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Why was the thread asking for spoilers closed?

M577

May-07-2017 9:40 AM

The film is not released for another four days in my country, that said my patience is wearing thin. I can no longer wait, I want it all xD

Anyway I just stumbled upon a thread asking people to post their spoilers & reviews. I assume this member was asking because they also, can't wait. There were 15 replies so I thought to myself this looks spicy let's have a read. I'll see the movie multiple times next week so I'm not fussed on spoilers.

I mean, the title of the thread was pretty bloody obvious. If I didn't want spoilers, I just wouldn't click on the thread. Unless of course, I was an idiot.

So the thread had no spoilers but the kicker for me was the thread was closed, apparently out of respect for people not wanting spoilers..

Have over-zealous SJW's taken over the forum? The thread title was transparent and not at all misleading. If you don't want spoilers, don't click on the thread. It's not exactly rocket science.

Sorry it's not Alien related but seriously if you can't make the simple decision to not click on a spoiler thread you should log yourself out for a few weeks..

28 Responses to Why was the thread asking for spoilers closed?

PhoenixFire

May-07-2017 9:50 AM

It was AaronStar? he was very helpful, they censored him now. 

Starlogger

May-07-2017 9:52 AM

nvm. Didn't understand the issue. Retraction.

A L I E N 4 2 6

May-07-2017 9:53 AM

Gah I can't stand AaronStar. That dude is the worst 

A L I E N 4 2 6

May-07-2017 9:53 AM

Gah I can't stand AaronStar. That dude is the worst 

Svanya

May-07-2017 10:13 AM

Last I looked that thread wasn't closed. No one is trying to censor anyone, i'm not sure how asking to respect the site rules is censorship. 

M577

May-07-2017 10:14 AM

@A L I E N 4 2 6 what's the issue? His thread was clearly titled. It wasn't like he was being misleading and then threw in a spoiler without warning.

For the record I completely agree with providing an obvious warning before posting anything bordering on spoiler territory.

M577

May-07-2017 10:22 AM

@Lilly I just checked, you're right. Must've been a glitch I was unable to insert a reply so it looked like the thread was closed. I'm not sure anyone was censored but I am unsure which part of the rules were broken.

"In an effort to avoid the movie being spoiled for anyone, we ask that posts containing spoilers be clearly marked so that members know they contain details that might give away plot points."

Lone

May-07-2017 10:23 AM

AaronStar has been banned.

Probably because he has been flooding the board today with posts containing spoilerific titles!

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

M577

May-07-2017 10:24 AM

For that thread? Or he did something else?

dk

May-07-2017 10:27 AM

Even though senior members said Prometheus was bad for spoilers- I don't remember it being quite like this so early.

Lone

May-07-2017 10:30 AM

If idiots would just not have the spoiler in the title it would be fine!

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

Lone

May-07-2017 10:32 AM

Anyway, there will be some who will join just to try and ruin things for others. 

Be careful peeps!

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

Lone

May-07-2017 10:46 AM

**

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

PhoenixFire

May-07-2017 11:11 AM

shut up already @Lone 

dk

May-07-2017 11:17 AM

Hmmm....I cannot find one single mention in the Forum Rules that states that Staff or Admin are required to post spoilers- or even reviews/opinions on anything at all.

IllegalAlienSignedUp

May-07-2017 11:26 AM

Dk+1 

If you want spoilers from random non-fans, have at it. There is nothing that says Chris or anyone else is here specifically to cater to anyone's wishes. 

BigDave

May-07-2017 11:38 AM

I think the main Problem comes down to people starting multiple spoiler Topics...

Instead of one Topic....

so we get say 5-6 Topics on certain things in the movie like say. These are made up by the way.. so no spoilers just a example if these where Spoilers.

*Why did David pretend to be Shaw and Cross Dress....

*How did the Covenant Ship not get destroyed by the leaving Scorpionship?

*Xenomorph flying another Juggernaught WTF!

*I cant believe that XXXXX Dies too i thought they survived.

Etc....

Even if listed as Spoilers, mentioning the Spoiler points in a Topic is a big give away....  Regardless if we have no spoilers in the Topic Title and they are listed as SPOILERS.

Example.... SPOILER... That David and Walter Scene.

When we end up with to many Topics on Spoilers it takes up space on the recent Topics Side of the website which could cause more to click on them or see spoilers in Titles when they want to look at what other Topics are posted.

And the biggest Problem is the Staff who then have to check each Topic, and having all Spoilers limited until ONE Topic is easier to maintain and also people cant complain if they go into that Topic.

Another thing is consideration that not every member of the Staff knows what happens, or wants to know before they get the chance to see the Movie... Chris was lucky and well deserved to get to see the Movie.. on the 4th

Imagine if he and other members of Staff cant see the movie until the 18th/19th and dont want to have the Movie Spoiled (talking things not shown in Trailers etc)... Well having to look at and Moderate many many Spoiler posts...

Does mean these guess Sacrifice a Lot of the Surprises in return to trying to protect the users who dont want spoilers.

So a Big Shout out has to go to the Staff

 

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

BigDave

May-07-2017 11:40 AM

I think Bottom line there are TWO respectful ways to get Spoilers.

1) PM someone who has this information but be respectful to keep it to themselves.

2) Google Alien Covenant Reviews as a lot are out and will Spoil the movie for those who want the details.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

Aorta

May-07-2017 12:02 PM

PhoenixFire-I hope you aren't serious

M577

May-07-2017 1:11 PM

I haven't been on for a few days so I just found the threads Aaronstar started and only later added spoiler warning to titles once people read them. What a dick move, makes sense now.

Jem587

May-07-2017 1:24 PM

David isn't the creator of the Xenomorph..I haven't seen Alien: Covenant but in Prometheus when we visit the engineer temple with the big head if you noticed the mural on the wall has the Engineer and the Xenomorph depicted. It's implied that the engineer is actually the creator..

joylitt

May-07-2017 4:49 PM

I'm just going to give a personal opinion. I wish people stopped praising Michael Fassbender so much. It's not that he doesn't deserve the praise, but it seems it makes Ridley Scott think: "everybody wants to have this character in every Alien movie. let's give them more". But not everybody wants Alien to be just about artificial intelligence. If Fassbender's role in the franchise keeps on growing we well get 1) More disposable characters 2) More unresolved mysteries 3) more forcibly introduced aliens into the plots. When I said this first some people seemed to think I didn't have a point, but now it is in many reviews: "this is bait and switch".

joylitt

May-07-2017 4:52 PM

 David needs a closure, then let's just move on please!

Dorian Gray

May-07-2017 4:54 PM

@BigDave is on point. People should be able to browse the forum without worry of people posting spoilers in the titles of their threads. Anybody who does this probably knows better and is just trying to be a d*ck. 

M577

May-08-2017 12:43 AM

Dorian I agree 100% people should be able to browse without seeing spoilers in the title. I know personally I probably wouldn't be able to stay away from this place for two weeks. I love it here.

I only made this thread to vent a little as it looked like the other thread asking for spoilers was locked by an admin. It seemed unfair to me to close it when it was labelled 'post spoilers here' etc clearly, and so I voiced my opinion. Turns out it was my mistake & the thread wasn't locked, hence I stand corrected and apologise if anyone was offended.

Svanya

May-08-2017 2:38 AM

@M577 Thats the thing though, none of his titles were properly labelled with a spoiler notice, I had to go in and fix them. Also he posted spoilers details in the titles of his posts (Which I also had to fix) and he posted the the whole movie plot without warning in two of his posts. He also edited his comments later to spoil the plot for people on a second profile. No idea why he would do that, it hurts everyone here, some were his friends.

If a post gets closed or someone gets banned, we don't do it to be assholes, we do it because there is a really, REALLY good reason. 

Anyways I know you didn't know this and it's all good. I just hope no one will get spoiled before the movie opens, we only have a week or so left. :) 

Edit: Just saw this comment: "M577- haven't been on for a few days so I just found the threads Aaronstar started and only later added spoiler warning to titles once people read them. What a dick move, makes sense now". 

^Yeah, that was me, I had to go in and add the spoiler warnings. He also edited his comments on his main and a second profile to give away the whole plot, so be careful while browsing. I'll say this, i'm ok with the plot being spoiled for myself (which it was) but I am not ok with it being spoiled for members. You guys are awesome. <3

M577

May-08-2017 5:15 AM

Yeah that sucks, completely unacceptable behaviour. I assumed he'd baited people and then changed the titles once he got a reaction which is bad enough but even worse that you had to go in and do it. 

He must be fun at parties.. [I've never used this line before hehe]

Thanks for clearing it all up though Svanya, I appreciate it. Also this thread isn't adding to the enjoyment or anticipation of Covenant so feel free to delete it :)

Svanya

May-08-2017 11:41 AM

@M577 If you want I can delete it, but it's all good imo. :D

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