Okay, not so much a plea as it is a rant.
Folks, spoiler boxes are annoying (to me, and probably many others). They’re consistently overused on this board, and are a constant source of confusion and contention. And now my “spoiler rage” has reached a level need seen before. You see, I now do the majority of my Dope reading on my iPhone. And guess what?
You can’t read spoilerboxes on an iPhone.
Fellow Dopers, I implore you. I want to cherish every word you offer like 8 year old Munch cherished his stuffed dog Max. Please stop using spoiler boxes when it isn’t necessary. And for referrence, here’s a handy list of appropriate times to do so:
- You have advance knowledge or information that you are divulging about a book/movie/TV show.
That’s it. If the tv show has been aired, then people who don’t want to be spoiled need to stay the fuck out of that episode’s thread. If they haven’t finished the book, then try need to do the same. If they’re half-way through and have a question, then they needto start a new thread and request no spoilers beyond where they’ve read. It’s really quite simple.
Thank you for your time. Proceed to bring up the one exception out of a thousand examples that you think somehow exempt you from filling up threads with unreadable eyesores that insert confusion and panic into an otherwise pleasant conversation.