Author Topic: THE AERONAUT'S WINDLASS - Early Spoiler Rules  (Read 6815 times)

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« on: July 24, 2015, 02:15:49 AM »

We understand that some stores will break the "hard release date" and start selling it early. Furthermore, many fans received Advance Reader's Copies at SDCC, so there will certainly be a number of people who have an opportunity to read the book well before the official release.

Because of this, there's a potential for major spoilers leaking before the official release. As such, there is now a rule that book spoilers--no matter how minor--cannot be posted until noon EDT September 29th.  Apologies for those who will have gotten the book and want to discuss it.  We hope you'll understand our decision. 

This ban does not include discussion of sample chapter material, which is allowed as long as you follow the rules below.  Also, note that some reviewers will likely post some intense spoilery info before that date, so please avoid discussion of blatantly spoilery nuggets gleaned from reviews.  Feel free to PM one of the mods if you have a question.  Fred, Mickey, Priscilla, and Shecky are all betas, so you don't have to worry about spoiling us.

After the ban is lifted:
  • Be sure to include "[TAW SPOILERS]" at the beginning of the subject line of all topics involving the book.  If you want to talk about The Aeronaut's Windlass in a pre-existing topic that does NOT have [TAW SPOILERS] in the subject line, consider starting a new thread and linking to it (with an appropriate warning) in the old thread.
  • Talk about the book in the Spoilers forum ONLY until the book has been out a FULL YEAR.
  • Most crucially, DO NOT include book spoilers in the subject lines or sigs!  These can be seen from other parts of the forum, so even those trying to avoid spoilers will be subjected to them.

Remember to be respectful of your fellow forum members.  Not everyone reads the book the day it comes out.  If you're uncertain about any aspect of posting etiquette, ask us!  We'll be happy to clarify.  Otherwise, try to err on the side of caution.

Thanks for helping us maintain a fan-friendly forum!  We can't wait to get this discussion underway!

-- Your friendly neighborhood mod squad

Some coding advice if you chose to use the Spoiler code:

Spoiler tags now work much like quote tags, in that if you use the code

Code: [Select]
[spoiler=book you're spoiling]spoiler info[/spoiler]
You get:

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