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Wed, May 25, 2022 2:53 AM

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spoilers in trivia

There needs to be an option to mark spoilers for trivia entries. trivia is full of unmarked spoilers. WHY?!

Also had a hell of a time getting this thing to work (ie the description box could never become active)

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Hi revinevan87 -

We currently do allow a Spoiler tag to be included on Trivia items that reveal key elements of the plot.  Trivia items can be added or corrected to include "SPOILER:"  at the beginning of the item.  If you are aware of trivia items on the site that are spoilers but do not include this tag, you can submit a trivia correction to request it.

This tag will then be recognized by the database and automatically placed beneath a SPOILERS! warning, so that anyone who does not wish to know what happens can avoid reading it.

I hope this helps!

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That is not good enough. There's other parts that have an option to check a box that asks if the entry you're adding contains spoilers. Trivia does not yet it is the most common place where spoilers are contributed in my experience. It's like you can't even check to see if there is trivia/goofs etc without risking seeing a spoiler just sitting right there under the trivia banner. Am I supposed to just not check trivia et al when browsing and ratings episodes of shows I'm watching. 
My point is: it is too easy to post unmarked spoilers because there is no option to mark a spoiler when adding trivia entries. Why isn't there one? There is when adding other things. Why can't there be one for trivia? I don't understand the problem with adding a box asking if the entry being submitted contains spoilers like it has with the other categories.

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Everytime you read reviews, net forums, IMDb trivia etc of the film/episode you haven’t seen yet, there’s a risk of ”spoilers”. I never even read reviews if I haven’t seen the film, because they pretty much always reveal more than I would’ve liked. It actually takes some writing skills to avoid spoilers, and many don’t have those skills. For many reviewers, a review needs to ”explain the plot” to people. Which is a flawed way of thinking, if you ask me.

The current ”spoiler:” tag system on IMDb could be better, but it’s the people (who are submitting the info) who are the ”blame” here. They could include spoilers tags if they want. I have updated and added many ”spoiler” tags myself.

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Again. missing the point. And I'm not talking about reviews. People aren't going to add spoiler tags if it isn't easy. I'm asking to give the screen you add trivia with a box to check (just like the other ones) that says that the entry you're adding contains spoilers. Again, why does the trivia section not have that if the other sections do? Why is it so hard to add that? That will make it easier to do and therefore make people more inclined to mark their spoilers, reducing the number of unmarked spoilers.

edited to add: I see now that the box to check about spoilers is no longer there. What happened to it? The only thing I can find now to mark spoilers is for reviews and it's just a question "does it contain spoilers" and you click Yes or No. (now my question is: why can't that feature be added to trivia/goofs et al? is it too hard?)
No wonder there's so many unmarked spoilers everywhere else. There's no option to mark them and most people probably don't even know that there is a way to mark them let alone even do it. And who's to say they'll type "SPOILER:" or whatever exactly right so it'll be recognized by the database?

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@revinevan87​  "I'm asking to give the screen you add trivia with a box to check (just like the other ones) that says that the entry you're adding contains spoilers."

I agree this would be a good idea. And to go one further, ideally, there'd be the option to say it's a spoiler for that particular title or for another title. It wouldn't be the first time I'm reading trivia items that are correctly marked with the SPOILER tag for a tv show episode that I've already seen but actually spoil something for episodes that I haven't yet seen.

But currently, all you can do is correct trivia items that don't have the SPOILER tag while they should. You can also point out specific examples of this on this forum. IMDb staff members then might contact the contributor(s) who added the trivia items to point out the rules.