citizenmilton, on 14 June 2011 - 04:41 AM, said:
how dare a newbie suggest adjusting something structural with such little experience, but, I'm becoming afraid of this place!
No-spoiler threads are specifically for newbies... it's difficult though, because most of us are 'spoiled'
. If we didn't post here, it would, I think, deprive the threads of a lot of their activity. On the other hand, it's really
hard to avoid spoiling things and say anything substantive. I've been reading on the Television Without Pity threads and comments that I read as obviously book-inspired but (to me) seemed quite innocuous gave information to viewers they would not otherwise have had.
I think we all just need to be a little more vigilant, and maybe the No Spoilers threads need to be more heavily moderated, perhaps with a focus on the current episode no spoilers thread(s)? And, as X-Ray says above, we spoiled readers (myself very much included) can be better about reporting posts that include obvious spoilers. Hopefully the SQL errors go away so the mods are allowed to be more responsive to editing spoilers out of posts.
Also, a request for 'spoilered' people: PLEASE, instead of putting spoiler tags around things, just don't post. It's obnoxious to be in a No Spoilers thread and see a bunch of black boxes around a succession of posts. We spoiled people have tons of threads we can comment in without having to include spoiler boxes. These threads (as few as they are) should be focused on providing a forum for unspoiled discourse that everyone
can participate in. Just my $0.02 and change.
Edited by Abaddon, 14 June 2011 - 09:33 AM.