Spoiler rules for this forum

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by trampledamage, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    As discussions have clearly shown - the Trek Lit forum needs to handle spoilers differently from the rest of the BBS. Here is my understanding of how the spoiler rules for this forum currently work:

    • Spoiler coding for all books less than six months old, unless you're in a thread for that book marked with SPOILERS in it's title
    • Once past six months of publication, spoiler coding is not required;
    • Unless you are in a thread where the original poster has made it clear that they are asking about books they have not read yet.

    As with all things, common sense should prevail - if you aren't sure, just spoiler code it.

    If you have any questions about the current policy you can ask them here, but this is NOT the thread for discussion about changes to the policy, Dimesdan has a thread for that, and I want discussions about changes to stay in that thread.
     
  2. Defcon

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    Yes, thank you for doing so.
     
  4. JWolf

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    Remember, publication date is the last Tuesday of the month. Just because the paper copy comes out before then does not make the publication date any earlier.
     
  5. YJAGG

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    what is the code for spoilers?
     
  6. King Daniel Beyond

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    [*SPOILER=Subject of spoiler]
    Spoilerstuffs.
    [/*SPOILER]

    Just without the *'s :)
     
  7. trampledamage

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    Thanks, Dan :)

    Alternatively you can:
    1. go to the main reply window (via "Go Advanced", "Post Reply" or "Quote")
    2. type your post
    3. select what you want hidden by the spoiler code
    4. click on the button of the yellow face on the top row (it looks like it's upset but actually it has an X where its mouth is to show it's keeping a secred :) )
    5. a pop-up window will ask you to "Enter the option for your spoiler tag" - this incredibly unhelpful phrase actually means "enter the description of your spoiler"
    6. Click okay and you're good to go.
    If you click Preview Post it'll show the post with the spoiler hidden so you can check you've hidden the right part :techman:
     
  8. YJAGG

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    Thanks
     
  9. KlavsPrieditis

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    Recently I`ve read on some russian news that the man was killed by the fans of Star Wars as they stand near the cinema to buy tickets on it and one man spoiled as he already was on the showing ..;)
     
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    ooh - thanks for the info, I haven't been keeping up with QSF.

    @Sho - would a SPOILER prefix work with your auto-updating spreadsheet thingy?
     
  12. Defcon

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    Should be, as Review Thread is the trigger phrase IIRC.
     

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