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Old July 8 2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Why I hate Google

Using Google when you are reading "old" books can be a minefield.

I just googled something to do with DS9 and accidently saw a spoiler for something kinda big.

Grrr.

Anyone got a memory wiper handy?
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Old July 8 2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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This is just to test your vision. If you will look at this light here...

(In before the lock!)
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Old July 8 2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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LOL
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Old July 8 2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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Re: Why I hate Google

I abstained from the internet for two days before STID came out. It killed me, but I triumphed.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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Re: Why I hate Google

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I abstained from the internet for two days before STID came out. It killed me, but I triumphed.
Me, too, and I was very impressed that this BBS remained remarkably spoiler-free except in those threads marked as such. I thought I was going to have to abstain from The Trek BBS totally but it didn't end up that way at all.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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Re: Why I hate Google

I have experienced similar traumas - in one particular case thanks to this very board, which not only placed, but on further consideration allowed to remain, one of the most massive spoilers there could be right in a thread title.

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Old July 8 2013, 02:58 PM   #7
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I was spoiled on

and

on Facebook. The former by a Trek Lit page and the latter by a bitter little Elvis wannabe. Such is the risk we run. But I still very much enjoyed both, and both still had plenty of huge surprises in store!
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Old July 8 2013, 03:07 PM   #8
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lvsxy808 wrote: View Post
I have experienced similar traumas - in one particular case thanks to this very board, which not only placed, but on further consideration allowed to remain, one of the most massive spoilers there could be right in a thread title.

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That was the worst spoiler related incident to ever happen to me. I still can't believe people could be so insensitive.
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Old July 8 2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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^To which thread do you refer? Feel free to post the title in spoiler bars
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Old July 8 2013, 06:59 PM   #10
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I'm at work now so I won't search for the thtead link, but the spoiler regarded the big event of Plauges of Night/Raise the Dawn.
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Old July 8 2013, 08:09 PM   #11
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Oh, I think I remember which thread you guys are talking about know.
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Old July 8 2013, 09:39 PM   #12
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I try not to use it because it personalises my searches.
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Old July 8 2013, 09:49 PM   #13
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JD wrote: View Post
Oh, I think I remember which thread you guys are talking about know.
Thats what I was talking about and I'm pretty sure thats what lvsxy808 was originally refering to.
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Old July 9 2013, 09:19 AM   #14
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I was indeed.
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Old July 9 2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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^That sucks that it was spoiled for him. Though it is fast becoming old news.
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