Ok, we've had a lot of great feedback from you the readers via the comments here at SpoilerTV and to my ever increasing bulging Inbox :)
As a result of this feedback and discussions we've had internally here at SpoilerTV we're making the following changes with immediate effect.
Badgeville Points Changes
1) You no longer get extra points for being the first to comment on an article.
2) Each comment you post is now only worth 1 point per comment rather than the 4 points previously.
Over the course of the last 6 months we've seen an increase in comments such as "OK!", "First!", "Thanks" to a large number of articles here at SpoilerTV.
These comments don't help kick start any meaningful conversation and only serve to clutter up the comments.
Starting Today we're going to delete these types of comments, and if users continue to post them, they will receive a 1 week ban in the comments.
There are times where a simple "Thanks" is OK. These are for posts such as when we release a new feature to the site, or make an announcement etc.
But for when we post things such as a new Promo, Sneak Peek, Photos etc. Just saying thanks is NOT required or permitted.
You can show your thanks by clicking the Facebook Like button, or the Tweet button or the Google+1 button, or you could leave a comment about what you like about the article. Or kick start some discussion about the Promo or Set Photos or whatever the article is about. If you've taken the time previously to type "Thanks" why not spend a little time adding some more to make your comment interesting to others reading it.
We LOVE reading your comments but lets try to make them more meaningful and interesting ;)
And for all the comedians out there, yes you can say "Thanks" to this post :)