PSA: Update regarding Fall 2016 Show Discussion Threads
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Posted 9/11/16 , edited 10/3/16
Hi folks. A new anime season is coming up, and we're also going to be trying something new regarding the new show discussion threads.

Last season careful monitoring as the new threads were created was successful in terms of removing duplicate threads quickly and avoiding confusion about which thread to post in. However, there were circumstances that led mods to discuss once again whether or not additional adjustments were needed.

For the Fall 2016 season we are trying out something very different. Each user may start only one new season show discussion thread per day.

We realize that there will still be a "race" for some threads, but we feel this will reduce the intensity of that, and it may even leave things a bit more open for folks to start some threads a bit later after they've watched a show rather than at the very instant a show airs in Japan.

We will also continue to close any new Show Discussion threads that are started before the first regular air time in Japan.

Note: This affects only discussion threads for the shows starting in Fall 2016. While we may continue this policy in subsequent seasons, it does not apply to any other type of thread.

This is not open to discussion or debate. If you have questions or concerns please PM me. I will add frequently asked questions, with answers, here.

Frequently Asked/Anticipated Questions:

1. On some days there can be a lot of shows starting. What if I and others have already started our one thread for the day, and a popular show ends up not getting a thread as a result?

We believe that if a show is popular enough, someone will start a thread about it, even if they aren't a "regular." However, if a much-hyped show has already been simulcast and a whole day goes by with no one starting a thread, a mod will step in to create one. For less-popular shows, keep in mind that the thread can be started at any time in a season--it doesn't have to be same day as first airing--so there may still be opportunities to start discussion for a show a few days later once more people have watched it.

2. Why don't the moderators just create all the threads?

One thing that has always been highly valued on CR, at least on the English language site, is the forums being pretty organic with content generated by the regular users. When discussing handling the show discussion threads, the idea of having moderators just start them has come up for consideration, but it's always been decided that it would be a solution of last resort.
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