[The TV Shows] Has the MS discussed this at all?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Darth_Ignant, May 20, 2005.

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  1. jacemathem Force Ghost

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    Once the TV show(s) hit, they will completely swamp the SSSW forum, till any other subjects will be long gone...
  2. dp4m Chosen One

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    Once the TV show(s) hit, they will completely swamp the SSSW forum, till any other subjects will be long gone...

    Which is the exact same format as every other forum. New stuff in; old stuff out...
  3. jacemathem Force Ghost

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    Yes, well I remember when the LOTR threads had a powerful presence, the mods in the JCC were taking measures to keep it contained.

    In SSSW, you're going to have to travel 20 pages back to see any older subjects.

    I think it'd be much more organized and cleaner to give these TV shows they're own forum or two at the appropriate time.
  4. Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling

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    Okay...this is getting a little derailed. First of all, a tv show, if on a major network will have viewers in the millions (or face cancellation)...that's a little different than a comic with a readership of 50,000. Second of all, where the discussion will be is secondary to if there will be spoiled and non-spoiled areas. If it's thread by thread, then so be it. But I think that could get cumbersome. But maybe that's wishful thinking on my part that the show will rock and be super popular.

    Second of all, please don;t turn this into a canon debate. I for one, while disliking the EU for various reasons will be tuning into teh show, because to me SW is a visual medium, and TV obviously lends itself to that.
  5. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    We absolutely need a new forum for the TV show. There's going to be a lot more discussion on the show than in Lit etc.
  6. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    We don't absoloutely need one. Other TV shows do just fine with only one thread, why can't a SW one?
  7. DarthUncle Force Ghost

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    EmpireForever, do you mean tv-shows about Star Wars? If not, then that doesn't prove much I think, as they are a side issue. if about star wars, sorry, I don't know many examples, so could you provide some?

    It might be that your right, but then again, if it does take off, well, look for, let's say, the new Galactica and see for yourself, we will likely need more then just one thread. I think the show would have the same sort of crowd as that one, maybe a bigger since the Star Wars universe has a lot of followers. (By the way, being in mainland Europe, we do not easily get those shows, so I suppose it wouldn't matter much to me, but on the other hand, star wars would stand a good chance of being aired due to, again, it's big name).

    I won't even compare to star trek :eek: because that is just too big a set of series to make it a fair comparison. However, I can't help but think about the way that those fans completely dissect the shows, their relationships to other airings, timelines etc. just like it happens here with the films, and the EU. That will happen in this case too if the show becomes even a bit more than totally lame (and then, see the old Galactica: the newer part of it sucked and that was discussed to death), as before mentioned in this thread.
  8. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I could see a seperate forum if it really took off. And there are other things to discuss besides what happens on the show.
  9. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    Other TV shows do just fine with only one thread, why can't a SW one?

    Other movies do just fine with only one thread, too.

    Amazing.
  10. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

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    The JC already has the Star Wars Small Screen forum, that's where a Star Wars tv discussion should live happily ever after. CLone Wars cartoons and tv specials already coexist there in harmony, I don't see why the new series would require a new forum.
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I can't recall ever agreeing with you before, but I guess there's a first time. ;)

    And as dp4m has clearly said, if it turns out that SSSW can't handle the TV generated traffic, then they'll reassess and reserve teh right to add new forums as necessary.

    Sounds like this is pretty much resolved.
  12. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    I agree with you on this issue.
  13. Darth_Surgent Jedi Master

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    No matter what, if you leave it as a single thread in SSSW you're going to be missing out on a lot of new traffic. With the end of ROTS, there's not going to be the same kind of people searching for "Revenge of the Sith" on google and coming across this place anymore. Newbies are going to become less frequent, and oldbies will slowly die off.

    This TV series may turn out to be a waste of time and money, but it may be this forum's last chance to continue to thrive (note that I said "thrive" and not "survive"). If people are searching for information on it, are they more likely to join the forum because there's one thread on the subject, or an entire forum swimming with ideas, info., and theories?

    This forum thrived due to the prequels, not the EU (heck, even the EU has gained most of its recent clout by attaching itself to the prequels). The TV shows will be embraced by the public at large significantly more than any book/comic/video game, and you'll be shooting yourselves in the foot if you don't take advantage of it.

    Whatever the choice is, it's still obvious that this wouldn't be happening anytime soon, so I wouldn't blame anyone for not taking action right now. We'll just have to see what happens once the future of the tv series becomes a little clearer.

    So... yeah...
  14. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    I don't suspect you'll see as big a surge as you think.
  15. Darth_Surgent Jedi Master

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    Was that a jab at my name? ;)
  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    > No matter what, if you leave it as a single thread in SSSW you're going to be missing out on a lot of new traffic

    You realise it's a dedicated thread per episode, not per series? And other threads will also spring up that discuss themes & topics that aren't single-episode specific? Have a look at the SSSW forum, and the way the Clone Wars series had a thread each episode and then look att all the clone wars discussion not in those main threads.

    There's no reason that it won't work in a similar way for the TV series. And if it doesn't work, then the mods will do something about it.

    // shrug //
  17. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    This jp-30 guy. He's good people. :)
  18. Darth_Surgent Jedi Master

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    I see where you're coming from, Sapes. I just kinda liked the sound of TVSA and TVNS. :p
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