- Mar 16, 2005
Oh great thanks for the spoilers!!! Secret bookreader!!! Scumbag!!!
This is exactly the problem. People keep leaving the thread over spoilers, and there is a group of people who continually criticize, make fun, make light of the people who complain about spoilers, so more people leave.<Techs mode one>NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know that was a spoiler until you said it was a spoiler. It's all your fault!!! </Techs mode off>
For what it's worth.. I do appreciate your work in helping to keep this thread free of spoilers. I don't know what it is with this series that makes the chunk of the book readers feel the burning need to ruin things. I have never seen it to this level. The only issue I take with it, is you aren't consistent with what was agreed upon. My understanding, and I could be wrong was if it aired it was fair game. We have no pity for the west coast as talks start the moment the east coast gets the feed. Things like upcoming previews would seem fair game, maybe with spoiler tags and marked as such. Plot points that haven't aired shouldn't be spoiled ever.This is exactly the problem. People keep leaving the thread over spoilers, and there is a group of people who continually criticize, make fun, make light of the people who complain about spoilers, so more people leave.
And then those very same people decry what has become of this thread.
The answer is easy. People are leaving because of spoilers just like they say they are.
You can put someone on an ignore list for complaining about spoilers, but even when you put someone who is making spoilers on your ignore list, other people quote them and so you get spoiled.
Heck, probably a third of the people left in this thread are people who have read the books. And that should say something, since they have a thread where they can discuss anything they like, but still come into this thread.
Obviously, some people are mentally challenged and get some sort of perverse pleasure in showing off how much they know about the show. Probably people with inferiority complexes, etc.
Not only that but the teasers often intentionally mislead you, see: Arya stabbing the Hound.it's not like the previews show anything significant. knowing that character X (who is known to be alive, well, and out and about) is in the next episode isn't really a spoiler.
when the previews show zombie Ned Stark flying around on a dragon, maybe we should mark that as a spoiler...