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post #571 of 4871
The suspense is killing me....Must...not....click...spoilers....
post #572 of 4871
Of course you can talk about the latest episode in the open - what I meant is that if you're going to use spoiler tags, especially without prior warning to the contents, people who are up to date on the show shouldn't be spoiled by clicking them. Cool?
post #573 of 4871
Hey Brian, While I do appreciate your keeping the book spoilers off of this thread, what is the policy on show spoilers? Is there a statute of limitations on how long after an airing we need to use spoiler tags to discuss that episode's content? IMO, a good 24 hours after an episode has aired, discussing it in the open should be fair game. I mean, at that point it's just common sense not to wade into the latest pages of a thread like this if you're not caught up, right?
post #574 of 4871
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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
Hey Brian, While I do appreciate your keeping the book spoilers off of this thread, what is the policy on show spoilers? Is there a statute of limitations on how long after an airing we need to use spoiler tags to discuss that episode's content? IMO, a good 24 hours after an episode has aired, discussing it in the open should be fair game. I mean, at that point it's just common sense not to wade into the latest pages of a thread like this if you're not caught up, right?
I don't know but I don't get into this thread inbetween the time the show airs and I have the time to dl and watch it. Seems like common sense. Just as not clicking spoiler tags when one doesn't want to have his experience spoiled, seems common sense. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Especially for someone like Norcal who seems like a an intelligent guy; being into geography and all
Next time I have the urge to add something from the books I'll try and remember to add bookspoiler above the tag. Or DCtSTS (for Don't Click the Spoiler Tag, Stupid). Seems more interesting that way, since this is the go to thread to discuss these things. Better?
post #575 of 4871
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
I don't know but I don't get into this thread inbetween the time the show airs and I have the time to dl and watch it. Seems like common sense. Just as not clicking spoiler tags when one doesn't want to have his experience spoiled, seems common sense. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Especially for someone like Norcal who seems like a an intelligent guy; being into geography and all
Next time I have the urge to add something from the books I'll try and remember to add bookspoiler above the tag. Or DCtSTS (for Don't Click the Spoiler Tag, Stupid). Seems more interesting that way, since this is the go to thread to discuss these things. Better?
Howabout you just don't post book spoilers at all? There is another thread for book vis-a-vis show discussion. A moderator has even asked you to post in that other thread when you "get the urge" to discuss the book. Is that too hard to grasp? People in this thread shouldn't have to guess whether the spoiler they're going to click on is about the show they just watched, or about what happens five episodes later via the book. The problem with posting book spoilers is that, even if you label them as such and take every precaution, some idiot might reply without taking the same precautions. There are too many risks and externalities involved.
post #576 of 4871
i dont understand how brian could be any clearer no book spoilers. use spoiler tags to discuss the latest episode. use common sense for timing. a few days for ppl to catch up is nice
post #577 of 4871
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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
Howabout you just don't post book spoilers at all? There is another thread for book vis-a-vis show discussion. A moderator has even asked you to post in that other thread when you "get the urge" to discuss the book. Is that too hard to grasp?

People in this thread shouldn't have to guess whether the spoiler they're going to click on is about the show they just watched, or about what happens five episodes later via the book.

The problem with posting book spoilers is that, even if you label them as such and take every precaution, some idiot might reply without taking the same precautions. There are too many risks and externalities involved.

There are always idiots, but I'm not one of them. The idea that spoilers in this thread ar about the show they just watched makes no sense. What would be spoiled if if I posted Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Tyrion was hit on the head and slept through the battle
? This is indeed hard to grasp.
post #578 of 4871
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
i dont understand how brian could be any clearer no book spoilers. use spoiler tags to discuss the latest episode. use common sense for timing. a few days for ppl to catch up is nice
ITT: We don't discuss anything. I really, really, (...,) really don't get how one would open this thread on sunday night or monday morning and expect not to be informed on the going ons. JDOtTS Of course, Brian was clear in that above was not what he meant.
post #579 of 4871
umm there were several dozen times when ppl used spoiler tags and i clicked it expecting it to be about the latest episode, instead i get shit like

don't click this spoiler tag unless you read the book
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
arya goes blind, joffrey dies, ned dies (talked about way before episode 9)



we have a book thread to discuss the books. go discuss it over there.'


maybe ppl want to click this thread so they can talk about previous episodes and what not?
post #580 of 4871
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
umm there were several dozen times when ppl used spoiler tags and i clicked it expecting it to be about the latest episode, instead i get shit like don't click this spoiler tag unless you read the book Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
arya goes blind, joffrey dies, ned dies (talked about way before episode 9)
we have a book thread to discuss the books. go discuss it over there.' maybe ppl want to click this thread so they can talk about previous episodes and what not?
Since I don't want to threadshit; I'll try and make this my last post on the subject. If one reads Brians last posts to which you referred as being the gospel for this thread as well as being crystall clear, it's clear that posting on the last episode needs no spoiler tag. Why would it be reasonable to wait a couple of days, but not a couple of weeks before posting on the subject? I'm not the guy shouting scores of last night's game in the street, I'm the guy who taped the game and put's video in a box with 'Don't watch!' scrawled over it. Anyway I expect to be informed, annoyed, excited or grossed out when viewing something with spoiler tags. And I have been sorry for following links or looking at pictures. For instance, remembering the picture of the tree man or something still makes me a bit sad. Don't google it if such things affect you. But and also, it's not that important.
post #581 of 4871
Anyone remember in Book 4 how Tyrion and Bronn DP Catelyn while Tywin and Robb Stark watch and high five each other?
post #582 of 4871
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Anyone remember in Book 4 how Tyrion and Bronn DP Catelyn while Tywin and Robb Stark watch and high five each other?

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #583 of 4871
Are we starting this spoiler shit again? Its like the True Blood thread all over again. Look people, if you don't want to know what's going on with the current episode, don't fucking click this thread until you've watched it. Simple. Tells the story.
post #584 of 4871
They are talking about spoilers from sections of the book that have not been broadcast. It's funny because there is a similar two threads deal on AVclub and people there can't follow the rules either. Everybody has to let everyone know how much they know, I guess.
post #585 of 4871
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Especially for someone like Norcal who seems like a an intelligent guy; being into geography and all

That is the second NorCal reference in recent weeks that I just flat don't get. I suppose it must be a reference to my username?

Anyway, just post in the book thread if you want to talk about the books, it's not rocket science. and you won't find good discussion about the books in this thread anyway b/c most have not read them.
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