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February 23rd, 2008

I forgot one tiny thing... @ 05:03 am

unorthodox_muse:
I just want to remind the community of the following which is located on the U2 profile page;

10. Please use a clearly labelled cut tag when posting anything that might be considered a spoiler (e.g. concert setlists, discussion of new songs, TV appearances etc). Spoilers tend to upset people who have not yet seen or heard the song/show in question.


Myself, I am not bothered by spoilers in the least. I'm weak, I can admit I have no self control when it comes to those things. It's like chocolate. I crave/want more! I've heard talk of new songs being leaked (or hopes of this happening soon) and I just want to make sure everyone is aware that some people get totally pissed off about spoilers. So, please remember #10 ok? I think with the last cd it was more of a song issue than anything. Names of the songs, the lyrics etc. I haven't seen any flare ups with the U23D movie and people being bothered by spoilers for it, so that's cool.

Just an FYI.

Thank you!
 
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From:striped_bouncer
Date:February 23rd, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
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(e.g. concert setlists, discussion of new songs, TV appearances etc)

would that apply for the post I did earlier today, with the appearance on the Late Late Show? I'm not sure about that now, but if so, I will put it behind a cut *?*
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 23rd, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Ya know, I wasn't even paying attention to what was posted earlier (by you). I guess if people start complaining we can all remember to do the cut tag thing.

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I think the only issues will be with the cd leaks. Don't worry!
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From:supacatie
Date:February 23rd, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
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2 questions...can there actually be spoilers for the U2 fandom? And does anyone actually get upset?

Just out of curiosity.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:February 24th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
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I have to admit that was the first thought that crossed my mind too.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 24th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
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Please read my reply to the previous poster on this page, thank you.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 24th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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I was just checking your user info and noticed you have the same birth year as me. Have you been around this community for a long time? Have you been involved with many U2 on-line communities much, especially before cd releases and such? I've been hooked to the U2 net communities since the beginning of the Popmart era and there have always been spoiler issues with new album releases.

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From:needleandspoon
Date:February 24th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
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No, I haven't been around U2 online comms for very long, and I wasn't arguing, just expressing curiosity.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 24th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks man! =) I hate having to enforce and defend the rules - the community got so big that I am used to an arguement allll the time. I guess I get defensive because of that fact.

How long have you been into them?
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From:needleandspoon
Date:February 24th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
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I've been into the band since the mid-eighties, but I only really got into the online fandom side of things in 2006. But I've been in online media fandoms for going on ten years now. There's no mileage in griping about community rules, as far as I'm concerned, that only leads to the bad place with the flames and the crying and the babies on spikes ;-)

I've seen a lot of spoiler-phobia over the years in media fandoms, and I knew people were sensitive about concert set-listings, I just hadn't realised it applied to cd tracklistings as well.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 24th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
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Ack! I had completely forgotten about the set-list thing! Oy Vey, something to look forward to LOL!

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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 24th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
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You might go back in the community history to the days/weeks before How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and Elevation were released. I personally don't have the time to go sift through and there were no tags back then. But that is basically when #10 was created (and not by me in case you are wondering). Yeah there was a LOT of stuff going on. You might want to direct these questions towards Canadanne since she is one of the people who does not favor spoilers. But let me try to explain 1st. A lot of fans (esp. long long time fans - not newer younger fans) do NOT like hearing clips or knowing anything about the cd before it is released, they don't even want to know the names of the songs. And it is really important to them. They will hunt you down and kill you for posting lyrics lol! They basically want their fresh new copy from the store on it's release date and they want nothing to wreck that moment in time for them - the new music, the fresh lyrics..etc. It's kind of like telling the end to a god movie for them when spoilers are posted here.

Hope that makes sense.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 24th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
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god movie = *good movie - you know what I mean
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 24th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
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One more thing, it's been a long time rule. So just don't mess with it or argue about it. ok?
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From:supacatie
Date:February 24th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
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I don't think anyone (well I certainly wasn't) was arguing, just curious.

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