Why are the spoiler rules so hard for people to understand of late?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Neenahboy, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #21 of 252
    cheesesteak

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    My memory's so bad, there's no way I'm going to remember details of 15 seconds of previews a week later.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2009 #22 of 252
    Kablemodem

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    Because the rules are idiotic. Normal people don't watch TV according to these rules.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2009 #23 of 252
    DougF

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    :)

    I'm with Dave. I think the rule is ridiculous. If it's in the previews, it's also in all the promos for the next week, all over the internet, etc. They're kind of hard to avoid. I can't see why anyone can get that worked up over seeing a preview.

    That being said, it is the rule. Rather than breaking it, I just rarely participate in Now Playing because of it. We have enough rules here. We sure don't need more. The spoiler crybabies make the most noise, though, so they win.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2009 #24 of 252
    laria

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    I watch previews, so I don't really care about the spoiler tags or not for them, but it's VERY easy to avoid these things if you want to. I have never seen any previews for shows that I didn't watch at the end of the previous week's.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2009 #25 of 252
    Bierboy

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    That's just total BS. It's part of the NEXT show...NOT the show that the thread is about.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2009 #26 of 252
    terpfan1980

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    I gave up on the silliness of people that don't want to see or know all of the information that aired in a programs complete timeslot long ago. To say more than 'no comment' about the whole topic might lead to saying things that would get me a vacation from this site, so I think I'll just stop here, though I'm tempted to add a big 'This' to a comment above regarding the crying that takes place when spoilers inevitably leak through. (Oops, it seems like I did just that...)
     
  7. Nov 2, 2009 #27 of 252
    Bierboy

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    Please feel free to leave TCF anytime....the sooner, the better....
     
  8. Nov 2, 2009 #28 of 252
    Magnolia88

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    They are actually quite easy to avoid with very little effort.

    It's pretty easy to click the peanut "stop" when the episode ends. (I watch previews, but I know people who hate them and just stop watching the episode when it ends. They don't find it hard.)

    And I have TiVo, so I don't know about these other "promos" that you mention. I can't remember the last time I saw one, outside of the preview that immediately follows an episode.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2009 #29 of 252
    Bierboy

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    I EASILY avoid previews...as soon as the show is over, I hit the left directional button which gives me the menu allowing me to delete or save a show.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2009 #30 of 252
    Ruth

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    But we're not normal people. We're timeshifting TiVo people. I can avoid previews just fine if I decide to, just like I can avoid all the other kinds of commercials.

    I think you missed secret option no. 3: Participate in the forum and follow the rule.

    Obviously some people are really bothered by the preview spoilers -- even if you're not and you think it's silly, why not just play nice and use the tags? It's not like it's a super challenging rule to follow. I still don't understand the downside of being considerate of others and just doing it. Are you being billed by the letter? Are you getting carpal tunnel from the extra typing of having to use spoiler tags? Do you have a paralyzing fear of putting the word "spolier" in brackets?
     
  11. Nov 2, 2009 #31 of 252
    TriBruin

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    To bad we all are forced to watch the previews and commercials that spoil our fun. Maybe someday someone will invent a machine that will allow us to stop watching a show before the previews come on or fast forward through commercials so we don't have to watch them. I am sure that would be a huge success. :rolleyes:

    I will ask those of you who think the rule is stupid, do you think it is fair to exclude those who don't want to be spoiled?

    There are two options:

    1) Preview spoilers are allowed. Result: Anyone who does not want to risk being spoiled would not be able to participate because they risk finding out information they don't want to know.

    2) Preview spoilers are NOT allowed. Result: EVERYONE can choose to participate. If someone would like to reference a preview, they can use to spoiler tags. Only those who wish to read it will be able to. Those who do not want to be spoiled, can pass right by without being spoiled.

    Isn't that fair?
     
  12. Nov 2, 2009 #32 of 252
    Cainebj

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    Sounds fair to me.
    I don't watch previews OR commercials.

    ...and that was condescending and uncalled for...
    DavidTigerFan - you get a big :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown: from me.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2009 #33 of 252
    StacieH

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    For the record, I don't post about spoilers. What I'm saying is that what is BS is the idea that a 2 second (or...let's go to hell with it...8 second) soundbite is going to ruin the plot of a one hour show. I have never seen it happen.

    In reference to the "spoiler" that started this thread....that same exact information WAS in THAT episode of "Friday Night Lights." The preview for next week was just reinforcing that information. And I think it's silly for people to get upset when (in this case) it was NOT a spoiler.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2009 #34 of 252
    DougF

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    No, nothing so dramatic as per-letter billing or a fear of the word "spolier". :) I'd just rather be free to talk (type) without having to worry about rules. Everyone seems to want a rule for everything around here. There was all that crying about the WAYT threads, the movie-quote threads. I just wish we could keep it simple (be polite, keep it clean, no politics, etc.) and leave it at that.

    Besides, all of my pre-internet TV life, talking about the previews was part of the fun of discussing a show. I never encountered someone throwing a fit because they found out the Duke Boys were gonna get chased by Sherriff Rosco next week. :)
     
  15. Nov 2, 2009 #35 of 252
    billypritchard

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    I've seen these conversations before. It comes down to one simple fact about today's culture - people who think they are better than everyone else, and don't have to obey the rules. You think a rule is stupid? Well just ignore it! I'm more important than you, so suck it, crybabies!
     
  16. Nov 2, 2009 #36 of 252
    DavidTigerFan

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    ouch. I'll not be able to sleep as well tonight. :(
     
  17. Nov 2, 2009 #37 of 252
    billypritchard

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    So you're free to discuss whatever you want at other TV based forums. Freedom baby!
     
  18. Nov 2, 2009 #38 of 252
    billypritchard

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    Another long-playing thread in the Happy Hour is an example of this thinking, and that's the parking thread. I'm too important to park like a normal person! I'm too important to follow spoiler rules! I don't need to have courtesy towards those other people in the world!
     
  19. Nov 2, 2009 #39 of 252
    Cainebj

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    maybe you should take your balls and go play in another sandbox.:eek:
     
  20. Nov 3, 2009 #40 of 252
    emandbri

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    I can't find the post but I am almost certain that years ago this was discussed and a poll was done and the majority of people wanted spoiler tags used on info in the previews.
     

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