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Discussion in 'Community' started by JoinTheSchwarz, May 27, 2012.

  1. harpua Chosen One

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    Yeah, 72 hours is totally reasonable. In the Breaking Bad thread, we discuss episodes the night they're aired... but the thread title warns for spoilers. So if you go into that thread, it's your own fault.
    Last edited by harpuah, Sep 30, 2012
  2. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I was actually thinking 48 hours is more than reasonable.
  3. tom Chosen One

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    there are only a few shows that i watch right when they air. community, mad men, etc., but i feel like when i go into those threads right after the episode airs people on the east coast or whatever are already discussing the episodes, and it's never been a problem. you just know that you should steer clear of the thread if you haven't seen the most recent episode yet.

    i guess that's what bugs me about this. the mods are saying it's no biggy and that it's really just the already established policy, but it doesn't feel like that's the case at all.
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  4. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    So you slap them with a spoilers label and the rules don't even apply. :p
  5. harpua Chosen One

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    So... what's the point of this thread, again? :p
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    The JCC has always been much better in my experience than the rest of the internet when it comes to whining about "spoilers." Like, I still see people complain when someone casually mentions (i.e., not trolling) the ending of the fourth season of Breaking Bad.

    I've never really understood people caring about knowing plot points in advance, since to me that's only a small fraction of the experience. I can understand avoiding them, but other than that? Eh. I find these rules confusing (what about spoilers for media that don't have threads and most JC'ers don't care about?) and largely unnecessary, I remember getting warned for Dark Knight Rise spoilers at the temp boards but I'm pretty sure that was over two weeks after the film was released. :p
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Sep 30, 2012
  7. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I think that part of the point of this endevour is that JCC, Amph, and the SF forums each had different policies about spoilers. We want to make sure that everyone's on the same page.


    I'd be down with 48 hours, too. There comes a point that you just know not to enter a tv thread if you haven't seen the latest episode.
  8. harpua Chosen One

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    So... is this the way things are going to go? This sounds pretty authoritative and final. The OP pretty much says that there needs to be spoiler threads for all releases that are discussed. If that's not the case, maybe the OP should be revised. If you're going to threaten bans, make sure the policy is clear. So far, most of the mods, aside from the OP, say the policy is different than what's in the opening post.

    Is it really going to be a month for books? That seems like a pretty long time.

    I don't really have a comment for comics, because I don't really read them... and I think we have a specific comic thread people post in. I don't know how spoilers have gone in that thread, but a week seems like a long time.

    A week for a television episode is ridiculous.

    Movies... I don't know (don't really care).
    Last edited by harpuah, Sep 30, 2012
  9. JackG Force Ghost

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    Unrelated spoiler story: Once someone thought it would be a great idea to post the entire synopsis for ASoIaF up until ADwD in response to someone asking what Game of Thrones was about....in a social thread. That was fun.
  10. yankee8255 Chosen One

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    May 31, 2005
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    Maybe a stupid question, but how does the spoiler tag work on the new boards? I expected there to be a button in the formatting bar. The place with the cutting edge gifs had that several years ago.
  11. JackG Force Ghost

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    [ spoiler ]*whatever you're hiding*[ /spoiler ]

    Just like that but without any spaces between the brackets and 'spoiler' or '/spoiler'.

    Show Spoiler
    See!
    Last edited by jackg1, Oct 1, 2012
  12. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It's [spoiler="This is a description of the spoilered content because I am cool person that uses the description feature"]This is the spoiler SNAPE KILLS CHARLES FOSTER KANE ZOMG[/spoiler]

    This is a description of the spoilered content because I am cool person that uses the description feature (open)
    This is the spoiler SNAPE KILLS CHARLES FOSTER KANE ZOMG


    As for why it's not in the format bar - no idea, probably related to the fact that it's a non-standard extension, or because Grimby doesn't want the format bar messed around with. Of course, the really cool folks just use plaintext edit mode and the BB Code reference page anyway.

    Edit: @jackg1 Really, no [plain][/plain] markups? I'm disappointed. :p
    Last edited by Ramza, Oct 1, 2012
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  13. JackG Force Ghost

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    What is this witchcraft?! [face_hypnotized]
  14. yankee8255 Chosen One

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    So, correct me if I'm wrong, but now it's actually mre complicated than on the old boards, where I just had to highlight the text black, which I could do using just the formatting bar, and didn't have to memorize or copy-paste any BBC?

    Progress ...
  15. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Well, I think what would help is having a shortcut button in the toolbar.

    But yankee, you can still highlight if you wish....
  16. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I don't disagree on it needing to be in the formatting bar, but right now it isn't. Again - don't know why.

    Although, frankly, as code memorization goes, it doesn't get much better than [spoiler][/spoiler] being the spoiler tag.

    Unless you're really keen on highlighting, I suppose.
  17. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Doing the coding doesn't bother me in the slightest, of course I've had other boards that have frelled him my HTML so much when I use Rich Text Editor, that I pretty much almost always stick to doing the HTML code by hand when I make posts, so I'm used to it.
  18. Everton Chosen One

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    Jul 18, 2003
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    There are now too many sticky threads. I hope that - after sufficient airtime - the spoiler rules will simply be added to the community rules and policy thread.
  19. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I still get multiple alerts for the same quote or like and such. I am mixed on this. On one side it is abug, on the other it makes me feel wanted to get multiple alerts. :p
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  21. tom Chosen One

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    i disabled the alerts for quotes weeks ago. no regrets.
  22. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    I don't mind the coding, and do in fact use the description feature on occasion. Whether I use the [ spoiler ] tag or [ hl=black ] tag depends on the spoiler. If it's a sentence to a paragraph in length I'll use the [ spoiler ] tag. If it's a word to a phrase in length I'll simply highlight.
  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I didn't realize that hl still worked. Huh.

    Sent from your mom's.
  24. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    You used the formatting bar? What a n00b. Back in my day, we had to memorize the markups... and we LIKED IT! We didn't have no fancy pants emoticon drop down either! If you wanted a [face_griffz], why, then you sure as heck typed it in gosh darnit!
  25. yankee8255 Chosen One

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    May 31, 2005
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    How are things coming on fixing the multiple alerts going? It seems like, rather than getting 2 alerts when someone quotes something I posted, now I get three.