Don't post in here just to score political points.
If your comment is based on spoiler knowledge (which we already told you guys not to do), then no one else can engage in the discussion unless they read the same spoilers.
If it's based on an external source like an article, then you can make a thread in the politics section about it.
There is not a single spoiler in this thread just people saying it looks bad. Saying something is good or bad don't spoil anything to others who haven't seen it.
That's not because one says something looks bad or good the other who haven't seen it got spoiled. It is just an opinion/impression that doesn't tell anything besides one's opinion on how good or bad they fell it looks.
If we reached an era when the words 'good' and 'bad' are now spoilers then we are way past the Twilight Zone.
Actually there was a gigantic spoiler in here (accidentally?), even though they didn't specify any details.
If that was an accident, it's an example of the common problem where people don't realize they can give away a lot by saying very little.
In another case, a comment that also didn't go into detail made me think about and expect something very specific, when combined with other comments I've read, the people that made those comments, and because there are very few things I can think of that are 'worse' than another specific thing.
An example of how your expectations can be steered in a specific direction, by piecing together things you've heard elsewhere, or ruling out possibilities, etc.
Even if it turns out to be incorrect, the thought may now bother me throughout the entire game, until I can confirm it.
Generally, saying you think something is good or bad shouldn't spoil the experience for someone.
But some people have expressed to us that they do not for example want to hear that an ending is terrible, and asked us to deal with it. Because it can change their expectations and enjoyment while playing.
For example, some hours into the game you may encounter a situation that makes you remember reading that comment. And you realize that this must be what people were talking about, because few other things so far could invoke those type of reactions. So now you may expect your favorite character to die, when normally may not have noticed the signs.
Or if the comment you read comes from people who have a history of complaining about let's say vegans, you'll expect a character to be vegan. And now you're thinking about things you normally wouldn't/shouldn't, etc.
But while vague comments may not always lead to problems like this, the reason it's better to draw the line at no discussion based on spoilers whatsoever, is because it covers all bases, including comments from those with poor judgement.
Last edited by Hiku - on 28 April 2020
And this is not a spoiler discussion thread anyway.