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Spoiler Courtesy

Postby Phade » Sat Oct 18, 2003 8:12 am

Hey All,

As a courtesy for possible spoilers when discussing anime, please encode spoiler comments this way:

Spoiler :
...and then he discovers that his girlfriend is really his sister, thinks it's kinda cool, and then everyone dies. :'(

To read the spoiler comment, just click the view button and you will be able to read the text. The spoiler quote was created using these tags

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[spoiler]spoiler goes here[/spoiler]


Please be sure to use the "Preview" button to make sure that you typed it out correctly before submitting. Good luck and have fun!! ^_^

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Postby Propyro » Sat Oct 18, 2003 10:34 am

on top of putting spoilers into quotes i think you sould make them smaller ... quote them and make them about size 7,

You know how many VOE spoliers i picked up trying to scroll past posts filled with spoilers trying to get to other parts of a thread.

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Postby Propyro » Sat Oct 18, 2003 12:46 pm

Propyro wrote:on top of putting spoilers into quotes i think you sould make them smaller ... quote them and make them about size 7,

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yea never mind ... i didn't notice the white text in the spoiler quote ... or in the quote tags ... :roll:

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Postby Feria » Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:33 pm

I completely agree, Its saves ruining unwatched series!!! although, anymore extreme measures and youd be speaking in codes...
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Postby BogoSort » Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:15 pm

Feria wrote:I completely agree, Its saves ruining unwatched series!!! although, anymore extreme measures and youd be speaking in codes...


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Re: Spoiler Courtesy

Postby Lyrs » Fri Oct 24, 2003 7:24 pm

Spoiler wrote:Stop spaming the thread!


Hey, nice. Thanks Phade.
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Postby Farlo » Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:41 pm

damn taking my credit away =\


the spoiler thing...that was mine...
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Postby Onideus_Mad_Hatter » Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:05 pm

*Hatter curtsies the spoilers*

Oh wait, you said COURTESY...hrmmm...now there's a word that's not in my vocabulary. *sigh* Bother.

The difficult question is what you define as spoilers. I mean, some people are kinda freaky and don't wanna know ANYTHING about a series, like even what the characters names are. But then you have other peeps, who as long as you don't give away the precise dialog, don't much care. So uh, I guess the best bet is to just find some place in the middle and go with yer own judgement... *shrugs*

Of course my own personal opinions fall somewhere along the lines of "People should learn not to read the spoilers in the first place!" I mean obviously if someone starts a thread about Hellsing and you've never watched it before and don't want any of it to be spoiled, well freakin duh, don't read the damn thing! o_O

...ahem...of course that's just my nasti evul insidious side thinkin out loud.
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Postby Farlo » Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:53 am

Onideus_Mad_Hatter wrote:Of course my own personal opinions fall somewhere along the lines of "People should learn not to read the spoilers in the first place!" I mean obviously if someone starts a thread about Hellsing and you've never watched it before and don't want any of it to be spoiled, well freakin duh, don't read the damn thing


you have to remember that people are generally stupid, therefore its needed to keep from upsetting the dumb.
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Postby Savia » Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:38 am

Onideus_Mad_Hatter wrote:*Hatter curtsies the spoilers*

Oh wait, you said COURTESY...hrmmm...now there's a word that's not in my vocabulary. *sigh* Bother.

The difficult question is what you define as spoilers. I mean, some people are kinda freaky and don't wanna know ANYTHING about a series, like even what the characters names are. But then you have other peeps, who as long as you don't give away the precise dialog, don't much care. So uh, I guess the best bet is to just find some place in the middle and go with yer own judgement... *shrugs*

Of course my own personal opinions fall somewhere along the lines of "People should learn not to read the spoilers in the first place!" I mean obviously if someone starts a thread about Hellsing and you've never watched it before and don't want any of it to be spoiled, well freakin duh, don't read the damn thing! o_O

...ahem...of course that's just my nasti evul insidious side thinkin out loud.


It's also useful fo when discussing spoilers to a specific series in a non-series-specific thread. Such as, in a "favourite couples" thread, someone might want to talk about a couple that don't get together until later in a particular series, and hence might spoiler-hide such that other people can talk about obvious, spoiler-free couples without ruining that series.
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Postby Propyro » Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:11 am

el_farlo wrote:you have to remember that people are generally stupid, therefore its needed to keep from upsetting the dumb.


hey theres plenty of times i've seen spoilers to shows that were in threads that had nothing to do with the show, or just vaugely associated with it.

Ie. I think I got his with an escaflowne spoiler in an anime sex thread once.

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Postby Savia » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:28 pm

StarRaiders]cV[ wrote:why bother doing this though? if anyone REALLY wanted to know cuz alot of pplz r the kind who read the back of the books 1st, theyd use this thing newayz!!! sorry hadda get that out ;)


If you're asking why we should use spoiler tags at all- and I'm not entirely sure that you are- it's so that people can choose whether or not they want to see the spoilers.
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Postby Bakasaru-chan » Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:24 pm

In my opinion, I like to read spoilers because I can't wait until the anime series/episode comes out. I read them to find out about the characters and the plot and such. It doesn't spoil the anime for me, it just gives me something to look forward to. Because, nothing can spoil the actual viewing of an anime. But, I can comply w/ other people's desires in not wanting to have their anime 'spoiled' on them. Cause I'm just a cute little girl in her own cute little anime world. :D
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Postby LoST RaiNDRoP » Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:44 am

hmmm.. what are spoilers anyways? hidden txt? for what? i dont get it...
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Postby Phade » Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:12 pm

Hey LoST RaiNDRoP,

A spoiler is a major plot point to someone who hasn't seen the show/movie yet. Example: Someone has never seen the original movie "Star Wars". A spoiler for that could be:

Star Wars spoiler wrote:In the middle of the movie, Obewan is killed by Darth Vader so that Luke, Leia, and the rest can excape from the Death Star.

OR

Darth Vader is actually Luke Skywalker's father.

Mentioning something like that to someone who hasn't seen the movie could effectively "spoil" the movie for them since they already know what is going to happen.

Unfortunatly, most modern movie trailers are just a bunch of spoilers. I really really really wish they didn't say "I see dead people" in the trailer for Sixth Sense. That would have made the first half of the movie MUCH more enjoyable.

Anyways, I hope this helps. Good luck and have fun!! ^_^

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