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Etiquette question

Post by Euphonium » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:07 am

I've been watching the old(ish) ToC episodes that are on Netflix; is it out of line for me to dig up the threads for those and comment on them if I feel so moved?
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Re: Etiquette question

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:47 am

Euphonium wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:07 am
I've been watching the old(ish) ToC episodes that are on Netflix; is it out of line for me to dig up the threads for those and comment on them if I feel so moved?
wouldn't see why not...i see people digging up threads from several years ago on a regular basis

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Post by Robert K S » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:10 pm

Zombie threads are the best.

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Re: Etiquette question

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:35 pm

I don't think there is a consensus. Somebody was doing it a few months ago to non-TOC game threads and there were complaints.
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Re: Etiquette question

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:40 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:47 am
Euphonium wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:07 am
I've been watching the old(ish) ToC episodes that are on Netflix; is it out of line for me to dig up the threads for those and comment on them if I feel so moved?
wouldn't see why not...i see people digging up threads from several years ago on a regular basis
That doesn't make it good etiquette (which, frankly, is what was being asked here).

(ETA: Much like there's an "Older Games In J! Archive thread" here, the "Jeopardy On Netflix" thread might not be the worst spot for discussion of those games.)
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Re: Etiquette question

Post by Robert K S » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:52 pm

For historical organization purposes it's much better, IMO, if all discussions pertinent to a game go in the thread for that game, if such thread exists. The "New old" games thread is generally for really old games that predate JBoard (and, for the most part, any Jeopardy! Internet discussion forum, for that matter).

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Post by davey » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:54 pm

Say something interesting and I don't expect people will complain...

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Re: Etiquette question

Post by NoWhammies10 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:07 pm

My general rule is "if the thread hasn't been active for more than 30 days, create a new thread".

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Re: Etiquette question

Post by StevenH » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:13 pm

I think it's fine to resurrect the threads, as it isn't uncommon for that to happen to old game threads as it is. I feel like the Netflix thread should be more for general discussion about games appearing on Netflix or whatever other platform. And I also think that creating brand new threads for discussions of old games would just be a huge mess.

But Alietr should have the final say, of course.

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Re: Etiquette question

Post by Vowela » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm

The older a thread is, the more substantial the reply should be.

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Re: Etiquette question

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 pm

Vowela wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm
The older a thread is, the more substantial the reply should be.
Yes. Nobody cares about anybody's Coryat/Lach trash from an old game, which constituted the posts that generated complaints.
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Re: Etiquette question

Post by Robert K S » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:46 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Nobody cares about anybody's Coryat/Lach trash from an old game
FTFY?

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Re: Etiquette question

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:48 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Nobody cares about anybody's Coryat/Lach trash from an old game
FTFY?
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Re: Etiquette question

Post by alietr » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:00 am

StevenH wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:13 pm
I think it's fine to resurrect the threads, as it isn't uncommon for that to happen to old game threads as it is. I feel like the Netflix thread should be more for general discussion about games appearing on Netflix or whatever other platform. And I also think that creating brand new threads for discussions of old games would just be a huge mess.
I agree with this.
Vowela wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm
The older a thread is, the more substantial the reply should be.
I definitely agree with this as well.

As with everything on here, you're free to ignore anything that doesn't interest you. But I would prefer to avoid clutter.

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Re: Etiquette question

Post by Saturnalia » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:02 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Nobody cares about anybody's Coryat/Lach trash from an old game
FTFY?
;)
For whatever it's worth: I care. I look at it this way: if this were a weightlifting forum, I think it would be appropriate, in addition to talking about upcoming competitions and new gear and strategy, to talk about how one fared on a particular day, and about one's frustrations and joys and sense of what one could have done differently. In addition to qualitative accounts of this, a quantitative account (e.g. a Coryat) is relevant. And I do think the analogy holds; in addition to talking about Jeopardy as a TV program, many of us treat this as a kind of intellectual weightlifting...

I find posts that share Coryat/Lach Trash / etc info, especially when they also talk further about the ups and downs of their game, to be quite useful. They help me gauge my own progress, to get a sense of the day-to-day variance that even players much better than me experience and see how often they neg, and so on. But most of all, they make all of this quest to improve, etc, etc, that I'm undertaking seem a little less lonely: others are, in the end, going through the same thing, and wrestling with similar numbers.

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