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Community Page Announcement!

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    jessicakroeber

    [1]Jul 1, 2013
    • member since: 06/30/11
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    Hello,


    If you haven't seen them already, last week we launched an exciting new feature to TV.com: community pages! Since you are all fans of this show already, we wanted to direct your attention to the new pages so you can join in on the conversation there. The community page for this show can be found here.


    We believe that the most important part of TV.com is our passionate user community. Every month, we see millions of comments, ratings, reviews, and discussions about your favorite shows. Yet despite all this great content users like yourselves are already creating, we've gotten a ton of user requests for you to be able to express yourselves in more creative ways. That's why today we're launching a new type of page -- what for now we're calling a community page.


    For the first time, users, in addition to TV.com staff, will control the content on this community page and can post new kinds of content such as photos, polls, links, and videos. Users can also create full-length written content that will live on the community pages side-by-side with TV.com "official" editorial content.


    We've chosen a few shows to launch as beta pages, which you can find below. You can also reach these new community pages by clicking the link to them from the banner image on any of their show pages.


    Users who contribute a lot to these pages will begin to be ranked in the Top Members section of each community page. You can improve your ranking in each community page by creating posts that have lots of interaction from your fellow fans, such as views, comments, favorites, and shares. Please note that the points system on community pages and show/episode pages are not currently connected as we learn how people will contribute to these pages.


    Right now, these pages are separate from the show and episode guides. Any reviews or episode discussion items you post on the show and episode pages will not appear on the community page, and vice versa.


    Have fun with the new community pages and let us know your thoughts!


    The current beta pages:


    Breaking Bad


    Continuum


    Dexter


    Doctor Who


    Falling Skies


    Game of Thrones


    Graceland


    Mad Men


    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


    Merlin


    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic


    The Newsroom


    Pretty Little Liars


    Sherlock


    Teen Wolf


    True Blood


    Under the Dome


    - Jessica, TV.com staff

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    marknmo

    [2]Jul 1, 2013
    • member since: 03/24/06
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    I like what you're trying with that, but I don't like how the Community Pages don't have threading options (that I can see). For example, I can't find a designated area to discuss a particular episode of show, whereas on the forums, we have threads specifically for discussing specific episodes of a show. Also, as soon as I went to the Community Page for Under the Dome, I saw that an actress was joining the show in episode 9 as a certain character. This is something I would normally avoid, because I don't like spoilers, but the Community Page threw it in my face with a giant picture.
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    Andrew_Moore

    [3]Jul 2, 2013
    • member since: 05/17/13
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    Marknmo: You're right, the community pages don't facilitate episode specific discussion very well. One possible solution is to start a new discussion, titling it with the title of the episode you would like to discuss. The plus of doing this on the community page instead of in the forums is that comments can be added as replies to each other. The commenting system is much cleaner.


    We do hope that people will do their best to hide spoilers under a warning. It's hard to say whether or not casting news is spoiler territory, since that sort of thing is usually openly announced (unless it happens to be something like the addition of Mark Pellegrino on Lost. If memory serves, the producers of the show were very cagey about who he was playing until it was revealed on the show.)


    It is something we will review as the beta rolls forward. Thank you so much for your observation and input!

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