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« on: November 13, 2008, 02:09:17 PM »

Just an FYI from the feedback forum:

Spoiler tags are no longer working due to the software update at GT, so be careful where you venture in this and the PC Gaming forum with regard to game spoilz.  You'll still see
Spoiler for Hiden:
around the text, but there won't be a button to click on to reveal the text, it'll actually be in the body of the post.

This appears to be retroactive to all posts so LOOK OUT!


Spoiler for Hiden:
You have been warned!
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 02:35:16 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 13, 2008, 02:09:17 PM


This appears to be retroactive to all posts so LOOK OUT!


Holy cow.  Thanks for the warning on that one!

That could have ruined quite a few surprises I'm sure.


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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 02:49:35 PM »

Rosebud was his sled.


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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 02:55:44 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on November 13, 2008, 02:49:35 PM

Rosebud was his sled.

DAMMIT!
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 04:07:44 PM »

Quote from: Laner on November 13, 2008, 02:55:44 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 13, 2008, 02:49:35 PM

Rosebud was his sled.

DAMMIT!

at least he didn't mention that Verbal Kint is Keyser Söze....
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 04:17:45 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 13, 2008, 04:07:44 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 13, 2008, 02:55:44 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 13, 2008, 02:49:35 PM

Rosebud was his sled.

DAMMIT!

Bad spoiler

While a 50 year old movie like citizen kane can't reasonably be spoiled, i would presume that the movie you mention can be...
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 04:28:17 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 13, 2008, 04:17:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 13, 2008, 04:07:44 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 13, 2008, 02:55:44 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 13, 2008, 02:49:35 PM

Rosebud was his sled.

DAMMIT!

Bad spoiler

While a 50 year old movie like citizen kane can't reasonably be spoiled, i would presume that the movie you mention can be...


There should be an established length of time for things to stay spoiler free.  After 13 years I would say that the movie is question is just about out of that time.  So somewhere between 13 and 50. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 04:34:16 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 13, 2008, 04:17:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 13, 2008, 04:07:44 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 13, 2008, 02:55:44 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 13, 2008, 02:49:35 PM

Rosebud was his sled.

DAMMIT!

Bad spoiler

While a 50 year old movie like citizen kane can't reasonably be spoiled, i would presume that the movie you mention can be...

I think 13 years is outside the statue of limitations.  If you haven't seen it by now and you were wanting to, what the hell have you been waiting for?  I would say 5 years would be acceptable for most films, 10 would be pushing it.  

*Edit: Because it has to be added...

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 04:34:33 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on November 13, 2008, 04:28:17 PM

There should be an established length of time for things to stay spoiler free.  After 13 years I would say that the movie is question is just about out of that time.  So somewhere between 13 and 50. 

I generally go with the pop-culture litmus test (ie people who have never seen the movie probably still know the twist) which would include:

Citizen Kane
Empire Strikes Back
Sixth Sense
Usual Suspects
The Crying Game (debatable since the movie has become kind of swept under the rug but at the time of release it got lots of buzz)
Soylent Green

and a few others I can't think of at the moment.

In terms of gaming, I would probably only name Final Fantasy 7 on that list but I think the twist in Bioshock will end up there as well in a few years.  
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 04:37:30 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 13, 2008, 04:34:16 PM

I think 13 years is outside the statue of limitations.  If you haven't seen it by now and you were wanting to, what the hell have you been waiting for?  I would say 5 years would be acceptable for most films, 10 would be pushing it.  

I never understand this argument- films don't age the way that games do and as tastes evolve as you get older it's very possible that you may only be just now watching some films from decades past for the first time.  So why spoil something if you don't need to? 
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 04:42:36 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 13, 2008, 04:37:30 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 13, 2008, 04:34:16 PM

I think 13 years is outside the statue of limitations.  If you haven't seen it by now and you were wanting to, what the hell have you been waiting for?  I would say 5 years would be acceptable for most films, 10 would be pushing it.  

I never understand this argument- films don't age the way that games do and as tastes evolve as you get older it's very possible that you may only be just now watching some films from decades past for the first time.  So why spoil something if you don't need to? 

Personally, I don't spoiler films if I can avoid it.  If someone asks me, I will give them ample warning, asking, "Do you want to hear how it ends?" to give them the opportunity to back out.  Usually, they have no desire to see it and won't care if I do.  I've had films spoilered for me and still enjoyed the ride.  Same as if I read the book before I watched the film.  I know the ending, it's about the journey. 

But does anyone at this point, watched it or not, not know the ending to, say, Sixth Sense?  Or half of Shmupty's other movies?
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 04:43:41 PM »

I was relieved to see this thread, because I had assumed that I messed up my last spoiler post... whew, it wasn't me for a change!   icon_twisted
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 05:19:24 PM »

Quote from: mytocles on November 13, 2008, 04:43:41 PM

I was relieved to see this thread, because I had assumed that I messed up my last spoiler post... whew, it wasn't me for a change!   icon_twisted

It appears you've messed up your last spoiler post so badly that now they don't work for anyone.   icon_eek

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 05:52:14 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on November 13, 2008, 05:19:24 PM

Quote from: mytocles on November 13, 2008, 04:43:41 PM

I was relieved to see this thread, because I had assumed that I messed up my last spoiler post... whew, it wasn't me for a change!   icon_twisted

It appears you've messed up your last spoiler post so badly that now they don't work for anyone.   icon_eek

 icon_wink

LMAO! Wait, that's not funny... it's probably true!   Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 06:13:00 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 13, 2008, 04:42:36 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 13, 2008, 04:37:30 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 13, 2008, 04:34:16 PM

I think 13 years is outside the statue of limitations.  If you haven't seen it by now and you were wanting to, what the hell have you been waiting for?  I would say 5 years would be acceptable for most films, 10 would be pushing it.  

I never understand this argument- films don't age the way that games do and as tastes evolve as you get older it's very possible that you may only be just now watching some films from decades past for the first time.  So why spoil something if you don't need to? 

Personally, I don't spoiler films if I can avoid it.  If someone asks me, I will give them ample warning, asking, "Do you want to hear how it ends?" to give them the opportunity to back out.  Usually, they have no desire to see it and won't care if I do.  I've had films spoilered for me and still enjoyed the ride.  Same as if I read the book before I watched the film.  I know the ending, it's about the journey. 

Sure, if people ask then by all means spoil it.  But while I'm not saying this applies to you, I've seen many people who fall into the "who cares if you know the ending/twist because it's the journey that counts" assume that because they think that way then everyone must and see no reason to be respectful of other people's feelings on the matter. 

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But does anyone at this point, watched it or not, not know the ending to, say, Sixth Sense?  Or half of Shmupty's other movies?

Right, hence my "it's okay if it's entered the popular consciousness" comment above.  Though of Night's movies, I think only perhaps The Sixth Sense and maybe Signs applies.  I probably wouldn't assume that everyone knows the ending to Unbreakable.
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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2008, 06:13:47 PM »

just a point to you then mytocles.  avoid reading any of the fallout impressions thread.  there's definitely some things in there you don't want to read right away.

damn though.  i hope that feature comes back soon.
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2008, 06:16:44 PM »

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:13:47 PM

damn though.  i hope that feature comes back soon.

a reminder to us all... just how dependant we have become on the machines keeping our secrets...

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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2008, 06:19:37 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 13, 2008, 06:16:44 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:13:47 PM

damn though.  i hope that feature comes back soon.

a reminder to us all... just how dependant we have become on the machines keeping our secrets...

;-)

perhaps we could post spoilers in 128 bit hashes instead?  slywink
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2008, 06:20:46 PM »

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:19:37 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 13, 2008, 06:16:44 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:13:47 PM

damn though.  i hope that feature comes back soon.

a reminder to us all... just how dependant we have become on the machines keeping our secrets...

;-)

perhaps we could post spoilers in 128 bit hashes instead?  slywink

Screw that, ig-pay atin-lay.
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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2008, 06:23:51 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 13, 2008, 06:20:46 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:19:37 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 13, 2008, 06:16:44 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:13:47 PM

damn though.  i hope that feature comes back soon.

a reminder to us all... just how dependant we have become on the machines keeping our secrets...

;-)

perhaps we could post spoilers in 128 bit hashes instead?  slywink

Screw that, ig-pay atin-lay.

hey, i resent that.  i am not latin.  :Grrrrr
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2008, 06:24:45 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2008, 06:27:46 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2008, 06:34:02 PM »

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:13:47 PM

just a point to you then mytocles.  avoid reading any of the fallout impressions thread.  there's definitely some things in there you don't want to read right away.

damn though.  i hope that feature comes back soon.

Good point - once I started the game, later than a lot of people, I picked up the impressions thread from where it was then.  I've played enough that I was going to read it from the start - actually today was the first day I was going to read it, lol.  icon_eek

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Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2008, 06:13:47 PM

damn though.  i hope that feature comes back soon.

a reminder to us all... just how dependant we have become on the machines keeping our secrets...

;-)

Or in this case - NOT keeping them!  paranoid
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2008, 06:37:23 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 13, 2008, 06:16:44 PM

a reminder to us all... just how dependant we have become on the machines keeping our secrets...

speaking of which, i really liked the ending of 'the machinist'...
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2008, 06:41:59 PM »

Quote from: semiconscious on November 13, 2008, 06:37:23 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 13, 2008, 06:16:44 PM

a reminder to us all... just how dependant we have become on the machines keeping our secrets...

speaking of which, i really liked the ending of 'the machinist'...

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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2008, 09:53:53 PM »

100 movie spoilers in 5 minutes!  Very funny but there are spoilers!
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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2008, 11:20:31 AM »

Spoiler for Hiden:
just checking see if they are working yet
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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2008, 04:12:52 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on November 13, 2008, 06:24:45 PM

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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2008, 04:15:06 PM »

Spoiler for Hiden:
Putting nuts into brownies and chocolate chip cookies

Nope, still ruined. 
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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2008, 06:00:40 PM »

Okay, I'll share my email Spoiler method and see if it works on GT:

Spoiler:  Choose "white" as text color - nope, there is no White to choose here... this is Beige though, and it works almost as well. There is no Light Blue text either, which would be perfect.

Highlight to read Spoiler.

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Edit to ADD:  oops, I forgot that every other post has light blue background, alternating with white background.  Either way, Beige works...
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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2008, 06:28:05 PM »

Quote from: mytocles on November 22, 2008, 06:00:40 PM

Edit to ADD:  oops, I forgot that every other post has light blue background, alternating with white background.  Either way, Beige works...

unless you're using the black background.
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2008, 09:03:35 PM »

Hmmm... forgot there was a black background, but can't you just change your text back to black?  I've never tried that background, so I don't know if it's default is white print (and then maybe there is no choice for black text.)  icon_confused
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« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2008, 10:51:00 AM »

Spoiler for Hiden:
just checking,i saw the new spoiler sign above when you are writing a post


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« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2008, 04:17:24 PM »

Hooray!  And it seems retroactive.  I saw you guys fiddling with this last night when I went on.  Couldn't get anything done, but it was worth it.


I also like how the quote boxes are a smaller font than regular posts now.
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« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2008, 06:39:35 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 07, 2008, 04:17:24 PM

Hooray!  And it seems retroactive.  I saw you guys fiddling with this last night when I went on.  Couldn't get anything done, but it was worth it.


I also like how the quote boxes are a smaller font than regular posts now.

Yea, hidden feature. smile  Anyone having any problems with the spoiler tag, just let me know.
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« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2008, 07:47:51 PM »

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yipee!

Spoiler for Hiden:
This place is still The Best, even with a once-in-a-blue-moon hiccup, lol.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Thanks Ron, et al!  icon_razz
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« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2008, 08:44:21 PM »

Spoiler
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« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2008, 08:49:03 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2008, 09:16:16 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on December 07, 2008, 08:49:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 07, 2008, 08:44:21 PM


I FELL FOR IT DANGIT

Nice one, CK. 

Though that is so 2007!  It jumped the shark at the Macy's parade, I think.   icon_wink

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« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2008, 09:17:30 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on December 07, 2008, 08:49:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 07, 2008, 08:44:21 PM

I FELL FOR IT DANGIT

Why the Spoiler word is a slightly different font than what's usually used on the boards, apparently. biggrin
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