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  1. Like I said, the software and services underpinning this thing have been failing in ways that can only be addressed by Earwolf's tech staff and, given the tiny number of active users, it doesn't appear to be a priority. Moving to Twitter probably represents the lowest amount of friction for Scott (since he's already there) and anyone who cares to participate.
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    Forums shutting down

    Since Unspooled is the only regularly active forum outside of CBB, I wanted to let you know that the Earwolf forums are not long for this world. I explained in detail over here but the short version is that failing software and the time required to keep it sputtering along are no longer tenable. I know many of you are already members of the Facebook group, and there might be a section for Unspooled on Paul's (or the official HDTGM) Discord server as an alternative. Regardless, thanks for sticking around and sharing your movie opinions!
  3. tl;dr: This forum will be shutting down on August 1. If you want to submit new Plugs Themes, sign up for a Twitter account and tweet them to @CBBPlugs. Why is this happening? The forums are on their last legs. Participation here has fallen off a cliff in favor of Reddit, Twitter, the HDTGM Discord, etc. The service the forum uses to send email is being phased out, which means members are already having trouble signing up/logging in and these problems will only get worse. Without constant vigilance, the forums are flooded with spam. 50% of new user registrations—more than 200 within the past two months—are from spambots, and I have been forced to hand-approve new accounts and disable private messages to keep them in check. I haven't been able to get any traction with Earwolf on the tech side. Their priorities are understandably elsewhere. After eight years of volunteering, I'm the only admin who still visits the forums and, soon, I won't have time. Why don't you just open up registrations and let the chips fall where they may? Scott still relies on user submissions for Catchphrases and Plugs Themes every week. In fact, 2021 has probably been the best year ever for Plugs Themes! It would be irresponsible for me to retire without providing a path forward. Why Twitter? Twitter handles all of the registrations, emails, and (in theory) spam protection themselves. Scott can easily check the list of incoming Plugs Themes and bookmark the ones he likes. And the @CBBPlugs account can mute anyone who becomes a nuisance. I don't have a Twitter account. You also didn't have an Earwolf Forums account before signing up! I'm Scott/an Earwolf producer and I want access to the @CBBPlugs account. DM me on Twitter and I'll transfer control to you. Thanks for your understanding!
  4. tl;dr: This forum will be shutting down on August 1. If you want to submit new Catchphrase Suggestions, sign up for a Twitter account and tweet them to @CBBCatchphrases. Why is this happening? The forums are on their last legs. Participation here has fallen off a cliff in favor of Reddit, Twitter, the HDTGM Discord, etc. The service the forum uses to send email is being phased out, which means members are already having trouble signing up/logging in and these problems will only get worse. Without constant vigilance, the forums are flooded with spam. 50% of new user registrations—more than 200 within the past two months—are from spambots, and I have been forced to hand-approve new accounts and disable private messages to keep them in check. I haven't been able to get any traction with Earwolf on the tech side. Their priorities are understandably elsewhere. After eight years of volunteering, I'm the only admin who still visits the forums and, soon, I won't have time. Why don't you just open up registrations and let the chips fall where they may? Scott still relies on user submissions for Catchphrases and Plugs Themes every week. In fact, 2021 has probably been the best year ever for Plugs Themes! It would be irresponsible for me to retire without providing a path forward. Why Twitter? Twitter handles all of the registrations, emails, and (in theory) spam protection themselves. Scott can easily check the list of incoming catchphrases and bookmark the ones he likes. And the @CBBCatchphrases account can mute anyone who becomes a nuisance. I don't have a Twitter account. You also didn't have an Earwolf Forums account before signing up! I'm Scott/an Earwolf producer and I want access to the @CBBCatchphrases account. DM me on Twitter and I'll transfer control to you. Thanks for your understanding!
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    Episode 254.5 - Minisode 254.5

    I know as much as you guys about the future of the forums, and I honestly don't think any higher-ups at Earwolf Midroll Scripps SiriusXM even know they exist. The exodus of shows from the network this year—Pistol Shrimps Radio, Superego, In Voorhees We Trust, Big Grande's Teachers Lounge, Off Book, Yo Is This Racist?, Culture Kings (probably), Hollywood Handbook—doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. For what it's worth, I created /r/MusicalMondays and /r/Unspooled on Reddit a while back. They're both currently private/vacant, but the glass is ready to be broken in case of emergency. (If any of you are Reddit users and want to be appointed moderators, I'd happily cede control.)
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    Episode 369 - Will Hines, Our Election Friend

    Dalton, you don't have to keep posting threads to this graveyard. July gave up years ago. Even Shannon doesn't come here anymore. It'll be our secret.
  7. Yes. I've notified the good people at Earwolf about the issue. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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    What happened to episodes 198-200?

    Are you a Stitcher Premium subscriber? All episodes older than six months are moved behind the dreaded paywall and require a subscription. If I sign into my Stitcher Premium account and search for "comedy bang bang 198" (or 199 or 200) I get the desired episode.
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    Episode 249.5 — Minisode 249.5

    You may be thinking of Great Pretender, which Jason talks about in the last 20 minutes of the episode. It's on Netflix.
  10. The earliest Red Letter Media review is from April 2012; HDTGM debuted in December 2010.
  11. I didn't realize there was an updated list. Pinned that thread instead!
  12. I pinned it to the top of the HDTGM forum. @Cameron H.'s initial post has the full list.
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    Plugs Not Drugs

    I edited your post so the Soundcloud player appears, but you'll need to make the track downloadable.
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