I'm Pete. I've been working behind the scenes for the last month or so helping Dark to finish of the SpoilerTV forums and get them ready for our general release (Which was today! Check them out here!)
I'm making this post as an addition to Dark's invitation to the forums, by supplying all the SpoilerTV readers with a few bits of useful information about the forums, and a few reasons to head over there.
We currently have mandatory registration on the forums to help ensure that no-one gets in to just cause trouble. Once you're signed up with a name of your choice (I'm "Pete", But we've only got 600 members in beta so a lot of names should still be free!), you'll receive a message from Bella, one of the Community Administrators. This message will contain a link to our forum rules which, please, please just read and adhere to! :). They're not to strict and we're not planning to be draconian, brutal enforcers of them (Dark has supplied everyone with cattle prods though, be warned!), all the Mod team wants to do is ensure the forums are a great place for discussion, and we've no plans to put anybody off unless they step really out of line.
The first three forums are for introducing yourself, and include a few announcements from Dark, Myself and our Technical Guru, "Maqrkk" about the development of the forums.
Following that, we have a forum for all the main shows that SpoilerTV has a blog about - one forum per show for Spoiler, and then "Non-Spoiler discussion" about the program. For the more popular shows we have official weekly episode discussions, as well as threads about all the major theories, spoilers and latest happenings with each show. Please feel free to immediately start taking part in any discussion you want. Everyone so far has been really friendly - and as long as you're careful not to reveal spoilers in the wrong place (Or pick a fight with someone), then that should be maintained and the forums should grow and develop amazingly.
Another great thing about our forums is our huge Off-topic discussion section which has proved very, very popular with our beta testers. We've got space for talk about Books, Games, Music and Sports, as well as the new 'Chic', open all day Cafe forum, which already has hundreds of threads relating to everything else our quickly developing community wants to talk about. Dark, The ODI (Who's been a regular throughout the beta stage) and the whole Mod team are regularly chilling in these forums to converse with the SpoilerTV community so its a fantastic place to blow a few online hours in between your favourite TV-shows.
The off-topic section also contains the affectionately named 'Chunky Ham' Spam forum. The community has already dived right in to creating competitions, forum games and the generally pointless but somehow entertaining threads usually related with that sort of forum. (I should mention here that Post counts are disabled on this particular forum! Sorry!)
Lastly, at the request of many of the beta testers (The requests forum is still around for the rest of the world, so head on down there if you have any ideas for the forums :)), we've built a Fan Contribution section, split into 'Fan Art', 'Fan Fiction' and 'Fan Videos'. These are the creativity forums for the entire community to enjoy and fill with their own creations relating to their favorite show.
The forums are looking really fantastic, everyone I've spoken to had been excited about 'Go Live day' as we've been calling it, and so today, I want to welcome all the new users who will be joining us and hope this Post has helped to encourage a few more people to visit us over at the forums. It's well worth a visit - even for a moment to check at some of the snazzy show related images and graphics we've slotted around the place! Hope to see you all soon and look forward to discussing all the best TV shows in a environment much more suited to it than the Blog Comment boxes we've had to put up with until now ;)!
Finally, I just want to thank All the Moderators and Administrators who have been working incredibly hard with me and Dark to get these forums ready for today, and all the Beta testers who have kept us busy sorting out problems and improving the forum from every angle. And most importantly, I want to thank DarkUFO on behalf of everyone for getting around to setting up these forums!
See you all on the other Side!
Chief Administrator, SpoilerTV forums.