So, I've been debating with myself a concept that a place like the side blogs (actually in this case observationdeck) might be perfect for -but it would need an editor's co-operation. Spoilers suck. I hate hate hate them. And I'm sure I'm not alone. (BTW there will be no spoilers below) Here's my half baked idea:
Game of Thrones is the best example. Commenters basically break down into two camps:
- Those who read the book and want to compare and talk about whats coming
- Those who are just watching the show (I'm in this camp)
Now, you throw those two into a single set of comment threads together and you're bound to see something you didn't want to see (If you have not read the books). I'm terrified to go in there. TERRIFIED. But I really really want to talk about what I think is going to happen or what just happened etc. So what do I do? I know I'm not alone here.
My idea is something like this: Editor posts an article recapping last night's show -then has links (or something that flips the system) to a group of comments for book people and one for bookless people -honor system rules. Maybe in observation deck? I don't know. I'm just screwing around. But as others I've talked to have pointed out, this applies all over the place. Movies, books, video games, etc.
Anyway, that's it. That's my grand idea. Can you help refine the concept with me?