The founders of the site have begun with simple goals: to enjoy Game of Thrones together with other enthusiastic fans and to implement a few new ideas that we’ve always wanted to try.
What will WatchersOnTheWall offer fans? Here you’ll find Axechucker’s colorful interviews and Twitter recaps, HmR’s passion for analysis and ratings, Bex’s humor and love for building the community, and Oz’s Unsullied episode recaps and speculative pieces with his fresh perspective. As always, we’ll be reporting the latest filming news and casting scoops of Game of Thrones, providing commentary and offering editorial posts for your enjoyment.
The center of WotW is the blog section but we also have a Forum, as fans have been requesting, and we’re looking into adding Chat as well. The site is opening a week ahead of schedule, so we’re still fiddling with a few things, like the forum design and some blog commenting options. But we’re dying to talk about Comic-Con and the Game of Thrones panel today with everyone, so we’re throwing open the doors.
We will need your help in this new endeavor. Right now, as we’re working out the kinks, please let us know if you encounter a bug and we’ll resolve it as quickly as possible. Your feedback is hugely valuable to us. You can let us know by replying to a post, or by using our Contact email on the tab above. You can also shoot your thoughts to us on Twitter @WatchersOTWall or at any of our individual accounts listed in our bios.
*A specific technical issue readers should be aware of at the moment is that spoiler coding is working when using short code, but that the button in the tool bar is not functioning yet. The code for spoilers is [ spoiler ] spoiler message goes here [ / spoiler]. This should be entered without the extra spaces between the word spoiler and the brackets, and the front slash and brackets. This is at the top of our list of issues to remedy as obviously it’s a key function in our discussions.*
Another way you can help WatchersOnTheWall.com is by signing on. We’re going to need a couple more writers to join the site over the next few months, to assist with reporting the news. We also love the idea of guest contributors so if you have a piece about Game of Thrones you’d like to share, whether it’s a character-based essay or a detailed report from a convention, let us know. Our Contact email is always open.
On the subject of ads at WotW, there will be no pop-up ads and no clickbait posts. There will be no more ads than what you see here now. If any specific ads cause problems for your computer, please tell us and we’ll take care of it.
In the coming days, some of the WotW writers will publish individual posts on their reasons for creating a new site, and on their own goals.
As for the website management, WatchersOnTheWall.com is owned by all the creators. Sue the Fury will be editor-in-chief, but the major decisions of the site are decided as a collective.
Here is what you can do: Join the community and share your thoughts and opinions. Bookmark this page. Follow us on Twitter. Like the Facebook page. Join us on Tumblr. And share us with everyone! WotW will be the premiere site for Game of Thrones news, casting, and commentary. Several of you have already helped over the last few days with testing and more, and we are incredibly grateful. We created WotW for you all, and we cannot exist without you. The more support we have, the stronger we’ll be and the better experience we can provide. This is your site.
Take the Black.
Sue, Marko, Axechucker,and Oz