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View Poll Results: spoiler policy
6 month rule 19 50.00%
code all spoilers 1 2.63%
code no spoilers 0 0%
use your own descretion 18 47.37%
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Old September 13 2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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Re: Spoiler Poll

Well, "Use your own discretion" is essentially equivalent to "code no spoilers" in any case, since it takes away any requirement to do so. That's not to say that people -won't- do so, as I think we're generally a fairly considerate bunch, but it would remove any regulatory issues as a poster could simply say, "I didn't think my post contained anything that needed to be spoiler-coded".

Some people seem to like glossing over these types of things, but there's a massive difference between saying you should do something and you must do something.
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Old September 14 2013, 01:28 AM   #17
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Re: Spoiler Poll

DonIago wrote: View Post
I do wish the poll included additional options such as 1 year, though.
Exactly. This is why I can't vote.
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Old September 14 2013, 02:06 AM   #18
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Re: Spoiler Poll

Dimesdan wrote: View Post

You know, although doing a poll on the matter is a good idea, your wording of your original post comes across as pretty passive aggressive and petty.
Yeah, sorry about that. It was late and I get very irritable when I get tired. I really need to learn not to post after about 9:00PM. Pretty much every time I do end up sticking my foot in my mouth.

I probably should have put a few more options in there, but I couldn't think of any others when I put the poll together.
I think it's also worth pointing out that if the mods do officially implement a 6-months rule, it won't mean you can't code spoilers for books older than 6-months, it just means you have to code spoilers for books new than 6-months (outside of the spoiler thread). At least I doubt very much that mods will punish someone if they code a spoiler for a year old book.
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Old September 14 2013, 06:01 AM   #19
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Re: Spoiler Poll

My understanding is that the 6-month rule is policy at this point.
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Old September 14 2013, 07:12 AM   #20
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Even though I'm a supporter of the 6-month rule, I decided to do this since none of the anti-spoiler people will.
"Anti-spoiler people"

I'm only like barely paying attention to the whole spoiler thing since I don't really post any and I don't care if I'm spoiled, but which side has their own Gestapo? I vote against them.
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