August 14, 2004

Olympics posting policy?: This hasn't happened here yet, but I just clicked over to ESPN and forgot that they don't have a 'no spoilers' policy. Can we agree here that things which haven't been show on American TV should have clear 'spoilers' text, with the spoiler inside? [Obviously the American TV caveat is amerocentric, but I have not really seen any posters from Asia-side, so I'm assuming that we're mostly safe here about 9 hours after competition has actually occurred, AKA PST.]

posted by tieguy to editorial policy at 03:04 PM - 10 comments

I totally agree...

posted by StarFucker at 09:17 PM on August 14, 2004

I totally agree... With what?

posted by dusted at 10:14 PM on August 14, 2004

With what? with not revealing olympic results in the main post but putting the spoilers inside. (i agree too btw.)

posted by goddam at 10:34 PM on August 14, 2004

Not to hijack this thread, but it got me to approach this from another angle.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:18 AM on August 15, 2004

And how am I supposed to know (or care) what has been broadcast on American TV?

posted by salmacis at 02:22 PM on August 16, 2004

Hmmm I was never able to wait for the tape delayed airings to find out what happened anyway with this InterWeb constantly tempting me to peek at scores.

posted by trox at 04:14 PM on August 16, 2004

I totally disagree. It's not our fault that your (American) coverage sucks the big one.

posted by mkn at 04:18 PM on August 16, 2004

salmacis, I would appreciate it if you would post a spoiler disclaimer on anything that happened on that specific day. By the next day, you can assume we've seen it or didn't care enough to watch. Of course, you can do whatever you want, but I would appreciate the courtesy. Our coverage has actually been pretty good... though, without much to compare it to perhaps I've been fooled... We have six basic cable channels broadcasting all sorts of sports around the clock. NBC tape delays the main events for primetime, but I even appreciate that as I have to work when most of these things are going on anyway. Outside of that, our sucky coverage has afforded me the chance to watch sports I hadn't previously seen in full chunks. Things like handball and table tennis... I've always wanted to watch, but they would only broadcast five minute bit pieces on them. Now, I see them on random NBC affiliated channels in full. Hell, they even have horse-dancing or something, but I didn't watch that one. Basically, it's not our fault either that NBC has seen unfit to broadcast major events at 4:00 AM or while America is at work and I would appreciate it you could withhold event outcomes until the comment section.

posted by 86 at 05:26 PM on August 16, 2004

No problemo. In the same spirit, could all you Americans please refrain from discussing baseball scores till the Thursday after the result? (I keed, I keed!)

posted by salmacis at 02:08 AM on August 17, 2004

You are all monkeys.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:14 PM on August 17, 2004

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