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Posted 12/16/12
Why is it that no one seems to properly mark their comments as spoilers when they are?
It seems like all the people that have joined in the last year or two don't even care if they spoil an episode for others.
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It's probably as you suggest: Laziness, or perhaps apathy. Then again, some people do it just to piss off those who haven't watched or read ahead (in the case of adaptations.) I usually mark the definite spoilers I post, though if it might not be an inherent spoiler, I'll leave it unmarked.

I know some people are very adamant about not seeing any spoilers, but I'm not among them. I find I enjoy a series more if I don't go into it completely cold, but I also tend to rewatch series, and catch all the foreshadowing/subtext I may have missed the first time through.
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Posted 12/16/12
it just seems like people are less courteous these days, because before I could look at the comments section and not have to worry about possibly seeing a comment spoiling an episode. Now, sometimes the newest comment is a spoiler without being properly marked.
Posted 12/16/12
Try not to be tempted to look
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Posted 12/16/12 , edited 12/16/12

Naicisum wrote:

Try not to be tempted to look


Unfortunately, that's about as effective as writing the following: "Don't read this post." Once they've looked, it's too late. I know it won't work for some people, and I often expect to see unmarked spoilers. I also respect why it's an issue for some people, since their enjoyment of it is reduced. It's also not difficult to check the Spoiler box when making a comment, but some people just won't bother doing so.
Posted 12/16/12

Spazticus wrote:


Naicisum wrote:

Try not to be tempted to look


Unfortunately, that's about as effective as writing the following: "Don't read this post." Once they've looked, it's too late. I know it won't work for some people, and I often expect to see unmarked spoilers. I also respect why it's an issue for some people, since their enjoyment of it is reduced. It's also not difficult to check the Spoiler box when making a comment, but some people just won't bother doing so.


I know, it pisses me off too. But I now never look at the comments unless I feel the need to.

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Posted 12/16/12
I've pretty much had to train myself not to look at the comments first now, because I used to do that.
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While there are often unmarked spoilers in comments, I find there are rarely spoilers in the discussion threads, to the point that I can't remember the last time I've read an unmarked spoiler in a discussion thread. So, I usually just stick to the threads, and don't bother with comments unless it's a simulcast show with no source material to spoil. That being said, spoilers don't bother me much, although they are a pain. If a spoiler makes a show unenjoyable, then it probably wasn't all that great in the first place, although I'd still rather enjoy it more without the spoiler.

If you're asking why, then I'd say this difference between comments and discussion threads might be helpful. When someone posts in a discussion section, they are usually thinking into their answers a bit, and will probably notice that it's a spoiler. Comments are more of a, "this is my first thought after seeing this," and they might not notice a spoiler. I can't speak much for others, but I know that if I make a comment on a video, I don't put much thought into it, so I can sort of understand overlooking things. Although, I don't normally comment on re-watches either, so I usually don't have anything to spoil anyway.
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Posted 12/16/12

Kanade_Yagami wrote:

Why is it that no one seems to properly mark their comments as spoilers when they are?
It seems like all the people that have joined in the last year or two don't even care if they spoil an episode for others.


I really want to, especially in my reviews, but I haven't found a way to do so. I'm not overly tech-savvy, so I might be overlooking something very basic. . .any help out there?
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Posted 12/16/12 , edited 12/16/12

Kanade_Yagami wrote:
Why is it that no one seems to properly mark their comments as spoilers when they are?
It seems like all the people that have joined in the last year or two don't even care if they spoil an episode for others.

I know what you mean. Usually, I only read the comments after I watch the video, since it seems like people add things about the particular episode which spoils it for others that haven't seen the episode. I've seen at least one case though where someone marked something as a spoiler, but it was a spoiler that was suppose to happen way later in the series. And it was a big time spoiler. Believe me, I was not happy about that. In my humble opinion, video comments really should pertain to the episode, not for something that happens in a future episode.



moonhawk81 wrote:
I really want to, especially in my reviews, but I haven't found a way to do so. I'm not overly tech-savvy, so I might be overlooking something very basic. . .any help out there?

Well, for the video comments, there's a "Spoiler" check box directly underneath the "Comments" area. Just click on that "Spoiler" box and you are all set. For the reviews, it appears, at least to me, that you can't mark them as "spoilers."

Edit: I just noticed there is a spoiler button for the video reviews. It's the triangle-shaped thing with an exclamation point inside.
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Posted 12/16/12

suikojay wrote:


Kanade_Yagami wrote:
Why is it that no one seems to properly mark their comments as spoilers when they are?
It seems like all the people that have joined in the last year or two don't even care if they spoil an episode for others.

I know what you mean. Usually, I only read the comments after I watch the video, since it seems like people add things about the particular episode which spoils it for others that haven't seen the episode. I've seen at least one case though where someone marked something as a spoiler, but it was a spoiler that was suppose to happen way later in the series. And it was a big time spoiler. Believe me, I was not happy about that. In my humble opinion, video comments really should pertain to the episode, not for something that happens in a future episode.



moonhawk81 wrote:
I really want to, especially in my reviews, but I haven't found a way to do so. I'm not overly tech-savvy, so I might be overlooking something very basic. . .any help out there?

Well, for the video comments, there's a "Spoiler" check box directly underneath the "Comments" area. Just click on that "Spoiler" box and you are all set. For the reviews, it appears, at least to me, that you can't mark them as "spoilers."


And anywhere else you can just put it inside *bracket*spoiler*bracket* blah blah blah *bracket*/spoiler*bracket*

Just replace *bracket* with an actual [ and ]

Hope this helps.
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I do make my comments in spoiler if they are "spoiling" something But sometime's I forget things like that, it's the same when I'm on the forum here and make a post, but I'm getting better and better at remembering it nowadays
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Posted 12/16/12
I tend to just highlight the spoiler'd text, then click the Spoiler button. I've forgotten it once or twice, but it's less of an issue now. I also use it on quote pyramids.
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Posted 12/16/12

suikojay wrote:


Kanade_Yagami wrote:
Why is it that no one seems to properly mark their comments as spoilers when they are?
It seems like all the people that have joined in the last year or two don't even care if they spoil an episode for others.

I know what you mean. Usually, I only read the comments after I watch the video, since it seems like people add things about the particular episode which spoils it for others that haven't seen the episode. I've seen at least one case though where someone marked something as a spoiler, but it was a spoiler that was suppose to happen way later in the series. And it was a big time spoiler. Believe me, I was not happy about that. In my humble opinion, video comments really should pertain to the episode, not for something that happens in a future episode.



moonhawk81 wrote:
I really want to, especially in my reviews, but I haven't found a way to do so. I'm not overly tech-savvy, so I might be overlooking something very basic. . .any help out there?

Well, for the video comments, there's a "Spoiler" check box directly underneath the "Comments" area. Just click on that "Spoiler" box and you are all set. For the reviews, it appears, at least to me, that you can't mark them as "spoilers."

Edit: I just noticed there is a spoiler button for the video reviews. It's the triangle-shaped thing with an exclamation point inside.





BearSol wrote:


suikojay wrote:


Kanade_Yagami wrote:
Why is it that no one seems to properly mark their comments as spoilers when they are?
It seems like all the people that have joined in the last year or two don't even care if they spoil an episode for others.

I know what you mean. Usually, I only read the comments after I watch the video, since it seems like people add things about the particular episode which spoils it for others that haven't seen the episode. I've seen at least one case though where someone marked something as a spoiler, but it was a spoiler that was suppose to happen way later in the series. And it was a big time spoiler. Believe me, I was not happy about that. In my humble opinion, video comments really should pertain to the episode, not for something that happens in a future episode.



moonhawk81 wrote:
I really want to, especially in my reviews, but I haven't found a way to do so. I'm not overly tech-savvy, so I might be overlooking something very basic. . .any help out there?

Well, for the video comments, there's a "Spoiler" check box directly underneath the "Comments" area. Just click on that "Spoiler" box and you are all set. For the reviews, it appears, at least to me, that you can't mark them as "spoilers."


And anywhere else you can just put it inside *bracket*spoiler*bracket* blah blah blah *bracket*/spoiler*bracket*

Just replace *bracket* with an actual [ and ]

Hope this helps.


OK, thanks!
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