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Poll #1770196 Spoilers

How long do you think spoilers about a newly aired episode should be put under a cut

Not at all
2(5.0%)
One day
4(10.0%)
One week
27(67.5%)
Other
7(17.5%)

If You answered other, how long do you think pics, icons, screencaps and so on should be put under a spoiler cut after the ep has aired?

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ficwriter1966 From: ficwriter1966 Date: August 16th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I figure a week should cover anybody who had RL issues and had to DVR the show for later viewing. If they haven't watched the ep by the time a week has gone by, I think it's *their* responsibility to avoid the Internet. I've seen people throw hissy fits over seeing a spoiler for an episode that aired months before, and I just have no sympathy for them. It's crazy to expect everybody to jump through hoops for months to accommodate one person.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: August 16th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
true.

The reason for this is that I got into an 'argument' with someone on teenwolffans because I supported another person who complained about a spoilerish pic above the cut, not even 24 hours after the ep had aired.

Apparently, according to this person, one day is more than enough to have seen the ep. And on top of that, we shouldn't even be bothered by the pic, because it's been spread around news sites since comic con.


Edited at 2011-08-16 05:40 pm (UTC)
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: August 16th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
THIS. I think it's ridiculous when communities are expected to have spoilers for an entire season just because it hasn't aired in every country in the world yet. Supernatural season 6 still hasn't aired in the UK for example, and I often see that used as reason for why everyone should spoiler-warn, but I can't help feeling that if you're a big enough fan to join specific communities for a show that it should be your responsibility to try and d/l it. And then people talk about they could do that, but they would rather watch on a tv than a computer screen. Okay fine, that's your wish, but why expect everyone else to accomodate that??

I think a week is fair to give people a chance to catch up, but indefinite spoiler warnings, and people shouting at being spoiled for something that aired months ago, is just ridiculous to me
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: August 16th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not terribly difficult to show downloads on your TV either.

Spoilerphobes annoy me anyway. The only true way not to be spoilt is to stay off the internet, no ifs or buts. People can and do make mistakes, be careless, not understand or just be maliciously impolite; whichever way you look at it, there the spoilers are. While I do actually believe people should be mindful of people who don't want to know just yet and those that are not in their timezone, I think people should take more personal responsibility for what they choose to see. And clicking on LJ the morning after an episode airs *is* a choice, which is why I get up at silly times of the am to watch eps (and then on on LJ) before work. Job done.
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: August 16th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
:nods: As someone from the UK, I generally always avoid my flist until after I've watched the episode
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: August 16th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not that hard to use an lj-cut though. I just feel that people should at least be considerate enough to give people a week. After that, you can't expect people to be too overly concerned. But using lj-cuts to talk about something for a week is not really all that much to ask for.
ficwriter1966 From: ficwriter1966 Date: August 16th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
A week seems very reasonable. People have to work late, or they've got family responsibilities, or they've been away on vacation, or whatever.

Do you know, I've actually seen a (screaming) complaint from someone who was just getting into a show that went off the air several years ago, and read spoilers for some episodes? I mean, come on! Are we supposed to lj-cut everything for YEARS? People like that make me want to reach through the Internet and whap them with a Nerf bat.
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: August 16th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree a week is a reasonable time to ask for, but I avoid my flist after the episode airing just in case *g*
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: August 16th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
The flipping timezone is a problem, I was so glad when SPN moved to Fridays, but then I picked up the Vampire Diaries and the problem started all over again...
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: August 16th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
*points to icon* Pangor Ban!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: August 16th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
And Aisling!
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: August 16th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that movie. It should have won the Oscar.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: August 16th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed. I just love the gorgeous art.

Edited at 2011-08-16 10:37 pm (UTC)
mark_clark From: mark_clark Date: August 17th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I said a week because it gives someone that much time to watch that specific episode. The cut should be titled with a spoiler warning so people will know to avoid it even though it is cut.
90scartoonman From: 90scartoonman Date: August 18th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'd say a week. Or at least until the next new episode airs. Season (and especially series) finales could be given a bit more time. Those spoilers are juicier!
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