I really liked this article and I fully agree with Darren. We from Stargate-Project will proceed like Gateworld and we wont' give away the ending anymore.
I don't really have a problem with forum posted spoilers. On the whole I have found it fairly easy to avoid them.
My big beef is with the magazine interviews with stars or production staff that carry ep spoilers tucked away in the text.
I love reading spoilers, but I don't like to know how the episode ends. I also don't like a blow by blow of what occurs in every scene it takes away from my enjoyment because I end up going "oh look" there's that scene, instead of paying attention to the show. My favorite kinds of spoilers are the ones we get at GateWorld and the like
That's the best thing about the 'spoilers' on Gateworld - they just tease instead of giving away the entire story. More than a tv guide episode synopsis, but waaaay less than a transcript. I like that.
When I became an SG1 fan, I had only seen Seasons 1&2. At the same time, Scifi was already showing S6. To play catch up, I purchased DVDs, but was still missing S5 and parts of S6. So, I turned to spoilers. Reading spoilers in this case, has helped me catch up with character developments and events.
However, I refused to read spoilers of S7 episodes. I want to be entertained and it has been very satisfying. Being teased by trailers and publicity pictures are just fine with me.
Sometimes, when you read spoilers, you also read fans' opinions and this can colour the way you see the episode too.
Darren, I think it's great that Gateworld will honour the studio's concerns about spoilers. Way to go!
Yes, I got to the point that when the UK was getting the episodes first I would avoid the forums between the time the episode started and the time I finished downloand and watching it Otherwise it was a case of Too Much Information AND other peoples' opinions both of which I found took away from my enjoyment of the episode.Originally Posted by Norlioness
Otherwise I love spoilers like the ones on GateWorld and look forward to them all the time.
*runs off to refresh the GateWorld homepage*
I like to know alot about the upcoming Stargate episodes and to be honest I wouldn't know where to stop reading if somebody gave me the whole transcript.
So I like the fact that Gateworld tells a good portion of the episode but stops at the third or fourth Act and doesn't not spoil the ending! It has kept me from being dissappointed on many episodes.
I'm glad Gateworld has adopted this policy, and I myself have tried not to venture out to other websites in search of more information. Despide how hard it is not too, I think I'm doing a pretty good job.
I know. It's extremely difficult. As soon as new spoilers are released on GW I'm drawn to it like stink on a monkey.Originally Posted by Ace
The only time I regretted it was the Lost City information about 8 months before the shows came out.
Spoilers have saved me from watching some truly wretched eps, so I'm all for 'em.
I'm ordinarily a spoiler junkie, but after some of the eps we got in s7, I'm avoiding s8 and atlantis spoilers in the interests of postponing disapointment, or maybe being pleasantly surprised.
I got disconnected from the Showtime channel after "Chain Reaction" aired from Season Four. We got it back when Showtime aired their Season 5 marathon, the first ten episodes of the season. I had heard nothing on them (before I discovered GW) and watched from Enemies to Wormhole X-Treme all in one day, with one shock after another. I've never had a better Stargate experience!
I am soooo with you here. I try to avoid spoilers as much as possible. I think about 70% of the spoilers I didn't manage to avoid came from Magazine articles, about 25% came from the Gateworld forum and 5% through my own stupidity, giving in to curiousity and thinking I could 'skim' something without getting too spoiled.Originally Posted by SeaBee
The magazines are THE WORST. And when you think about it, that goes back not only to the journalist (they will print any exclusive info they can get their hands on. Trust me, I'm one of them ) but the actor/pruducer/writer or whoever is being interviewed. As much as I love them all, sometimes they can be a little careless with the spoilers. Just because something has already been 'leaked' online doesn't mean everybody has read it...
Although I do believe many of them try. Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping I know give spoiler warnings in chats for example.
i love reading spoilers, but i hate myself after i have watched the show in question. it does have a tendency to ruin things, but i cant help it.
Are you serious? I know i should watch what I'm saying on here, but sorry guys, you give away too many spoilers in your articles. i've not read any season eight or atlantis stuff yet because i don't want to be spoiled so for all I know GW has changed their ways.Originally Posted by Nolamom
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If you don't want to be spoiled at all -- as in know much of anything of than the very basics (episode title, 1-sentence plot), then yep, you'll do well to stay away from spoiler reports in those marked news stories and the episode guide for unaired episodes. GateWorld definitely still publishes spoilers!
i feel that spolers should stay because they get people excited for the upcoming episodes