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NBC 2012 Olympics Coverage

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by gusmahler, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. tonyd79

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    I think it is fair to say that a thread on the Olympics coverage during the Olympics is going to contain spoilers.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    The latter. In fact, they will cite their ratings as proof they are doing it right. And probably fall flat on their faces next time because they don't sense the shift.
     
  3. James Long

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    Whatever it takes to respect your fellow posters.

    I would not want to see DBSTalk become a place people have to avoid for the next few weeks because others could not show a little respect.

    We do have a TV Talk forum and a Sports forum if you want to talk about the events.
    This thread should be related to the coverage.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Again. Create a rule. I still hangout on TiVo community for tv talk and there is a very specific spoiler rule. I don't think the race results would violate that rule even there as the event is in the past. Do we have one? If so, fine.

    No idea why someone would have to avoid dbstalk for one topic letting history (all that has happened in the past is history) slip.

    I don't mean to be flip but this is just so gray. When can we talk about results? Especially when it is pertinent to the topic itself?
     
  5. James Long

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    I don't see why the actual results are pertinent. The fact that one can easily find the results elsewhere on the internet is pertinent but revealing those results is unnecessary and rude.

    I don't see how the actual results of any event need to be known to complain about that event not being shown live.

    If you need a black and white rule then don't post results. This is not a results thread.
    (And most of it will probably end up in the TV Talk forum and fall under that forum's rules since it is not a DirecTV specific discussion.)
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Okay. You don't see how the result of the biggest event of the day pertains to a discussion about NBC faking time and delaying results. The result itself can have an impact on the method NBC is using. This is not an upset in a fencing match. This is a big result and is directly tied to the discussion of how NBC is handling live sporting events.

    I will not post results. But that stifles the conversation. As for me, I'm done with this thread since we are now following NBC's rules. Things don't happen until they say they do.
     
  7. Laxguy

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    I don't mean to create dissension nor do I want rules. But I believe it's possible to talk about coverage, or lack thereof by referencing the event, avoiding stating the outcome thereof.

    It's a matter of courtesy, perhaps, and there'll be those who'll argue it, the other thing, and yet that third, fourth and fifth thing.
     
  8. trh

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    Do does that mean someone can start a "Olympic Results ***Spoiler Alert***" thread in the sports forum?
     
  9. James Long

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    They still happen ... and you are free to complain about NBC's coverage approach. As are those who don't know the results and want to complain about the delay in coverage without waiting until have seen it on TV.
     
  10. James Long

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    Why not? The title will warn people.
     
  11. zeus

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    Anything to protect people from what is actually happening live. That way they can view the NBC package of an event that happened 4 hours ago which every media organization in the world has already reported (including NBC) and is practically considered old news at this point. ;)
     
  12. tonyd79

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    My point. A live event available to the entire world is not a spoiler. A spoiler is something not yet known. But even then there are limits. Like posting the startling revelation in Star Wars V twenty years after.
     
  13. Hoosier205

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    Exactly. The point of just what a spoiler is has been missed. A spoiler historically pertains to works of fiction only.
     
  14. trh

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    But it is a spoiler if you're only watching the network broadcasts. And since this is a coverage thread, a couple people asked that results not be posted here. Doesn't seem like a major issue - start a results thread and post away.
     
  15. Mike Bertelson

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    For the purposes of this thread a spoiler is any results that others may not have seen yet because they've recorded the event.

    Now that we've explained the obvious lets stay on topic and not discuss the semantics.

    :backtotop

    Mike
     
  16. tonyd79

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    I'm sorry. May not have seen yet because they've recorded? That could be weeks. You didn't clear up anything at all. You made it more muddy.
     
  17. spartanstew

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    Hundreds of events today that they don't show live OR tape delayed, but they spend 15 minutes recapping the Opening Ceremonies another 15 minutes of every hour on some "feel good" interview or story.
     
  18. mrlqban

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    No results talk in here...It's sad that the most "important" coverage of the games, e.g. Phelps vs Lochte FINALS, the FINALS of the swimming competition, Gymnastics, and starting next week Track n Field, are reduced from a supposedly 4 hour primetime coverage to actually one hour of true action, if that, after you substract the time dedicated for side stories and commercials. This SUCKS for sports fan now and will continue to suck even more for years to come.
     
  19. RAD

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    We just finished watching the 3D feed from 4AM of the opening. All I can say is whomever at NBC was deciding when to do commercial inserts and that GD Lorax ad ought to be shot. Running an crawl for a DVD over the queens segment or commercials that cut off Sir Paul are inexcusable.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    How is saying don't discuss results in this thread muddying it up. Don't discuss results in this thread and everyone will be happy. No want to discuss results, crate a new thread to discuss results. This thread is for ripping NBC and their mistakes in how they are covering the games! :)
     

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