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What's considered a spoiler?
+ Anything pertaining to a recently aired/currently airing or upcoming season of a show will be considered a spoiler (Clarification: This means shows that aired/are airing during summer & fall 2010)
+ This includes information about cast members, guest stars, and promo (or behind-the-scenes) videos/images
+ Spoilers come in many forms including images, videos, and text/article/misc. info (including actor/news tweets)

How long do we count something as a spoiler?
This was difficult to decide. We're spread across the world with varying types of web access. What I'm going to say is that you must warn for spoilers for a minimum of four weeks past the original air date. For American users relying on Hulu & network sites, you should be able to catch the episode by then.

The Policies

Discussions: Please feel free to start discussion posts about series and episodes! However, put any and all spoilers behind a LJ cut! You can do that by copy/paste the following:

ABOVE the cut please include the show name and episode number. (For example: "Episode discussion for The Mentalist 3x01!")

Discussion policy applies to sharing of promo and related info/images.

Challenge Entries

No spoilers for currently airing/upcoming season can be used in voting challenges. (This basically applies to graphic challenges where we may be voting on icons or wallpapers.)

Writing challenges: You CAN use spoilers but we're going to follow comment_fic's rules here. "Warn for spoilers in bold and leave at least three spaces before AND after the text." Noting spoilers in CAPS is also good. ;)

Alternatively, you can post your writing entry on your journal (or case_bullpen behind an lj-cut) and then link to it when you submit.

Non-voting graphics challenges: You CAN use promos/clips/screencaps in non-voting challenges. The requirement here is that you link to graphics that contain spoilers. If you're posting your entry on case_bullpen, please warn of spoilers and then put the graphics behind an lj-cut.

Final Notes
+ Please be courteous and follow these rules. I'd like avoid stepping on people's toes. I'm hoping this will help us out in the coming weeks. (I believe CSI, Bones, and The Mentalist all return on the same night, right?)

+ If you ever have questions regarding specific spoilers, please message me privately - I'm not spoilerphobic in this area of fandom.

+ Any further questions, you can ask below in the comments.
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Let's say show X is currently airing, and its season finale has just aired. Does this mean we can from that moment onwards use images from the season, as long as we wait at least four weeks after the respective episodes have been aired? So we'd have to wait four weeks from that moment onwards to use images from the season finale, three weeks to use images from the second-to-last episode, and so forth? Or do we have to wait until the new season starts to use images of the old season?

I'm asking because Lie to Me's second season is finishing next week, and if we're not allowed to use anything from season two, we only have one season to work with.

Also, doesn't this mean we can't use anything from Rizzoli & Isles in voting challenges for a while?
You've got the time frame right. :) So yeah, you can use Lie to Me recent eps when the "time limit" is up.

Hmm, R&I... Well it started airing back in July so you can apply the 4-week thing to the episodes, I think.

I suppose I should have added "most recently aired" to the "currently airing/upcoming season"? *facepalms* IDK it gets confusing to talk about these things!
Just cheking. ;) Alright, sounds reasonable. Thank you!

Might be a good idea to keep more people from asking this? lol. But maybe they're smarter than me anyway. ;)
Pfft, it's a perfectly logical question! :D And so glad it's sounding reasonable. >_> Hard to determine some of these.
I'll bet! I honestly wouldn't want to be modding a land comm. lol. All those rules you have to come up with, not to mention the actual challenges!


September 7 2010, 22:41:43 UTC 7 years ago Edited:  September 7 2010, 22:42:19 UTC

Both NCIS's return on the same night too (day before Bones I think) two days before Bones