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For a demonstration to be able to compare the way ordinary comments are being handled now a one thread per episode basis as opposed to the forum format.

Comments for episode 19 are here. They are easy to maintain, because comment structure is built in to the bottom of each episode's web page, but with comments, you can't quote someone, or do hyperlinks, or color text, or embed images, etc and you're limited in the length of your comment, as opposed to the forum format here.

This thread is in response to a question from a "normal" forum post: /forumtopic-830593/what-do-you-want?pg=5#45760851 It shows that the possibility exists already. But almost no one ever comes to this section of the show pages.
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asharka wrote:

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For a demonstration to be able to compare the way ordinary comments are being handled now a one thread per episode basis as opposed to the forum format.

Comments for episode 19 are here. They are easy to maintain, because comment structure is built in to the bottom of each episode's web page, but with comments, you can't quote someone, or do hyperlinks, or color text, or embed images, etc and you're limited in the length of your comment, as opposed to the forum format here.

This thread is in response to a question from a "normal" forum post: /forumtopic-830593/what-do-you-want?pg=5#45760851 It shows that the possibility exists already. But almost no one ever comes to this section of the show pages.


oooooooooh ok thanks...but do u ever go to it?
Maybe somehow u can get it back on the main forum page so everyone can see, or i could do it myself.
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RavedFury wrote: but do u ever go to it?
Maybe somehow u can get it back on the main forum page so everyone can see, or i could do it myself.
No, I pretty much stay in the main forums. I only know about these because I like to explore.

For the main forums, they don't want multiple threads for the same topic/show, and the mods will actually close new threads down if one already exists (that's why I posted a link to /forumtopic-804615/show-discussion-index earlier). For instance, there is already a thread to cover all of /forumtopic-822955/log-horizon-discussions. Something like this thread, trying to have one per episode would just get shut down as a duplicate subject in the mains. Doesn't matter that it's a different episode, it's still the same show.

Forum rule 8: Please try to use the appropriate forum for your thread. Please refrain from creating duplicate/personal/help/VS. threads.

You might want to read through the /library/Site_Rules here for the forums, because they have lots of mods and they are pretty serious about it. For the most part, they are nice people, but they do follow the rules pretty closely. If someone wanted to follow through with this, it would pretty much have to be in this format, under each show.

I asked about these areas once in an old help thread, but never got an answer, why these "other" forum locations even exist, as they are kind of obscure. Anyone who went looking could find them, but not many people go looking that hard. I did see that this thread showed up as "new" on the main page under new threads for a while, so they might get noticed eventually if word spreads, but the new thread list bumps down pretty quickly and disappears as soon as 5 more new threads get created afterwards, so the visible window can be pretty small.

And you can't go promoting something you did (like this) on the regular forums, either, they consider that to be personal promotion and will close any threads of that nature, too. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one get closed if we keep discussing this here, as it really has nothing to do with Log Horizon, per se.

Your other option would be to create a group, where you could do essentially the same thing, and even mix various shows together, but to me that is even more obscure than this location. Although there is a thread to promote your group, but I don't think many people actually read it looking for new groups, just to promote their own. I really don't see the point of groups at all when they are just about one show.
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