Post..gone August 23, 2012 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Disappearing comment? In this thread my posts have disappeared.

Since there was no swearing, nor cruelty to another poster I am a bit puzzled. Further, if the complaint is of a derail, I would counter that other comments referring to Game of Thrones still remain AND the thread was not derailed into a crazed flamewar about Game of Thrones. The comment seem to have disappeared from my history completely. Is there a bug of some sort?
posted by jadepearl to Bugs at 6:56 PM (75 comments total)

Is there a bug of some sort?

feature, the word is feature of some sort
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 6:58 PM on August 23, 2012 [7 favorites]


No, I deleted it. A few people flagged in and a few people complained about the spoiler. I have not read Game of Thrones and I've only sort of watched it and I don't know what is and is not a spoiler and what is and is not a joke. So after a few comments and a few complaints that seemed to be centered on your comment I deleted the comment and left a note.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:58 PM on August 23, 2012


That's also the only comment of yours in the thread so if you thought you made another one, we haven't seen it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:59 PM on August 23, 2012


It is not a spoiler if it has not been written yet. Unless something momentous happened in the last novel I was not aware of which, is why the comment did not get the "spoiler alert" preface. Seriously, flagged? Duly noted.

So, if we inevitably have another Games of Thrones post or related to GoT what will be the etiquette on that? I am just curious, on what the parameters of the redaction will be.
posted by jadepearl at 7:09 PM on August 23, 2012


I can not keep track of what is and isn't a spoiler of things I have not watched or read. If I am understanding you correctly, this was a joke about books that haven't been written yet?

If it's a GoT thread, we figure people can expect standard MeFi spoiler etiquette. If you're in a non-GoT thread and dealing with people who maybe don't know what you're joking, it may be better to err on the side of not seeming like you're writing spoilers. Not everyone agrees with or uses spoiler etiquette so its absence on your comment didn't indicate that you weren't posting spoilers.

I find the whole thing fairly annoying but without knowing more about GoT personally I just go by what people are saying in the thread which was one complaint and a few flags and they were all centered around your comment. Sorry about that, we do the best we can some days.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:13 PM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I flagged it, because I haven't yet read a Dance With Dragons and I assumed you were mentioning something from that book. I would not read a thread about Game of Thrones at this point (although I might wish I could expect to be able to go into a thread about the TV show without getting info from further along in the books, I'd be prepared for people not to live by that).

There have apparently been 25 MeTa posts about spoilers, if you're interested in a general idea of what people expect in threads about the show/books.
posted by jacalata at 7:25 PM on August 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


also, sorry I bitched in thread
posted by jacalata at 7:26 PM on August 23, 2012


GoT spoiler + joke warning:

That guy in GoT dies in the end.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:32 PM on August 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


I came back late so did not see the full progression of point, counterpoint; such a thin line between commendation and approbation especially for a tossed line.
posted by jadepearl at 7:33 PM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


While I understand why Jess deleted the comment (how would she know?) tt's baffling to think that people are flagging and complaining about a comment that is supposedly a spoiler about something that has even been written yet.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:34 PM on August 23, 2012


I was going to flag it because I knew it would cause a kerfluffle for spoilerphobes but then I forgot/stopped caring/had ice cream.
posted by elizardbits at 7:37 PM on August 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


a comment that is supposedly a spoiler about something that has even been written yet.

Easy: "Character X is going to die in the next book" implies that they haven't died in one of the books already written.
(Didn't see the deleted comment, so no idea if it applies in this case.)
posted by Paragon at 7:39 PM on August 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


THE BUTLER DID IT...or the dragon...or...elf...or whatever there are.
posted by infinitywaltz at 7:41 PM on August 23, 2012


Seems like the back and forth (last 3?) comments could go also then? What's the point of leaving those there?
posted by Big_B at 7:42 PM on August 23, 2012


Yeah, good point.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:43 PM on August 23, 2012


That guy in GoT dies in the end.

Yeah, end of season one. What kind of crap is that? My favorite character if you cut out the girl and the dwarf! And he dies! Crap!

Also: Entirety of Game of Thrones Season 2 Leaked
posted by cjorgensen at 7:46 PM on August 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I've never watched or read Game of Thrones, so if I know some guy dies at the end of some book or some movie, can it really be a spoiler?
posted by KokuRyu at 7:52 PM on August 23, 2012


He dies. She dies. Everybody dies.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:39 PM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am so fucking sick of having this discussion:

If you hadn't left your Game of Thrones out on the counter overnight it wouldn't have been spoiled, so you deserve whatever consequences arise should you go ahead and eat it anyway.
posted by item at 8:59 PM on August 23, 2012 [8 favorites]


Or just pour molten gold on the motherfucker's head and kill him already.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:11 PM on August 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


SNOW KISSES DUMBLEDORE
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:11 PM on August 23, 2012 [8 favorites]


It's like - you can't really be spoiled cuz really good stories are totally predictable and you should've known what was going to happen and if you're spoiled by a spoilsport then the spoilage wasn't worth it. DUH!
posted by Rocket Surgeon at 9:14 PM on August 23, 2012


This one guy kills this other guy with a sword. And some dudes rape some ladies. Then people yell at each other. Also I think there are some varlets and villeins.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:31 PM on August 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


Winter came.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:31 PM on August 23, 2012 [11 favorites]


I like spoilers. Feel free to privately email or message me spoilers about anything.
posted by loquacious at 9:54 PM on August 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Orson Welles lied about what really happened in Grover's Mill, New Jersey, 1968.
posted by philip-random at 10:15 PM on August 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Here's some spoilers for ya, Loq.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:16 PM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm about halfway through Everybody Poops and although it's a taut thriller I'm a little disappointed somebody clued me into how it ends.:'( IS THERE NO ESCAPING THE SPOILERS!?
posted by Rocket Surgeon at 10:51 PM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hodor ends up Verbal Kinting everyone in the final scene.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:57 PM on August 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


The King is dead, Topper. Let it go.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 11:01 PM on August 23, 2012


elizardbits: "I was going to flag it because I knew it would cause a kerfluffle for spoilerphobes but then I forgot/stopped caring/had ice cream."

Ice cream? There better be enough for this whole thread, missy!
posted by deborah at 11:06 PM on August 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


President Snow smells like blood because he has mouth ulcers.
posted by h00py at 1:10 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


It was bound to turn up anyway: none of the characters are real. They're actually an assortment of chesspieces and playing cards scattered under a child's bed. The winter and ice motifs are derived from a discarded snowglobe, and Tyrion turns out to be a 9 volt battery.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:26 AM on August 24, 2012 [7 favorites]


You know that part in the Bible where Jesus dies?

IT WAS ALL JUST A DREAM.

Don't tell me what happens after the Apocalypse, though. I HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO THAT PART YET.
posted by drlith at 4:04 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


forgot/stopped caring/had ice cream

is now the gender on my profile.
posted by solotoro at 4:26 AM on August 24, 2012 [7 favorites]


Who's Winter?
posted by cjorgensen at 5:54 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


spoilerphobes

Aw, that's uncharitable.

The ice creams help, though.
posted by mediareport at 6:19 AM on August 24, 2012


"Who's Winter?"

Winter.
posted by Eideteker at 6:19 AM on August 24, 2012


Post..gone

Post..gone
Comment..killed
Just..cause
Beans..were..spilled
Or..maybe..not
But..anyway
It's..really..just
That..kinda..day
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:05 AM on August 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah, right. Like there's really a monster at the end of this book.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:34 AM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]

Winter came.
Who got the reward?
posted by kavasa at 7:37 AM on August 24, 2012


The lion is a stand in for Jesus!!!
posted by edgeways at 7:58 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


edgeways, we have all seen The Gladiator
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:05 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I can't believe kavasa would link to a kids comic in an adult thread.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:13 AM on August 24, 2012


HINT: not a kids comic.
posted by endless_forms at 8:21 AM on August 24, 2012


Oh man, do they kill Jesus in The Gladiator?
posted by edgeways at 8:47 AM on August 24, 2012


Spoiler: Arya adds one last person to her hit list. https://twitter.com/hijinksensue/status/232199977978429440/photo/1
posted by MsMolly at 9:11 AM on August 24, 2012


Orson Welles lied about what really happened in Grover's Mill, New Jersey, 1968.

No, he didn't.

Your first name's not John. I can tell.
posted by Lexica at 9:40 AM on August 24, 2012


Easy: "Character X is going to die in the next book" implies that they haven't died in one of the books already written.

These are serial fantasy novels we're talking about, there's no such implication. To excerpt a portion of filk singer Tom Smith's excellent observation on the subject, titled Serial Killer:

Book 1: Everything turns to shit
Book 2: Everything is shit
Book 3: We install plumbing

Book 4: The toilet backs up
Book 5: The house overflows
Book 6: We save the house, but the plumber dies

Book 7: The plumbing explodes
Book 8: We resurrect the plumber
Book 9: We discover the true meaning of shit

If Book 9 hasn't come out and I joke "you know the plumber's going to die in the next one" and you haven't gotten to the end of Book 6 yet, you haven't had your surprise at the plumber's fate spoiled at all.
posted by radwolf76 at 1:34 PM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Luke is Vader's son.
posted by HuronBob at 1:44 PM on August 24, 2012


John Henry beats the steam powered hammer, but dies in the attempt.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 1:52 PM on August 24, 2012


Lambchop is just a sockpuppet.
posted by jfuller at 1:53 PM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


But whose sockpuppet?
posted by cjorgensen at 3:01 PM on August 24, 2012


Spoiler!

The game is coming from inside the thrones.
posted by cmoj at 5:07 PM on August 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


Soylent green is made of people
posted by patheral at 7:34 PM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey, come on you guys. If you're going to spoil, at least do some meta spoiling.

- Vader is not only Luke's father, but he is actually a good guy deep down inside.
- Soylent Green is made of people, but so is Soylent Yellow AND Soylent Red.
- The lion and the whale are god, but Citizen Kane was not.
- Everybody poops, and I mean EVERYBODY.
posted by Rocket Surgeon at 8:15 PM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Rosebud was some stupid sled.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:16 PM on August 24, 2012


And Citizen Kane died alone (point of the story, wasn't it?), so no one actually heard his last words.
posted by patheral at 9:05 PM on August 24, 2012


And Citizen Kane died alone

Well except for ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM FILMING HIM.

Duh.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:31 PM on August 24, 2012


With the help from a young friend, Bruce Willis' character resolves his inner conflict and is able to move on.
posted by Rocket Surgeon at 5:26 AM on August 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Major T.J. 'King' Kong rides an atomic bomb that explodes in Russia, thus initiating the apocalyptic nuclear destruction of the US and the Sovuet Union.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:08 AM on August 25, 2012


The lab assistant is epileptic, and no one finds the cure in time because she has a seizure when the red light flashes "positive."
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:18 AM on August 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is there really a movie like that or you make that one up?
posted by cjorgensen at 12:16 PM on August 25, 2012


It's a real movie.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:25 PM on August 25, 2012


They find the cure in time despite the photosensitivity-triggered seizure.
posted by radwolf76 at 1:47 PM on August 25, 2012


If I remember right, they don't find the cure but they do establish that the strain on the loose has in fact mutated to a non-world-apocalyptic form that can be dealt with via cloud seeding to have it rain down over the ocean (or something like that) BUT the research station itself is set to self-destruct to prevent catastrophes except the strain mutates and multiplies incredibly rapidly under high-heat conditions because it's a wacky extremophile and so then they have to STOP the base from blowing itself up which involves one of the researchers having to climb through a tower dodging LASERS in what is among the dumbest possible climactic sequences of any erstwhile science-y thriller.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:20 PM on August 25, 2012


The book did it better. It was tranquilizer darts dosed for things lab-animal sized, but with the system programed to keep firing as long as its sensor picked up movement, so if the target kept pushing on like Dr. Hall does, eventually you've accumulated a lethal-to-humans dose. Changing that to lasers and gender swapping one of the main characters were among the few changes between the book and the movie (and even with Rule 63 being invoked, there's only about two or so extra lines of dialogue to account for the change.)
posted by radwolf76 at 2:53 PM on August 25, 2012


A genocide is committed upon a space-faring race of intelligent beings by a crafty Earthling who manages to do it through a plug-n-play computer virus he whipped up on his Apple computer.
posted by Rocket Surgeon at 5:41 PM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Ghostbusters really aren't afraid of no ghost! Or old world gods and lesser demons, for that matter.
posted by Rocket Surgeon at 5:43 PM on August 25, 2012


Santa Clause isn't real, no matter what that little tramp Virginia says.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:15 PM on August 25, 2012


Santa Clause isn't real

No, no, it IS real. That's a standard feature of any contract.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:22 PM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Santa was real, but he got what was coming to him.
posted by homunculus at 1:34 AM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was totally sure you were linking to this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:20 AM on August 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nope, not enough pug.
posted by homunculus at 9:31 AM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


OMG BATTLEPUG I AM IN LOVE
posted by Lexica at 10:20 AM on August 27, 2012


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