Hello, fellow Frater!
A brief word of advice/warning for everybody active in this sub-forum: spoilers are going to appear, but they should be hidden by the "spoiler" BBCode.
[spoiler]Place spoilers inside the "spoiler" BBCode, like this. Members that want to read the spoilers can then click on the "Show" button, while members that don't want to read the spoilers don't have to click on the button. An example is below.[/spoiler]
This is both basic forum etiquette and a forum rule.
This applies regardless of the publication date of the story. The only exceptions to the spoiler tag requirements are those things that are covered in the rulebooks, but those must be kept to the level of detail that the rulebooks cover. For example, the fact that Alexis Polux of the VIIth Legion led a fleet that had been cut off by warp storms has been covered in the rules (a Forge World Horus Heresy rulebook), but the details of how he led that fleet and the subsequent engagement with enemy forces should not reach the level of detail that is covered in the story, but should remain at basic facts covered in the rulebook.
Topics intended to be free of spoilers should include "NO SPOILERS" in the topic title. This doesn't guarantee that replies won't include spoilers, but clearly conveys the intent that members shouldn't post spoilers.
Whether or not a topic is intended to be free of spoilers, if you see spoilers posted in the clear (i.e., without being hidden by the spoiler BBCode), remain calm and perform one or both of the following:
- Contact the member that posted the spoiler and politely ask them to edit the post so that the spoiler is hidden.
- Use the REPORT button (bottom left of a post) so that the moderators can edit the post so that the spoilers are hidden.
Accidents are going to happen, whether by accident or not, so don't make a mildly bad situation (spoilers posted in the clear) worse by being confrontational. After all, this is a forum whose purpose is the discussion of the official fiction. Accidents are going to happen, so the best way to handle them is to remain calm and courteous.
Apply common sense and follow Wheaton's Law.
Thank you for reading.
The B&C Moderating Team
Edited by Brother Tyler, 22 August 2017 - 08:02 PM.
Spoiler BBCode requirement clarified