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06 January 2009 @ 04:17 pm
SPN Spoiler Policy  
Because unfortunately, it needs to be said.

Please PLEASE place spoilers and commentary under cuts. Most of us spoilerphobes are bright and intelligent people and can guess what you're saying when you're being cryptic. Also, opinion and feelings DO spoil us. I know it sets me off big time and makes me anxious when I see people complaining about something I can't see. My mind spirals out of control wondering what is going on and I get really stressed. I shouldn't get stressed for TV :(

If for some reason you can't post this under a cut or feel you shouldn't have to, that's fine. Unfortunately, I will have to defriend you :(
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flynn_boyant: Supernatural - have you hugged your wincflynn_boyant on January 6th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
No fandom drama!
I'm all for that. :)

Hopefully, I haven't slipped up spoiler-wise. I really try not to because I know a lot of people who are not spoiler-friendly.

I'm also paranoid about icons. How long should I wait to use one from a recent episode, etc.

*hugs* Just cause, I haven't been online much and I miss you guys on my flist.
Working for the Mandroid: SamDean Reunionmoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
I don't think you've been spoilery. You're usually very good. And you've been like super absent lately too :(

Icons. Hmm. That's tough, huh? I usually wait a ridiculous amount of time. I still haven't used some S4 ones in my LJ since I know part of my flist is lagging behind. I just wanna use them bad *whines*

We miss you too!
angst_driven: sam's tongueangst_driven on January 6th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Glad you said something. I got spoiled today, and I didn't even know I cared until it happened. Maybe it's 'cuz I tend to join fandoms late, but this hasn't really been an issue for me before. It seems I shall have to be more careful about what I read from now on. : (
Working for the Mandroid: brothers (winchester)moonshayde on January 7th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Yeah. Same here. I usually join fandoms pretty late myself. And I'm usually somewhat spoiler friendly. But not for SPN. I like the surprise.

So whenever something gets spoiled that I haven't actively sought out, I get testy.
I am never merry when I hear sweet music: SPN: still waiting for the movie on thatpaper_tzipporah on January 6th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
OMG, it drives me NUTS when people post their reactions, uncut, RIGHT AFTER THE EPISODE AIRS. I don't even own a tv, so there's no way I can watch things fast enough to stay unspoiled. I don't even try to stay unspoiled, at this point, because trying just means I'll be more upset when I inevitably fail because I can't just stay off LJ until I watch the show.
I am never merry when I hear sweet music: SPN: mpreg wincest!paper_tzipporah on January 6th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Also, LOLZ I TOTALLY DID NOT GET YOUR ICON until I watched this season, and then I won an argument about the Sam + necrophilia thing with a friend, who looked really chagrinned about not having realized that Sam totally sleeps with dead people. And maybe has a death-inducing penis.
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lizardbeth: Dean and Castiel - help from abovelizardbeth_j on January 6th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
times like this I am glad I have a small SPN flist contingent, and everyone on it is pretty spoilerphobic too. Far less chance for spoilers/rumors to reach my spirginal ears.
Working for the Mandroid: Divinemoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
That must be heaven *dreamy sigh*
{red wine and ambien, you're talking shit again}: SPN//Dean//bloopers//the lookpowerof3 on January 6th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Hey. Rocks fall, everyone dies. ;)
Working for the Mandroid: Dean Walkingmoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
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carpenyx: spn | dean | pissedcarpenyx on January 6th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
It's totally the worse when you are spoiled when you don't actively go searching and really try to remain spoiler-free.
Working for the Mandroid: WTF?moonshayde on January 7th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Yes! You know, if I wanted to be spoiled that's different. But sometimes it's so hard not to.
Lierina: movie: pride and prejudice // Lonely.lierina on January 6th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
I feel exactly like you. I know there are huge spoilers floating around and I'm afraid to check my flist... I hate that some people post their reactions outside a cut because these reactions can almost be as spoilery as the spoilers themselves... and I also get stressed because my mind starts thinking about it even if I don't want to.
Working for the Mandroid: Across Realmsmoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
I know. it gets to the point where you are afraid to go anywhere on the internet, even your own journal.

I have no problem with people who want to be spoiled. Just please don't spoil the rest of us.
Library Alterna-Chick ;): Deanjedishadowolf on January 6th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
I must be missing the big spoilers - which is totally ok by me, I'm really enjoying watching the show with no clue what's coming. Of course I have very few SPN fandom friends on the Flist so that helps.
Working for the Mandroid: Bring Itmoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Be very very careful. Loose lips are everywhere on this.
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: are you theresuperbadgirl on January 6th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
I don't get the spoil-me mentality. I don't want to be spoiled! All it does for me is make me miserable.

Once again, I am thankful to be an anti-social recluse.
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: are you theresuperbadgirl on January 7th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
PS, I don't think people are nuts for loving spoilers, just that for me it sucks the enjoyment out of it.

Also, now I've been spoiled by someone on my flist about the spoiler that might just be a rumor, but who cares because now we all know. Grrrr.
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aizjanikaaizjanika on January 7th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
ITA for the most part. Even when I am spoiled, I'm not spoiled, and it bugs me when people post episode reactions outside of a cut right after the episode airs, because it's likely I haven't seen it yet. Also, even if I *have* seen it, I like time to write out my own reaction (if I'm writing one) before I read what everyone else thought. I don't know why, but it's important to me not to be spoiled by other people's reviews until after I've had time to digest it a bit and think about what *I* thought.

Getting spoiled by the reactions and reviews of others is almost as upsetting to me as getting spoiled for the show. There are some shows I'm spoilery about and some that I'm not, but either way, I don't want to know details of the episode before I watch it and I don't want to know what people thought of it until I've written my own review.

But...but...but... *g* I have many people on my flist who dislike to read negative reviews or commentary, so I try to say whether I liked a particular episode or not outside the cut, so they can decide whether or not to read it. I understand that some people dislike this, but I can't please everyone, and I actually adopted this policy for those on my flist who would be upset by the perceived negativity and/or just wanted to avoid it entirely. Especially in the Stargate fandom, I know that some people on my flist found my episode commentary to be upsetting, and I'm not in fandom to upset people, so I try my best not to do things that upset people--within reason. Also, I knew they wouldn't read my review if it was negative, so if it was positive, I'd mention that, too, so they'd know it was safe to read.

OTOH, extreme reactions outside of a cut bug me. It's spoilery because then I know something big happened. Even if I'm partially spoiled for an episode, I'm probably not spoiled for the big things or details. Not just for SPN, but for all shows.

I actually think all details and *real* spoilery stuff should all be behind a cut even if the show aired years ago--such as Farscape. Many people haven't seen it yet (including me), and I've been avoiding spoilers for that show, until I can find a way to get my hands on season 1. *g* I know some of the basic plot points, but I know the details of only a handful of episodes, and I'd like to keep it that way.

Anyway, I'm sure I've goofed on this in the past, not to deliberately spoil anyone, but just because I didn't realize how certain things would be perceived until either I experienced it myself or someone complained. I'm always learning. OTOH, I'd agree with everything you have said here for the most part, so hopefully I won't be one of the ones spoiling you, though I really don't write about SPN all that often anymore anyway.

All this said, I'm pretty easy-going about the whole thing when it comes to me being spoiled, mainly because I'm addicted to LJ and I realize that others have differing views on what's a spoiler or when they can post things outside of a cut, and I don't know why, but nobody will follow all my rules. *g* hehe I realize I'm taking the risk by reading my flist, and if I *really* don't want to be spoiled on episode night, I just don't read my flist until I've seen the episode and wrote my review. I wouldn't unfriend someone over that.

Posting known spoilers before an episode airs, though, is just thoughtless. I don't think that anyone on my flist would make that mistake in a personal post. Communities have their own rules, and some that I belong to allow spoilers outside of a cut, and that's okay with me if I'm in that community voluntarily. If it were something I didn't want to be spoiled about, I'd just unfriend the community.
Working for the Mandroid: cyclemoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
It's tough because sometimes you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I know I don't want to read a negative review so I appreciate sometimes when peopel warn that it is going to be negative. But that's for episodes.

I *really* hate commentary on spoilers above cuts. because I get all worked up, you know?

Ah, can never win LOL
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Jill: SPN - Sam Does Not Wantdawnfirenight on January 7th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
I'm the exact same. I go through periods of spoiling myself, but I don't know what these big spoilers are yet. All I know is how fandom's been reacting to them, and...yeah, even having not much idea about what it could be, it still really stresses me out.

It's a good thing my flist is pretty low on SPN fans, I guess, and only a couple comms. But still. *wibbles*
Working for the Mandroid: Boredmoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Yup. I get stressed when I see fandom going nuts over something that I don't want to see. It's more stressful than the spoiler itself sometimes.

it shouldn't come down to that, though :(
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on January 7th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
Working for the Mandroid: crossroadsmoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
gah to spoilers
A.vella_amor_dm on January 7th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
i just can't understand how hard it is for people to be a little considerate. it's not like it takes effort to do and lj-cut
Working for the Mandroid: Bobby is Sanemoonshayde on January 7th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
I don't think people are doing it on purpose - though I had to cut a couple of people in the past who DID do it on purpose which just floored me. People get excited and want to state their opinion and most of the time it's not spoilery. Other times, er...big time.
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lastwordslinger on January 8th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Not sure if I was part of the problem on this one... The tiny sentence I posted outside of the cut was not directed at the spoiler beneath. It was directed at the fandom. Which, let's face it, freaks out every time someone farts crossways. I was merely commentating on the fact that I leave for a week and come back to find the fandom doing what it always does. I won't state my opinion on the spoiler because... well... that'd be spoiling you. But yeah, that comment I made was directed at the fans not the show. ;)
Working for the Mandroid: Bobby is Sanemoonshayde on January 8th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
No, it wasn't you. I already knew by then so I knew what you were talking about when it was aimed at the fans.

it just irks me. I so would not like to have known about this one because now I am going to be on edge for whenever it is suppose to air. Which I dodn't even know. Bah.
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