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|Although this shouldn't also have to be explicitly stated, it appears we need to. From this point on permanent bans will also be issued for those attempting to be subtle and start threads that rely on comparisons to indirectly spoil or hint at what was contained in the leaks as well. For example (the below is entirely fictitious), let's say someone starts a thread with a title like:|
Will Halo Infinite hurt more than the Red Wedding scene from GoT?
Will you feel as bad for (character) as you did when the grenade fell in the car in the Shield?
It's pretty clear what you're attempting to do. The leaks stay in the leaks thread. There is no need to start any other thread with speculation around the leaks.
This is now an explicit post to draw your attention to the fact that anyone posting spoilers beyond designated threads will be permanently banned. This is directly targeted at 'unreleased games' and any 'leaks' (confirmed or otherwise). This is not Twitter, and it's not OK to just pick up the strand of a thread and maliciously drop a spoiler, because they seem related by some tangential link. As difficult as it may be, people are trying to avoid what leaks regarding highly anticipated games. If they are deliberately avoiding threads with:
i. the spoiler tag
ii. *spoilers denoted in the title
iii. entering threads with (no-spoilers) etc. in the title
they should not be coming across spoilers at all. This will also apply to 'leaks' in spoiler tags outside those threads as browser rendering issues often unmask them. This will also apply to any PM's and also applies to those posters who drop a spoiler then self-edit it. The damage has already been done at this point as far as we are concerned.
For general games that are released and have an OT, the use of spoiler tags within those threads is fine. Ideally, with a naming convention. In those threads it is expected that people may ask for advice or ask a question from curiosity. This is when the spoiler tag is to be used, but you enter those threads knowing you may see open spoilers as the community is involved in playthroughs. It is more of a courtesy in those threads.
This should really go without saying, as we all have our own titles that we get hype for, and for some people, they do prefer to go in blind. Especially in narrative driven games. Most of you have used common sense and - out of courtesy - have contained the spoilers in the dedicated threads, and we thank you for that. This will also apply to future titles (e.g. Cyberpunk etc).