Etiquette for taking over a First Watch for a series?
May 2, 2017 10:02 AM - Subscribe

I recently started watching Band of Brothers and I'd love to discuss it with people here. A few First Watch threads are already on here (from 2014) but only for the first 2 episodes. The user who created them seems to have been inactive since 2015. What's the etiquette for taking it over/can I start making new posts?
posted by scruffy-looking nerfherder (9 comments total)
 
Yeah, I'd just post. I've done similar stuff before and nobody minded.

(I don't think it would be rude unless a poster or group had been faithfully posting for awhile and just happened to be a little late with one - then maybe ask. But otherwise? Eh. We're informal here.)
posted by mordax at 11:47 AM on May 2


Oh, I dunno about reposting for the first couple of episodes though - that might warrant flagging down a mod or making a Meta to hash out rules for. But I'd definitely feel comfortable making threads for subsequent episodes. (Sorry, should've thought that through a minute longer before posting.)
posted by mordax at 11:48 AM on May 2 [1 favorite]


Ditto this problem for "Breaking Bad"--last First Watch post was about Season One, in 2014.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:24 PM on May 2


As long as enough time has passed, and you don't double up episodes that were already done, you should be golden.
posted by drezdn at 7:20 AM on May 3


I don't think it would be rude unless a poster or group had been faithfully posting for awhile and just happened to be a little late with one - then maybe ask. But otherwise? Eh. We're informal here.)

When we were hashing all this out I think the idea of specific users "owning" a show was shot down pretty quickly. So, yeah, if someone (or a couple of people, as it shakes out) is taking the time and effort to regularly post that's different, but a few years*? Go for it!

*Id sayeven a few episodes.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:06 AM on May 3 [2 favorites]


I'd definitely say use the existing posts for the early episodes then just post new ones for subsequent eps without a second thought, especially after such a dearth.
posted by comealongpole at 1:09 PM on May 3 [1 favorite]


You can always link to the old threads in the new threads.
posted by bleep at 8:16 PM on May 4 [2 favorites]


I agree with the no one user "owns" a show; I've been in a bunch of threads where several users all chip in and post.

One counterexample I've noticed is Last Man on Earth where jenfullmoon started doing recaps because they were more entertaining/less annoying than the actual show. Checking, though, even there other users also chip in.

Yeah, if it s moribund Fanfare, by all means, have at it! I'd recommend posting a Fanfare Talk thread to let people know that its coming back and can Add the show (for My Fanfare) if they haven't already.

One counter-counter example is Colony where the original (major) poster wouldn't have Netflix access until the following year and most people where fine with it.
posted by porpoise at 11:39 AM on May 9


Yeah, sorry I've dropped out of that. I haven't been doing much writing since Trump came into power and I'm way behind on Last Man to boot because I'm not watching too much TV in a timely manner either. Everyone else, go right ahead.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:48 AM on May 28


« Older Strange Club movie for Monday:...   |  Any interest in Ingobernable?... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments