View Full Version : Gotwoot Policy on Spoilers

Sun, 10-15-2006, 08:44 AM
It has recently come to our attention that spoilers are bad. It has also come to our attention that some Gotwooters are bad about knowing what does or does not constitute a spoiler. Therefore we're happy to bring to you the official:

Gotwoot Forums Policy on Spoilers

No spoiling is allowed on this forum whatsoever. Spoiling is regarded as providing information that would be otherwise unknown to the anime-only watcher by a person that has acquired such information from outside sources, for example the manga.

Those posts and/or comments that would be regarded as spoilers are, but are not limited to:

Anything which reveals the solution of a current problem or puzzle, thus denying the reader the pleasure of working out the correct answer.

Anything which reveals future, un-seen as of yet plot elements, thus denying the reader the proper suspense when reading the book or watching the movie.

Identifying whether a character is in/not in the manga, especially when the comment reveals whether a character will become important in the future of the anime.

Any reference to a person, place, or thing that is either in the manga and/or not yet in the anime. If it is in the anime, it is a remark that makes it out to be something that has not been shown yet.

Any reference to an unsubbed episode/chapter of an anime/manga.

A remark or quote that identifies/confirms a member's post as a spoiler. You may take this to our private message system and inform the user and/or a moderator that he/she is spoiling. Bringing this information forward on the thread in question will grant you the same warning as the person doing the spoiling.

Revealing the titles of upcoming arcs or upcoming episode titles which contain spoilers. Obviously doesn't apply when an anime episode preview makes this title clear. Some arc/episode titles may not reveal anything about the future of an anime, but some do, and it's just best not to name them in anime only sections.

Spoilers in thread titles. Remember, even if your thread is in the manga section, it can still be seen from the frontpage. Therefore all thread titles should not have any info outside of the anime.

Spoilers in Sigs/Avatars/Pics
NO Spoiling in sigs or avatars. None. No posting visible pictures that serve as spoilers. Links to pics with spoilers are fine, so long as they're properly labeled and posted in permissible sections. This part applies especially to the Anime Fanart area.

In sum, a spoiler is:
Any form of information that has not yet been mentioned in the anime, regardless of source.

Any such form from an anime episode that has not yet been subbed (in english).

Spoiling will not be tolerated, and breaking these rules will be punished with warnings. Impromptu bans will may be carried out if it is believed that a user is knowingly attempting to spoil for others.

Note: Speculation as to whether or not something will happen later in an anime is not considered spoiling. But speculation means that person is not using any kind of information not from the anime to form that opininion.

Spoiling will also make your penis shrink. Trust me, I read this on the internet.

Those who wish to discuss these rules and make possible suggestions concerning them should do so in this topic: Discussion of Spoiler Rules (http://forums.gotwoot.net/showthread.php?t=13811)