Random idea: virtualtime-based forums

One of the interesting aspects of entertainment (TV, Video Games, etc.) has been the discussion of them with other people. As watching of episodic content becomes less synchronized (due to DVRs, Netflix, and even to some extent regional/time-zone-based release dates), this is harder to do without spoilers for people.

So, I think it’d be neat to have Internet forums for such media have a feature where each user put in how far along they were in the series/episode/game/whatever, and only saw the posts done by others when they said they were up to the point. That is, the time basis for the forum is however far along in the plot one is, and so you can have “interactive” discussions with others who are at the same point, even when you’re actually experiencing the forum at quite different times.

I don’t know how well it’d work in practice, or if things like this exist already somewhere, but I wanted to put the idea out there while I was thinking of it.

Charlton Election Results

Board of Selectmen

Candidate Total Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3
Peter J. Boria 627 212 193 222
Joseph J. Szafarowicz 233 66 102 65


Candidate Total Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3
Peter S. Cooper, Jr. 423 151 133 139
Joshua Evans 137 49 40 48
Carl Kaliszewski 251 60 108 83

Constable (2 seats)

John P. McGrath was on the ballot and won the first seat with 614 votes. Richard Fiske Jr. won the second seat with 10 write-in votes.

Voter turnout

Total Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Total Number of Registered voters in town
868 (9.59%) 279 300 289 9053