Post Reply When the hell is Crunchyroll going to get quality control on episode descriptions???
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Posted 3/30/16 , edited 3/30/16
Since I started watching Crunchyroll I've been amazed at how often there are full episode summaries, spoilers included, in the episode descriptions. Last night I decided to to catch up on Schwarzes Marken, and the first 7 words of Episode 10 description actually spoil the climactic ending of the episode! THE FIRST 7 WORDS. You don't even need to click "more" to see this, it's just "oops, there it is." What The Fuck???

Is there a Chrome extension somewhere which I could use to hide episode descriptions? Because one is desperately needed as long as CR doesn't get its act together on this.
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Posted 3/30/16
I know what you mean. They have a bad habit of doing this.
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Posted 3/30/16
Although clearly frustrating for back-catalogue shows, as a general rule I've noticed tat they've long since stopped putting up synopses (and sometimes even episode titles) for new episodes until it's been out for over a week. Meaning even free users get a good shot at watching something totally unspoiled.

The alternative is to have synopses so vague as to be useless when actually trying to figure out where you're up to in a series. Or knowing if you're in the right mood to watch certain episodes. Remember, even if the website had some sort of toggle, it would probably be a lot harder to also implement it on apps.
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Posted 3/30/16

kalirion wrote:

Since I started watching Crunchyroll I've been amazed at how often there are full episode summaries, spoilers included, in the episode descriptions. Last night I decided to to catch up on Schwarzes Marken, and the first 7 words of Episode 10 description actually spoil the climactic ending of the episode! THE FIRST 7 WORDS. You don't even need to click "more" to see this, it's just "oops, there it is." What The Fuck???

Is there a Chrome extension somewhere which I could use to hide episode descriptions? Because one is desperately needed as long as CR doesn't get its act together on this.

I think I may be on the wrong website... your post is only two hours old, but the descriptions and titles I currently see from the US as a non-subscriber (including episode 10) have been blanked.

(The average response time for most website issues is closer to two years.)

...er. Perhaps I was delusional, or perhaps the descriptions were put back up (although they're still all "Untitled")? I would have sworn to the above until I checked back just now.

And yeah, good God (wrt 10's description). I've seen 4chan trolls who weren't that blatant when trying to deliberately grief someone with a spoiler.


TiggsPanther wrote:

Although clearly frustrating for back-catalogue shows, as a general rule I've noticed tat they've long since stopped putting up synopses (and sometimes even episode titles) for new episodes until it's been out for over a week. Meaning even free users get a good shot at watching something totally unspoiled.

The alternative is to have synopses so vague as to be useless when actually trying to figure out where you're up to in a series. Or knowing if you're in the right mood to watch certain episodes. Remember, even if the website had some sort of toggle, it would probably be a lot harder to also implement it on apps.

Building off kalirion's post: If it's possible to do so for currently-running and future episodes without affecting older titles (there's virtually no chance they'll expend the resources to go back through old titles), perhaps they'd be willing to repurpose the "More" field to contain anything that's spoilerrific and change the visible text from "More" to "Spoiler". Anything more complicated is extremely unlikely.
Posted 4/3/16
just don't read them

problem fixed
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Posted 4/3/16
(imagine this being read in a monotone*

What a simple yet ingenious solution. Why didn't we think of that.
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