This is a suggestion for users, not mods; it proposes no new rule; if you don’t like it nobody’s gonna make you do it; etc.
Anyway, I enjoy reading and posting in threads about TV shows. Often I watch at a slower pace than others, though, and so I choose between waiting to read the thread until I’m done with the season, or risking spoilers.
So here’s my idea. If you’re posting in a thread about a show, AND if you realize that you’re the first one posting about a new episode, AND if you feel like it, what about just mentioning it’s a new episode?
The massive Order of the Stick thread does this with a giant link every time. The best way in a TV show might be a large link with the episode number and title:
Episode 7: The Periwinkle Catastrophe
But even without that, something like
would make it easier for folks to read along.
Just a thought…