Game of Thrones - "The Ghost of Harrenhal" - s2e5 - 4/29/12

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  1. May 2, 2012 #141 of 206
    heySkippy

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    I agree, but it won't do any good. Some people just can't help themselves and some people just don't care.
     
  2. May 2, 2012 #142 of 206
    BrettStah

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    Change the notification to "no email" for this and other threads. Problem solved.
     
  3. May 2, 2012 #143 of 206
    heySkippy

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    These threads would be WAY better if people would just leave the books completely out of the conversation (and I say that as someone who's read all the books).
     
  4. May 2, 2012 #144 of 206
    BrettStah

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    I agree 100% with you (I've read some but not all of the books yet). I was just letting people know (not necessarily you, old-timer ;)) that they don't HAVE to get an email notification.
     
  5. May 2, 2012 #145 of 206
    LordKronos

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    I have NOT read the books, and I find some of the posts from those who have read the book to be invaluable. They have, on many occasions, provided valuable additional info that has been left out of the show. I feel I have a much greater appreciation of the show because I understand all the back story so much better. I would hate to shoo all of those posters away to a thread of their own.
     
  6. May 2, 2012 #146 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    I tend to agree. I guess I'm kind of for and against spoilers in this thread. I have no technical issues because I don't have notifications and my phone and iPad both user ForumRunner so spoilers work with it. I just hate the temptation.....but then I'll turn around and ask a question of someone that's read the book.
     
  7. May 2, 2012 #147 of 206
    stellie93

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    Someone mentioned this before, so I went to check it out--no one has posted on it since 2011 unless I'm in the wrong place. :(
     
  8. May 2, 2012 #148 of 206
    allan

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    You must have missed the last few pages.
     
  9. May 2, 2012 #149 of 206
    cherry ghost

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    I've started using it again since it's obvious book discussion isn't welcome here even if tagged properly and well within the rules of the forum.


    Instead of worrying about spoilers so much, people should be concerned with posters who act like they've never read the books when it's pretty obvious they have.
     
  10. May 2, 2012 #150 of 206
    audioscience

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    I'm more concerned with people posting to complain that others are using the forum properly by using the spoiler tag, when they themselves have not even posted to said thread and have not added to the discussion. They've only posted to complain, clog up the thread and derail the fun discussion that is at hand and that others are clearly using and enjoying.
     
  11. May 2, 2012 #151 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    :confused: Why would someone do that?
     
  12. May 2, 2012 #152 of 206
    Aniketos

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    Because they want others to think they're smart. I really don't get it. It was a real big problem on the TWOP forums last season (I haven't checked this season, that part of it soured me) but of course pointing out things that are obviously someone that's read the book basically spoils it for newbies, so they're all unwittingly tainted.

    Discussion might be difficult, but I'm a big fan of the AVClub. And they have a newbie review http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-ghost-of-harrenhal-for-newbies,72795/ and the comments are pretty good. (as in "experts" are yelled at) I enjoy reading the comments cause I love to see what you guys pick up on and your theories.

    Hell, even the expert thread (written by Todd VanDerWerff, whom I consider to be the best critic) http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-ghost-of-harrenhal-for-experts,72794/ doesn't have spoilers in it until the very end. But obviously, I'd stay out of the comment section.
     
  13. May 2, 2012 #153 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    Well that's just ridiculous. Part of the fun of NOT reading the books for me and talking on here is to see just how much of it I can grasp the first run versus how much of it I have to go find on the HBO site. A lot of times, I'll know what I'm talking about but can't remember names or places so that site is awesome.
     
  14. May 2, 2012 #154 of 206
    TonyD79

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    Right. Cause we should all shut up and play by your rules. Got it. Your enjoyment important. Mine not.

    And thank you for telling us that you have to post to use this forum. Again. Your rules.

    Fact is, by the time I see the episode, there are usually 6 or more pages of posts and I like reading them. If they were about the SHOW.
     
  15. May 2, 2012 #155 of 206
    LordKronos

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    Not his rules. It's the forum rules. Information from outside of the show is allowed, but must be included in spoiler tags. If anyone is trying to make up their own rules it would be you. It's really not that hard to skim past spoiler tagged posts. Most people obey the rules and spoiler tag anything that needs to be. There are a few cases were people post stuff that technically should be spoiler tagged but don't really bother anyone but the spoiler nazis. I don't really see that it hurts anyone much, but it is a violation, so you'd be right to call out specific cases like that if you want. Cases of actual, legitimate spoilers are actually pretty rare here.

    So to reiterate, the forum rules are already established. Don't try to rewrite them unless you want this thread to be 6 pages of arguing about the rules.
     
  16. May 3, 2012 #156 of 206
    john4200

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    Is your nickname Dolorous Tony?
     
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    tiassa

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    No, he will get killed shortly after he gets #2, perhaps by #2 or perhaps by someone defending #2. Remember the Red god only wants 3 lives, no where is it said that one of them can't be Jaqen (who was one of the lives "Saved" by Arya). This could be the Westeros version of "Final Destination".
     
  18. May 3, 2012 #158 of 206
    Anubys

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    argh...I'm dying to know who you think is doing that but, as you say, that would be a spoiler since we would know that what they theorize is true!

    tell me...no...don't tell me...argh! :D
     
  19. May 3, 2012 #159 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    I kind of want to know so I can skip past their posts.
     
  20. May 3, 2012 #160 of 206
    Ereth

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    Well, I certainly hope he didn't mean me. Yes, I've read the books (not memorized them). But I look forward to the show as the best show I will see all week. When it's over I want to talk about it. And I come here and mostly bite my tongue, but enjoy reading what other people are saying. It's fun. Sometimes people will ask questions about events that happened in the show, but perhaps don't have enough background. I think those are fair game, if they don't reveal what's going to happen.

    There's a tremendous amount of background in the books that the TV show simply doesn't have time to reveal. How Theon became a ward of the Starks for instance, or why Harrenhall is melted.

    I think that, for the most part, the book readers are here because they love the material, and want to participate, and I think they've been very respectful of those who haven't read the books. Perhaps there's been some slipups from time to time, but mostly honest accidents. It's not like someone was running around in the season one thread letting everyone know that Ned was going to die by the end of the season, right?

    Is there someone making predictions so they can say "see, I told you so"? I haven't seen that.
     

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