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Scott




I just want to say that everyone did a great job in regards to JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 and spoilers. Thank you.

But we still have some people that don't know when to use the spoiler tag. Here is an extremely simplified version of the spoiler policy for Comicboards.com and the JLAMB.

Here's a reminder since we have people that still don't realize what the spoiler policy is. I can't explain it any easier than this.

A spoiler is defined as any information about an upcoming comic book issue or a recently released comic book issue, with these exceptions:
A. Covers of upcoming issues are not considered spoilers.
B. Official solitications of upcoming issues are not considered spoilers.
C. "Hype" information (such as "Character X will be showing up soon in Comic Book A") coming directly from the creators themselves are not considered spoilers.

1. "Spoilers" must be marked in your subject line for all current and upcoming new comics until the next issue is released or four weeks have passed, whichever comes first.

2. The subject line must contain the issue title and number if the comic you are spoiling is not the current issue of Justice League of America. If you are spoiling a future issue of JLA beyond the most recent issue, then you must include "JLA issue # SPOILERS" in the subject line.

3. Never put the spoiler itself in the subject heading. Doing so will get the post instantly deleted.

4. If you are not spoiling anything, do not mark spoilers in the subject line. If you are replying to a spoiler post but there are no spoilers in you post remove the spoiler tag from the subject line.

Regarding deleted posts:
"Bannings and lesser disciplinary actions (i.e. deleted posts) will not be discussed on the boards. Those are matters best left to email between the poster and the moderator. If one has a question about their banning or deleted post(s) they should e-mail the moderator for explanations (the moderator's e-mail address is located where new messages begin)."

Thanks!
Scott



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Zazu




> A spoiler is defined as any information about an upcoming comic book issue or a recently released comic book issue, with these exceptions:
> A. Covers of upcoming issues are not considered spoilers.
> B. Official solitications of upcoming issues are not considered spoilers.
> 2. The subject line must contain the issue title and number if the comic you are spoiling is not the current issue of Justice League of America. If you are spoiling a future issue of JLA beyond the most recent issue, then you must include "JLA issue # SPOILERS" in the subject line.

Doesn't #2 contradict B since the only info we have about future issues is from solicitations? (I sincerely doubt that a DC employee is going to come on this board and tell what happens in unreleased issues...)


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Scott




> Doesn't #2 contradict B since the only info we have about future issues is from solicitations? (I sincerely doubt that a DC employee is going to come on this board and tell what happens in unreleased issues...)

I hadn't thought about that when the moderators wrote the policy. I think though it has more to do with something along the lines like Newsarama having an interview with Dwayne McDuffie and McDuffie saying "In issue #16 Giganta is going to kill Hawkgirl and that sets off Kurt Busiek's FINAL CRISIS limited series. And then I reveal that Green Arrow is in actuality Black Canary's father, not Larry Lance." And then someone posting that information here.

Scott
"Probably the most famous speech from the GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW story is the black guy coming up to Green Lantern and saying 'You helped the green guys, you helped the purple guys, you helped the blue guys. What have you done for the black guys?' And my answer would have been, I saved the world 15,000 times, duh. I didn't go out to save the white guys, I saved the world. So get off my back."
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> > Doesn't #2 contradict B since the only info we have about future issues is from solicitations? (I sincerely doubt that a DC employee is going to come on this board and tell what happens in unreleased issues...)
>
> I hadn't thought about that when the moderators wrote the policy. I think though it has more to do with something along the lines like Newsarama having an interview with Dwayne McDuffie and McDuffie saying "In issue #16 Giganta is going to kill Hawkgirl and that sets off Kurt Busiek's FINAL CRISIS limited series. And then I reveal that Green Arrow is in actuality Black Canary's father, not Larry Lance." And then someone posting that information here.

Wouldn't that be "hype" information, and thus not a spoiler? My interpretation of #2 relates to the advanced copies that many retailers get. Sometimes customers can look at these, and potentially spoil a story a week before it is officially released. There was a huge dust-up with Peter David over on the Spider-Man board about this issue several months ago.


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Scott




> > I think though it has more to do with something along the lines like Newsarama having an interview with Dwayne McDuffie and McDuffie saying "In issue #16 Giganta is going to kill Hawkgirl and that sets off Kurt Busiek's FINAL CRISIS limited series. And then I reveal that Green Arrow is in actuality Black Canary's father, not Larry Lance." And then someone posting that information here.

> Wouldn't that be "hype" information, and thus not a spoiler?

Nope. It's revealing spoilers. Hype information would be "In issue #16 there is a death and that starts off a new series. And then I reveal that two characters are father & daughter."

> My interpretation of #2 relates to the advanced copies that many retailers get. Sometimes customers can look at these, and potentially spoil a story a week before it is officially released. There was a huge dust-up with Peter David over on the Spider-Man board about this issue several months ago.

Good point.

Thanks for the input guys but I'm going to let the owners fix the kinks in the spoiler policy. But for now, what I have posted here is this board's spoiler policy.

If anyone would like to contribute their thoughts on the spoiler policy, please e-mail me.



Scott


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