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A Suggestion To Not Spoil For Telltale Staff

posted by TheShooter on - last edited - Viewed by 179 users

Hello Telltale Staff, I have a simple suggestion regarding ''The Walking Dead Story Discussion- SPOILERS'' forum, can you hide the Last Post section of it?? Because sometimes the name of a thread in that forum may spoil.

Here is pic if you don't get the problem. ::

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Thank you,

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Exactly that was a point we've debated hotly behind the scenes.
    Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a solution in this forum's mechanics. We have to go along with it for now. :(

  • A little consideration and more creative titling and there wouldn't be a problem.

  • @Cyreen said: A little consideration and more creative titling and there wouldn't be a problem.

    unfortunately ppl are either thoughtless or a$$holes lol

  • @Pellet said: unfortunately ppl are either thoughtless or a$$holes lol

    It's alright, we're all grown up, you can swear here.

  • most of the people who spoil even admit they are being (_i_)

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @Cyreen said: A little consideration and more creative titling and there wouldn't be a problem.

    It's not that easy, really.

    I've tried to put together some guidelines for creative and non-spoilery thread naming, but they all have one fundamental flaw.

    If you want to create thread titles users will find when they do a basic forum search to avoid that the same topic is discussed 100 times in 100 threads, you HAVE to add some key words which will tantamount to a spoiler. Just character names and asterisks do not make an identifiable thread name.

    The only solution is to not display it up there, and that seems to be impossible. I had the neat idea of adding to the "welcome" thread in that forum a creation date three years in the future, so it would always be the one displayed. But even that seems to be impossible.

  • I am trying to make sure when I make a post not to spoil anything.

  • Easy solutions:
    1: Create a separate bookmark on your web browser for the threads.
    - This will make sure that you are where you want to be w/o taking any risks.
    -- Problematic if you visit the forums for any other game on the site.

    2: Don't look at the last post in the section.
    - Personally I never even look at what the last post was as I am heading into that section anyways.

    Hard Solutions:
    1: (easy to do as an admin) Move the current spoilers forums further down on the main forum page and create a link in the current one. Then just lock that forum so only mods/admins can post in it.

    2: You can edit the VB code to disable the last post IIRC. Been a long time since I worked with VB so things may have changed. Though pretty sure you can just edit the code to remove the last post column.
    - I'm half bored enough.. Might go setup a server and give a better answer.

  • @Cyreen said: It's alright, we're all grown up, you can swear here.

    Fuck.

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