Ask The Mod: Do dead horses go to Heaven?
Posted Feb 11, 2014 @ 2:32 AM
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 5:59 PM
On page 7 or 8 there's a "fashion" thread. Could that be reopened? I'd just wanted to talk some about the various clothes on the show over the years.
Posted Feb 21, 2014 @ 8:10 AM
I was wondering if we could get clarification on what we can/cannot post in the Spin-Off thread.
I know spoilers about the Supernatural episode where they get introduced can't be put there, but what about casting news or vague plot descriptions? I just thought people might want to discuss some of the chosen actors.
Should casting news be trimmed down to "Actor X will be playing a werewolf" or can we say that the actor will be playing the leader of th werewolf group?
Or is it simpler to just leave them all in spoilers? :D
(Edited for typo :)
Edited by Austinthecat, Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:00 PM.
Posted Feb 21, 2014 @ 8:35 PM
I think it depends on where your information is coming from.
Casting news and vague plot descriptions of the spinoff are fair game in the spinoff thread especially if they are coming about via some kind of a press release or official announcement from the network. That's technically not considered a spoiler by TWOP general standards. (When I comes to spoilers, I do often err on the side of caution though and try to preserve those things in the Spoiler No Discussion thread, just to protect people who don't want to know.)
But officially announced information on the cast and character descriptions of the spinoff are not spoilers, even though they may affect the plot of an upcoming Supernatural episode. Just keep everything in context. Generally, you shouldn't be talking about an unaired episode of Supernatural in the spinoff thread primarily because that's just not the topic at hand. I do realize this is a fine line because a lot of what these characters might have in store is related to how they are initially presented on Supernatural. And it makes it harder because we don't have a spoiler discussion thread for Supernatural.
To use your example, if you're working with official announced info, I think it's perfectly fine to say in the spin-off thread:
"Actor X will be playing a werewolf and leader of a werewolf group," especially if that info is all officially corroborated somewhere that's not specifically labeled a "spoiler."
Clearly conversation about the actor and speculation about what his character might be will happen after that.
If however, you are referencing something that is specifically noted as a spoiler or coming from an off-the-book source, I am going to hesitantly say it's OK to talk about it in the spinoff thread using spoiler tags...but please don't turn that thread into a de facto SPN spoiler discussion thread.
Does this make any sense? I'll keep a close eye on that thread and we'll see how it goes.
Posted Feb 21, 2014 @ 9:39 PM
Makes sense. Thanks! :D
I'm sorry to ask another question, but I finally got around to posting what you said about the spoiler issue in the Spin off thread (added it to the initlal post) and I was wondering if maybe it should be tagged to always appear at the heading of each page to avoid any confusion. I know there isn't much discussion going on right now, but was thinking that after the intro episode for it, it may go up and onto other pages.
If you are ok with this being done, is it something that I can do or do you have to do it?
Edited by Austinthecat, Feb 25, 2014 @ 9:14 PM.
Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 3:58 PM
Not trying to be snarky, but I was wondering why this decision was made (from the Announcements and Administrivia thread):
3. From now on, please do not even link to first party promo stuff in the media thread.
It was instituted back in 2009, long before I became a TWOPer, so if it was because discussions were too heated, I understand why it's kept in the spoiler thread. Just curious. Thanks in advance.
Edited by DementedDaisy, Mar 7, 2014 @ 4:00 PM.
Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 10:28 PM
I actually don't mind links to this kind of stuff, so I would say if you find something cool that you think is worth sharing, share it. If it has negative fallout on a discussion front, I'll address that then.