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A board feature/thread I would find helpful

Magpie
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Sep 1 2012, 5:12pm


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There are too many threads and posts on The Hobbit board for me to keep up. And since I'm mostly interested in first level news (without a lot of spoilers or fine details), most of the conversations aren't what I'm interested in following. And it's hard, without having a good feel of the regulars and the flow of threads over time, to always discern what is real news and what is fun and games.

It would be great, imo, for those of us who are only lightly following the Hobbit, if someone who *is* following Hobbit news closely would post a weekly thread on Main of 'this week of Hobbit news in review'. If there is no news, then no thread would get posted. Or it could be a fortnight or twice monthly feature. I see this as very basic. Like:

New photos posted on Empire: go here (with a link to the thread that offered the links or the article on home page)
New production blog discussing the score posted on PJs Facebook page (with link....)

I don't think we've done anything like this and it isn't really 'allowed' in terms of how the board guidelines are currently now set up and commonly followed. If it's Hobbit news, it belongs on the Hobbit board. But I think digests and recaps have been shown to be appreciated in other venues so perhaps it's not an awful idea.

What do the admins/mods think? In terms of who would do it, I guess I'm thinking of it being 'managed' along the lines of other regular or occasionally posted series of threads. One person does it until they don't want to and then they recruit another volunteer. If it's left open for anyone to do, I could see some confusion going on as to who is doing it and when. And there sometimes seems to be this drive to be 'the first' and I don't want to see it become competitive. Also, I wouldn't hope for it to be a lot of work but the person who means to do it would likely be making notes, perhaps, as they visit the board over the week.... so it seems a shame to have multiple people duplicating the work of others.

In my mind... I've nominated DanielLB for the job. :-) He's around a lot. He seems to read everything (I don't know how he finds the time). He's organized. And he's a good soul. :-) I'm sure there are others that would do well, he's just one name that perks up in my attention filter.

But it seemed unwise to approach him and ask for this 'favor' when I wasn't sure it should be done (in terms of board guidelines about where threads are placed).

Thanks for considering it.


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A board feature/thread I would find helpful Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 1 2012, 5:12pm
    Sort of like: TORn Message Board Weekly Roundup? But more relevant to actual news? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 1 2012, 6:14pm
        My one hesitation Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 1 2012, 6:26pm
            I was thinking the second approach Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 1 2012, 8:50pm
                Kinda like a hobbit in 5 imin Send a private message to imin Sep 1 2012, 9:03pm
                Sounds good to me DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 1 2012, 10:10pm
                I love it! See my response below ;) // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 5 2012, 11:24pm
            Wait! What?! Gandalf forms a band?! What is the movie coming to?! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Sep 4 2012, 11:54am
    Support SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 1 2012, 6:36pm
    One person's news is another person's spoiler entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 2 2012, 5:49pm
        I thought the same thing about locking the thread Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 2 2012, 6:27pm
            An example (and just to cover my back - spoilers inside!) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 2 2012, 8:50pm
                That works for me Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 2 2012, 9:02pm
                    Makes perfect sense DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 2 2012, 9:09pm
                        Maybe we can get some input from other board members entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 2 2012, 9:17pm
                            Maybe... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 2 2012, 9:39pm
                                I like it! PattyJB Send a private message to PattyJB Sep 2 2012, 9:49pm
                                    Sounds like it would work Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 2 2012, 10:19pm
                                    All credit goes to Magpie :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 3 2012, 7:10am
                                just for the record... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 2 2012, 10:31pm
            I'm in favor of this NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Sep 4 2012, 11:53am
                Ditto Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 4 2012, 7:54pm
                    Agreed. Also... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 5 2012, 1:46am
                        Gramma does an occasional entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 5 2012, 1:56am
                            Yes, but usually Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 5 2012, 3:02am
                                Yes - agree. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 5 2012, 3:13am
                                    something else I thought of... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 5 2012, 3:20am
                                        Yup, I've been thinking of this too Magpie DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 5 2012, 7:59am
                                    I'll shall speak to gramma to see what we can come up with :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 5 2012, 7:57am
                                        I think it's a GREAT idea :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 5 2012, 11:14pm
                                            Yep :) Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Sep 6 2012, 3:49am
                                                Getting down to the nitty gritty sounds good to me :-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 6 2012, 8:03am
                                            I need to get organised! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 6 2012, 8:02am
                                                Excellent! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 6 2012, 10:37am
                                                    I asked tptb what they thought about the idea... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 7 2012, 2:49am
                                                from a future search standpoint... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 6 2012, 1:49pm
                                                    more thoughts about the name Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 6 2012, 2:17pm
                                                        This is why you are the brains of the operation DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 6 2012, 2:54pm
                                                            I concur! Earl Send a private message to Earl Sep 6 2012, 3:52pm
                                                        Hobbit Rumour Mill Weekly? // AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Sep 6 2012, 4:17pm
                                                            I like it! :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 6 2012, 4:59pm
                                                                And I've searched the forum DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 6 2012, 5:14pm
                                                            Rumors JWPlatt Sep 6 2012, 5:08pm
                                                        What Magpie said :) [nt] entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 6 2012, 4:21pm
                                                            What entmaiden said about what Magpie said JWPlatt Sep 6 2012, 4:56pm
                                                                Would an objective classification help, do you think JWPlatt? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 6 2012, 5:09pm
                                                                    Depends JWPlatt Sep 6 2012, 5:17pm
                                                        How about: "Hobbit Movie News Weekly Roundup" Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Sep 6 2012, 4:34pm
                                                            "Can't Stop It: Weekly Hobbit Tidbit Habit" // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Sep 6 2012, 5:59pm
                                                                lol... if we opened the subject line up for a contest, we'd get dozens of great suggestions, I'm sure Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 6 2012, 10:50pm
                                                                    This is so much fun! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 7 2012, 1:13am
                                                                        but see... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 7 2012, 2:33am
                                                                            True :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 7 2012, 2:51am
                                                                                I will rank them this week DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 7 2012, 7:31am
                                                                                    A question for admins DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 11 2012, 4:10pm
                                                                        A few more options Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 7 2012, 5:42am
                                                                            I like "washing up after First Breakfast" better. ;-) // sador Send a private message to sador Sep 7 2012, 6:07am
                                                                                Who on earth Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 7 2012, 6:24am
                                                                                    Bilbo never got around to eating, did he? sador Send a private message to sador Sep 7 2012, 9:35am
                                                                            Silverlode, I might just have to steal these ideas! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 7 2012, 7:28am
                                                                                Thief! Baggins! ;-) Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 7 2012, 7:11pm
                        Gaming & Collecting stormcrow20 Send a private message to stormcrow20 Sep 5 2012, 8:11am
    wasn't that what "the hobbit in five" was about at one time? weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 5 2012, 3:31am
        I think this is a little different entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 5 2012, 1:23pm
            clarification on my part Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 5 2012, 1:30pm
                ah, you both make sense, thanks! weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 5 2012, 2:17pm
                Me too Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 5 2012, 4:32pm
                    Yup, I'm on the same wavelength :-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 5 2012, 4:51pm
                As a corollary thought Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 5 2012, 8:44pm
                    No speculation will be included, no need to worry about that :-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 5 2012, 9:06pm
                        Good man. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 5 2012, 9:29pm
                            My nomination was a good one, wasn't it? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 5 2012, 9:38pm
    Just want to say I think this is a great idea! AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Sep 6 2012, 2:17pm

 
 
 

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