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Old 04-19-2016, 12:13 AM   #26
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

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One time this jerk spoiled Joffrey's death in a random NBA thread on 2+2.

I think a return to the pre approved post state is the best plan. One thread for bookreaders, another for non-bookreaders, harsh modding.
South Park got me with Joffrey.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:39 AM   #27
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So it's cool if I post those spoilers, one of which is for sure happening some time next season? There is a much bigger one that as of 30 seconds ago hasn't been confirmed never happening.
If you want to be a **** and be banned until GRRM finishes book 7 sure.

I'm trying to bring the bookreaders back into the fold they also watch the show and also enjoy it, if I find that people are being pricks about it we will just exile them out again.

But at the end of the day it really doesnt matter to me greatly and rather the regular show watchers only figure it out.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:39 AM   #28
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South Park got me with Joffrey.
So wait how did you get spoiled with Joffrey if your a book reader?
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:37 AM   #29
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So wait how did you get spoiled with Joffrey if your a book reader?
He read the books after season 4 was over?
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:27 PM   #30
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

I can't believe anyone (except bookreaders) is for allowing bookreaders in our thread.

Do you guys really not remember how absolutely terrible that was? I'm not talking about wedding style spoilers, I'm talking about the constant steering of discussion, pointing out the important bits etc etc.

40% of the thread (and it was huge) was non-bookreaders asking bookreaders to **** off.

They have their thread where they can talk about their things. Why should they be allowed back to ruining ours? I don't get it.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:57 PM   #31
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

For me the reason for allowing (or even encouraging!) bookreaders to participate is they're mostly going to be super knowledgeable and enthusiastic so they'll be on hand to explain stuff to the lazy / casual viewers such as myself. I've watched and re-watched every single episode and consider myself a serious fan of the show, yet I still struggle to piece together some of the more nuanced relationships and backstories at times and I've benefited hugely from having a few book reader friends who've patiently walked me through it over the years.

Of course this all hinges on there not being a meaningful number of bookreaders who will either knowingly spoil upcoming plot points just to be a dick, or unwittingly drop clues by carelessly drawing attention to important stuff non-readers might otherwise have missed. I guess the latter is going to be a pretty big problem with so many non-readers knowing who the readers are and over-analysing everything they post, which would just be a recipe for AIDS. I had the advantage of being given a list of bookreaders to put on my ignore list a few years ago, so I probably missed a lot of that sort of thing in previous seasons, but the paranoia of some non-readers has long been a big negative.

All that said, maybe I'm changing my opinion. Perhaps a dedicated thread for people who haven't read the books is actually still the best way of preventing endless derails about spoilers. I'm fine with either option, I guess.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:57 PM   #32
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So wait how did you get spoiled with Joffrey if your a book reader?
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Just allow everyone and ban for spoilers. I believe that I have all of the major spoilers left thanks to a drunk friend, so it doesn't really matter to me at this point, but there are for sure spoilers left that people won't want to know.
Reading is hard
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:36 PM   #33
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

LO,

You're excited about the prospect of having bookreaders available to explain stuff, but also were happy to have a list of the bookreaders so you could ignore them last time around?

And yeah, the AIDS recipe will come true.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:51 PM   #34
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

It was a more specific list of book readers whose posts I should avoid reading. Idiots like tens r us who either pretended to speculate about stuff they already knew, or just dropped spoilers without even realising they were doing it.

Anyway I'm not strongly in favour of letting the book readers back in, I was just pointing out the potential argument for. I'm easy.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:48 PM   #35
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

I posted in the book reader thread about wanting to post with the show only folks this year but other readers shouted me down because of the speculation/"having book knowledge" issue, constantly sidetracking the thread and I get it.

I'm seriously only in it to make reactionary posts like "damn those titties were nice" and "that dude swung that sword like a mutha****a" because I love the game of thrones world and want to share the show watching experience with as many people as possible. But if the consensus is to keep it separate I get it. I'd only request post approval be lifted to make the thread away more fun to lurk.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:14 PM   #36
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

As a book reader I believe it would be better keeping the groups separate, although it wouldn't hurt to try letting them mingle. If tards post too many leading questions action can be taken.

It also could turn out hilariously if our speculation in certain areas turns out to be wrong...
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:07 AM   #37
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:10 PM   #38
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One time this jerk spoiled Joffrey's death in a random NBA thread on 2+2.
An overheard conversation at a restaurant salad bar spoiled Tyrion kills Tywin for me.

But <shrug> so what? Leave it open and ban whoever posts an obvious spoiler.

The issue that bothers me is that this sort of environment stifles honest speculation.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:22 PM   #39
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

I'm not trying to take ownership of the thread, but I'm going to be watching GoT and probably posting itt, so you can count me as like .5 of a mod.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:59 AM   #40
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

So sounds like we have 3 broad options:

A) One thread for everyone
B) Separate threads for bookreaders and non-bookreaders with open posting in the non-bookreader thread
C) Separate threads for bookreaders and non book readers with approved posting in the non-bookreader thread

I vote B. Others?
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:57 AM   #41
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

B

Or A with a very HEAVY banstick on spoiling, leading discussion, general bookreader tooling it up.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:38 PM   #42
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

B for me.

A separate question is if we do B or C, do we move the bookreader thread into this subforum or not? The only reason for this sub was to enable the post approving, which would now be moot, and I know at least killa would prefer to have them all under 1 umbrella. Conversely, everyone is already very used to their current locations, so why fix what isn't broken?
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:45 PM   #43
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

Oh just FYI if it was unclear there will always be 2 threads...
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:12 PM   #44
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

B for sure. Keep the bookreader thread in regular OOTV so there is no accidental clicking.
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:20 PM   #45
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

So is a new thread going up for the new season tomor?
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:25 AM   #46
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

I guess it can, but why? We did 4 and 5 in the same thread.
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:52 PM   #47
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I guess it can, but why? We did 4 and 5 in the same thread.
I wasn't sure where to post was all.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:27 PM   #48
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Re: Modding Game of Thrones Season 6 discussion thread

definitely want C - way too many problems last year

is it hard to get mods available to approve them?
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:30 PM   #49
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What problems were those? There are no more major spoilers to reveal, so you must be talking about something else.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:57 PM   #50
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Maybe not last year, but the prior years. People were talking about idiots who came in and spoiled - luckily, I avoided reading a spoiler myself and I was the one who suggested the approval thread.

How do we know there is not a single spoiler left?
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