How about a spoiler alert next time.
May 12, 2003 5:11 PM   Subscribe

How about a spoiler alert next time.
posted by Beholder to Etiquette/Policy at 5:11 PM (32 comments total)

You mean it actually matters? ;-P
posted by mischief at 5:22 PM on May 12, 2003


What makes you so sure they were genuine spoilers?
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:34 PM on May 12, 2003


Spoiler alert.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:49 PM on May 12, 2003


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posted by Stan Chin at 5:59 PM on May 12, 2003


Stan Chin lost his gold star for your sins!
posted by riffola at 6:04 PM on May 12, 2003


Am I the only one who looks at the comments before clicking a link?
posted by hippugeek at 6:13 PM on May 12, 2003


"Am I the only one who looks at the comments before clicking a link?"

No. Most of us never bother with the link at all.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:30 PM on May 12, 2003


Bush is going to win in 04'.
posted by clavdivs at 6:42 PM on May 12, 2003


You have to admit, the whole point of the link would have been lost if it warned that it contained spoilers. The purpose of the page was to piss off those rabid matrix fans we all love to make fun of. ("Dude, it's like Eastern philosophy and Alice in Wonderland, how can you not see how great it is?")

Oh, and the girl in The Crying Game is a man.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:47 PM on May 12, 2003


why does Stan have that gold star?

/offtopic
posted by lazaruslong at 7:00 PM on May 12, 2003


It was bestowed upon him by our benevolent leader for this.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:08 PM on May 12, 2003


What makes you so sure they were genuine spoilers?

They aren't. Trinity doesn't die at the end, Niobe does (played by Jada Pinkett).
posted by eddydamascene at 7:44 PM on May 12, 2003


How NOT to Handle Spoilers on MetaFilter
a wendell fuckwit classic
posted by wendell at 7:48 PM on May 12, 2003


That list was satire written by someone who obviously hasn't seen the movie.

"Am I the only one who looks at the comments before clicking a link?"

No. Most of us never bother with the link at all.


No, most of us never bother with the link, we just post a complaint to MetaTalk.

(by the way, eddydamascene's comment above is a spoiler).
posted by eyeballkid at 8:15 PM on May 12, 2003


Rosebud was the sled he had as a kid.
posted by Space Coyote at 8:54 PM on May 12, 2003


She's actually a guy.
posted by Argyle at 10:23 PM on May 12, 2003


They get back together.
posted by Hildago at 11:01 PM on May 12, 2003


Nerds.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 11:07 PM on May 12, 2003


They're the same person.
posted by kaibutsu at 1:10 AM on May 13, 2003


Completely off topic, but how did Stan Chin get a gold star? or did I miss that memo?
posted by Zosia Blue at 1:27 AM on May 13, 2003


Damn it! Should've read all the comments first. Carry on as I duck back into lurk land.
posted by Zosia Blue at 1:28 AM on May 13, 2003


You have to admit, the whole point of the link would have been lost if it warned that it contained spoilers. The purpose of the page was to piss off those rabid matrix fans we all love to make fun of. ("Dude, it's like Eastern philosophy and Alice in Wonderland, how can you not see how great it is?")

Oh, and the girl in The Crying Game is a man.


I should have been more clear about this. I hated the Matrix (yeah, I know it's fashionable), and reading a spoiler about it was no big deal.

You also mention the Crying Game. Now reading a spoiler about that film would have been obviously much worse, and that's my concern. There are still quality films that contain surprises, and a spoiler warning would be appreciated for those films.
posted by Beholder at 3:28 AM on May 13, 2003


this thread ends with postroad revealing he is a cheerleader from iowa named becky.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:48 AM on May 13, 2003


She's his mother and his sister.
posted by yerfatma at 4:12 AM on May 13, 2003


*slaps Postroad, scratches big cut on own nose*
posted by matteo at 5:00 AM on May 13, 2003


They aren't. Trinity doesn't die at the end, Niobe does (played by Jada Pinkett).

couple more days and I get to find out if eddydamascene has a shitty sense of humor or is just a jerk.
posted by GeekAnimator at 6:44 AM on May 13, 2003


there's a spoon after all.
posted by quonsar at 6:50 AM on May 13, 2003


Hey, there's something I've been wanting to ask for a long time. How did Stan Chin get a gold star?
posted by soyjoy at 7:09 AM on May 13, 2003


soyjoy: he was the one who figured out that the butler did it.
posted by Space Coyote at 7:38 AM on May 13, 2003


soyjoy: He shot JFK.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:21 AM on May 13, 2003


soyjoy: he was the guy who came up with this.

Hey, wait a minit! I'm soyjoy!
posted by soyjoy at 8:53 AM on May 13, 2003


Hey, wait a minit! I'm soyjoy!

Hey, howzabout a spoiler alert, fuckwit!
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:13 AM on May 13, 2003


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