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Admittedly I haven't read entirely through this thread and I haven't applied a great deal of thought to this, but I do think that spoilers should be restricted from thread titles.Yeah it's a sports forum. But there's little reason to include the results of a game in a thread title itself. For example, you could simply title the thread "Spurs vs GSW 3/19/16", and then have the results in the message body. Doing this doesn't detract from discussion pertaining to the game. Thought differently, what advantage/benefit does having the results in the actual thread title provide? I can't think of any.Many users, including myself, have CelticsBlog or these forums as their "home page" or as a highly frequented site. If someone wants to go through the forums before he/she watches a DVR'd game, then they should be able to do that free of spoilers.
I voted yes, absolutely.But I also hate entitlement, and I think by coming to a forum you're obviously risking/asking to see spoilers. I don't personally understand why someone would feel like they can/should browse forums and read about basketball, before they're up to date on all their basketball; you make your own luck (and I think the poll might be worded or biased in a way that makes people want to vote for the no option).I also typically prefer things unregulated and uncensored (I'm an American and I prefer freedom), but again, by coming to this forum I'm agreeing to regulation and censorship, which are absolutely necessary in my opinion (and I'd say both are done well and fairly by our mods). Internet forums are certainly not the place for complete freedom/anarchy and I accept that we need to give the mods the power to censor (which luckily they do without corruption).In this case, however, do people really NEED to say "SA beats GSW 87-79" in the title, and is it such an inconvenience to instead put "Spurs/Warriors game" in the title and then "SA beats GSW 87-79" in the OP? Is it really so important that it's seen in the title and not after someone opens the thread?Only reason I really care and voted yes, is because sometimes I'll DVR a Celtics game, then wake up the next morning exhausted (or occasionally, still drunk), and I instinctively go to these forums as part of my every morning routine, forgetting there was a Celtics game the night before.And even though I sound like the Slowski's complaining about internet that's too fast, I remember within a second of clicking the tab that I hadn't seen the game yet, but about half the time that's too late and the spoiler is etched in my brain as I race for Alt-F4 to close it out.Yes, I'm an idiot. I probably shouldn't be voting for any more censorship than necessary, and should train myself to be smarter instead. But I voted yes. I don't think it's something I'll ever be able to stop doing. I understand this would affect the forum as a news source, but I guess that's an okay trade-off for me (perhaps I'm naive).
Things we won't ever do:Restrict "spoilers" about Celtics games or news;Restrict spoilers about trades, free agents, etc.;Restrict discussion of game results within relevant threads themselvesThis is really only about whether it makes sense to keep non-Celtic basketball thread titles spoiler-free.
We are celtics fans first. Wouldn't you care to death not to find out about the score/spoilers about a celtics game vs non related celtics games
Watch the pre recorded game before checking the news/going on the net is the safest ways. If I pre recorded a Celtics game I can't ask the CB forum to halt their activity for a sec until I'm done watching. You are going to see Curry misses 11 threes. OR Leonard was a stud type of topics even if you place a restriction to placing scores on titles.Fine you can skip these discussion and avoid going into it . But somewhere in a non related discussion, you might see"Celtics are strong at home but not as strong as the Spurs who are now 35-0"So are we going to take this "restriction" to individual posts next?
Quote from: triboy16f on March 20, 2016, 05:57:07 PMWe are celtics fans first. Wouldn't you care to death not to find out about the score/spoilers about a celtics game vs non related celtics games 100 percent agree with this.It seems like complete backwards logic to care about spoiling other teams' games, while at the same time, not caring that you still spoil Celtic games and now ONLY Celtic games?Lol, that almost seems cruel.Is it too late to make the poll so that voters can change their vote? I didn't fully understand the proposal when I voted.