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Old March 29 2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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TWOP is going away

For those who post at Television Without Pity, the site is going down finally on 5/31/14, not accessible to the public any longer.

Good memories for me at that site with Lost discussion and other sci fi.
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Old March 30 2014, 02:19 AM   #2
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Why is it going away?
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Old March 30 2014, 05:29 AM   #3
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Why is it going away?
I'm wondering why as well, teacake. Been a member there since 09', and I'm gonna miss it . Loved talking about the X-Files with other members and just hanging out on the boards every so often.
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Old March 30 2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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They haven't said why. The original founders of TWoP have a new site - previously.tv. I had a peek and the site looks OK but very few posters.

The Lost forums are really part of TV history and this will be a loss. Lots of other beloved forums as well. No longer accessible to the public. I don't even understand that.
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Old March 30 2014, 04:40 PM   #5
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NBC/Universal bought the site a few years ago. It looks like they haven't been able to make any money out of it, so they're just cutting their losses and shutting it down. A shame.
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Old March 30 2014, 05:03 PM   #6
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I tried posting there a few times but the moderation was insane. We've got it pretty easy over here.
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Old March 30 2014, 08:03 PM   #7
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This appears to work pretty well if you want to download a copy of the entire site before it goes down. Might want to start it now, if so, though, because it could take a while.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html
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Old March 30 2014, 10:15 PM   #8
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People can't just leave things alone.
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Old March 31 2014, 02:36 AM   #9
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That's unfortunate. Though it's been a bit of time since I followed it regularly, I always found it a place of sophisticated, if in a number of cases, rather idiosyncratic analysis. If for nothing other than referring to it for dependable trope cues (as I don't really watch much current television at this time), I will miss its presence!
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Old March 31 2014, 04:25 AM   #10
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Re: TWOP is going away

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People can't just leave things alone.
It costs money to run and NBCUniversal doesn't feel like spending it anymore.

I like the site but I can totally get not being able to make any money from it.
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Old March 31 2014, 07:41 AM   #11
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I won't miss it. It's crazy to have a forum where the threads are 8000 pages long, and you can use every swear word ever invented, but can't post something like "I don't understand why people don't like <insert name of reality show contestant>, can someone explain, please" without getting an infraction. It was a sincere request for information, since I'd missed the season some people were making occasional references to. And I know the bandwidth adds up, but honestly - no avatars, no sigs, no smileys, not even anything basic like the quote button enabled?
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Old March 31 2014, 03:32 PM   #12
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It was a sincere request for information...
On TWoP, mods usually assume nothing is a "sincere request for information," so you probably got caught in the crossfire on that one by being the rare specimen that was indeed sincere.
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Old March 31 2014, 05:14 PM   #13
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Re: TWOP is going away

I'm going to start my own forum to gripe about TV shows, with blackjack and hookers!
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Old March 31 2014, 05:27 PM   #14
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It's been done.
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Old March 31 2014, 06:33 PM   #15
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I won't miss it. It's crazy to have a forum where the threads are 8000 pages long, and you can use every swear word ever invented, but can't post something like "I don't understand why people don't like <insert name of reality show contestant>, can someone explain, please" without getting an infraction. It was a sincere request for information, since I'd missed the season some people were making occasional references to. And I know the bandwidth adds up, but honestly - no avatars, no sigs, no smileys, not even anything basic like the quote button enabled?
Yea that was rather silly. Previously tv lets people have avatars, but they're REALLY small ones. And sigs aren't even there. Not a huge loss in that regard. It would make sense to at least have quote buttons at TWOP. Previously tv at least has that enabled. Makes things A LOT easier.
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