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READ FIRST: Before posting race results

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Many readers of EpicSki enjoy discussing race results. However, due to the international nature of ski racing, results are often known before large portions of the skiing population have the opportunity to watch the races.

In consideration of those who prefer to see the races before they know the results, please do not post race results in the title of a thread where they can be seen without opening the thread.

Furthermore, please state in the title of the thread that you reveal results by adding "(spoiler)" to the end of your (short!) title.

Thank you.
post #2 of 11
ssh,

Maybe you should impose a two week ban those that break this rule.
post #3 of 11
maybe people should learn how to do some internet research.

it would not be the fault of an EpicSki participant that someone failed to find the results before coming to EpicSki.

this thread baffles me.
post #4 of 11
Um, sorry unc not to be argumentatitve but the point is that people want to watch the broadcast before reading the results. Or did you think they were showing it live?
post #5 of 11
Good solution to something that had me scratching my head--flagging the title of the thread.

Personally I enjoyed watching the men's downhill even though I knew how it had come out, but I can see how others might have a different point of view.

And, incidentally, if you affirmatively don't want to know something about skiing, poking around this website may not be the smartest move on the 'net.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
The point is that when you come to EpicSki, the titles of the threads should not reveal the results of a race that are not generally known. Content in the thread is fine, but let's face it, people come here to read about skiing, and given the different time zones may not have had an opportunity to see a race that they are looking forward to seeing (most of the Torino Olympics will be like this for US viewers). To come to a site like EpicSki and see the results in a thread title when you're not looking for them can be pretty disappointing for some members (as we saw in the downhill results thread when it had the results in the title).

Seems a simple matter to not put the results in the title.

FWIW, I've been on many mailing lists where similar techniques were used for discussion of sporting event and movies, etc. Makes sense to me.
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lodro
Or did you think they were showing it live?
It's not live? You mean it's a re-enactment?
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by weems
It's not live? You mean it's a re-enactment?
certainly! there are enormous, national organizations devoted to re-enacting milestone runs of the olympics.
they dress in period attire of the given nations and reenact the runs for the NBC news peeps.
everyone knows this....
post #9 of 11
Robot clones actually.
post #10 of 11
OK, Steve, this thread is forum clutter now.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
The World Cup is over for the season?
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