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Discussion in 'DBSTalk.com Contests Forum (Closed Forum)' started by Mark Lamutt, Feb 15, 2004.
I would hope so!!
Mark don't make me beat you with a stick! And you know I can (and will) do it!!!
Starting to smell like we have a fairly accurate spoiler list floating out on the net. Might want to think about changing the who will get voted off question.
Yeah, I know, but I really hate to lose that question. It's the cornerstone of the contest! (albeit a crumbling one, as the spoilers seem to be pretty good...and of course anyone who has read chillone's writeup knows who the final 7 are (and maybe the final 2).
All the more reason to drop the question.... Based on the vote pattern for this week unless someone put out FUD that contained three right answers then this question really does not have any weight and actually penalizes people that don't want to see the list. Me included.
I agree with WeeJavaDude to a point.
There are several complete boot lists this season, but next week (Week #5) is the first week that the picks differ. I'd keep that question in for one more week at least to see if we're all being bamboozled.
Well I would even do it this week. I read a story about a list that is floating on the net and it actually mentioned that Jenna would leave the show and not be voted out due to her Mom's illness. It seems that this list is pretty accurate... Too accurate.
This list actually seems to have helped on some other questions in previous polls. Gave hints to what might go on during the show.
The Jenna M. spoiler was actually known before these lists came out. The list(s) had more credibility partly because they included that spoiler. As for one of the most popular boot lists referred to by some news articles, it has recently been discounted by the moderator of the forum where it was originally published. Seems like the author admitted that the list wasn't completely right. As for next weeks boot, only time will tell!
That's the first time I've heard that! You know too much!
Could somebody please tell me what the pleasure is in reading spoilers before the episode airs (other than if you're doing it just to help you win)? I really don't understand the mindset. Having inadvertently found out who got booted last night before I watched the episode, it took away quite a lot of my enjoyment when watching the immunity challenge unfold: I knew which tribe would lose and couldn't get excited over it or root for my favorite team. Then all the drama of the fourth act, where people discuss who they think they're going to vote out, was completely moot as entertainment value for me, as I couldn't conjecture and strategize along with them. So, could someone who actively seeks out spoilers please explain to me what pleasure you get from them? Thanks!
Why watch Titanic when you know the boat is going to sink? Why go and see The Passion when the original screen play is 2000 years old?
Watching HOW things come to play is the interest for me.
it has recently been discounted by the moderator of the forum where it was originally published
Yeah, but Q is one who likes locking out spoilers if they don't satisfy his sense of propriety as well, so there is no telling. Likewise he didn't allow the original author to post this alleged rebuttal directly, so we only have his word to take for it. :nono2:
Personally I think a spoiler should stand on its own merits and not be censored until its actually proven wrong. Chillone's spoiler is obviously wrong because its a piece of fiction. He missed the very first boot for goodness sake which is always the easiest. Sleek's however has been dead on perfect thus far. It might be true he made it up... but if so he certainly used a lot of good information thus far.
What I'd really want to see is Snoozer post his spoilers before the day of the show. Then we could really see how much of a spoiler god he is. Personally I think he just has a source who see's the episode before uploading, and thus doesn't know diddly that is of any use whatsoever until the week of the show. This isn't true "spoiling" in my opinion.
Heh. Well, I didn't watch Titanic because I knew the boat was going to sink and people who they would make me care about would come to die. I have no intention of seeing The Passion, but if I did, it would be because I would want to see this particular version of the story. But I get your point. I'll watch the next Harry Potter movie because even though I know the whole story, I want to see the special effects, how the actors portray the characters, what they cut out, etc.
Although conversely, I won't watch previews for non-reality shows I like because they invariably spoil the punch lines. Someone takes a lot of time to write, direct, and act in a story where you're clearly supposed to feel hit when something big happens, and then someone else shows a preview which blows the big hit (I'd give examples, but I don't want to spoil something someone else watches). Survivor is like that, to me. It tries to build up tension during challenges: this tribe's ahead but this other one's closing in fast; so-and-so is trying their hardest but coming up short but this other person on their team is making up for it; etc., all leading up to "and the winner is...." . By knowing who the winner is, all the tension is gone.
It's like a sporting event. It can be fun to watch the Super Bowl, but I don't want to watch a taped copy if I know then ending. Danny, if you watch sports, do you sometimes tape a game you can't watch live and then watch it anyway even though you know who wins?
I also like to see why things happen. It is more fun for me when there is no actual list but just evidence and theories, then the talent is figuring out what to beleive. However, I for one am not ready to say the whole boot order has been laid at out feet just yet but we'll see over the next couple of episodes. If this list keeps being right, Burnett will have been owned to biblical proportions.
IMO, the who will be booted question should stay for a week or two at least.