Edited by TWoP Barnes, Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:24 PM.
Notes To & From The Mod
Posted Sep 18, 2007 @ 7:31 AM
Posted Oct 23, 2007 @ 8:58 AM
Q: I love typing in all lowercase or all uppercase, ignoring proper grammar and punctuation, and writing my messages like I'm text-messaging on a cell phone with an eight-year-old. That's cool, right? I mean, who cares? This is the internet!
A: Well, we care...but the sad truth is that other posters might skip over your posts if they're too hard to read. Things like proper spacing, capitalization, and punctuation make your posts much easier on the eye, and they make you look like quite the Captain Smartypants, too.
Look, we're not grading you. You won't get banned for misspelling "definitely" or anything. Just try your best to write neat, coherent posts. Don't type "2" for "to," or "U" for "you," or "l8r" or "LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!" or any of that nonsense. Throw in a carriage return now and then to break up the text, and please use proper capitalization. Your computer comes with two shift keys. Use 'em.
Edited by TWoP Barnes, Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:22 PM.
Posted May 8, 2008 @ 7:41 AM
Edited by NightBaron, May 8, 2008 @ 7:41 AM.
Posted May 15, 2008 @ 8:10 AM
Please tell me how to get to the Media Page. Matt Grant and Shayne will be on the ELLEN show today and one of the posters mentioned that discussion of the show will be on the Media Page. Thanks
Edited by TWoP Barnes, Mar 7, 2009 @ 10:14 AM.
Posted Jun 15, 2008 @ 7:02 AM
Generalizations about one sex or the other have the potential to stir up problems in a forum such as this, because they can put people on the defensive. Please refrain from making them when possible. I know it's difficult to avoid them completely when discusing a dating show, so I'll only issue notes or warnings when I feel a post crosses a line. Discussing the specific people on the show, rather than 'men' and 'women', is probably the best way to avoid leaning on stereotypes.
While I'm on this topic, a couple of episodes ago, an awful lot of Greek/Greek-American stereotypes were being bandied about, while speculatating about Deanna's family. They seemed to me (and I'm not Greek) more mean-spirited than the male/female generalizations I've been picking up this week. Ethnic stereotyping is out of bounds here. Again, discussing the specific people on the show, and the directly observable data we have about them, is probably the best way to avoid leaning on stereotypes.
If you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask in the Mod thread or PM. Take care.
Edited by TWoP Barnes, Jun 15, 2008 @ 7:05 AM.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 @ 3:38 PM
Posted Jul 7, 2008 @ 5:54 PM
Posted Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:31 PM
Announcement thread/Mod thread combo: As you may have noticed, I've just combined the announcement thread and the Ask the Mod thread into this one thread. I figured it would be easier for everyone to follow. This is the place where you can ask questions about the boards, and it's also where I'll make announcements. Please keep up with it.
Wecaps: The weecap of The Bachelor episode 14-1 has been delayed and will be up by Monday. Subsequent weecaps will be up Tuesday mornings as usual. We apologize for the delay.
New Sub-forums: I just put in a request to expand this forum so that we can have a section for whimsy and a section for past season discussion. I'll let you know the decision as soon as I hear.
In the meantime, I took a couple of posts from the episode 14-1 thread and started a drinking game thread here in General Gabbery, because I can't believe we didn't have one already.
Edited by TWoP Barnes, Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:58 PM.
Posted Jan 10, 2009 @ 9:08 AM
We've added a new sub-forum for past seasons, called, Past Seasons: Fractured Fairy Tales. All the old episode threads have been moved there, as has the "Past Seasons: Am I Still On TV?" thread. Sometime over the weekend, I'm going to move all the old contestant threads down there, too (well except for Jason, because he's back, and DeAnna, who just won't go away).
We've also added a new sub-forum for games and other whimsy, called The Ring. Right now, there are only two game threads down there -- for Survival and the Drinking Game. Go thou -- be whimsical and multiply.
If you want to make threads for this seasons girls, you can do so in the Contestants sub-forum. Please don't make threads for those who have already been eliminated, because they just didn't get enough screen-time to merit on-topic conversation. Instead, I'll make a thread for the first 10 eliminated.
Posted Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:38 PM
Edited by genrlconsnsus, Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:39 PM.
Posted Jan 18, 2009 @ 9:57 PM
Posted Mar 7, 2009 @ 10:25 AM
So, if you ever post here and I don't respond in a timely fashion please feel free to give me a nudge in PM. I'll see it before I see a post or my email. And if you're going to ask about something that needs a quick response, PM is better.
Posted Mar 7, 2009 @ 3:09 PM
Past Seasons: Fractured Fairy Tales
Krista and Ryan, Mary and Byron, Andrew, Jen, Bob the Blob, Charlie and Sara, Brad and Deanna, Deanna and Jesse, Jason, and Deanna, Deanna, Deanna. If you're looking for the hitched, the unhitched, the ditched, the unhinged, and the always undignified, look no further.
Posted Mar 22, 2009 @ 3:38 AM
Posted Mar 27, 2009 @ 10:42 PM
Posted Jul 7, 2009 @ 5:43 PM
Posted Jul 7, 2009 @ 6:20 PM
Posted Jul 7, 2009 @ 7:10 PM
Posted Jul 9, 2009 @ 9:50 AM
Posted Jul 9, 2009 @ 12:15 PM
Maybe we should start a thread for all of them? Something like "Jillian's Bachelorette 5 contestants: The Best Group Ever + Wes & Dave"
Posted Jul 12, 2009 @ 4:24 AM
Posted Jul 15, 2009 @ 6:14 AM
Posted Jul 20, 2009 @ 9:25 PM
ETA: nevermind, an enterprising poster started one :)
Edited by Lovecat, Jul 20, 2009 @ 9:32 PM.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Posted Jul 21, 2009 @ 9:34 PM