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"Books Included" tags on sequels/screen universe expansions

While I understand the intent and intended consideration behind using the "Books Included" tag on the post for the debut episode of HBO's Watchmen, I don't think it actually makes sense and likely sets a precedent for increasingly complicated use of spoiler tags for show discussion. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2019 - 38 comments

Spoilers on FanFare

My understanding was that FanFare is a place for people who have seen/read a thing to talk about that work. While spoilers are not allowed above the fold, they are absolutely allowed in the [more inside] and flat-out standard and to be expected in the comments within. Are we not all in agreement on that? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 7, 2019 - 54 comments

What secrets lie within?

Wanna know something neat? Click here. ▼ MetaFilter supports the <details> tag. It's useful for spoilers.

posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Aug 23, 2018 - 80 comments

Let's talk about spoilers, again.

Last night there was a Last Jedi post in the frontpage with spoilers above the fold. The post got deleted due to self linking but the fact remains that many comments inside were dismissive of the spoilers even though the digital download was out just yesterday. What should be the guidelines for this kind of thing? Are general spoilers above the fold OK after three months after the release? Should all spoilers go below the fold?
posted by Memo on Mar 14, 2018 - 77 comments

Fanfare Etiquette Issue

I don't want to be the one posting this thread, and that's a problem. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Feb 8, 2018 - 121 comments

FanFare Pony: No spoilers above the cut, please

Rosebud is a [redacted]! [redacted] is [redacted]'s father! Bruce Willis was a [redacted] all along! And that's just the beginning! What spoilers for that new Netflix season that you shotgunned over the weekend will you put up above the cut next? Stay tuned! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Nov 24, 2015 - 62 comments

New labels at FanFare for special case threads

Today we're adding four new labels for TV show threads at FanFare, to denote special spoiler conditions. Two are for recent experiments in "Rewatch" and "First Watch" threads, the other two are specifically for Game of Thrones threads, which we'll be splitting the last two episodes of this season into "Show Only" and "Books included". [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 6, 2014 - 242 comments

What constitutes a spoiler in FanFare?

As a general guideline for FanFare: what are the best ways for people who are both show watchers and book readers to enjoy a thread, make comments, and have engaging conversation while: 1) not ruining things for the show-only folks, or 2) having people assume that every comment made is a spoiler? [more inside]
posted by tempestuoso on Jun 2, 2014 - 224 comments

FanFare Mad Men Rewatch Issues & Proposal

Some of us are discussing a re-watching of Mad Men from the beginning once this current half-season ends. We have some questions around spoilers and quasi-spoilers and exactly how to set this up in FanFare. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on May 23, 2014 - 134 comments

Spoilers should not be deletable

In this thread, there's a note about spoilery comments being deleted. I don't think that's a good policy to hold here; the comments were (presumably) not harmful to members, and should not have been axed. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on May 3, 2014 - 256 comments

In a switch, Mefi on Boing Boing

MetaFilter member Rhaomi's Periodic Table of Breaking Bad promoted at Boing Boing Neatorama as Chemistry or Art?
posted by _paegan_ on Sep 29, 2013 - 43 comments

Is there a MediaFilter somewhere?

Every so often I see questions about how we should treat spoilers for ongoing TV shows like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc. What I don't see is any posts actually dedicated to those things. Where are we discussing current TV that spoilers are an issue?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Jun 21, 2011 - 161 comments

Of course, the only real way to protect yourself is to just read all the books immediately

Game of Thrones spoiler policy: is information from books 2-4 considered a spoiler for the TV show? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 14, 2011 - 513 comments

A Reminder...

Hi, just a quick reminder that Doctor Who is now being shown on BBC America one week behind the UK, not same day as it was previously, and that though general Metafilter policy is pretty hands-off regarding spoilers it would be great if you could avoid posting any them in any open who Threads that are not directly about current episodes, as not everyone is torrenting it, cheers.
posted by Artw on May 30, 2011 - 380 comments

The cake is a yvr

What's the site policy on spoilers and ROT13?

Despite the fact that the recent (and excellent) Portal 2 thread on the blue was prefaced with massive spoiler warnings, a fairly large portion of the comments were ROT13'd, which impeded conversation in the comments, and made the whole thing rather difficult to read.

Can we please avoid doing that in the future, especially in threads where spoilers are virtually unavoidable? Is it time for MetaFilter to implement spoiler tags in the comments?
posted by schmod on Apr 26, 2011 - 479 comments

Spoilers: Do Not Want.

Just a reminder I'm sure we've had before, but I guess we need a refresher. Whether you like the show or not, have some consideration for others & don't give out spoilers like candy. I gave up on this thread after reading two comments containing the same spoiler.
posted by scalefree on Mar 28, 2011 - 207 comments

Cyngr bs ornaf

Pony Request: So, it's been discussed before, but could we have some support for discussing spoilers in threads such as this one? Like maybe a tag for rendering text invisible until selection, or built in ROT 13 support or somesuch?
posted by Artw on Dec 25, 2009 - 102 comments

How about a *real* policy on spoilers?

Could we have a real documented policy on spoilers, ideally enforced by the people who approve the posts in question? Is it *really* necessary to approve posts (Warning: multiple "House" spoilers!) that are basically spoilers as read, or that have unwarned *spoiler* links? Perhaps all spoilers should be in the "more inside" section, with a prominent warning in the description field?! If multiple people are complaining that a post basically spoiled the episode, then what's the point of expecting the *spoilers!* or *NSFW* courtesies from posters at all, if no such standards actually exist?
posted by markkraft on Apr 7, 2009 - 182 comments

Spoiler problem on the front page

Admin, could this please be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Dec 13, 2007 - 1 comment

To what end?

At what point do you get a perma? I'm not going to link back to the post, but Reklaw's Harry Potter post was out of line on a major level. Am I overreacting?
posted by Lord_Pall on Jul 19, 2007 - 81 comments

"Oh god, no, I can't believe I clicked!"

Can one of you kind admins please go in and put a spoiler alert in the link to this thread?
posted by jbickers on May 27, 2007 - 37 comments

endless whining spoilers

Apparently it's time for our semi-annual argument over what constitutes a spoiler and when - if ever - they are acceptable. Personally I don't give a crap but if you really need to have this argument yet again, how about you do it here instead of crapping all over the question?
posted by phearlez on May 14, 2007 - 139 comments

Spoilers: threat or menace?

Should major plot developments in serialized works of fiction be considered FPP-worthy? If so, when? (Consider: 1, 2, 3)
posted by Prospero on Mar 12, 2007 - 25 comments

Or just put it on AskMe.

Can someone please change the text of this FPP on Heroes so it doesn't refer to the name of a well-known comic series with a similarly well-known plot?
posted by spiderwire on Mar 12, 2007 - 44 comments

Spoiler tag pony request

If matt is looking for something to do he could whip up a <spoiler> tag, so (competent) people could conveniently hide their spoilers. Or is there already such a thing (I envision a textnode with "Here be Spoilers" text with DHTML magic to switch to the spoiler text upon mouseenter or hover).
posted by Heywood Mogroot on Oct 30, 2006 - 64 comments

Spoiler alert!

Should there be a spoiler alert for this question? I haven't read the book, but it seems to me that talk about the "final scene" on the front page of AskMe might qualify as such. Seems like it could be an easy fix.
posted by smorange on Sep 30, 2006 - 58 comments

TV Spoilers

Can't get enough of the "TV spoilers" debate from the grey, well, it's now available on the blue.
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posted by mischief on May 25, 2006 - 51 comments

Eurovision spoiler alert would have been nice

The Eurovision post had the winner's name in the title. Could there not have been some consideration for people living in countries where it is has not been shown yet?

I look forward to watching it tonight, and while my life doesn't hinge upon who wins, there's a certain pleasure in finding out.

Can this either be edited with a big SPOILER INSIDE notice, or removed? I made a minor effort to avoid finding out who won, but didn't expect to see it mentioned in the first line of a MeFi post.
posted by tomble on May 20, 2006 - 72 comments

Please don't post spoilers.

PLEASE don't be a spoilsport! I can't understand why people gleefully post spoilers. In the thread linked below (read it if you want some movies spoiled), one poster proclaimed "15 years is well past the spoiler expiration date." Maybe this is a joke (i.e. Milk Carton expiration date), but if not I totally disagree. A young person might see an old movie for the first time. He deserves to see it unspoiled. [link] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 5, 2005 - 66 comments

could this be converted to a "more inside" post w/ a spoiler warning?

Just a tiny request-- could this be converted to a "more inside" post w/ a spoiler warning? It seems like the best thing to do. This is no callout, an honest mistake, but it'd be nice to fix it quick...
posted by koeselitz on Apr 8, 2005 - 6 comments

Redact My Spoiler

My plot spoiler in skallas' AskMe thread wouldn't have been so bad if it were in ROT-13. It was just my luck that I didn't stop to consider it at the time. I'd like to plea Mea culpa, and request my comment be pbeerpgrq jvgu nyy gung hygen-frperg, rapelcgvpny glcr ubbqbb, if possible.
posted by Smart Dalek on Jan 26, 2005 - 21 comments

could the blue have a 'spoiler' tag?

Skoosh's reply here reminded me - could the blue have a 'spoiler' tag added to the [B][i][link] tags by the reply box?

By using blue text on a blue background then anything spoilerish for Flash games (etc) would only be visible to those who highlight the text with their mouse.
posted by twine42 on Jan 20, 2005 - 28 comments

can you please post the spoiler from this The Office post to the "more inside"?

Matt, can you please post the spoiler from this The Office post to the "more inside". And in general, can people please not put spoilers on the front page. It's pretty lame. And if you are going to include spoilers on the more, a warning on the front page would be nice. Thanks! (NOTE: don't click the link if you haven't seen all of The Office!)
posted by dobbs on Aug 31, 2004 - 184 comments

Superbowl Spoilers

A plea from those of us in other countries - could you guys not give away the Superbowl results in a FPP next year?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Feb 3, 2002 - 52 comments

Flak from Requesting Spoiler Warnings

Make a simple suggestion and not get flak? No way." (more inside)
posted by cyniczny on Jan 21, 2002 - 8 comments

Spoiler warnings - do we need them?

SPOILERS -- Eh, is this an alt.fan convention people should expect? I'd rather not have worry about it.
posted by rschram on Jul 3, 2001 - 10 comments

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