Why I hate Google

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by theblitz, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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?
     
  2. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    This is just to test your vision. If you will look at this light here...

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  3. theblitz

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  4. teacake

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    I abstained from the internet for two days before STID came out. It killed me, but I triumphed.
     
  5. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

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    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.:beer:
     
  6. lvsxy808

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    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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  7. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    I was spoiled on
    Janeway's ressurrection and surviving the book
    and
    Harrison being Khan (which admittedly had been rumoured forever)
    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!
     
  8. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  9. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    ^To which thread do you refer? Feel free to post the title in spoiler bars :techman:
     
  10. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  11. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, I think I remember which thread you guys are talking about know.
    Was it the one about the destruction of DS9 that popped up right after PoN came out?
     
  12. Ain Jalut

    Ain Jalut Lieutenant

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    I try not to use it because it personalises my searches.
     
  13. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Thats what I was talking about and I'm pretty sure thats what lvsxy808 was originally refering to.
     
  14. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I was indeed. :klingon:
     
  15. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Captain Captain

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    ^That sucks that it was spoiled for him. Though it is fast becoming old news.
     
  16. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^^^ Now, over a year later, yeah maybe, these things happen. But at the time, when it had been about a week since release and I was still waiting for the book to even appear in my local bookstore? Unforgiveable.

    And it's big news, too. It's not like a "we find out what Klingons really look like under their helmets" level spoiler - it's a big mofo-ing mofo-er of a mofo.

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  17. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    I read that spoiler before reading the book too but it didn't faze me. Even after reading it I was 100% sure...
    ...that Sisko saw the station engulfed in a huge explosion, not that it actually exploded.

    It wasn't until I started the next book when I realized they'd actually done it! *cue Planet of the Apes reference*