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Sun, May 8, 2022 6:49 AM

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spoilers

specifically spoilers that spoil things outside the episode especially things way in the future from where. This one was the last straw for me: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0677474/?ref_=ttep_ep2 (trivia; already reported so may not be there for long)

Seriously! Trivia is supposed to be fun little facts about the episode, not spoil things way into the future. IMDB needs to get their act together and crackdown on unmarked spoilers and not even allow spoilers beyond the episode they're talking about. Make marking spoilers an option EVERYWHERE. On anything that can be edited or added by users. Make it easy and obvious too.

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2 m ago

Hi revinevan87 -

Thanks for reporting and posting your feedback.

I am sorry to hear that you encountered a series spoiler on the site.  We don't tolerate unmarked spoilers  and when reported we will promptly take action.  I can confirm that the trivia update you submitted on this episode has been approved and the spoiler has been removed.

Thanks again for reporting!

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@Michelle​ ok, but my point wasn't about this specific spoiler. it's about how easy it is for spoilers to be posted. There's not even an option to say that they contain spoilers depending on which section you post them in.

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@Michelle​ I couldn't get the text box to reply to work until now (maybe that's another problem to address). In the mean time I just made another post. There really needs to be an option to mark spoilers when adding trivia. Why isn't there one already? Trivia is full of spoilers and you don't even have to click it to see them. There can just be one right there out in the open along with quotes, goofs etc.

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1 m ago

I would never read any trivia about the episodes that I haven’t (yet) seen. It’s pretty difficult to completely avoid spoilers if people start a series and then go to read trivia from the last season. Doesn’t really make sense, to be honest. Of course trivia includes some information about the plot/characters/etc, even if you avoid serious spoilers. It has never been just about ”fun facts”.

Option to add ”SPOILER:” tag is there, btw. Not all people use it, though.

8. Spoilers

  • Please try not to include anything that reveals key elements of the plot at all, but if you can't avoid it, begin your item with:
    SPOILER:
  • 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.

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1 m ago

probably because they don't know it's there. You underestimate the laziness of people.