bpmod wrote:Do they tell you you are not to visit, or just that you're not to post?
i think it'd be difficult to prevent you from lurking.
Okay, here's what happened: They want prospective contestants to identify everyone they know who's been on the show or
is in the contestant pool. I did, and later remembered I met a swimming-in-the-pool boardie at the unofficial J! reunion. (I still don't know his real name but I thought I'd mention it to them anyway.) So I called back and left a message. Contestant coordinator Glenn called me
back and left a message saying he didn't think it was not a problem since I don't even know his name, and remember, don't go to the message boards til after you tape. I was surprised because I thought I just was not supposed to talk
about it on the boards or anywhere else. So I called back and this time spoke to Glenn in real-time. He said in plain English do not go to the boards at all
. That was all I needed.
As for lurking, I was scared to death of putting a toe out of line and messing up my chance, so I stayed as far from the boards as I could (once I knew).
And incidentally, I think TPTB would
have had a problem if the boardie and I had shown up on the same day to tape, since we'd have recognized each other and it would've been obvious!