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Proceed with caution

Until the person who got inadvertently spoiled for BH 3.8 gets back to me, I don't know if it's because cut-tags are borked or LJ had a temporary brain fart or what.

But just in case the cut-tag text with the spoiler warning isn't showing up right, DO NOT READ the posts from the last couple days entitled "Love and sacrifice" and "Two things" until you have seen the full season. I do not want to be responsible for that happening to anyone else.

Edit: Aaaaaand the culprit is RSS. Of course. Moral of the story: NEEDZ MOAR WARNINGZ.


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Mar. 17th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Looked fine to me yesterday, looks fine today. I expect they just clicked through the cut link without registering what it said.

You might want to include a spoiler warning in the actual text above the cut tag for people like that.
Mar. 17th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Under the circumstances, best to take all the precautions I can.
Mar. 17th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
>>"You might want to include a spoiler warning in the actual text above the cut tag for people like that."

Or old-fashioned spoiler space behind the cut tag instead? Just an alternate idea. ~shrug~

I concur with Brainiacfive; it looked fine before to me, and still looks right to me, and I would have noticed if it didn't, since I'm trying to stay unspoiled myself. I appreciate your efforts to support that!

One more thought: On DW, you can set your account to automatically expand any cut-tag, so you always see all the text. I don't think that's possible on LJ, but I wanted to raise the concept, in case it was somehow related. Anyone who sets her DW account that way is just asking to be spoiled...
Mar. 17th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Or old-fashioned spoiler space behind the cut tag instead?

I added that this morning on the one that starts in midsentence, and may start doing it again as a matter of course. I'd gotten out of the habit, as cut-tags seemed to make it moot and unwieldy, but better safe and all that.

I don't post on DW, and I don't think it can happen on LJ, but you never know.

In any case, it doesn't matter whose fault it is. It happened, and I didn't want it to, and someone's season experience has been compromised. Frustrating. :-(

Thanks for the thoughts.

Edited at 2011-03-17 06:51 pm (UTC)
Mar. 17th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
No, I followed a direct "view this post" from an email alert that she'd posted.

Doing so bypasses even the concept of cuttags (doesn't even show that there is one)--which I did know. I was just too used to being able to either get from the title or the first line of the post that we were on a spoilery subject and thus back out ASAP before hitting any serious info.

It just doesn't always work when there's no hint of the subject in the title or before we get to the meat of the spoiler. Not Val's fault, I was just tired last night and forgot the basic "direct link evaporates cut-tag" rule. :(
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