Official Info Announcements Discussion 2.0... This time with actual announcements!

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by A Chorus of Disapproval, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Hi! Since our sickly, decrepit original Announcements thread became a catchall for dozens of rumors and speculations and guesses that weren't actually "Announcements", we have had to drag the old dog behind the shed and give 'er the Old Yeller treatment. SPOILER: We put the sick thing down. :(

    With new threads to cover various semi-plausible rumors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, NY Casting Calls, and other reasonable discussions being allowed, this thread is for discussing actual announcements... or discussing the lack of actual announcements. This is a rumor-free zone. Don't make us euthanize this poor thread, as well. It breaks our hearts to look into a thread's sad eyes and pull the trigger... :_|
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  2. Sum-Wan Jedi Grand Master

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  3. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Yes, but he turned feral once the other kids mistreated him so...
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  4. Yensid1974 Jedi Master

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    While I agree that the thread was getting a little...off topic I guess, we already have a thread for official announcements. Why do we need 2 of them?
  5. markdeez33 Jedi Grand Master

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    Good to start anew, gentlemen. Salute! The times they are a changin'
  6. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    The stickied thread is where anybody who is looking for confirmation of specific info will find it listed. This thread is for "burying" relevant information underneath an avalanche of banter and commentary.
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  7. rezpen Force Ghost

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    Sorry I guess I'm confused, you are allowing new types of threads for specific rumors now (the ones I see below for specific rumors are all locked)? Also what is the thread for discussing casting rumors now? Not this one?
  8. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    WHY????

    That old thread was at least entertaining for those engaging in schadenfreude. But I suppose it was getting out of hand... May you rest in peace, Announcements Discussion Thread 1.0!

    So, guys, how about those actual announcements? [face_whistling]
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  9. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Though I'm very much intrigued with the idea of Cumberbatch being cast for E7, ultimately I won't care if he's not involved.
  10. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    We are in the process of discussing what is allowed now and not. We are trying to open it up so there is more fluid conversation and threads for legitimate rumors and spoilers, now that we are entering into information coming out. So people can discuss each aspect till their hearts content. This is something we started discussing in the last few hours so policy is possibly changing. Stay tuned for further information. :)
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  11. JainaSoloYJK Force Ghost

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    ...and here I was hoping for some new information. :(
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  12. Jedi Dragon D Jedi Grand Master

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    Man, Lucasfilm not release any casting news is really a torture now... nothing to talking about Ughhhhhh!!!
  13. Gallandro Chosen One

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    While I appreciate the efforts this seems a little silly. The whole point of a forum is to allow for the free exchange of ideas, and I would think a Spoiler-Allowed forum would be filled with all sorts of threads containing legit info as well as rumors. And another point, what constitutes a "legitimate rumor"? By their very definition rumors by and large are not very dependable, and sources are often dubious. Part of the fun of some of these threads (like the now defunct Announcements Thread 1.0) is debating the veracity of these rumors and following up with searches on the interwebs or social media for more information which either bolster or quash these rumors.

    I would suggest just simply creating a series of sticky threads specifically for rumors rather than quashing these discussion, because frankly it's likely going to be a couple of months before we get any legitimate announcements regarding Episode VII.

    Yancy
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  14. Jedi Dragon D Jedi Grand Master

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    I think a legitimate rumor is when you hear a rumor from MORE than one source, and also something Lucasfilm hints at being the truth.

    For example: Latino Review, AICN, and two other site all posted the SAME rumor, or Latino Review posted a rumor, Lucasfilm rep on Twitter also posted a tweet that indicate something is definitely going on right at that time... Vaguely, most likely. We can treat it as a legit rumor due to that.

    BUT, if Latino Review is alone at posting a rumor by themselves, that is NOT considered legitimate IMO.

    ESPECIALLY after saying "DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE... follow us then we will reveal at 12am" kind of crap!
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  15. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    And these are very valid points, which are actually part of the discussion at the moment.
  16. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    Damn, for a thread that promises "now with actual announcements," there were very little! False advertising, that is. :-|
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  17. LottDodd Force Ghost

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    I think this thread should only be for stuff that is confirmed, leave "plausible" rumours for other threads....
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  18. Dra--- Chosen One

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    I never liked that dog. Peed in my yard from the very beginning.
  19. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    I don't disagree with this. But couldn't we have had the thread refresh when actual news has started to roll in?

    Without any actual news to discuss 2.0 seems rather pointless.
  20. Dra--- Chosen One

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    Perhaps there will be something called "actual news" soon?

    In the meantime, I advise enjoying the mystery of life. (Although getting rid of the old sick dog certainly seems a wonderful point to me.)
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  21. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    I'm one of the few people on here that advocates enjoying the ride, so you're preaching to the choir. :p

    I just think opening a new thread for discussing news instead of rumour is kind of fruitless when, at least for the moment, most big news IS rumour.
  22. Dra--- Chosen One

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    I thought there was a casting rumor thread now? And I believe the mods said that other rumor threads could be opened up when appropriate. So rumors can still be discussed, but not in an announcements threads. Makes sense, right?
  23. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    I get the logic. I'm not convinced it's going to prevent another car crash though.
  24. kegs202 Jedi Master

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    24 Posts old and this thread still doesn't contain any announcements !!!!
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  25. JediGirl_Angelina Force Ghost

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    I know, right?

    Funny how all the rumor leaking pages all promise "big announcement soon!" and "official comfirmation on the way" and days go by and nothing happens. :S