Sunday, October 4, 2009

Spoilers make me feel like the school principal

I've been thinking for awhile about spoilers and this blog and how to handle things and before I make any blanket posts and such I'd like to get your thoughts.

A lot has changed in the larger community of Bones fans online, in Bones scheduling (Canada, oh Canada) since I last changed anything in regards to spoilers here. People are seeing the episode at different times, there are new places to talk Bones (namely the Bones Spoilers blog - which isn't just spoilers - and Twitter) that open up the community to additional places to congregate.

This post is not to talk about specific spoilers (please don't include any real ones at all) but to voice your opinions and suggestions on how spoilers are dealt with here.

My basic problem is that I want to share every single Bones-related link, video, article, etc that I find but I also want to provide a place where fans who don't like spoilers can feel free to chat about all the non-spoiler aspects of the show, including the just-aired episode, without fear of being spoiled on future events.

As an online location there are constantly new faces that have no idea how we deal with spoilers here and there are people who don't read even the clearest requests. Sometimes there is confusion about what I mean in a post warning about what not to say. I hate feeling like the principle who's constantly enforcing rules. It makes me feel like a jerk and it's not any fun for anyone.

I'd really like to create a post that I can link prominently that will explain it all, and not change what OWB has always been. Before I do that I'd like to hear from you with any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, complaints - whatever - that relates to spoilers. How would you suggest doing things differently? What do you like? What do you hate? What do you want to see? What do you wish I'd remove. It's all welcome and will help me formulate some kind of structure that's easy to read and easy to point to for any new poster.


2nd Bones Companion Book - out this month

The 2nd Bones companion book, The Forensic Files, is available for pre-order on Amazon. It ships October 27th! It covers Seasons 3 and 4 with a lot of behind the scenes information and pictures that aren't found anywhere else.

Thanks, Jeannie, for the heads up on the date!

Bones Season 4 Gag Reel

If you haven't already ordered your Bones Season 4 DVDs (um, yeah, me) you're really missing out. However, here's some internet 'sharing' *ahem* that might entice you. Seems some people already have the set, in advance of the Tuesday release.

Thanks Michelle, Jeannie, and BBShipper!

Bones Ratings: The Plain in the Prodigy

Sorry for the delay in posting this!

"The Plain in the Prodigy" brought Bones up slightly from the week before, to an audience of 9 million and a slightly lower 18-49 rating of 2.6. Let's hope it's all up, and up from here!


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millions)
8:00 CBS Survivor: Samoa 3.7 11 11.73

ABC FlashForward 3.7 11 10.78

FOX Bones 2.6 8 9.00

NBC SNL: Weekend Update 1.8 5 5.08

CW The Vampire Diaries 1.7 5 3.52

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