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PsyLiam
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You've also go the problem of what are considered 'international spoilers'. UK vids... UK Sky showings, Australia vids, and so on.

The thing tha tbugs me (and others) most, are unnecessary spoilers. Like that one in either DS9 or general discussion, with a thread like 'new Federation symbol?'

The thread then started with:

"In the episode 'Dogs of War' (or whatever), where Sisko was reading a pad making the Sau Paulo the new ******* was there a new Federation insignia on the padd?"


That was paraphrased, but it went something like that. Now, what bothered me wasn't the spoler stuff, it was that first, there was no spoiler warning in the thread title, and second, that there didn't even NEED to be any spoiler info in the first place. The person could have just said "In 'Dogs of War', at the point about 20 mins in where Sisko reads from a Padd, was there a new Fed insignia on it?" See? It was completly unnecessary to have the spoiler info.
And then, after I complained, someone with their brain up their arse said something like 'I don't see how this is spoiler info. The episode was shown almost a whole week ago!'

Jeez, if I could find that person, I'd scrape their skin off and stick them in a blender.

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Aethelwer
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It was a month, not a week. And keep in mind that most spoiler warnings are for upcoming episodes; it's easy to misunderstand what a "spoiler" is. Isn't Sol writing a forum FAQ for this sort of thing?

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Aethelwer
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Never mind, it was a week; I was thinking of a different post, I guess.

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HMS White Star
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a surprised HMS White Star, what there's a new new "Fed insignia", well I guess I deserve that for missing the entire final season of DS9.

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Dax
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I have to agree with PsyLiam. I live in Australia and the most recent episodes I get to see are the CIC video ones. Now, DS9 7.9 came out just this week and that contains "Penumbra" and "'Til Death...". For me, any story news beyond those is a spoiler.

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Michael Dracon
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Dax is right, in the USA you have had 2 months of newer episodes, not to mention the summer vacation, and it's still a spoiler for those who watch the video's. And what about people who don't watch the videos?? They're ever further behind.....

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The First One
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As the erstwhile Spoiler God, I suppose I should comment. This Spoiler/Non-Spoiler separation won't work. Why? Because a lot of people here are simple North American folk, the salt of the Earth. . . Morons, as Gene Wilder said. Liam's example is the most perfect of this genre. People don't think. And worse, they don't care.

Tom's idea will lead to an effective segregation in these Forums, and hasten their decline. There will be the main Trek Forum, which will remain the main SF discussion Forum despite all attempts to broaden the scope into general SF. And there will be a minority who won't be able to go there. But of course as Tom further said, they ARE a minority, and foreigners to boot.

But please remember: many of us started here when it was a British forum. And most of the people who've been alienated and already left are the non-North Americans. Nothing has been done to encourage more of them to join up, and there's been a constant string of discouragements. One example was the time zone debate - sure, that was won by numbers, but the best argument was "I'm North American and I hate doing even simple addition or subtraction." Pleas that a timezone which appealed to the whole world would improve the Worldwide membership were ignored. No wonder Tachy's Forums do so well - they're run by someone who doesn't live between GMT -5 and -8, and who can't expect a shining new episode of Trek ever week between October and May.

My solution: Two Forums, Voyager and General. And we get tough on Spoilers - the people themselves. One week bans, something like that. Maybe then people will learn. Or better still, they'll f*** off to TrekWeb which is one massive spoiler zone and populated by like-minded assholes. They'll fit right in.


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Bernd
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I vote for keeping the DS9 forum for a few more months and then replace it with a Series V or "News and Rumors" forum.

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AndrewR
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Hello, Dax, you fellow Australian...

I think the only two Australians so far have be moi and Daryus - who is I think at a curry eating contest *grin*

Andrew

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Nim
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I say terminate da DS9 forum. For what it's worth...

Like Altair we in Sweden are also late "bloomers" We're at the ep after Dark Frontier and Badda-Bing. And it is most annoying to have to pay 30$ when you yanks get it for free. C'est la vie bite me.

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Kosh
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I think you need a coma between vie and Bite there Nimster!!


C'est la vie, bite me!!

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Sol System
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I could go for a nice coma...

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Elim Garak
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Actually, a semi-colon would be more appropriate.

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Nim
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Do I have to wear a tie when I post too?
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