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  • BenitoDelicias
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    I haven’t made a complaint since the new GoldDerby began, but now I’m extremely annoyed with the slider at the top of the page that shows the results for reality shows. I got spoiled on this week’s Survivor the morning after it aired. Not even days after. Hours.

    It’s happened before, not just this week. I always forget about that damn carousel that has interviews with the castoffs. Maybe some sort of “see who got voted off this or that reality show” or “interview with the latest Survivor castoff” should be enough and those who click it get spoiled if they haven’t seen it. But at least they asked for it. There’s no need to show the face and name of the person voted out from Survivor, Idol, Dancing and so on.

    This week ther are two boxes showing Joaquin. Two very easy opportunities to be spoiled on this week’s Survivor.
     
    Right now there’s a part that asks who do we think will die on The Walking Dead, it’s been on for the entire week. What if I don’t even want to know there’s a chance of somebody dying (of course I know there’s a chance, but you know what I mean), much less SIX characters. What if those two people on the image are two people I haven’t even thought could die? Why do we need to be semi-spoiled a week before something airs? Again, can’t you ask without showing images? 

    I don’t have a problem with the way Dancing With the Stars is being done, the slider doens’t show who gets voted off this week, but instead it says Nastia overtook Rumer, that’s not a spoiler, everybody knows they are the favorites and even if they’re on top of the leaderboard they could still have been voted off. So no spoilers there.

    I know this is all to bring traffic to the website, but there are plenty of ways of doing this without spoiling anything. 

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    Riley
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    Those Survivor criticisms are fair.

    Just to clarify about The Walking Dead though, that thing about which of the six characters will die is not a spoiler.  In the predictions center, you can predict what will happen on the next episode for a chance at a hundred-dollar gift card and the questions range from whether a crossbow will get used to whether there will be a kiss to whether someone will die.  For that last one, there is a “no one” option.  That article that you see linked in the carousel is just the aggregate results of users’ predictions, i.e. no different than an article looking at what are the six shows most likely to be nominated for best drama.

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    Macbeth
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    Benito is serving up some serious truth here – I must’ve posted the exact same thing at least four times in the thread about giving our suggestions to no avail. I honestly gave up on The Voice last season because how it aired two days here after it did in the USA, and coming onto GD was a pain because it would be spoiled for me. I haven’t even thought of watching The Voice this season because GD already lets me know what is going on, and that’s not a good thing. I used to be able to avoid spoilers by dodging the front page, but now the ribbon is EVERYWHERE on the site, so its unavoidable.

    Guys, I know it is supposed to send traffic our way, but please please please stop spoiling it. Rather say “guess who was voted off…” and then in the article give spoilers to your heart’s content, but please stop spoiling it in the title for the rest of us.

    I think the editors approach this in the same way they approach awards – reporting the news ASAP. Spoling awards are fair game – if you didn’t watch it live, or look at the winners as they came out, then you probably don’t love the awards enough for them to be spoiled on GD being a legitimate issue for you. But in non-USA countries, some of these reality shows don’t air at the same time, and I may be old-fashioned, but I still like watching them and having a sense of suspense. So can we just consider that, please?

     

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    BenitoDelicias
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    The foreigners point is also a valid one. A lot of people can’t watch an episode of a reality show until the following week, maybe months after, depending on the country. I know GoldDerby is well within its rights to say “sorry foreigners, this is a US site, we reserve the right to talk about it the next day”, but I know that’s not how things work around here, specially when you consider how many non-US members this board has. A LOT!. So even though the site in general is not in anyway saying “screw members who don’t live in the US”, that slider sure is. 

    And it’s not just about not living in the US, those who do live in the US are also getting spoiled if they happened to skip a live episode or two.

    Several sites work around spoilers and it’s not even hard. It’s not even a matter of programming, it’s just images and words.

    There’s a box right now with the two people who got voted off Idol this week. The line reads “Did YOU predict the eliminations of NAME and NAME”. Why the names? Why the picture? Just say “Did YOU predict the American Idol eliminations this week?” and put a picture of the whole cast, or add more contestants and not just the two eliminated ones to fool people, whatever. And if the idea is to draw traffic to the blog and the predictions center, people are more likely to click if the spoiler isn’t there. They’ll have to click to find out.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Nice to see that you guys paid zero attention to a very logical and easy to resolve complaint. Thanks guys.

    This week we get to know that Daniel was eliminated from Idol in the slider, although I didn’t pay attention to it and just finished watching so I didn’t get spoiled. 

    The slider also tells us that somebody used a hidden idol after the merge and didn’t get voted off from Survivor. I haven’t watched Survivor yet, so thank you guys. It’s not just about not saying who got voted off, an Idol is still a huge thing on Survivor, it will also spoil things even if you don’t mention who is out. 

    Maybe I’ll just start opening threads with spoilers in the titles. Nothing wrong with that I guess.

    Again, thanks.

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    Macbeth
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    God forbid someone vaguely alludes to a spoiler of a film in a thread, yet reality shows are just spoiled for some traffic to the website…

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    CanadianFan
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    The worst is when you are just casually browsing Facebook, and they post a revealing article only hours after the show airs.

    Stop spoiling my life, GD! 

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