I would like to suggest on behalf of those who have had racing results thrust upon them by discussion titles on the main page, that we adopt a standard format for thread titles.
If the thread contains race results, can we please format the title thus: "*spoilers* Dauphine results" for example.
This will save unwanted angst for those who don't want to know until they watch the race, and negate the angry rebuttals from those whose fun was spoiled.
This is a standard procedure on other (motorcycle) race fora which I frequent.
I'm ok Juz and have no hard feelings! Is SBS live into the Eastern states?
Hehe, That's Peter who wrote the above, but thanks :-)
I agree with Peter but at the same time, lets all play nicely and if we can consider others when posting, lets do so.
As has already been pointed out, spoilers are near impossible to miss in the news, twitter, facebook etc, and if you want to dodge *cycling* spoilers, I'd say hold out from reading a *cycling* forum until you're ready for the news, just as you may, say, avoid the sports pages of the news paper, etc when you don't want to know the footy results or you don't read that book review if you want to find out how the novel ends for yourself.
It's not someone else's responsibility to censor what you choose to read, but a bit of give and take on all party's sides won't go astray.
Hey I'm happy with give and take, which is why I chose not to post spoilers in the title. I'm not trying to be a rule nazi, it's just basic good manners and costs nought.
So far this year SBS has started their cycling coverage at the same time everywhere in the country (i.e. 11.10pm last night) but have also shown it from the same starting point, which means we're 1/2 an hour behind & Perth is 2hrs behind what is live.
The argument is that they have to fulfil their commitment to their regularly scheduled show for what are considered the lesser events (compared to how long they've been showing the tour). They've already announced that the Tour will be shown live in every state, so I can only assume that we'll cut in to the coverage 30 minutes after the Eastern states do.
Mark, I'm surprised that you can't tell the difference between a 'D-shackle' and a 'Juz Shacklady'. FYO, I'm the one with 70% more weight, 100% more years and 200% (at least) less hair on my head.
You've all got the same logo and yes I need new glasses! LOL
If you don't want to know the result, don't look at the AC page on your browser, don't look at your tweets, just shut your eyes, put your fingers in your ears and say 'lahlahlah...' until you are ready for the news.
Don't want to know? Don't look at web pages...
I tend to avoid going to sites like Cycling News if I have recorded an event from the night before and dont know the results and its pretty rare to hear race results on Adelaide radio (MMM at least) unless its the TdF and I don't do the Twitter thing.
AC isnt usually the place to come to discuss race results (not that it should't be done, just in my time here haven't seen much of it so its usually a fairly safe option to visit).
By all means discuss the race results, it would just be nice if it wasnt in the title of the discussion. Its not quite the same watching the last 10k's of the race already knowing that the break gets chased down and who wins.
Speaking as a guy who recently blabbed the Giro results here I very much like the idea of a spoiler protocol - In hindsight it's pretty obvious. Even with a protocol though, it will happen again. Maybe Angus or another mod (are there any?) can change spoiler titles when they see them or someone else reports them. No one means to wreck the game for others, but blunders happen...