIC IS DEAD?? *SPOILERS*" (just an example)
Keep the spoilers INSIDE the post.
-If you are posting a spoiler inside a thread that isn't marked with a spoiler warning, please tag your post with "SPOILERS"
-Just use some common sense. There are a lot of people that are new to the show since it is airing from the beginning on Spike. Please try to keep this place as hospitable as possible for them and other people who have recently discovered the show. If I was new to the show, and found out by accident what happened in the Season 5 finale... it would have been a completely different viewing experience (in a bad way).
II. KEEP EPISODE COMMENTS IN THE OFFICIAL DISCUSSION
-This really won't apply to newcomers, since we won't have new official discussion threads for them (unless they make them). This will apply in January mostly.
- Feel free to branch off on a seperate topic about the episode... but after the Season 5 finale it got a little ridiculous. There were threads started that just contained things like "Man what a crazy episode", etc. A new thread that has a specific topic, like "Who else thinks (insert name) deserves to die?" is fine, since that kind of discussion would get lost in a general episode discussion.
Anyway, it can be a work in progress, but those are the two major issues I have right now.