Spoilers in comments
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Posted 8/6/11
I think after a while, people should be banned from commenting if they are prone to giving out spoilers. At least banned from posting in the comments for episodes, series, etc. And I also mean when they don't check the 'spoiler' box. I personally think it's a misuse and makes the box useless if people don't actually use it. I've seen people post huge spoilers for something that happens 200 episodes or so away from that episode they commented on. They should only have freedom to write a spoiler if they check the spoiler box. And no excuse of saying, you shouldn't be reading the comments. The point of the comment box is to read what other people think. I usually wait until I watched the episode to read the comments for it. Nothing should be said of things that happened on the next episode or later.
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Posted 8/6/11 , edited 8/6/11
If it's spoilers for the current episode then that's your own fault. If it's spoilers for something that happens later on in the series then I agree with you, especially if they don't use the spoiler tag. This is a big deal. Posting spoilers can completely ruin the experience of a show for a lot of people. If you want to discuss what happens later on then post it in the comments for that episode or in the series forum!

There should definitely be a way to report huge spoilers and if someone is clearly doing it maliciously they should be locked from commenting.

EDIT; It wouldn't even require a lot of mod time. Simply make it so that a certain number of reports is an automatic lock.
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Posted 8/6/11
Yes, I agree with you 100% hence why I wait to read that episodes' comments. It would be your own fault but something should be done to people who post something past that episode. For example it's Episode 40's comments and they post a spoiler for episode 50. That's what I mean. Sorry it was a bit unclear. It's just what you said!
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Posted 8/7/11
I think that's why people can vote/rate down comments (unless that feature has been removed... I dunno, I've been away from CR for a long time). Of course, the downside to that is that someone will have to bite the bullet first to know that it's a spoiler before actually rating it down.

There isn't much CR can do regarding idiots that like to post spoilers, especially if it's the poster's intention. They can be banned or told off, but nothing's stopping them from making another account and doing the same. And this is a problem ever since the days of yore, as I recall.
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