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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Scalenex, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    We make a lot of cultural references, memes and jokes here. That's great. But if it's a spoiler for something recently released, mark it as a spoiler.

    Use some common sense. You don't have to put a spoiler tag on the ending to the A Sixth Sense because that came out in the 90s but be very careful with spoilers for Game of Thrones and Avengers please. Do not make me invasively moderate your posts. I don't want to be a jerk about it, but we have spoiler tags for a reason.

    If something is political make the thread title as such. Please limit political discussions and controversial social commentary to threads that are designated as being controversial.
     
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  2. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    How would you define this?

    6 months? A year?
     
  3. pendrake
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    I need all Game of Thrones material spoilered. Never seen a bit of it. Or read the books... ...there are books? Correct?

    :bookworm:
     
  4. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    As Game of Thrones television show progressed the show intially follows the books very closely than it began to diverge a fair bit. George R. Martin is actually pretty blase about people changing his stuff. He does meddle as much as Rowling does with film adaptations. Also, he is a very slow writer, the television show has overtaken his books in narrative, they might not end the same.

    There are no hard and fast rules only guidelines. If you think maybe something needs a spoiler, use a spoiler.

    As for Game of Thrones, people, including Skink zombies, get especially upset over those spoilers. Generally, non-episodic TV shows, spoilers are a bigger deal than with movies.
     
  5. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    Fair enough!


    And how do you feel about spoilered threads (where the existence of spoilers is clearly marked in the thread title)? For use in instances where the entire thread would be composed of posts containing spoilers. For example, when Game of Thrones finishes, it would be easier to mark the entire thread as a spoiler zone rather than marking each and every post as a spoiler. Something along the lines of a thread entitled: "Game of Thrones analysis and discussion [SPOILERS]". The same would apply to a thread discussing the events of Endgame, etc.
     
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  6. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Either is fine, but even if the thread is marked as a spoiler you might want to put the really juicy stuff in a spoiler tag anyway.

    She's not technically a Skywalker but she is the granddaughter of an illegimate love child between Padme and Jar Jar.
     
  7. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Now it comes to my mind a song of an italian rapper, Caparezza.



    ...I'm going to put in spoiler the translated lyrics. :D


    Kevin Spacey
    You don't have to hate me for politics
    Neither for my nasal voice
    But you have to do it for this song
    Now you have a reason, you have a reason (you have a reason)
    Ha ha

    In Fight Club Edward Norton has psychic disorders
    Tyler Durden doesn't exist
    In Shutter Island DiCaprio is a mentally
    ill able to plan absurb dramas
    In The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis is a dead person
    In 12 Monkeys he is the dead one
    Ehy guys but what happened to Bruce Willis?
    Do you know if there is a film already scheduled?
    The Others, they are the ghosts
    Well, after The Sixth Sense what were you fucking expecting?
    Do you remember Kevin Spacey? (yes)
    Well, he is Kaiser Soze in The Usual Suspects
    Seven's serial killer? Kevin Spacey
    Superman's villain? Kevin Spacey
    Ordinary Decent Criminal? Kevin Spacey
    I get it, you don't have to insist

    Oh
    And the winner is Kevin Spacey
    Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey is coming back to the big screen this week
    Oh
    And the winner is Kevin Spacey
    Kevin Spacey, Kevin Kevin Kevin Kevin Spacey

    Saw's riddler is the body from the first scene
    In The Da Vinci Code, the Graal is Maddalena
    Blair Witch Project isn't a real story
    You decide if it worths
    Marley and me? In the end the dog dies
    In Hachi: a dog's tale the dog dies
    In the Jackal Bruce Willis dies
    Like cinema after the stupid comedies
    In Profondo Rosso the mother is the killer
    In Psycho Norman is the mother's murderer
    If you are interested in this genre you can just watch
    Porta a Porta, First Channel
    In Sid & Nancy, Sid kills Nancy
    These murders, always there in the loo
    American Beauty's colonel is gay, yeah
    And he kills Kevin Spacey

    Oh
    And the winner is Kevin Spacey
    Kevin Spacey just called
    Oh
    And the winner is Kevin Spacey

    Listen, if I'm bothering you skip this and go beyond
    Listen to this cd or skip and go beyond
    Haven't you ever seen Star Wars? Yeah, cool
    Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's dad
    The Prestige's wizard is a twin
    The Game is not a trap
    It's a brother's game
    The soldier's wife has a penis
    And Bruce Willis dies in Armageddon
    The Passion of the Christ? Gibson's pension
    The one that is on the crucifix is a robot
    Are you disturbed? Well, I'm disturbed by the fact that the plot
    of Disturbia is the same as Hitchcock
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    If you see it in a rewind way it's a common film but
    But, but, what did you expect?
    And the winner is Kevin Spacey

    Oh
    And the winner is Kevin Spacey
    This is Kevin Spacey's second Academy Award, he won an Oscar
    Oh
    And the winner is Kevin Spacey
    Kevin Spacey, after this I think that you will not hear about him anymore
     
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  8. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I am sad that I have to do this.

    I want to be able to discuss controversial social issues on Lustria-Online.

    Use these guidelines for discussing controversial ideas.
    1-Politics and social commentary should ONLY be in the General Chat forum. To bring it up elsewhere is trolling.
    2-Politics and social commenatary should ONLY be in threads that are marked for such discussions. To bring it up elsewhere is trolling.
    3-If you don't like something, attack the person's ideas, not the person.

    If these three guidelines are too much, we, the staff of L-O, may have to be more draconian with our moderatation powers banning people and declaring topics off limits.

    I do not want to have to do that!
     
  9. ravagekitteh
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    What with the new release of Disney+ and the impending Star Wars Episode IX I would just like to reiterate this with regards to spoilers. I will likely be in hospital for Episode IX’s release and so will be unlikely to be able to see it while it’s in cinemas. Meanwhile, Disney+ will not be available in the UK until April, meaning that the new Star Wars The Clone Wars Episodes (which I am particularly excited about) will probably be unavailable to me on release. I would greatly appreciate if neither of these things were spoilt for me before I watch them, so if people could mark their spoilers for such it would be greatly appreciated! However, the previous track record for this on the forum has been fantastic, so I have faith that this message will be wholly unnecessary, and hope whoever does get to see these things (and anything else that could be a cause of spoilers for anyone) enjoys them!
     
  10. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    Yep, everything is fine so far, but it should go without saying that stuff like The Mandalorian or the new Star Wars movie should be in spoiler tags for at least six months, because it will be hard for some people to watch them.
     
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  11. NIGHTBRINGER
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  12. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Anything referring to the Last of Us needs to have a spoiler tag for the next two months.
     
  13. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    It hasn't been two months yet, but I'm officially saying it's okay to say ANYTHING about Last of Us or Last of Us 2 without spoiler tags.
     

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