Spoiler policy September 30, 2005 5:24 PM   Subscribe

FPPs with potential spoilers?
posted by Jairus to Etiquette/Policy at 5:24 PM (35 comments total)

I might just be oversensitive since I've had two great movies spoiled for me in unrelated threads on their day of release, but I really don't like surfing the frontpage, and seeing potential spoilers for TV shows/movies/etc. Is there a policy on this?
posted by Jairus at 5:26 PM on September 30, 2005


I agree with you. If the theory had been correct, I would've been disappointed.
posted by I Love Tacos at 5:32 PM on September 30, 2005


Any books that you plan to read?
posted by stirfry at 5:41 PM on September 30, 2005


Any folks you plan to pork?
posted by stirfry at 5:41 PM on September 30, 2005


Any rivers you plan to cross?
posted by stirfry at 5:42 PM on September 30, 2005


You might be oversensitive. But then again, my enjoyment of a movie, book, etc. isn't much affected if I already know the final outcome before reading/viewing. I very much enjoyed the Lord of the Rings movies but I'd read the books multiple times before seeing it.
posted by Carbolic at 6:20 PM on September 30, 2005


Its not a spoiler, its just a theory.

Even the most hardcore fansite message boards will split the fine difference between the two.
posted by anastasiav at 6:35 PM on September 30, 2005


Is this about the scene where Shepherd Book kills River? Because that really shouldn't be on the front page.

(No not really. At least as far as I know.)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:13 PM on September 30, 2005


Its not a spoiler, its just a theory.

Er, yeah, hence the phrase "potential spoilers."

It's so freaking easy to put the potential spoiler in a [more inside] and alert people to that so they have the option of clicking or not clicking. Some people are less sensitive or more sensitive than others, but I'm for erring on the side of not ruining things for those people for whom it would ruin it.
posted by soyjoy at 7:15 PM on September 30, 2005


Is this about the scene where Shepherd Book kills River?

Wait, what?Yes it's pronounced Rye-var (as-in-arbor). Still. I blinked.
posted by Ryvar at 7:45 PM on September 30, 2005


Dear god, you bastards, I almost had a fricking heart attack.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:55 PM on September 30, 2005


Shouldn't this callout be about why we've had to have three or four FPPs about the same stupid TV show in the past three days? I mean, I know, don't click through (and I didn't), but it seems like every time someone notices there are numbers on a clockface we've had another "number theory" in the Blue. Can't everyone agree on one desert isle and meet there?
posted by OmieWise at 7:57 PM on September 30, 2005


Ryvar said: Wait, what?Yes it's pronounced Rye-var (as-in-arbor). Still. I blinked.
I think I've been pronouncing it Ree-var (as in Rebar), but now I'm not sure.

posted by OmieWise at 8:01 PM on September 30, 2005


I think I've been pronouncing it Ree-var (as in Rebar), but now I'm not sure.
'Ryvar' rhymes with 'guy bar' or 'fly bar,' depending on your orientation. Just remember that and you're set.

posted by Ryvar at 8:09 PM on September 30, 2005


I enjoy tacos. It is not a reference to anything other than my affinity for tacos.
posted by I Love Tacos at 8:48 PM on September 30, 2005


Tacos are good.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:03 PM on September 30, 2005


Evil bastards.
posted by deborah at 9:23 PM on September 30, 2005


Rosebud is a sled
posted by moift at 9:28 PM on September 30, 2005


You want a spoiler? Here's a spoiler: You're going to die alone.
posted by keswick at 10:04 PM on September 30, 2005


You people are dorks.
posted by item at 10:23 PM on September 30, 2005


Here's a spoiler: You're going to die alone.

Better to die alone and unloved than ridiculously and laughed at.
posted by Ryvar at 10:24 PM on September 30, 2005


You want a spoiler? Here's a spoiler: You're going to die alone.

That is the worst troll I've ever seen on MeFi. Seriously.
posted by Jairus at 10:43 PM on September 30, 2005


You might be oversensitive. But then again, my enjoyment of a movie, book, etc. isn't much affected if I already know the final outcome before reading/viewing. I very much enjoyed the Lord of the Rings movies but I'd read the books multiple times before seeing it.
Er, that's a completely different situation than the one being objected to here. This post objects to potentially spoiling an ongoing TV show with a storyline that's still being revealed, as opposed to a movie based on a novel that's over 50 years old and is the best-known fantasy novel in the world.
posted by Sangermaine at 11:03 PM on September 30, 2005


worst troll? I think he was referencing to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. He said that to a nerd at the star wars premier if I remember correctly.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:47 PM on September 30, 2005


Wow. I didn't think it was possible that not watching Late Night with Conan O'Brien could impact my life negatively.
posted by Jairus at 12:18 AM on October 1, 2005


You know, I totally missed that reference. Nice one, keswick.

BTW Jairus the Triumph insulting Star Wars fans clip was really popular for a few days and made the rounds. You must've missed it - I desperately hate Conan too.
posted by Ryvar at 12:37 AM on October 1, 2005


Spoiler for popular book:

They crucify the guy and he shows up three days later.
posted by wakko at 2:34 AM on October 1, 2005


I haven't seen The Passion of the Christ yet... please don't tell me how it ends!
posted by clevershark at 5:15 AM on October 1, 2005


I don't desperately hate Conan O'Brien, but I'm not much amused by his desperate attempts at humor. (Sorry if anyone hadn't yet learned he isn't funny.)
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:23 AM on October 1, 2005


Oh, Kirth, you're incorrigable! And wrong, but, y'know, in a li'l scamp sorta way.
posted by cortex at 8:25 AM on October 1, 2005


I see Conan isn't the only one.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:06 AM on October 1, 2005


No, no, I'm not trying to be funny. I actually think you're incorrigable and wrong.
posted by cortex at 12:00 PM on October 1, 2005


Now, that's funny!
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:09 PM on October 1, 2005


Shouldn't this callout be about why we've had to have three or four FPPs about the same stupid TV show in the past three days? I mean, I know, don't click through (and I didn't), but it seems like every time someone notices there are numbers on a clockface we've had another "number theory" in the Blue. Can't everyone agree on one desert isle and meet there?
posted by OmieWise at 7:57 PM PST

Whoo Hoo! Amen Brother!!!

Not that anyone cares but Lost is lost to me.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 12:14 PM on October 1, 2005


I haven't seen The Passion of the Christ yet... please don't tell me how it ends!

Read the book; it's funnier.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:14 PM on October 1, 2005


« Older Denver Meetup   |   vancouver meetups Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments