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05 April 2008 @ 11:26 am
An Alternative to TWoP?  
So hiddeneloise and I were talking about my latest (and last) skirmish with TWoP and were wondering why the heck there is no alternative. It's a great idea, and part of the reason many of us still read it, or go back under different accounts is because most of the posters offer great reading. The whole idea of the forums (not talking about the recaps here) being about deep discussion that allows frank criticism, some times delivered seriously, other times, snarkily in a place with like-minded television viewers is wonderful. The problem is the people who run the damn place. They have good rules, but posters are warned or banned arbitrarily based on things that generally are not in the rules.

So, would anyone here on my friend's list be interested in going in with hiddeneloise and I in setting up an alternative? We already have some ideas on how to set it up, how it would work and starting out on a do-able scale that wouldn't be overwhelming, but would get things rolling and we could see if it works.

Imagine a place to share your thoughts with others in intelligent, gushing and/or biting (or both) discourse on your favorite shows without fear of being arbitrarily kicked out. Wouldn't it be nice?

Oh, and right or not, I'd totally want a thread devoted to people sharing their TWoP horror stories.
Sarah Elizabethsixfiftysix on April 5th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
My husband and I have both avoided TWOP for those reasons.

I have experience with forums, even some customizing them, etc., so if you need any help, I'd be happy to try and do what I can.
Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on April 5th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! You're our first taker. I've run several boards so I have plenty lots of experience and hiddeneloise has modded with me on two of them. And, generally, I have very, very good experience with the boards and with people appreciating the atmosphere of them. Having an additional person on board with experience is wonderful. (Especially someone like yourself who is open-minded.)

Edited at 2008-04-05 07:15 pm (UTC)
eolivet on April 5th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid all I could offer you is my membership and extensive pimping services. :p And my undying enthusiasm, for this is such a great idea!!! :) (and you're totally right...it's the reason I still go to TWP).
Arabian: TVarabian on April 5th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Hey, we need membership AND extensive pimping services, big-time, so that would be a great service!!!

if you want to post on your lj to see if there's any interest in this and send them this way, that would be cool too.

Edited at 2008-04-06 12:38 am (UTC)
harper47harper47 on April 8th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
I would definitely post on it. I still have 2 warnings on my name all because of SYTYCD - one from Benji's season. I don't think they ever take these things off. So I just read and hardly ever post on it.

So I say YES!
Arabianarabian on April 8th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Another one! Yes!
Sylvikefishsanwitt on April 13th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
I'm suprised TWoP is still around - they've sucked for *years*!

Edited at 2008-04-13 11:16 pm (UTC)