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PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO BE SPOILED FOR THINGS. Not TV shows, surprise birthday parties, movies, how the book ends, marriage. (lol) But seriously. From this point on I will ban people from comments if you put a spoiler for something in my journal., without due warning in a header (or if the post doesn't warn about spoilers FOR THAT PARTICULAR TOPIC.)

I even SAID in my post linked up top that I haven't seen a particular something, and that's just how the comment led off, "Oh you haven't? Here's what you'll see!" WTF. If I've made a cut for spoilers, that is your clue to go crazy nuts ON THAT ONE TOPIC. Don't come in and reveal the identity of Kaiser Soze when we're talking about the latest Wiggles episode.

All I'm saying is that there are a few people that I do not know from Adam that need to dial it down a bit and think before they post. I don't care that it was a silly reality show. I don't care if it was the newest Nike commercial that I'm wanting to see: DON'T SPOIL PEOPLE. In case it's not obvious, that really pissed me off. Not to mention that my inbox was filled with random comments from four or five other posts, too, some posts going back a year or more. (That happens ALL THE TIME. Guys, I just don't have the energy to go back, re-read old comments and posts in order to remember the context, any random off-shoots that post caused, etc. just to give YOU a satisfactory answer, Internet Stranger.)

ONE COMMENT ON ONE POST. ONE. Say your piece there. Make sure it's spoiler free. Make sure you're not breaking any of THESE IMPORTANT RULES THAT ARE ALWAYS LINKED AT THE TOP OF MY JOURNAL. I'm not going to try and gently help people figure out the internet/LJ any more. I get too many comments/random folks in here to help them figure things out. We should all know how to use Google at this point. Sorry. I'm not your mama.

But tell ya mama I axed how she durrin. And act like you know. (And I'm now going to research the option to close commentary on old posts. That seems like a simple solution to me.)

Yes I did just wake up. This isn't how I prefer to start my mornings, either.

[ETA] And it should go without saying that my LJ isn't for everyone, and there are no hard feelings for bugging out. Which a handful of you have already done. I applaud your sensibilities, even if I don't share them. Sail on into this good night, Cap'n! *salutes*


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Jan. 12th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, people can be soooo annoying.

Watch out with the standard "disabling comments", because iirc that can hide? or erase? all the existing comments.

(Oh, and I totally plan to read-and-comment-on a couple-day-old post of yours as soon as I get a chance to watch Big Love! We don't have HBO anymore, and I teach ESL on Mondays, so I'm probably going to be watching it on Tuesday for the foreseeable future.)
Jan. 12th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Bah, that's what I thought re: disabling comments. There's not a way to shut that down without blocking them all, huh? Poop.

(You can totally do that with me re:Big Love because we are tight like 10 toes in a sock. But someone I don't know that feels compelled to leave 3 or 4 comments on a 2 year old post, to other people in threads, to me... I never know which they're expecting. Once I replied to a comment in a thread and the person told me they weren't asking ME, they were asking someone else in the thread. ON MY LJ. Which meant I was supposed to check and read all comments FIRST before replying in my own LJ to a 2 year old post. THE FUCK?)
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Jan. 12th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Two days, baby.
Jan. 12th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
How do you always have such appropriate icons?
OH MY GOD I CANNOT WAIT. Tell me when I can call you today to make our pick up plans, WHEEEEEE!!!!!

<3 <3 <3
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Jan. 12th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
top of the morning to you!

GAH people are such assholes.
Jan. 12th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)

I expect an email today, Missy. I'm about to go for my run and do abs - you're gonna love to hate the abs. :D
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Jan. 12th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Dude, Twilight ruined my LJ, I'm just saying.

Knife fight! Come on, Sue, that's a given. Oh, and some gardening because it's going to get up to 50!! I can't take these single digits for long, BRRRRRRRR. (I got loads of garden clean up in yesterday, too. HOORAY.)
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Jan. 12th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Who the hell does that? ::glares at them:: Why would you want to ruin it for someone else?
Jan. 12th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Spoilers
You think maybe these people are lost in the Old Days of TV, when missing a show meant you might never get to see it and needed a recap? Jeez, that's been a decade or more....
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Jan. 12th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Big Love, I &heart; you so hard.
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
I cannot WAIT for this season to get rolling. Last season was excellent.
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Grr! That kind of shit makes me want to VAPORIZE a bitch! It's called COMMON SENSE, PPL!

However, this nearly made me decorate my monitor with Diet Coke:

Don't come in and reveal the identity of Kaiser Soze when we're talking about the latest Wiggles episode.
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha. I mean, hey. We all do dumb things. But COME ON. You have a chance online to NOT by taking a minute to re-read your comment BEFORE YOU HIT POST.
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
What the -- I think sometimes people imagine you'll thank them for being all sassy and fun, not realizing ruining what's going to happen, NOT SO SASSY, AND NEITHER IS IT FUN.
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
You know what? I think you're on to something. I should put an ETA of "YOU ARE NEITHER SASSY NOR FUN, DON'T DISCUSS" [/Linda Richman] up there.

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Jan. 12th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
I actually never did mind spoilers. I can always enjoy a movie with or without knowing the ending or the big twist. It has a little to do with me always appreciating stories as a total, not a continuum, and a lot to do with the fact that the CIA cut out a little piece of my brain and put a little bag of sand where it was.

Also, sorry for bombarding yesterday's topic with Catholicism. I was on a roll.
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that spoilers don't bug you - that must keep you from ever being frustrated. I, however, HAAAAATE being spoiled. Hate.

Did Indiana Jones swap out the brains for sand? because that would be cool. hee.

Oh, and I don't mind that - having a conversation in a post with someone is totally cool. Going back a year or two on a post and demanding answers to something in a thread of three people that's 12 comments deep where I have no idea what the answer is unless I go back and re-read everything... That's the stuff that drives me bonkers. There's only so much time in the day I can devote to LJ, you know?
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Jan. 12th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Jan. 12th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
SMOOCHES TO YOU, TOO! (Any skiing for you this week? I know you've been rocking it lately. YAY!)
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Jan. 12th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I want this shirt.

Just saying.
Re: SPOILER ALERT! - roonilwazlib6 - Jan. 12th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Jan. 12th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Spoilers give Baby Jesus diarrhea.

Like, bad.

-- c.
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Spoilers give the Baby Satan herpes.

Iitchy, red herpes. (Probably why he's all with the "I am evil and will turn you, rawr!")
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Jan. 12th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
I still get upset when I come across Torchwood spoilers, which is completely insane of me given that it aired months ago. I would have had utter meltdown at being spoiled for something one episode away. That's just. Graaar. You're a very restrained person.
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I avoid spoilers for shows I know I'm going to get to (Dexter, for example) because I like not knowing things going in. Like movies - I want to know just about NOTHING before I go in, which is why I hate most trailers. TOO MUCH INFORMATION, GAH!!
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
People are poopyheads!

In other news, have you read this fic? Why Ben Regrets Ever Hiring Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr. RDJ/Jude Law implied. It's not the best RPF I've ever read, but there's a joke in there that TOTALLY made me think of you!


Edited at 2010-01-12 05:31 pm (UTC)
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
They can be! And thank you for the link and the think! :D
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Snape kills Dumbledore. Now GTFO the Internet and use your mind for something more productive than this spastic, socially awkward, ridiculous tripe.
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
*starts a slow clap*

Man, you sure showed me a thing or two! Also, I think you typed your daily affirmation while looking in a mirror. Whoopsie!
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Jan. 12th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Shirley Q FTW!

I never know what is going on enough to spoil people - LOL! I could hide my own Easter eggs some days ;)
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha, that's hilarious.
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
I really appreciate how you label spoiler posts and are very respectful of your readers. TV shows sometimes air here months or years after they do in the US (for example, I think we're starting Big Love 3 soon), and knowing a crucial plot twist can ruin an entire series.

You're just a lovey, really. I'm in awe of the way you tried to find something Rude Boy could eat, it makes many warms in my heart that you are so generous.
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Apparently I'm not lovely, if you check the anony post I unscreened as evidence of the shit I usually deal with.

But thank you, and seriously - not everyone likes to know EVERYTHING before they've experienced it, why is that hard? <3
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Jan. 12th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
You mean you're not here just for my entertainment? That's not what it said in the brochure!!!

Seriously, what planet do these people come from? Is it so hard to stop and think for a moment about how you, yourself, would react in a given situation?
Jan. 12th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
YOU GOT AN OLDER BROCHURE. I'll have my people send you the amended form - it comes with a snap off coupon for one free margarita. :D
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Jan. 12th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)


Hey, do you think that anon person in comments can teach us to be cool like they are?
Jan. 12th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
I hope so! My IP catching program shows me that the anonymous has visited my LJ before (and after they posted) so I bet they'll be lurking in the wings, just waiting to show us stuff!

Got my fingers crossed!
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Jan. 12th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
[ rambly thoughts plus unrelated question ]
FIRST: i absolutely agree, that was an incredibly douchy thing to do. i mean, if you know someone well, you might be aware that they won't mind spoilers for ___; but if not, you should certainly never do something like that!

and anyone who does, DESERVES to be banned from commenting, imo. D:<

the spoiler issue aside, though... i'll admit right now that i do have a habit of (a) reading and commenting on people's old posts, and (b) occasionally posting more than one comment on an entry.* if i know that someone doesn't like this, i won't do it -- but by default, i usually assume that people won't mind.** am i a dick for doing so? i dunno... i hope not. >_>

i guess the main reason i comment on old posts is that i myself love getting comments on stuff i posted a while ago -- especially if the post was on some interesting topic i might like to discuss again, and ESPECIALLY if it never got many comments in the first place (this happens to me a lot; and i'm guessing it's a major difference between my journal and yours).

anyway, i don't have you friended,*** so none of this should be a concern for you, i suppose (i just had some thoughts on this, so figured i'd share them). but i guess if i do friend you, i'll do my best to remember your feelings on the matter. deal?

oh, and fyi: there is a way to disable comment notifications without disabling comments altogether: when you go to set the "allow comments?" option, you can just set it to "don't email." thought you'd like to know.

ok, ramble over. here's the...

back in november, i asked you about participating in hearts_and_guts. you said you might like to, except that you felt low on inspiration, plus didn't really have the time. and i said i might ask you again a few months down the line, should we happen to need pinch-hitters.

well, we do. so i'm asking. if you'd be willing to consider it, let me know and i'll link you to the assignment -- then you can tell me if you feel up to it or not. how's that? i won't push; but i'd still love to have you on the roster, frankly. <3

oh, and... my first instinct was to post this as a separate comment from the unrelated ramble above. but as you said you don't like too many comments from the same person, i'm condensing this all into one. i hope it's not too tl;dr as a result. >_>

* this will usually happen for two reasons: 1) if i have two vastly unrelated things to say, and/or the comment is getting too long, i might break it up into two separate topics. or 2) sometimes i scroll through other people's comments and might add my two cents to a discussion that really catches my eye.

** i do try to refrain from having long-ass conversations with another commenter in somebody else's journal, though (unless i've asked that person if it's ok, and they've said yes). that seems like a pretty obvious rule of netiquette.

*** ...yet? i don't know. you're on my list of "people to consider adding" -- i just haven't ever gotten around to it. but i definitely think you seem like an interesting person; and an intelligent one, whose posts ought to make for a good read. so, uh. maybe i'll stop being a lame-o and just go add you. *cough*
Jan. 12th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Re: [ rambly thoughts plus unrelated question ]
I don't mind people striking up conversations in my LJ - I can usually tell that's what's going on and move past those in my inbox. But questions about something from a long time ago, or waaaay too personal of a question, or questions where google would help just drive me bananas. I only have so much time in a day.

Comments on old fics? AWESOME. Debate-style questions on a rant I dashed off two years ago? Not so much.

I'll have to think about that "don't email" option, thanks for the heads up on that.

And LOL - you didn't teal deer. I just don't think I'll have the time to participate in any fic challenges. I'm still working on my first book's rewrites and starting a second. I'm sorry. I'm flattered, but I'm sorry to say I just can't. Thank you for thinking of me!
Jan. 12th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Some mention of New Moon (possibly minor spoilers)
Grrr to the spoilers. They need to realise that while some people don't mind knowing plots etc in advance, others get really pissed off by it. I agree, advance warning of a spoiler never goes amiss.

As for old posts...I'd just like to thank you for your review of New Moon. An online friend was in town staying with family, and her parents had offered to mind her children so she could go and see it last night. She wanted some company, so I met up with her. I think I've now had my first experience of Twimums* (the Kiwi version of Twimoms). I also suspect that with my Stoney-gifted cynicism towards the Twilight phenomenon (thanks for that, BTW :-) ) I was not of a like mind to most of the others there, all 20 - 30 of them. For me, the funniest bit of the whole movie was the reaction of the other viewers the first time Jacob took his shirt off - the big sigh/murmuring/slight moan (*that* sort of moan, not the groan sort) that rippled through the theatre. The only word I could make out was "hot" and I don't think it was from a menopausal woman complaining about having a flush. So there they were, mainly 30-40 somethings, lusting after some young shirtless bloke, and I was biting my lip and shaking with silent laughter so I wouldn't embarrass my friend. So yeah...thanks again for your Twilight-related reviews. They had me quietly laughing to myself all through a movie that would otherwise have been nothing but teen angst and lovey-dovey looks.
Jan. 12th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Some mention of New Moon (possibly minor spoilers)
I'm all about advance warnings on current media, too. I think we're good with not needed to mention there will be spoilers to Gone With The Wind. Also? Rosebud is a sled. Ha.

Isn't it fun to people watch in a situation like that?! Wow, those older women sure get naughty over that young man. Sure, he's an attractive-bodied kid, but EW.

I'm happy to have served my purpose, lol!
Jan. 12th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, laws. ::facepalms:: I have friends that want every spoiler they can get their hot little hands on, friends who want spoilers only insofar as they want to know if there's rape or suicide or other triggery things, and friends who have had a spoiler embargo in place since 1980. You know how you can avoid pissing any of them off with unwanted spoilers? (General-you, not you-you! Stoneys are awesome and therefore already know this)

ASK FIRST. "Do you mind/do you want spoilers? Check one: Yes No No hablo Ingles" Is that really very hard?

::sighs:: PEOPLE.

I am very sorry, Stoney. :-(
Jan. 12th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and WORD.
Jan. 12th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm spoiling myself rotten with the prescription of vicodin they gave me yesterday. (Like Warren Beatty spoiling Nataile Wood in Splendor in the Grass, which cleaned up for today's impressionable youth would be Splenda in your Glass. Yeah, no, not funny even on drugs.) And neither is spoiling for anything, period.

Jan. 12th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'll have what you're having. :D (Get better soon - that sounds VERY ouchie.)
Jan. 13th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
I will just assume I'm exempt from this.

I registered for the first lap of nursing school today. I also pulled a muscle in my ribs from coughing, wtf? Dinner was the uber comfort food of pasta w/ peas and ham as I am over life.

You get some random on your lj, sister.
Jan. 13th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
You have a laminated exempt card that is good until the year 2020.

OH MAN, THAT IS AWESOME! And good God, woman, you need care! And possibly some Vicks VapoRub on your back. :(

(God, no doubt. WTF.)
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