Ok, after two consecutive weeks of "mishaps", desparate situation calls for some desparate measures, I think.
So, here is my suggestion to all designated talk-back thread hosts
for upcoming FMA episodes, including ed's numbuh 1 fan
(ep 45,) FullMetalAlchemist01FAN
(ep 46,) Nepharski
(ep 49,) and Jen_Elric
But, especially, ed's numbuh 1 fan
, because episode 45 is coming up this Saturday.
PLEASE READ the following...
I'm suggesting to open the talk-back thread
few days early, like, on Wednesday
And, preferably, the first post contains some note
to others to refrain from posting spoilers
before the episode airs, or better yet, NOT to post
till one day before the episode airdate.
Like, in a big red letter, "This is the designated talk-back thread for episode xx. This thread will open officially on Friday. Please DO NOT POST untill then
." Or something like that.
I anticipate the thread would sink down while waiting for Saturday's air-time.
Please DO NOT DOUBLE POST in order to bump the thread.
(I don't want you to get in trouble needlessly by double posting.)
I will make sure to post
(and hence) bump your talk-back thread on Friday early morning
to the top of first page (if needed,) and then on Friday
you can officially open your talk-back thread
to general public for discussions, if you like it that way.
This way, I think, if anyone other than designated hosts open the thread BEFORE Wednesday (before the designated host opens his/her talk-back thread for that Saturday's episode,) then we have enough time to let the UNdesignated talk-back thread author know of the existance of the thread host list, and deal with the situation in orderly manner.
And, of course if anyone opens any episode thread AFTER the designated host open his/her talk-back thread, we can ask mods to close UNdesignated one as the duplicate thread.
As usual, this is my suggestion, and I welcome suggestions for other means to prevent any further "mishaps". (Please post these suggestions here, and not on episode 44 thread.)
Speaking of suggestions..
QUOTE(JoshP1389 @ Jan 29 2006, 06:07 PM) [snapback]344651[/snapback]
This should be stickied to avoid future mistakes and claims.
Ha, that's a good point!! Since the list system have had been working without the incident untill two weeks ago, I did not even think about that before.
(Tho, I'm not sure if those newbies who do not seem to pay any attention to what's happening/has been happening in the forum, other than their own posts, would pay any attention to any of the stickied threads any more than regular threads,
) but, let me consider the possibility of that idea... Thanks for the suggestion!!
, the final episode is not on the list, (because I'm planning to stay out of the responsibility of "trafic cop" for the "final thread" making,) but thanks for volunteering to host the thread for the episode!!