Please put a name with your post

Those who voted all said names on posts work better and no requested the anonymous option.  We'll have a week long transition period and after that posts marked anonymous will not be accepted.  Either sign in with a Google account, use openID, or use the name/URL option to put a name with your comment.

The problem continues of people hitting respond to comments rather than post a comment.  Please try not to do that.  Most of those are being rejected as they seem to be from the same one or two people who don't seem to understand that the replied to comment is not connected at all when it posts on the blog. Thus they don't make sense.  Please see the entire post about that if you have questions.   

Reminder, anonymous comments are no longer being accepted.  Further I don't read anonymous comments.  They go straight into the trash.

I need to explain something.

I'm making this a post so everyone will hopefully see it.  There has been a huge increase in people replying to comments with the expectation apparently that either the previous comment will be quoted or their comment will fall under the one to which they responded.  Neither one happens in the format we are using on many platforms.  So comments that don't contain any context like I agree make no sense.  You agree with what?  There are 200 comments above yours.  That is wrong?  Which one?  I think you get the idea.  So please remember if you pick an option such as reply to, you are not replying to that when it hits the blog for a large number of readers.

ETA:  Apparently I'm still not getting through to people.  Someone asked why I was selective with comments.  Oddly it was one of the people this post is aimed toward.   I'm selective first because rude, crude, and indelicate are not acceptable.  Other things like birthing wars have no place here.  But recently nonsensical comments because of the manner of posting are becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

Here is an example from someone who did not read this post and I also believe is the one who asked why posting was selective.

in response to I am going to try to say this as politely as possible, but Jessa really showed her true colors during this episode. I know its an ego trip to have a show wrapped around your wedding and the modeling of wedding dresses, but really? Her smugness and mean-ness was just over-the-top. I was shocked, even for Jessa, how arrogant her talking segments were. I shouldn't have been, however, as I well remember how hateful she was to Hannie about taking a nap once. Anyone could have a bad day, but this is, apparently, the real Jessa and it is not pretty at all.

As you can see, the commenter knows to which comment they are replying, but all that will post on the blog for many people is "I agree."  So then it becomes you agree with what?  It's meaningless and gets deleted.

Free Discussion, December, 2016

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8:00 PM, Jinger's Wedding

After months of anticipation, Jinger and Jeremy's wedding day has finally arrived! Take a first look at this special day as Jinger walks down the aisle to become Mrs. Jeremy Vuolo.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.840M viewers and a .54 rating. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:00 PM, Courting Jinger

The big day is almost here! Count down to Jinger's wedding with a look back at the special place she's held in the Duggar household.

60 minutes

Ratings:  950 K viewers and a .23 rating.

    

Free Discussion, November, 2016

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:00 PM, Duggars at the Altar

Take a look back at the Duggar daughter marriages! In two super-sized weddings, Jill and Jenna (it was Jessa but TLC seemed to forget) walked down the aisle just months apart, Jill with Derick and Jenna with Ben. Relive each ceremony and first kiss!  

60 minutes

The desperation reeks on this one.  TLC is so uncaring that they said Jenna instead of Jessa.  

Ratings:  782K viewers and a .18 rating.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 8:00 PM, The After Show

The family comes together to relive some of the most memorable moments from season 2. Plus, before the reunion is over, there is a surprise guest in store for the cast.  

60 minutes 

Ratings:   1.123 M viewers and a .33 rating.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 8:00 PM, Jessa's Announcement

Jinger and Jeremy celebrate their engagement in NYC. Meanwhile, Jill and Derick wrap up their mission work in Central America and are greeted with a big surprise party in Arkansas, but in the end, Jessa and Ben have an even bigger surprise of their own.

60 minutes 

Ratings:  1.288 M viewers and a .38 rating.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8:00 PM, Proposal in the City

Jinger, Michelle, Jessa, Ben and Spurgeon are all in the northeast meeting some of Jeremy's family & friends and visiting his old stomping grounds. Little does Jinger know, Jeremy has an important question he plans to ask before the trip is over!

 60 minutes

Proof that proposals draw ratings:  1.343 M viewers and a .4 rating.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8:00 PM, A Guys' Guide to Courting

Jinger, Jeremy, and chaperones go on a whirlwind trip to see his family and friends. Will delayed flights ruin a big surprise Jeremy has planned? And we take a look back at past Duggar courtships and hear the guys' tips for a successful relationship.  

60 minutes 

Ratings:  939K viewers and a .32 rating.

Free Discussion, October, 2016

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:00 PM, The Big Event

Ben hosts a youth football camp with a group of former NFL players. Meanwhile, Jana hatches a plan to redecorate the guesthouse Jill and Derick will be staying in when they return from Central America. And Jinger and Jeremy plan a special trip to NYC.

60 minutes 

Ratings:  998K viewers and .32 rating.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 8:00 PM, A Big Surprise

Jeremy makes a secret trip to Arkansas, but before surprising Jinger, he and Ben do some browsing for engagement rings. Then, Jessa and Ben give their rapper friend, Flame, a taste of Duggar family life.

60 Min. | PG

Ratings: 1.071 M viewers and a .32 rating.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 8:00 PM, Meet the Parents

Jinger meets Jeremy's parents when she goes to Laredo, Texas, with her mom and dad. Meanwhile, Joy takes her first flying lesson; and Jana plans a graduation party for three siblings

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.125 M viewers and a .29 rating.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 8:00 PM, Duggars in the Wild

Wilderness training continues for the Duggar siblings following a frightening encounter with a nocturnal visitor. Meanwhile, Jill and Derick celebrate their second anniversary; and Jessa and Ben are amazed by how fast Spurgeon is growing

60 minutes

911K viewers and a .26 rating. 

Free Discussion, September, 2016

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 8:00 PM, It's Official

Jeremy has his first meal with the family, and Jinger taps Jill and Derick for courtship advice. Meanwhile, Ben and Jessa talk about his plan for youth outreach; and the older Duggar siblings take wilderness survival training.

60 minutes

1.055 M viewers and a .32 rating.

The New Seaweed Seawald

As noted in the general thread Jessa announced the already obvious pregnancy via People this morning.  I thought she was going to announce she was four to five months pregnant, but apparently more like three.  I fear another very large infant.  I know people show earlier with a second pregnancy but she's pretty large for 3 months.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8:00 PM, A Courtship Begins

On the season premiere of Counting On, Jessa and Ben discuss future additions to their growing family as Jill and Derick face hardships while continuing mission work in Central America. Jinger gets ready to take a big step with a special someone!

60 minutes 

1.194M viewers and a .36 rating. 

Free Discussion, August, 2016

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Free Discussion, July, 2016

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Free Discussion, June, 2016

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