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General Spoiler Annoyance

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by billypritchard, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    You called people whiners because spoilers bother them more than they bother you. Sorry - I still think that's rude.

    And if people followed the rules here and were considerate of others' wishes not to be spoiled, then there would be no complaining to annoy you. So everyone would be happy, yes?
     
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    I didn't call anyone a whiner. I said I consider them to be whiners. I only revealed my general thoughts when I read things from people whining about spoilers. :p
     
  3. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The OP wasn't complaining about here, but about people on Facebook.

     
  4. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    I wish people would follow carpool rules too and there are expensive fines for that. It's just not going to happen.
     
  5. scooterboy

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    Oh! Well, my mistake then!

    Never mind!

    :p
     
  6. billypritchard

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    Can't win, don't try?

    Everyone knows there are people out there who are rude and inconsiderate. Driving, shopping, everywhere you go you find them. Does that mean we should 1) accept it with no complaint or 2) join them?
     
  7. dbranco

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    Yep, told her the first time she did it. Was totally ignored. After the second time, I just hid her posts.
     
  8. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    3) Stay away from TCF threads until you watch your episode.
     
  9. scooterboy

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    Why should someone have to do that when, if people followed the rules of this very forum, it wouldn't be necessary?

    Again - my day isn't ruined if I read a spoiler, but I know it's more important to some others. So what harm does following the rules do?
     
  10. dswallow

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    Even if it is the intention of everyone to follow the rules, mistakes get made, accidents happen, other conversation happens to unintentionally reveal something, people differ on how long is reasonable to have waited before openly conversing about things, conjecture that happens to be true is taken as spoilers, et. al. :)

    I wonder how many times a spoiler gets posted and someone concerned about it sends a PM rather than making a public argument about it, and it gets replaced without anyone else really ever noticing.
     
  11. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    There is no harm in following the rules. YOUR JUST NOT going to get everybody to do it. I understand your the sentiment but that is not a universal feeling. The internet especially creates an exaggerated sense of etiquette failure and its a good idea to understand that.
     
  12. billypritchard

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    Is this a duh comment? There are no 'spoilers' in a TCF show thread about a specific episode.

    Now if someone came into the 03x01 Homeland thread and mentioned things from 03x03, that would be ******y. Surely we can agree on that?
     
  13. billypritchard

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    I generally think TCF is pretty awesome, and people try to follow the spoiler rules. It is much appreciated.

    My original OP related to a slightly different thing, with a show/network spoiling it's own viewers. Someone else brought up the good example of commercials during reruns that spoil the episode you're watching. That's just lazy.

    I used to hate the opening of Battlestar Galactica because of that stupid snippet where they would show scenes from the episode. That was just plain dumb.
     
  14. Idearat

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    You get that now on shows like American Pickers and others. My thumb is used to those things and twitches like it does when 30s skipping past commercials. In cases like that I'm not worried about spoilers, I just don't see the point in watching the same bits of the show twice.

    Best I can figure it's the producers thinking they need to hook in the people watching live that tune in at the beginning of the show and are deciding if they want to watch it all. So they tease some select bits to try to get them to stay and watch. If they gain more new people watching that way than they lose those who are annoyed at the practice they'd consider that a win.

    Me, I just see it as laziness. Some shows compound that with teasers before each commercial and mini-recaps when they come back. That means instead of 22 or 44 minutes of actual new content they can shave it down to 21 or 42. Some shows are bad enough about it that I start skipping before the commercial and cut out the recap when they come back.
     
  15. billypritchard

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    A lot of the shows on HGTV are like that. They will reuse the same scenes a couple of times each episode.
     

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