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The_Tom
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A friendly little reminder before somebody sends me into a rage that makes Lee look like his kitten.

Some pretty heavy duty Trek X spoilers have broken online. I don't know if they're legit or not. I'm not about to check them and speculate on whether they are or not.

You see, as some of you may know already, Trek X is my big experiment to stay off spoilers cold turkey. Through my own insatiable curiosity I already know too much. And I imagine there are plenty of people out there who feel likewise. This is about respecting their wishes.

There is no dedicated Trek X forum. There is no "safe zone" where people can talk about spoilers all they want with the basic assumption that everyone who's reading there is willing to be spoiled. If you choose to discuss Trek X, and by all means do so, take into account this very fact. Use spoiler warnings. You have no excuse not to.

Secondly, people have varying degrees of interpretation of what comprises a spoiler. Play it safe and demarcate anything, not just plot info with a detail level of X or more. Better to have people grumbling "Oh, that's not a big spoiler, why didn't you guys tell me and I'd post there" than people screaming "You moron, now I know Data and Seven of Nine have a hot sex scene in a bathtub of semi-gelatanous conduit coolant."

So be nice. Use spoiler warnings. Or I will be vewy, vewy angwy.

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Siegfried
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And here's the tutorial for spoilers...

If you are about to post a thread with spoilers related to Star Trek X, make that the subject of the thread includes either ($$$) or (Spoilers).

If you are going to add a post with Star Trek X spoilers to a thread that does not have spoilers warnings in place (like adding a post about something about the Enterprise in the new film to a thread in the Starships forum about the Sovereign class vessels), make sure your post starts like this:

quote:

SPOILER
$
$
$
$

This way, people can see you're about to spoil them and can simply jump over your post or skip the rest of the thread altogether since it will likely remain in spoiler territory.

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TSN
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Erm... I recommend dropping the whole '$' thing and using the word "spoilers" explicitly. That '$' thing was invented, as I recall, by Tom, so it's reather unique to this board. Not everyone on the 'net knows what it means. We don't need people coming in from who-knows-where, seeing threads that have "$$$$$" in the title, reading the threads, and yelling "You moron, now I know Data and Seven of Nine have a hot sex scene in a bathtub of semi-gelatanous conduit coolant!" because there were no spoiler warnings.
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The_Tom
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Alas, I cannot claim the dollar sign as my own. But, yes, it is Flare-specific, though I have spotted it spreading to other forums. We're everywhere.

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"I was surprised by the matter-of-factness of Kafka's narration, and the subtle humor present as a result." (Sizer 2005)

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Lee
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It was me. 8)

One thing you forgot to mention: not everyone in the world will get to see this film on its US release date. Anticipate that those of us not fortunate to have been born in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave may have to wait a month or two.

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Fabrux
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Lee: Don't you mean fortunate to have not been born in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?

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Lee
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*decides that the proper placing of the negative is actually down Chris' throat*

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TSN
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Odd... I was sure it was Tom who did the '$' thing first. I guess my mind is going.

No, that can't be it. My mind went years ago...


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First of Two
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So does this mean we will shortly see the return of "SPOILER GOD" ??

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Siegfried
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::checks Magic-8 ball::

"All Signs Point To YES!"

Cool. Spoiler God is returning. Will I actually have a date with a woman sometime soon?

::checks Magic-8 ball::

"You Gotta Be Kinding, Right?"

Damn Magic-8 ball bastard.


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Lee
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*ahem* I AM spoiler. . . Bugger. Too much passive smoking. *cough* *hack* Give me a minute here. . .

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Wes
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it could be worse... Trek could be a brit show... LMAO
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Lee
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Yeah, well, next time we get some eps of a show before you (cf. Farscape season 2, Babylon 5 seasons 2 & 3), I'm spoiling you lot. Nyahahahahahahaah!

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Jubilee
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*loves Farscape*

Just thought I'd add.

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Wes
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farescape is pretty cool. i watch it whenever i see it when im surfing channels
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