This whole SPOILER thing…
Yes and no.
During the day, many of us look forward to watching the highlights without knowing the result. Hard to watch the Tour at work!
But, the Jens Voigt one isn't really a spoiler, I would agree.
Oh, and it's a mountain bike forum. I avoid Cyclingnews, Pez and the like when I want to savour the racing on the highlights, but here, Pinkbike, NSMB and Bikemagic should all be OK for veiwing without Tour results, IMO.Posted 8 years ago
(mr MC posting) yes smee some of us avoid hearing the news and sport before watching the highlights, but visit this site for other news/information/discussion.
Im sat at home with a broken leg and listen predominantly to 5 Live but still manage to avoid the results, and tuning into STW daily helps keep me enthused excited and motiviated about the cycling world whilst I take an enforced 2 months off. Obviously by your rules I shouldnt be able to take advantage of this for 3 weeks?
Why should I, we have to avoid a cycling site, when the answer is as simple as not putting specific details in the title of a TdF thread?!
I agree its not soley an MTB site which is a good thing, it celebrates the variety of the cycling world (speaking as someone who doesnt own a road bike, or a single speeder, or a 29er and has enjoyed the exposure to other areas).
Fingers crossed for Jens Voight, and a "clean" MRI.Posted 8 years agocolnagokidMember
Mr MC speaks sense, it s not just TDeF, you get F1, motoGP, golf, cricket, footy, rugby etc. etc. that people on here might like to chat about as its occuring. So whats the problem? spoiler stops your fun being spoilt if you want to hold off knowing the outcome.Posted 8 years ago
Be a bit boring if all we did was talk about tyres, the yoof, bar width etc.Steve-AustinMember
The funny thing is some tosser on Friday will post a thread about the timetrial announcing the result….
So i will avoid the whole forum until i get the chance to see the highlights which will be at 10 O'clock. shame i was planning on doing lots of online shopping friday. no clicky links from stw then…Posted 8 years agoLanesra
I think all thread titles should just be "spolier" – would shut the winging tarts up for a startPosted 8 years agoMrSmithMember
not giving the game away is so easy to do, you just resist the temptation to put CAV WINS! in the thread title. that way anyone can look at the threads about what £1k hardtail etc and still be able to watch the highlights program later in the day.Posted 8 years ago
the only reason to give away the result (be it TDF, downhill/xc worlds, wimbledon etc) is because you don't like the sport in particular and are a bit of a **** who likes to spoil it for others because you can and you are unlikely to get banned for it.
either that or you are really thick.finbarMember
because you don't like the sport in particular and are a bit of a **** who likes to spoil it for others because you can and you are unlikely to get banned for it.
either that or you are really thick.
Exactly. If you actually enjoyed watching it yourself then you'd appreciate that it ruins it to know what happens beforehand.Posted 8 years agocynic-alMember
A reasonable body of forum users just want spoiler threads to be entitled "SPOILER" and not reveal why.
Seems like a reasonable request to me – does not stiflee discussion in any way, merely requires a little thought and consideration for others.
But of course it is too much for some.Posted 8 years ago
Smee, it hardly stifles debate, or people realising what specific topic is being discussed, just dont put the "result" in the title. the "Jens voight how did it do it" didnt spoil anything, he could have crashed, won a stage, bagged the polka dot jersey etc etc.
You can still highlight "Cav" "Wiggins" "Lance" "The battle for the green jersey" and those that want to will know what youre talking about, those that want to avoid it can do without the crux being ruined by writing say "Wiggins wins".
Hmmm, cheap sky access you say…..Posted 8 years agoDougalSubscriber
Exactly. If you actually enjoyed watching it yourself then you'd appreciate that it ruins it to know what happens beforehand.
No, what happens is that I avoid this forum until I see the highlights in the evening. What a bunch of whingers.
Maybe to stifle this discussion, I'll be posting regular updates from the tour today in this thread. Spoiler in the title, you have been warned.Posted 8 years ago
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