Ran

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  1. Book spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who want to discuss the episode in relation to the books, and with reference to spoilers from them.This topic should open automatically around the start of airing.
  2. [Mod Note] In the past, I provided a text for the head of each new Rant & Rave thread to make the rules of this particular topic clear. It seems to have gotten lost along the way, so I provide it here. Feel free to quote it when starting a new thread. [/Mod] The topic of the thread is discussing things you dislike about the show. It is not a place to throw insults at one another or to act as if the normal rules of the forum do not apply. Discussion of why people disliked something is permitted, but remember the topic at hand: this is not a debate thread, it's a discussion thread specifically about episode details or events that posters disliked. Posts that ignore this will be considered off-topic.
  3. Book spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who want to discuss the episode in relation to the books, and with reference to spoilers from them. This topic should open automatically around the start of airing.
  4. Hmm, right around the time I did some tweaks, but I've no idea why those specific tweaks would cause such problem. May I suggest that you and Kissdbyfire clear your caches and see what happens? in regard to these issues? Or at least clear your westeros.org-related cookies.
  5. [Note: I'm posting this on behalf of a a PhD student who is studying fandom and Game of Thrones.] Hello! My name is Julie Escurignan. I am a PhD student in Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton, London, and, as a fan of Game of Thrones, I am doing my PhD on this subject! More specifically, I research Game of Thrones’ fans experience of the universe, across media and across borders. Therefore, I have developed a survey that aims at understanding your experience as a fan of Game of Thrones. This survey is anonymous and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. If you have questions, comments, or just want to know more about my research, please visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesfanacademic/ You cand also reach me at: [email protected] Thank you very much for your participation!
  6. Book spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who want to discuss the episode in relation to the books, and with reference to spoilers from them. This topic should open automatically around the start of airing.
  7. Apologies for the intermittent downtimes of late. We've been trying to figure out why one particular table is giving us so much trouble on the forum, and have been repeatedly making efforts to diagnose and mitigate the problem. We've improved various MySQL settings that seem to be greatly improving general speed and stability... but that table is still causing issues, such that when it finally triggers a flush it just backs everything else up. We will continue working on it as we can, but we are presently preparing to head off to Worldcon in Finland, so issue resolution may be delayed.
  8. A place for people to post a message introducing themselves to the forum, if they wish to. It's entirely optional to post an introduction, but if you do want to post one, do so here rather than starting a new thread.
  9. The argument in the blog post, re: fetishizng/romanticizing of slavery, is that this complaint was a specifically aimed at creators of alternate histories. Harry Turtledove is not a southerner. Neither is Ben Winters, Kevin Willmot, David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss. In fact, most of the notable writers of these alternate histories, near a I can tell, are not people who fly the stars-and-bars, and I would guess that all the above names are people who consider themselves liberals. So I don't think that the arguments here, which turn towards certain segments of people in the South, is really germane to the original (bad) point. Alternate history writers may fetishize the particular fact of the Civil War turning out differently, but frankly alternate history writers also imagine all sorts of brutal wars and events turning out differently, not because they _wish_ they had turned out differently but because they are distinct moments in a great deal of history, and the easiest way to springboard into something different from the present.
  10. Folks, we don't condone piracy here. No discussion of pirated material. Leaks of details from people who worked on the production or witnessed it, fine, can't do much about that, but will not allow people to discuss things that are more akin to theft than leaks.
  11. Well, this is interesting: http://deadline.com/2017/08/black-america-amazon-alt-history-drama-will-packer-aaron-mcgruder-envisions-post-reparations-america-1202139504/ The Confederate announcement led Amazon to reveal that a show they've been working on for over a year... is also an alternate history related to the Civil War and its result, but in this case it's one where the North won... and after the Reconstruction, ceded three southern states to the former slaves.
  12. And it only happens intermittently? Hrm...
  13. @Rhaenys_Targaryen, I have made a change to settings to try and explicitly define a temporary directory. Let me know if that helps.
  14. Hmm, okay. Sounds like a possible permission issue. Shall look into it.
  15. Apologies, but it seems it happened again in the middle of the night after very high load.
  16. An error with the forum's caching routines led to a bad copy of the posting window being cached, leading to a forum-wide inability for users to make posts. Unfortunately, didn't get notification of this until now, but it should now be corrected. You may need to clear your browser cache, if the problem persists for you.
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  18. Non-spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who've not read the books or those who have but are happy to not actually reference them at all in discussion, taking each episode as it comes. This topic should open automatically when the show begins airing.
  19. Book spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who want to discuss the episode in relation to the books, and with reference to spoilers from them. This topic should open automatically around the start of airing.
  20. We've suggested we have a signing sessions somewhere in conjunction with one of George's, perhaps in the hour after, but regardless of whether that gets sorted or not we'll be happy to sign books pretty much whenever and wherever. If we do get an official signing session, will make a point of noting it here.
  21. If you clear your browser cache entirely, I believe that will likely fix the issue. What browser are you using?