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SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« on: August 02, 2010, 03:25:03 AM »
So, we're entering that time again. Where everyone is so paranoid they must put SPOILER in every post, even when it just skims the edges of a SPOILER.

So, just wonder if this is worth considering.

Create a group called 'SPOILERS'

And a board called SPOILERS ABOUT THE TOUR

Let people decide if they want spoilers or not. If they do, let them add themselves to the SPOILERS group which has access to that forum board.

Then, if people want spoilers they can get them, and if they don't there's no risk other than some doofus starting a thread on the main board called 'OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY PLAYED RED HILL MINING TOWN!!!!'.

Pretty sure you can do self managed groups in SMF?

Just a thought.



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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 04:58:24 AM »
i remember matt saying if people didn't want spoilers they should just stay off U2 news sites and U2 discussion boards :D.

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 05:12:46 AM »
I completely agree. But we will still have spoiler in almost any thread for the next 3 months :)

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 05:17:48 AM »
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I completely agree. But we will still have spoiler in almost any thread for the next 3 months :)
lol yeah. nah i support your idea. makes sense. great solution.
i guess we just sit and wait for a mod to come along and comment ;D
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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 01:35:11 PM »
All that does is make more work for the users and mods while not solving the primary potential problem:

some doofus starting a thread on the main board called 'OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY PLAYED RED HILL MINING TOWN!!!!'

:) Not a fan of creating separate boards, threads, etc., and asking users to remember where they're supposed to post, asking mods to keep an eye on more than they're already doing, etc. Like having everything together in a single location. Easier on everyone.

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 04:05:06 PM »
but you'll never solve the primary problem

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 05:26:31 PM »
But in terms of workload, I wouldn't have thought it was a great deal if the groups can be user managed. ie add yourself to the group.

Of course if people need to be added by moderators then yep. Pain in the ar*e.

But more work for the users? You mean the users who have so little time on their hands that they have 20,000 posts in appreciation threads and pictures of LOLU2Z coming out of their eyeballs?  :D :D :D :D

No sweat. Guess we'll just get used to every single thread in the tour forum having SPOILER in the title again for 3 months. 

And I think you mean 17 single locations


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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 12:13:40 AM »
Cough...............cough!  :D Some people are able to post 20,000 times and have very busy lives. We are great multi-taskers!

As for the 17 threads, wherever it is possible , the mods will merge threads that are repetitive.

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 01:04:49 AM »
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Cough...............cough!  :D Some people are able to post 20,000 times and have very busy lives. We are great multi-taskers!

As for the 17 threads, wherever it is possible , the mods will merge threads that are repetitive.

*Cough* 17 forums *Cough*

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 01:12:52 AM »
This is a good idea if every member on the board did exactly what they were supposed to regardless of whether members or mods administrated the effort. However, as M2 pointed out, that's not the way it will work in real life and it will create a mess when fans who specifically didn't want to see spoilers scream at those who posted them in the wrong place on the forum not to mention issues with administrating the Spoilers group regardless of who does it.

Again it's a very good idea, but it's not as practical as it appears to be on the surface.
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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2010, 01:19:04 AM »
Fair enough.

I don't think there's any solution then.

You can't protect the forums from idiots posting things where they shouldn't I guess.

I just figured this approach resolves more of the issues than the current approach. It doesn't introduce any new problems (ie users add themselves to the group, otherwise no change) and resolves some issues that already exist. So net result good.

But seems unworkable so jolly good. Move along.

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2010, 07:25:57 AM »
Oh man last night U2 played SPOILER at the SPOILER part of the show. It followed SPOILER and Bono snippeted SPOILER in the song SPOILER. What a great show, the only part I didn't like was SPOILER and the part where The Edge SPOILER to the SPOILER. But otherwise it was awesome. :D

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2010, 02:16:49 PM »
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Oh man last night U2 played SPOILER at the SPOILER part of the show. It followed SPOILER and Bono snippeted SPOILER in the song SPOILER. What a great show, the only part I didn't like was SPOILER and the part where The Edge SPOILER to the SPOILER. But otherwise it was awesome. :D

I can't believe they didn't play SPOILER!!!!! >:(

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2010, 04:49:16 PM »
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Oh man last night U2 played SPOILER at the SPOILER part of the show. It followed SPOILER and Bono snippeted SPOILER in the song SPOILER. What a great show, the only part I didn't like was SPOILER and the part where The Edge SPOILER to the SPOILER. But otherwise it was awesome. :D

I can't believe they didn't play SPOILER!!!!! >:(
I know but they SPOILER with SPOILER at the SPOILER part of the show.

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Re: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2010, 05:49:49 PM »
Only gots one word to say...

Spoiler.