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December 5, 2019 8:34 AM - Subscribe

I see posts here asking if anyone would like to discuss a particular item. Is there a reason to not just toss a FanFare post up about the thing you'd like to talk about, and see what happens? At the worst, nobody replies.
posted by The corpse in the library (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'll do it if it's an entire series and I'm trying to figure out the posting schedule, or whether to include errata, whether it's a watch or rewatch or books included - that sort of thing. But I can also see the use of telling people to look for the post before it shows up, I guess - just I think fewer people check fanfare talk than regular fanfare.
posted by dinty_moore at 8:44 AM on December 5, 2019

Yeah, I've been reading MeFi since the dawn of time but I admit I found FanFare Talk maybe... last month?
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:55 AM on December 5, 2019

I don't think there is a real reason, no. I think it's an overabundance of politeness.
posted by bleep at 2:41 PM on December 5, 2019 [2 favorites]

Having no one respond to you in FanFare Talk is a great warmup to having no one comment on your actual post.
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:16 PM on December 5, 2019 [12 favorites]

The 'does anyone want to talk about [X]' Fanfare Talk posts get me so irritated, I've been tempted to post a Metatalk rant against them. Fanfare Talk doesn't have pagination, and isn't listed as one of the subsites in search, so, those posts just push more relevant ones off to limbo sooner. Unless you're trying to coordinate a rewatch or something similar, you should just go ahead and post to Fanfare proper. Even if it gets little to no comments, at least then it will be in the Show Search menu for people to find later. (I realize I may be the Spiders Georg of Fanfare posts; given how many threads I post a week the idea of being nervous about making a new Fanfare thread is kind of alien to me now.)
posted by oh yeah! at 5:18 PM on December 5, 2019 [4 favorites]

Does anyone read the comments down here?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:34 PM on December 6, 2019 [2 favorites]

We could use old FanFare threads to store acorns for the winter or secret Constitutions or some such.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:52 PM on December 6, 2019 [5 favorites]

Between recent activity and recent comments, I see all.
posted by dinty_moore at 4:21 PM on December 6, 2019 [2 favorites]

I'll do it to see whether people would prefer a one season inclusive post or episode by episode posts. But other than that, I just post because honestly metatalk is really unsupported.
posted by miss-lapin at 3:08 PM on December 9, 2019

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