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Illegal To Post Spoilers?
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Good, I'm tired of people spoiling just for the sake of spoiling. Or having no regard for others.
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27 / F / Toronto
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I make up stuff and usually say that person dies in the show. They usually believe it until they watch it for themselves.
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It's not illegal. They can go to hell.


kuuderes_shadow wrote:

Bear in mind that these 'spoilers' can sometimes be more than half the entire manga chapter, and are posted online sometimes weeks BEFORE the magazine containing the chapter comes out, let alone the tankobons..


Wut.
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TheCoolAlchemist wrote:

Well, here's a scenario I found myself in recently:

I wanted to try out a TV show that has a lot of seasons, and is still running. The only episodes that are officially posted online are the last few episodes that have aired. My local library had seasons on DVD in their catalog, so I started watching, but then I found that they didn't own all the seasons. So there was a gap of 2-3 seasons between what I saw from the library, and what was being posted online.

So what was I to do? I didn't want to just start watching the latest episodes, since a lot of water had probably gone under the bridge during those "missing" season. And I while I really liked the show, I wasn't so in love with it that I was willing to pay cash to buy the missing seasons on DVD or digitally. So what did I do? I headed to the show's wiki, and read the episode synopses for all the episodes from the seasons I was skipping. It took a while, but it introduced me to the new characters on the show, and major developments, so I was all caught up before I got to the episodes that were currently coming out.

I can imagine that the Japanese publishers want to avoid my scenario. If they go after sites like wikis and such which post important details about the plot, people would be forced to buy the actual material if they want to find out everything that happens. I can imagine this being a real issue for longer series, since a lot of people who are just discovering titles like Naruto or One Piece, and just started reading the latest chapter in a magazine, are being faced with having to buy and read 50-100 volumes if they want to catch up. And that's a market the publishers don't want to miss out on.



There you go. It's about Money and power (control.) not about people learning too soon that the Easter bunny doesn't exist.
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Fun fact, I had never heard of this site until today, when CR reported on it.

Funny how that works...

But seriously, people need to stop looking for spoilers. If you don't want to be spoiled, and I know I'm gonna get a lot of flack for this but, STAY UP TO DATE. If it's an anime, read the manga. TV show, avoid anything and everything not related to said show.

I posted on CR's article about this. I've noticed a lot more recently, that people actively search for things to bitch about.

It's simple. Stay up to date, don't read the comments on videos, and stay away from recent material unless you're caught up. If people have the time to "stumble" on these pages and bitch about spoilers, well I'm sure they can find the time to actually catch up on what they're bitching about being spoiled. Or they just don't give a fuck.

Spoilers aren't a pain in the ass but idiots who don't know how to avoid them using common sense are.

When in doubt, get off the Internet. New rule right there baby.
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Kotaku clickbait. Learn to be aware of where you're getting your news from. I'm fairly sure something was intentionally misunderstood here.

Newspapers in the UK have included spoilers for soap operas since almost the dawn of daily television dramas. While soap operas may not have to worry about "slipping sales", I'm fairly sure if the ratings were hit by plots being spoiled, we would have much more cracking down on the publications' spoilers.

I really don't think they were asked to shut down their website. Being asked to remove leaked content is not being asked to remove spoilers, it's being asked to remove leaked content - you know, the same thing the music and videogame industries do when their products have been leaked.
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drgambit wrote:

You're going to believe a Kotaku article?


Better then IGN when it comes to gaming
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Remember you can't spell IGNorant without IGN.
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Can you control conversations about media on the Internet? That would be a very dangerous precedent.
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idk but i get mad when i'm spoiled

well depending
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Meh. Spoilers don't phase me.
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The only time that spoilers bother me is when they're shoved down my throat. As in, the person I'm talking to won't shut their trap, despite me telling them to stop. Even then, the scenario in question that upsets me is one that I have issues with in person or over the phone with relatives. I can always turn a blind eye to the Internet and other sources. It's not hard.

That said, I doubt the credibility of an "anti-spoiler war."
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Posted 3/8/14
That's why I don't go into the forums involving that show.
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DECISIVE ACTION TROLOLOLOL

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