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(Den Of Geek)   What's the expiration date on spoilers? You aren't gonna believe what happens to Omar   (denofgeek.com) divider line 90
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2013-06-21 10:00:09 AM  
At least six months.
 
2013-06-21 10:05:47 AM  
Game of Thrones has made talking about A Song of Ice and Fire in any mixed group a pain in the ass. I now have to try to remember who has read all of the books, who has read some of the books, who watches the show as it airs, and who doesn't watch it until it's available some place other than HBO. I accidentally let Eddard Stark's fate slip in front of someone several months after the airing of that episode. Now I mostly avoid the subject.
 
2013-06-21 10:09:34 AM  
OMAR'S COMIN YO!
 
2013-06-21 10:13:02 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 10:47:48 AM  
Spoilers: Hodor kills Dumbledore, Rosebud was Luke Skywalker's father, and Bruce Willis was a ghost the whole time (in The Last Boy Scout, Friends, and the even numbered Die Hard movies).
 
2013-06-21 10:52:52 AM  
Get. The. Fark. Over. It.

If you want your experience to remain unsullied by prior knowledge, that's on you. This isn't an issue of etiquette or courtesy. It's a gaggle of children running around and demanding that everyone cooperate to make their experience of the world follow the script they decided it should. It's petulant and annoying.
 
2013-06-21 10:55:01 AM  
 
2013-06-21 10:55:20 AM  
The expiration date is when I see it. If I haven't gotten around to watching it yet, kindly STFU about it. When I've seen it, I can't wait to tell everyone I know how I did/didn't see the twist coming.
 
2013-06-21 10:57:30 AM  
The moment its broadcasted to more than three people.  If you aren't one of those three people and insist on being "surprised" - stay the fark off the internets until you do see it.  Otherwise shut the fark up.
 
2013-06-21 10:58:08 AM  
I have a friend for whom it is "If I may want to see/read it at any time before the heat-death of the universe - and even if I have no desire to see/read it now, I may change my mind - you cannot talk about it"

Mine is a week; if I haven't seen it by then, feel free to say what you will - putting a semi-permanent, floating gag order on someone is just rude
 
2013-06-21 11:01:04 AM  

BunkoSquad: The expiration date is when I see it. If I haven't gotten around to watching it yet, kindly STFU about it. When I've seen it, I can't wait to tell everyone I know how I did/didn't see the twist coming.


Then pay me.  You want the freedom to say what you want when you want, but I owe it to you to remain silent indefinitely?  Then you owe me $$$$.  Otherwise, I will exercise my free will; you want a slave, you pay the piper
 
2013-06-21 11:01:08 AM  
Once it airs, its fair game. You haven't had a chance to catch up with whats on your DVR? Thats your problem, and the risk you run by not seeing it air live.
 
2013-06-21 11:04:16 AM  
My buddy said it the best:  "If it's ever aired in a 3rd world shiathole, it's fair game".  I can't argue.
 
2013-06-21 11:04:19 AM  
Let's just get this out of the way:

SPOILERS!
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 11:04:43 AM  
FTFA: "It's for this reason that many advocate an "If there's something out there that you care about and don't know yet, stay off the 'net" policy. But is this fair, or even really practical?"

Yes, it is fair and unless you're addicted to the internet it is not only practical but easy to do. The world doesn't revolve around you and people aren't going to stop talking about what they want to just because you decided to watch something later, not read a book, or wait a few weeks before seeing a movie.
 
2013-06-21 11:06:35 AM  
 
2013-06-21 11:07:18 AM  
It probably would be neat to watch Citizen Kane and not know that. It really is a pretty good movie.
 
2013-06-21 11:08:57 AM  
Jesse kills Walt
 
2013-06-21 11:10:37 AM  

devilEther: Jesse kills Walt


I can actually see that happening.
 
2013-06-21 11:13:33 AM  

iron_city_ap: Once it airs, its fair game. You haven't had a chance to catch up with whats on your DVR? Thats your problem, and the risk you run by not seeing it air live.


That's pretty much it. I just finished all the Walking Dead episodes, so didn't read any Fark threads or similar about that show while it was airing. Mind you, I've found it can be a mistake to look up actors bios and such before you're up to date which I'll remember for other shows from now on.
 
2013-06-21 11:14:45 AM  

Sybarite: Game of Thrones has made talking about A Song of Ice and Fire in any mixed group a pain in the ass. I now have to try to remember who has read all of the books, who has read some of the books, who watches the show as it airs, and who doesn't watch it until it's available some place other than HBO. I accidentally let Eddard Stark's fate slip in front of someone several months after the airing of that episode. Now I mostly avoid the subject.


Yup, it's like that at the lab where I work. And some people are insistent that they read the book before watching a season. Have one person who is very insistent that things not get spoiled even though she has only just barely got started on Book 1 before she watches Season 1. She tends to throw a shiat fit when things get spoilery on her facebook.
 
2013-06-21 11:16:29 AM  
For GoT? It's been out for fifteen years at this point. Just let people talk about the damn thing without throwing your stupid hissy fits.
 
2013-06-21 11:19:27 AM  
My rule is: If my Mom has seen it, then everyone has seen it and already know the spoilers.
 
2013-06-21 11:22:00 AM  
I say 24 hours for TV.  Maybe 48.

Movies more like two weeks.

Anybody who really cares to not be spoiled can watch what they need to in that time frame.

Problem with twitter and the like is timezone.  But if you care that much, stay off twitter.

Hell, I finally watched Dark Knight Rises for the first time last Sunday and was able to make it that long without anything spoiler leakage.
 
2013-06-21 11:22:55 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: For GoT? It's been out for fifteen years at this point. Just let people talk about the damn thing without throwing your stupid hissy fits.


I disagree with Game of Thrones. The TV show is new, and it's not fair to ask a casual viewer to plow through 5000 pages of GRR Martin writing about food and boiled leather.

And besides, in the book world there really isn't such things as spoilers because no book reader is going to tell another book reader how a book ends. That would be ridiculous, even if the book was published 50 years ago. I don't think it would ever cross the mind of a reader to blurt out the ending to a 1000 page book to another reader, but it sure seems ok for them to do it to some guy watching HBO an hour a week.

Not the same at all.
 
2013-06-21 11:23:56 AM  
Three days after it airs. Unfortunately, Game of Thrones fanboys can't help themselves. I'm sure there was some dipshiat in a thread during the pilot that had to blab about the Red Wedding.

Only about 10 percent of the Game of Thrones TV audience have read the books. Happens. Not everyone reads and not every reader reads fantasy novels.

I'm kind of hoping the show surpasses GRRM finishing the last books.  Because the first day they are released, someone will go on a marathon reading session and then post all the spoilers they can.
 
2013-06-21 11:26:24 AM  
And besides, if it wasn't for all the non-reading HBO viewers, where would the book readers be yapping about all this stuff anyway? Probably some obscure dragonice.com fantasy site that no one ever visits but them. Now that their favorite book series is hugely popular 15 years later, they take it as an excuse to talk about spoilers every time the TV show is brought up.

And that's just childish.
 
2013-06-21 11:26:25 AM  

rhiannon: iron_city_ap: Once it airs, its fair game. You haven't had a chance to catch up with whats on your DVR? Thats your problem, and the risk you run by not seeing it air live.

That's pretty much it. I just finished all the Walking Dead episodes, so didn't read any Fark threads or similar about that show while it was airing. Mind you, I've found it can be a mistake to look up actors bios and such before you're up to date which I'll remember for other shows from now on.


I've done the same thing with looking up bios. I don't go out of my way to spoil things for people, but I also won't hold back from talking to someone who also knows the spoilers because a 3rd person in the conversation doesn't know (I will give them fair warning to walk away for a bit).
 
2013-06-21 11:27:17 AM  
If youre on the internet, reading about that story, youre basically farked. It's unfortunate, too, because I'd like to know, for example, who that actor I recognize is without discovering she's behind it all, gets married to the maid, and dies in episode 95.
 
2013-06-21 11:32:18 AM  
img.fark.net

Spoiler alert


this episode was all about spoilers

/sorry if you haven't seen it yet

...


//Joffrey kills Tyrion next season.
 
2013-06-21 11:33:43 AM  

Confabulat: The My Little Pony Killer: For GoT? It's been out for fifteen years at this point. Just let people talk about the damn thing without throwing your stupid hissy fits.

I disagree with Game of Thrones. The TV show is new, and it's not fair to ask a casual viewer to plow through 5000 pages of GRR Martin writing about food and boiled leather.

And besides, in the book world there really isn't such things as spoilers because no book reader is going to tell another book reader how a book ends. That would be ridiculous, even if the book was published 50 years ago. I don't think it would ever cross the mind of a reader to blurt out the ending to a 1000 page book to another reader, but it sure seems ok for them to do it to some guy watching HBO an hour a week.

Not the same at all.


You must not hang out on book forum/sites often. People often spoil books sometimes the day/week they are released. Look at Goodreads for examples of rage when people don't tag their reviews properly.
 
2013-06-21 11:35:22 AM  

PsyLord: Let's just get this out of the way:

SPOILERS!
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Tyler Durden's real. The narrator is Tyler.
 
2013-06-21 11:37:47 AM  
Funny thing is at least one study has shown that hearing spoilers doesn't really take away from the enjoyment of something.  It is just annoying.  The problem is we have tried to construct a right in this country: freedom from being annoyed.

Newsflash: In a society with free speech you will be annoyed periodically (and you will annoy others).  It's not that big of a deal in the ultimate scheme of things.
 
2013-06-21 11:38:54 AM  

Confabulat: And besides, if it wasn't for all the non-reading HBO viewers, where would the book readers be yapping about all this stuff anyway? Probably some obscure dragonice.com fantasy site that no one ever visits but them. Now that their favorite book series is hugely popular 15 years later, they take it as an excuse to talk about spoilers every time the TV show is brought up.

And that's just childish.


No, what's childish is demanding that everybody else stop talking about something they have interest in just because you're too lazy to have picked up a book before it became popular to everybody else.

/Elizabeth is AD
//Comstock was Booker DeWitt

///Go farking cry about it somewhere else
 
2013-06-21 11:40:29 AM  

Confabulat: The My Little Pony Killer: For GoT? It's been out for fifteen years at this point. Just let people talk about the damn thing without throwing your stupid hissy fits.

I disagree with Game of Thrones. The TV show is new, and it's not fair to ask a casual viewer to plow through 5000 pages of GRR Martin writing about food and boiled leather.

And besides, in the book world there really isn't such things as spoilers because no book reader is going to tell another book reader how a book ends. That would be ridiculous, even if the book was published 50 years ago. I don't think it would ever cross the mind of a reader to blurt out the ending to a 1000 page book to another reader, but it sure seems ok for them to do it to some guy watching HBO an hour a week.

Not the same at all.


Were you unconscious when the seventh Harry Potter book came out, or are you just making things up so you have an excuse to act even more indignant? It's entertainment, get over it.
 
2013-06-21 11:40:34 AM  

t3knomanser: Get. The. Fark. Over. It.

If you want your experience to remain unsullied by prior knowledge, that's on you. This isn't an issue of etiquette or courtesy. It's a gaggle of children running around and demanding that everyone cooperate to make their experience of the world follow the script they decided it should. It's petulant and annoying.


This.  So much This.  So so so so much this.

If I go running into your livingroom and blurt out a spoiler, that's on me.  If you walk in on a conversation I am having with someone else and a "spoiler" comes out in that conversation, that's your problem.
 
2013-06-21 11:40:42 AM  

Carth: You must not hang out on book forum/sites often. People often spoil books sometimes the day/week they are released. Look at Goodreads for examples of rage when people don't tag their reviews properly.


This is true. I have a goodreads account or whatever but I wouldn't think to discuss a book until I was finished with it anyway, I don't think. Maybe that's why I don't visit book forums.

Eh, I guess everyone is a dickhead.
 
2013-06-21 11:41:35 AM  

Confabulat: The My Little Pony Killer: For GoT? It's been out for fifteen years at this point. Just let people talk about the damn thing without throwing your stupid hissy fits.

I disagree with Game of Thrones. The TV show is new, and it's not fair to ask a casual viewer to plow through 5000 pages of GRR Martin writing about food and boiled leather.

And besides, in the book world there really isn't such things as spoilers because no book reader is going to tell another book reader how a book ends. That would be ridiculous, even if the book was published 50 years ago. I don't think it would ever cross the mind of a reader to blurt out the ending to a 1000 page book to another reader, but it sure seems ok for them to do it to some guy watching HBO an hour a week.

Not the same at all.


Well said.
 
2013-06-21 11:41:38 AM  

Tax Boy: //Joffrey kills Tyrion next season


...then finds out where whores go.  Only after eating a succulent game-hen with wild rice on a trencher with bed of baby spinach.  The sauce has a curious smell of coriander with a slightly tart taste.
 
2013-06-21 11:42:11 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: No, what's childish is demanding that everybody else stop talking about something they have interest in just because you're too lazy to have picked up a book before it became popular to everybody else.


There are probably hundreds of websites devoted to GRRM fanbois talking all night about the novels, every night since they have been published.

Why then, do you NEED to talk about them on HBO TV show threads when you know damn well most people haven't read them?

You, sir, are an asshole.
 
2013-06-21 11:43:28 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Confabulat: And besides, if it wasn't for all the non-reading HBO viewers, where would the book readers be yapping about all this stuff anyway? Probably some obscure dragonice.com fantasy site that no one ever visits but them. Now that their favorite book series is hugely popular 15 years later, they take it as an excuse to talk about spoilers every time the TV show is brought up.

And that's just childish.

No, what's childish is demanding that everybody else stop talking about something they have interest in just because you're too lazy to have picked up a book before it became popular to everybody else.


Wrong. They wouldn't be talking about it if it wasn't for the TV series.

"where would the book readers be yapping about all this stuff anyway? Probably some obscure dragonice.com fantasy site"
 
2013-06-21 11:44:01 AM  
Lady Stoneheart.
Crossbow while pooping.
Poisoned wedding feast.

/If you google, you'll spoil yourself.
 
2013-06-21 11:44:03 AM  

Confabulat: The My Little Pony Killer: No, what's childish is demanding that everybody else stop talking about something they have interest in just because you're too lazy to have picked up a book before it became popular to everybody else.

There are probably hundreds of websites devoted to GRRM fanbois talking all night about the novels, every night since they have been published.

Why then, do you NEED to talk about them on HBO TV show threads when you know damn well most people haven't read them?

You, sir, are an asshole.


Why doesn't fark just add a [spoiler] tag? then people could talk abotu whatever they want and just give people a timeout for not tagging correctly.
 
2013-06-21 11:46:29 AM  
It must have been hard for Tolkien fanboys to keep the ending of Lord of the Rings to themselves all those years.

"He threw it in some lava and rode away on a boat"
 
2013-06-21 11:48:23 AM  

Confabulat: You, sir, are an asshole.


Did your feewings get huwt by the big bad intewnet?  But seriously, chill out.  It is just words on paper or actors on a screen.  Meanwhile there are real problems that concern real people
 
2013-06-21 11:48:47 AM  

Confabulat: The My Little Pony Killer: For GoT? It's been out for fifteen years at this point. Just let people talk about the damn thing without throwing your stupid hissy fits.

I disagree with Game of Thrones. The TV show is new, and it's not fair to ask a casual viewer to plow through 5000 pages of GRR Martin writing about food and boiled leather.

And besides, in the book world there really isn't such things as spoilers because no book reader is going to tell another book reader how a book ends. That would be ridiculous, even if the book was published 50 years ago. I don't think it would ever cross the mind of a reader to blurt out the ending to a 1000 page book to another reader, but it sure seems ok for them to do it to some guy watching HBO an hour a week.

Not the same at all.


I'd say this should be the case.  If it's a discussion about the show, stick to the show.  If it's a discussion about the books, don't be pissed if somebody spoils it for you.

In general, when it comes to the internet, I take a buyer beware approach.  I avoided the internet for a few hours the night of the Game of Thrones finale because I wasn't going to be able to watch the episode live.

When in person, I generally think it's better to avoid spoilers if somebody hasn't seen something but intends to soon.  I was having a conversation about Breaking Bad with a few guys last night and one hadn't seen the fifth season yet, so we didn't talk about it.
 
2013-06-21 11:48:58 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Were you unconscious when the seventh Harry Potter book came out, or are you just making things up so you have an excuse to act even more indignant? It's entertainment, get over it.


Yeah, people were deliberately spoiling that. And they were assholes. To them, that was the joke.

Link
 
2013-06-21 11:51:28 AM  

impaler: The My Little Pony Killer: Were you unconscious when the seventh Harry Potter book came out, or are you just making things up so you have an excuse to act even more indignant? It's entertainment, get over it.

Yeah, people were deliberately spoiling that. And they were assholes. To them, that was the joke.

Link


I have never seen nor read the Harry Potter movies/books.  So I have no clue who those people are.
 
2013-06-21 11:51:33 AM  

RyansPrivates: It is just words on paper or actors on a screen.  Meanwhile there are real problems that concern real people


Did your feewings get huwt by the big bad intewnet when it called you an asshole?
 
2013-06-21 11:52:45 AM  
I don't care about spoilers for GoT, but what is insufferable is people who think they're being original or clever when complaining about lamprey pie etc. It was marginally amusing the first time. The 5,000,000th? Not so much.
 
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