AFFC Spoiler Policy

Discussion in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' started by Liadan, Oct 29, 2006.

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Would you like to keep the AFFC spoiler policy in place?

Poll closed Nov 28, 2006.
  1. Yes, I would like to keep the spoiler warning.

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. No, I would not like to keep the spoiler warning.

    9 vote(s)
    64.3%
  1. Liadan

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    We've been keeping up the AFFC spoiler policy for the most part, but as AFFC has been in print for almost a year now, I wanted a vote on who thinks we should still keep it. Spoiler policy is a courtesy of the members, not any enforced rule, and I think everyone (with the exception of Senekha) has read AFFC by now. Basically, vote either "Yes" or "No" on whether to keep the spoiler policy in place. If you vote "Yes, keep the spoiler warning policy", tell us how long you want to keep it.

    This poll will be closed in one month.
     
  2. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    Personally, I don't think it's really needed, but if Sen wants a warning it's fair enough, I guess :).
     
  3. Roland

    Roland Go Horse's Go

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    I think we should keep it, people can begin to read a series at any time despite how long the series has been out and if we leave them out it can ruin the series for them. People often browse this website without signing up so I think we have to consider how it will affect others aswell.

    I know how bad it would be if I started a series,went onto a forum and had some serious stuff spoiled. As to how long i'd want it for me i'd say indefinetly. It dosen't take a lot to do and it's not really a hardship to anyone(in my opinion,others may think differently of course:))
     
  4. Maester Joergensen

    Maester Joergensen New Member

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    But following your line of thought we would have to keep spoiler warnings for the first three books to, Especially becouse their are much worse spoilers in the three first books than in aFfC. And aFfC is only book 4 out of propably seven. So you think their should be spoiler warnings for book 4-7, but not book 1-3? It seems a little random.
    People have to realise that if they enter an aSoIaF forum, there is a possibility of spoilers. Ideally you should first enter an forum and discuss the books after you have read them. How can perticipate in the discussion of a book you haven´t read?
     
  5. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    I think you should keep the Spoiler Policy with the thread of execution for those who break it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Liadan

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    Well, you do raise some good points - but also keep in mind that SoS has been in print since 2000. Frankly, I can't decide which way to swing, so I'm not voting, but we'll see what happens after the month's over. :)

    @ Nienor: You just want to get the ASoIaF community killed. :p
     
  7. Maester Joergensen

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    I am very open for a comprimise. I´t won´t kill me to put spoiler warnings when i post. If the vote is going to decisively decide whether or not the spoiler policy should be enforced I regret voting as fast as i did. I should had hold out for the debate before i made my final decision. My post were perhaps i little blunt, and were only meant as a contribution to the debate.
     
  8. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    Wow, she must be a Lannister.
     
  9. Liadan

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    Lol, it's all good. I rather doubt that we'll be taking down the spoiler policy anytime soon unless there's a clear majority.
     
  10. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    Execute them all and let the Seven sort them out. :p
     
  11. Roland

    Roland Go Horse's Go

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    Personally I think there should always be spoiler warnings on any book or game related topics, but thats beside the point i didn't realise that AFFC was the only one with spoiler warnings on them, I assumed that it was for all of them and with that wrong point of view made the post.

    Despite that I still think that we should keep the spoiler warnings on, just as a simple matter of courtesy even if it is just this one book,at least until the new book comes out, then following the trend as it were put the spoiler warnings only on the next book.
     
  12. Omega3R

    Omega3R Mi ne sijemo.

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    how does it work now?

    i'd like to keep it like this: if you're writing a spoiler, at the beginning of your post put in big blinking red letters: "THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!", or something like that.
     
  13. Liadan

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    That's basically the way it is now, although we usually changed the post color to white. That doesn't really work anymore with the different skins though.

    This is currently what we do to warn people of spoilers:

    AFFC SPOILER WARNING AHEAD

    *post*
     
  14. Appaliq

    Appaliq No One

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    Just thought I'd drop in and say hello. BTW, we're tired of posting spoiler warnings so just stop whining and read AFFC. It's good - I promise!
     
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    Rach, welcome back! *hug* Good to see ya again! :)
     
  16. Ilaelin

    Ilaelin The Mother of Dragons

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    I'm with App on this one! :D *waves*
     
  17. Appaliq

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    hehe, Glad to be back! How's the Men VS Women going?

    lol, Thanks Ile! I meant the book has been out since November of last year.
     
  18. Liadan

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    Haven't had the time to spam lately, lol. Haven't lost yet though.
     
  19. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    I'm doing my best on that one :) although Anakin's a tough opponent :D.

    Hey App!
     
  20. Omega3R

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    dear liadan!
    it's almost like saying, "i haven't had time to breathe lately."
    you should get busy spamming ASAP.
    it's for your own good, you know.
    it's for your own good, you know.
    hehehe.

    should you be given some assistance?