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Before Posting Here Read This: Spoilers (and how to add them) And Good Etiquette

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  1. Garrett

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    Over the last couple of weeks we have had people posting plots of programs and films that have spoilt the enjoyment of others.

    What is a Spoiler? A spoiler is something that gives a major plot line away such as a major character being killed, past characters coming back, aliens turning up, or that the butler did it (no matter how old the program or film). Knowing such crucial plot details in advance can often ruin the enjoyment of the program or film, especially when twists are integral to visual experience.

    With regards to TV that has been aired some people may have recorded a program or entire series due to time commitments to watch at a further date or even missed some of the episode but intend in the future if the programs repeated, but they may wish to discuss some of the episode they have seen, without the other unseen ones being spoilt for them.

    Linking trailers and videos if you want to link one make sure you watch it and if there is a spoiler in it give fair warning, if not this will be classed as you written a spoiler and in SPOILER tagged it.

    So how do we discus something that comes in that category: As a courtesy to other readers of the select 'post reply'
    Use the + icon on the top and chose SPOILER this will ask you a title for the spoiler if you want to title it. If not just continue and post the spoiler between the ( if you don't have an app that does not have this facility type it in).[SPPOILER] <and here> [/SPPOILER] but only using one P in each.

    The posted text with the spoiler in will now become invisible and all you need to do is highlight the area and the hidden text will be revealed.

    Lastly if you see a spoiler please do not quote it all it does is compound it. If you see one and need to comment on it and say the persons What you have posted is a SPOILER. This gives the person a chance to edit it and correct there mistake, but your quote will still be there for others to read. Also What you have posted is a SPOILER. will alert me to edit the Spoilers post if they have not done so themselves in the mean time.


    Note on swearing. There are certain words that are not allowed to be used on the forum, these words have been added to a filter so they cannot be used. If they are they will be stared out e.g. if I tried to post a four letter swear word I would get **** posted. If you use alternate characters, spell it an other way or even use *s in the word, even using *s all but one of the letters it will be classed as you are trying to circumvent the filter. This is not allowed.
    If you wish to indicate a swear word it is best to use the icon :censored: found in the [More] section of the smileys.
    Also please dont llink video clips that have swearing in them, we dont allow it in print on site or in a video.


    Thank you for your time reading these notes, and please abide by them.:smashin:


    UPDATE The use of the use of Pace or Spoilers does not mean the thread is a free for all and spoilers can be posted with without the use of SPOILER tags. If a spoiler is revealed infractions will be given.

    This refers to any thread no matter what the title.


    Ammend ment to the above that was ammeneded on 10.11.2010

    Further to the above amendment that was on 05-10-2007

    As people are still refusing to use spoiler tags and spoiling tv programs for others breaking the above rules I will be giving mandatory days away from the forum for the worst offenders of the above and at least likelihood of infractions for anyone quoting a un-tagged spoiler.

    Also asking a spoiler question is likely to to incur the same if its not tagged.
     
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    For those who keep asking how to add spoiler tags now there is no smiley to do it automatically, please re-read the above. Or click on the Insert Icon which is a + the 3rd after the smiley Icon it opens a drop down list and click SPOILER.
    On Explorer no matter where my cursor is it puts the spoiler tags right at the start of the post so needs to be cut and paste if you need it elsewhere if have the same problem.
    Chrome does not have this problem and I take it others will also may not have problems
     
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