The Oddworld Forums are the most active Oddworld fan community on the web. With the release of New ‘n’ Tasty, there are bound to be countless posts that include information spoiling the feature film and game for those who have yet to see or play it. The title’s release spans across months depending on where you live in the world. This page will explain how the Oddworld Forums will attempt to deal with the problem of spoiling.
To solve the problem, a Spoiler Forum will be added to the main listing on the front page of the Oddworld Forums. This forum will be solely for the purpose of posting threads which may contain spoilers. Oddworld Discussion may contain posts that discuss what is common knowledge for fans who have not yet seen or played New ‘n’ Tasty.
Obviously, there will be those members who disregard the Spoiler Policy and will (knowingly or unknowingly) post spoilers in Oddworld Discussion. After the first offense, the member in question will be enlightened of the Spoiler Policy and be asked to respect the policies to which the Oddworld Forums members adhere to. Upon the second offense, the member will be disciplined in accordance to the rules. A Moderator will be employed to filter such messages, moving threads to the appropriate forum and bringing the attention of any offending member to the administrative staff.
This solution appears to be the most efficient means of dealing with the problem. The Oddworld Forums relies on the cooperation of its members to be a pleasant and exciting place for Oddworld discussion.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Wil or Nate.