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Old 06-18-2007, 07:50 AM
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Spoiler Rules ~ Please Read *UPDATED 9/9/07*

We probably won't get new spoilers for season 4 until next month but I thought it couldn't hurt to post this now. We are not supposed to have any spoilers on the TV boards. From http://www.fanforum.com/f210/announc...uidelines.html :
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No spoilers about any new or current television shows are allowed on the television show forums, and they should only be posted on the Spoilers Forum. Information is considered to be a spoiler if it details something that has not yet been broadcast anywhere in the world. Promos that have already aired, clips (up to one minute) hosted on the TV Channel Website, episode stills released by the network, and small episode descriptions are not considered to be spoilers.
If you want to talk about spoilers for GA please go to the Spoiler board: http://www.fanforum.com/f15

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Allowed

A) Promos - Whether false or true.....

B) Clips - Hosted on the TV Channel Website (meaning ABC). Since interviews accompany clips when introducing a castmember on media show(i.e. ET, Regis & Kelly, The View, and etc.) I will allow those since those are public apperances being filmed on public television .

C) Episode Stills - episode stills released by the network ABC, however; only post links to the stills. Do not post the actual pictures themselves. Make note you can still discuss what is going in the stills without using spoiler tags. Just as long as the discussion pertains to the stills, and not spoiler information.

D) small episode descriptions

E) Promotional Articles & Interviews - this is part of the promotion for the show, and it's done yearly . These articles and interviews are done during the months of August and September before the new season starts. These interviews take place on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, TV Guide Magazine Fall Preview, and Entertainment Weekly Fall Preview. There is no need for spoiler tags on this section since it's for marketing and promotion.

Not Allowed

A) Big episode descriptions - provided by the network and often magazines

B) Articles and interviews that include spoilers - These are not allowed unless you remove the spoiler sections of the interview and/or article. If an article only provides a small spoiler please put a spoiler tag surrounding the spoiler, or provide a link of the article with a WARNING that says the "content may be spoilerish".

If you do not know how to create a spoiler tag, then here are the instructions:

[*sp]Insert Spoilers[*/sp]

Make sure you remove the * , so the code will work. You know your spoiler tag works if it looks like this:

Spoiler:


Now remember the only time you should use these spoiler tags if it pertains to articles and interviews that include spoilers


C) No discussion of spoilers - Please take those discussions to the Spoiler Board. That is where you can discuss side information, and spoiler reports from Ausiello, Kristen, and Spoilerfix. So we shouldn't be seeing discussions in white boxes . Spoiler talk goes elsewhere .

D) Fanart Containing Spoilers - You cannot use avatars of future episodes until after the airing of the episode. Episode Still fanart will now have it's own thread known as "Spoiler Fanart" where fanartists can make avatars and banners that contain episodes stills for future episodes.

Since fanartists have already made avatars and pictures have been posted of 4.01, then these new rules will be in effect starting with 4.02.

I hope this helps clarify things, and if there is anymore questions please don't hestate to ask .

For the general board rules, please click the link below.
http://www.fanforum.com/f210/greys-a.../#post18602056
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:38 AM
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Just a question, but then why do we have the spoiler tags?
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:44 AM
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This is what Chris said in a PM to me about a month ago regarding spoiler tags:
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The spoiler tags can be used to refer to things that have already aired as a courtesy if you're not sure if everybody in the thread has had a chance to see the episode.
So it sounds like spoiler tags are for while the eppy is airing in the US and Canada.
It is kind of confusing isn't it?
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:42 PM
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Thanks for posting this, Steph, and getting a headstart on the new season, and its spoilers. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to let either Steph or myself know and we'll do our best to answer them for you...
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:10 AM
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This is what Chris said in a PM to me about a month ago regarding spoiler tags:

So it sounds like spoiler tags are for while the eppy is airing in the US and Canada.
It is kind of confusing isn't it?
Also for international threads..
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:30 PM
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Love this rule. And I think we need to enforce that at the DH board, but we have less attention/traffic then this board.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:48 PM
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Love this rule. And I think we need to enforce that at the DH board, but we have less attention/traffic then this board.
i'm loving this rule too....
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:38 PM
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I'm glad you guys seem to be happy about things for the most part here...hopefully, we'll all be able to ban together to make this work...
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:48 PM
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Detopping this until closer to the start of the new season as we have too many topped threads now and will so for a little while.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:48 AM
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Since we are getting periously close to new spoiler season (and since I am going spoiler-free - for the most part), I thought I'd bump this thread back up.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:31 PM
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Ahh okay, now I get it. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:04 PM
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Since we are getting periously close to new spoiler season (and since I am going spoiler-free - for the most part), I thought I'd bump this thread back up.
Thanks! I'll retop it after we get a new mod. We already have 6 topped threads at the moment.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:22 PM
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Thanks! I'll retop it after we get a new mod. We already have 6 topped threads at the moment.
You can certainly feel free to detop my thread letting everyone know I resigned the position whenever you're ready to do so, Steph. For the most part, I only made it to let everyone know what was going on, given that I was a mod here for so long...
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:35 AM
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With spoilers being released I'm bringing this back up to remind people.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:07 AM
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With spoilers being released I'm bringing this back up to remind people.
Thanks for clarifying things.
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