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    expressions of interest: notable discussion archive

    it bothers me that there's a tonne of discussion hiding in the depths of GD/ED that newcomers to the NHC aren't aware of. some of the simpsons discussion hiding here has an intellectual rigor that's unmatched by almost any discussion at almost any forum i've visited. these discussions should be catalogued and celebrated because they are genuine assets to this website. not only that, but if they were freely available then we could use them as references and starting points for new discussions.

    it bothers me that it takes so much effort to find these discussions. the search function is all well and good but it could be quicker. i have a possible solution. maybe it would be a good idea to have a sort of catalogue of the important and noteworthy threads in GD/ED. i'm thinking something like an encyclopedia of the simpsons, as the NHC sees it. i envision a thread with multiple sections, or chapters, or what have you, where each chapter corresponds to a particular topic. kind of like the r&r archive but where seasons are replaced with sections. for instance, one section could be entitled "notable debates", and in that section a selection of notable debates at the NHC could be listed, maybe with a very brief synopsis. another section could be entitled "problems with the jean era", and in that section would be threads that contain notable discussion about problems with the jean era.

    a hall of fame of noteworthy threads, i guess.

    what i seek is:
    *interest - am i alone in thinking this is a good idea?
    *moderator interest - if there is sufficient interest then i think the thread would be useless unless stickied by a moderator
    *organisational ideas - how would we determine what is noteworthy? a panel? a leader? free addition to the archive whenever a user sees fit?
    *threads - after expressions of interest then we'd need to start hunting for threads

    thank you for your time
    We are trying to archive all of the noteworthy, substantial and important Simpsons related posts/threads on the NHC. This website hosts an enormous library of great observations that ought to be catalogued in a library of online criticism. If you know of any threads that fit this bill PLEASE CONTRIBUTE to the link below.

    CLICK HERE


    Also of interest:
    My grades and reviews of every episode from seasons 1-7

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    It sounds cool, but I feel it would be a hassle to find all the appropriate threads for each category. I mean, anything can turn into a debate. A thread about the voice actors could turn into a debate about Scully vs. Jean, but you wouldn't know it unless you perused the thread. So every single thread would require navigation. While I like the idea, I feel it's just not realistic.

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    i guess the problem there is determining what's notable. obviously we wouldn't go through every thread. i imagine each of us would have a handful of memorable threads in mind which could possibly be added at first, and then other threads could be added later if whoever in charge at the time felt those threads were of sufficient merit.

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    I suppose if people think it's worthwhile, it could be worth a shot. It would let newer members weigh in on the topic. However, a lot of these types of threads get locked, so it might be hard to find some good ones.

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    I think it would be a good idea. I'm sure there were a lot of good discussions that occurred before I joined recently. In fact, discussion about the Simpsons is something that seems to be missing a lot of the time around here. And I would start threads myself, but I wouldn't know where to begin (and I am focusing on rewatching the series at the moment, anyway).

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    @Quite Corking, Simpsons discussion usually picks up once the season starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Financial Panther View Post
    @Quite Corking, Simpsons discussion usually picks up once the season starts.
    But why does a new season have to start for discussion of old episodes? There is some of that, but there could be more.

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    When it comes to the members who've been here a while, I discuss the Simpsons far more than most. So I'm not the guy to ask. I think they just like the diversity of threads in the FFA more than talking about the show they came to the site to discuss.

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    I thought about doing something like this but never got around to doing it

    I liked @TheForbiddenDonut's season 1 episode log thing, which gave me newfound respect for the season


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    I Like Homer better be top of this list consarn it.
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    Thats an good idea! Actually one of the reasons why i joined the essay dork krew, and started writing longer posts was because i analyzed posts by older members discussions.

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    Assuming this will get enough interest here are some threads i found, that could be good for the archive.

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...n-New-Episodes!

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...e-series/page1

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...s-homer)/page1

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...18-V-season-11

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...1-thread/page1
    (I know its not really an discussion thread, but its an thread that pretty much shows the difference between blanket statements and backed up arguments)
    Last edited by Jerkass Homer; 07-24-2013 at 01:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Homer View Post
    I thought about doing something like this but never got around to doing it
    same. UNTIL NOW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer The Stonecutter View Post
    Assuming this will get enough interest here are some threads i found, that could be good for the archive.

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...n-New-Episodes!

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...e-series/page1

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...s-homer)/page1

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...18-V-season-11

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...1-thread/page1
    (I know its not really an discussion thread, but its an thread that pretty much shows the difference between blanket statements and backed up arguments)
    excellent choices. how did you find that one from 2002? that one between me and jimbo from back in the day is a good one.

    i think we'll probably run into a problem wrt the jean era, so we'll have to trim some out of our selections. but that's probably not relevant yet. paging @Ernie and @Old painty-can Ned do you guys have any ideas? i'm going to try to find all of kiyosuki's character analysis threads from back in the day, those debates on lisa the skeptic, that mammoth mohammed jafar post and some of the old nerdiscussion threads. copy + paste time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebuchanezzar View Post
    excellent choices. how did you find that one from 2002? that one between me and jimbo from back in the day is a good one.

    i think we'll probably run into a problem wrt the jean era, so we'll have to trim some out of our selections. but that's probably not relevant yet. paging @Ernie and @Old painty-can Ned do you guys have any ideas? i'm going to try to find all of kiyosuki's character analysis threads from back in the day, those debates on lisa the skeptic, that mammoth mohammed jafar post and some of the old nerdiscussion threads. copy + paste time!
    I cant really remember exactly how i found the 2002 thread. But i think i looked through some early threads from when the board started, and thought that the thoughts on new episodes thread could be an good one for the archive.
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    My search function isn't working but here's a couple. I'll find some more later

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...d!!-Ohhhh-yeah!!
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...n-13-overrated

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    not sure whether i think that episode ranking thread there has enough substance to warrant it being on any archive. obviously the other one does.

    my search function is broken too, which i guess means they didn't fix it yet (i haven't been paying much attention). this is going to be hard until that search function is back. here are the character spotlights:

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...ht-Springfield! - character spotlight springfield
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...t-Bart-Simpson - character spotlight bart simpson
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...usty-the-Clown - character spotlight krusty
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...n-(and-family) - character spotlight milhouse van houten
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...er-Jay-Simpson - character spotlight homer simpson
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-Clancy-Wiggum - character spotlight police chief wiggum
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...ht-Moe-Szyslak - character spotlight moe syzlak
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...t-Ned-Flanders - character spotlight ned flanders
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...aylon-Smithers - character spotlight burns & smithers
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...t-Ralph-Wiggum - character spotlight ralph wiggum
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-amp-Barflies) - character spotlight lenny, carl & barflies
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-Marie-Simpson - character spotlight lisa simpson



    i'll create a new thread once we've got enough threads archived to warrant ... a new thread.

    btw, can we put a short description after our links from here on in, if only to make it easier to sort these into a meaningful, organised archive when/if that happens?

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    I think it's a good idea, though I haven't really bothered browsing through the older threads. I'll stop by and leave a few links tomorrow after work (Yup, a busiest summer yet).
    I like the criticism threads that take a turn.
    http://http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.php?57773-I-hate-Lisa-fans
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...the-show/page3
    Started out pretty strong, but trailed off quick.
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...jerkass-homer)
    Your own thread
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...led-Manifesto)
    Again, more arguments being bombarded. A lesson to those who just aren't prepared to face veterans...
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-of-the-series
    Even people with the same opinion argue!

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    My thread here has some nice debate in it: http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...ass-Homer-quot

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    Some more threads:
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...n!-(c-1993)&s=
    (Good discussion about the snpp reviews, whatever season 5 was an decline or not etc)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-Jerkass-Marge (Good discussion about whatever Marge has changed or not)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...er-the-Heretic (One of those great nerdiscussion threads)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...th-Commandment (Another great nerdiscussion thread)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-About-Nothing (Another good nerdiscussion thread)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...tchy-amp-Marge (Another great nerdiscussion thread)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...or-even-likely (Jafar has some good discussion with some members)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...n-to-Wikipedia (Some good discussion about Mike Scully)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.php?37065-Season-9 (Good discussion about season 9)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.php?25637-Over-Under (Not sure if an underrated/overrated episode thread deserves an place in the archive, but there is still some great stuff here)


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    @The Governor you're old and you've been around for decades. got any memories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebuchanezzar View Post
    @The Governor you're old and you've been around for decades. got any memories?
    Before the internet was common in the 90's, I remember people at school saying Season 5 sucked who never used the internet up to that point. My earliest Simpsons Internet memory was in 1992 I saw someone using the librarian's computer and was posting to alt.tv.simpsons. I didn't read too much, but I didn't like all the grumpy, negative people who didn't like the show at the time. No way would I ever turn into one of those peo--.

    Wait a minute...:P


    Well, ya'know if you stay positive and forget about trivial things like "proper characterization," "Satire," and "emotional depth" watching new Simpsons episodes can be a seemingly enjoyable lie.


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    Best thread in the history of threads:

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...isode-included!)

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    Dear lord, looking at all those threads older than 10 years... this forum sure is old

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer The Stonecutter View Post
    Now this is an interesting thread worth looking at for me, since seasons 11 and 18 used to be my 2 least favorite seasons. But as of today, thats season 18 and 21
    Last edited by Kaine; 07-26-2013 at 04:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaine View Post
    Dear lord, looking at all those threads older than 10 years... this forum sure is old



    Now this is an interesting thread worth looking at for me, since seasons 11 and 18 used to be my 2 least favorite seasons. But as of today, thats season 18 and 21
    Heh, Season 11 and 18 are actually my least favorite seasons.

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    Here are some more threads:
    (The weekly episode clubs)
    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...se)&highlight=

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...y+Episode+Club

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...sode-Club-v3-0

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-0-Coming-5-25!



    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...watch-the-show
    (Good discussion about what makes the show good/bad, whatever the show had improved at the time or not compared to Scully etc)
    Last edited by Jerkass Homer; 08-02-2013 at 11:21 PM.

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    Good, good. i am still interested in putting this together but i got a bit busy recently, and plus (afaik) the search engine is still down. that's pushing this project back a fair bit.

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    Since search is back, i post some more threads:

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-Downhill-quot (Good discussion about season 8, the snpp reviews etc)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-Homer-s-Enemy (Not sure if a rate/review thread deserves a place in the archive, but this thread has probably some of the best discussion i have ever seen in a r&r thread)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...e-Quite-Stupid (Good discussion thread from the very early days of this board)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-main-weakness (This thread pretty much sums up the current shows main-problem with it comes to dialogue)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...a-s-substitute (Good discussion about Lisas Substitute)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...ssic-era/page1 (Good discussion about season 9)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-Jerkass-Homer (Good discussion about what Jerkass Homer is, whatever he appeared in the classic years etc)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...tivity-at-SNPP
    (Decent discussion about the snpp reviews)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-Seasons-10-12 (Some decent discussion here)

    http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.p...-shows-history (Some decent discussion about season 11)

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    Scully vs. Jean
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