Post Reply Add setting to hide thumbnails and episode titles for shows you haven't watched yet
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I'll take an example for a series more people have watched- Bleach. Here are very light spoilers for episode 4 of bleach in the next paragraph.



If you couldn't read that because you didn't want to be spoiled, then what I basically brought up was the issue that the thumbnails for the following episodes in anime series and titles of the episodes can spoil the plot for you in a way you don't want. The example I did was a light one, too- just episode 4. It's bad if you're watching an anime from a year or so ago with 100 episodes, and everytime you have to scroll through all the episodes to get to yours and along the way you see thumbnails of all the episodes in the future.

That's no fun being spoiled, it would be much better to simply have an option to "hide" episodes not watched yet- black out the thumbnails, black out the epiode titles, or just literally don't show them and the only way to navigate would be a 'next episode' button or something. Any of those solutions work- and I get not everyone wants this so that's why I suggest just making it an option. I'm sure it would take minimal coding and would help tons of people enjoy their anime better.
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Nullatrum wrote:

I'll take an example for a series more people have watched- Bleach. Here are very light spoilers for episode 4 of bleach in the next paragraph.



If you couldn't read that because you didn't want to be spoiled, then what I basically brought up was the issue that the thumbnails for the following episodes in anime series and titles of the episodes can spoil the plot for you in a way you don't want. The example I did was a light one, too- just episode 4. It's bad if you're watching an anime from a year or so ago with 100 episodes, and everytime you have to scroll through all the episodes to get to yours and along the way you see thumbnails of all the episodes in the future.

That's no fun being spoiled, it would be much better to simply have an option to "hide" episodes not watched yet- black out the thumbnails, black out the epiode titles, or just literally don't show them and the only way to navigate would be a 'next episode' button or something. Any of those solutions work- and I get not everyone wants this so that's why I suggest just making it an option. I'm sure it would take minimal coding and would help tons of people enjoy their anime better.


That really isn't much of a spoiler, especially in the grand scheme of things.
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Nullatrum wrote:

I'll take an example for a series more people have watched- Bleach. Here are very light spoilers for episode 4 of bleach in the next paragraph.



If you couldn't read that because you didn't want to be spoiled, then what I basically brought up was the issue that the thumbnails for the following episodes in anime series and titles of the episodes can spoil the plot for you in a way you don't want. The example I did was a light one, too- just episode 4. It's bad if you're watching an anime from a year or so ago with 100 episodes, and everytime you have to scroll through all the episodes to get to yours and along the way you see thumbnails of all the episodes in the future.

That's no fun being spoiled, it would be much better to simply have an option to "hide" episodes not watched yet- black out the thumbnails, black out the epiode titles, or just literally don't show them and the only way to navigate would be a 'next episode' button or something. Any of those solutions work- and I get not everyone wants this so that's why I suggest just making it an option. I'm sure it would take minimal coding and would help tons of people enjoy their anime better.


One thing you can do to mitigate scrolling through those you haven't see is to put the show in your /home/queue and play each episode from there. The bare queue only displays the show you are on.

Another not quite as useful thing is to click the link for "Oldest" right away when you visit the page. This should be the default IMO, but it is what it is. At least then though, when you scroll, you only go past episodes you have already watched, except for the rest of the row you are on, so this still doesn't solve the original "ep 4" problem, but if you scroll carefully, not more than that.

Another thing you can do is watch using a device like a Roku instead of a browser. In the queue there, you have to go out of your way to see any other episodes other than the one you are on. But if you like the comments at the bottom, you would lose that.
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If you use one of the numerous custom CSS extension/addons (like this) then you can add something like:

li.group-item p.short-desc{
  display:none;
}
li.group-item a.episode img.landscape{
  content:url("http://static.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/coming_soon_beta_wide.jpg");
}

to the regex match of:
http\:\/\/www\.crunchyroll\.com\/(?!.*\/episode)(?!comics)(?!store)(?!forum)(?!home).+

This hides all the thumbnails and descriptions except for the longer hover descriptions.
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