I'm your friendly neighborhood moderator TWOP Lockley. I promise to remain friendly if you all would be vigilant about the Dos and Don'ts of posting here. If you're new or it's been a while since you've read the full list of Dos and Don'ts or our comprehensive FAQ, please take a few minutes to do that before Season 2 begins.
I'd like to especially call out a couple of rules, because these are the ones that seem to get broken the most when you have a complex and dense drama that will undoubtedly elicit a variety of reactions and opinions.
Good Manners and Respect Dos and Don'ts
DON'T use "um," be snotty to another poster, or make the argument personal
DON'T talk about the boards on the boards
DO know the difference between differences of opinion and personal attacks
DON'T present your opinions as facts
DON'T post the same opinion over and over in the hopes of wearing other people down or "winning" a discussion; just move on
This is an intelligent show and you all are intelligent folks. I expect you to celebrate and show off that intelligence as you post.
As for thread management, I've started a spoiler thread and a Season One thread. Once the new episodes start, I will create the individual episodes and make sure they are live and ready for you to have at it as soon as the episode has aired.
A couple of reminders on what spoilers are and are not:
What is a spoiler?
A spoiler is an important piece of information that, if someone wanted to watch the show without knowing what was going to happen, would spoil the show for him or her. Here are some things that would be considered spoilers:
plot details for an episode that has not yet had its first American airing (usually first Eastern Time Zone airing)
plot details for shows broadcast outside the U.S. and scheduled for broadcast in the U.S. at a later time (e.g. when Degrassi: The Next Generation airs in Canada before the U.S.; when BBC America is behind BBC UK showing Torchwood)
unverified rumors about unaired episodes (since the information could be true)
casting and show info NOT broken in mainstream press
Here are some things that would NOT be considered spoilers:
content of aired previews and commercials and other first-party promo material
details of an episode after its first American airing
casting and show info broken in mainstream press
historic facts as they pertain to a show plot (e.g. JFK's assassination, Wild Bill's death, etc.)
anything that has happened on a show that is not going to be shown in the U.S. to the best of your knowledge (e.g. German Idol)
If you're feeling ambitious or have something to say about a specific character, you are welcome to start a thread that will direct conversation to those areas. In fact, I encourage that, in order to keep the episode threads on topic, but rather than setting up a bunch of threads now, I figure we can let them spring up organically.
Happy Homeland chatting! Let's get this (party?) started! Personally this show is rough for me because I can't look at Damien Lewis and not long for Dick Winters.
Edited by TWoP Lockley, Sep 28, 2012 @ 2:57 PM.