Infinite Summer

Formed in the summer of 2009 to read David Foster Wallace's masterwork "Infinite Jest".
It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:00 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


The Inficratic Oath: first, post no spoilers. Limit your I.J. discussion to only those events that take place on or before the page 981 (100%).



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:31 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 37
Please abide by the Infincratic Oath in this forum: First, post no spoilers. That means not referencing anything that happens after the page number state in this forum's description, and in the forum rules that display when you post a new topic. This includes confirming speculation. If, for instance, someone says "I think Hal will ride in a hot-air balloon later", and you (having read ahead, or read the entire book before) know this to be true or false, we ask that you keep it to yourself.

If you wish to discuss the novel in its entirety, you may do so in General Discussion, where there are no spoiler restrictions.

If you wish to post something to his forum, but have any doubt as to whether it constitutes a spoiler, use the spoiler tags:

Spoiler! "Text within the spoiler tags displays like so."

There is a button for the spoiler tags in the formatting toolbar for each new post.

If you come across something in the Daily Discussion thread that you believe to be a spoiler, please report it using the [!] button in the lower right-hand corner of the post in question.

Thank you,
Matthew


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:06 pm
Posts: 1
I've been reading since the beginning of the Daily Discussion and I haven't seen anyone doing this.

Maybe you could temper your remarks by also saying how you think people are doing on the forum in general.
I think they are doing wonderfully.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:11 pm
Posts: 7
Location: Dayton, OH, USA
Thanks for this. I have noticed casual mentions of stuff that happens past the spoiler line, and it made me wary of the Daily Discussion forum. I appreciate that there's a system in place for dealing with this when it happens.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:08 pm
Posts: 24
Not about spoilers but I wasn't sure where else to put this because I fear leaving the daily discussion forum for fear of spoilers.

Anyway, Mr. Matthew Baldwin, site administrator, what say you to the idea of official infintie summer t-shirts? I don't know anyone in the t-shirt/silkscreening industry but i would be more than willing to pony up 15-20 dollars to get one shipped to me via the internet. Probably just openned a can of worms but I'm petty enought that personal improvement of just reading this book over the summer is not enough of a reward I need something more material. Who's with me?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:48 am
Posts: 59
Location: Orlando, FL
1.0 wrote:
Anyway, Mr. Matthew Baldwin, site administrator, what say you to the idea of official infintie summer t-shirts? I don't know anyone in the t-shirt/silkscreening industry but i would be more than willing to pony up 15-20 dollars to get one shipped to me via the internet. Probably just openned a can of worms but I'm petty enought that personal improvement of just reading this book over the summer is not enough of a reward I need something more material. Who's with me?

I'm absolutely in - that would be great! After all, if we're "endurance bibliophiles" we should wear it proudly.
Joan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:30 am
Posts: 30
Man. I really don't have the cash for that kind of thing, but I'd probably end up getting one anyway. I've fallen utterly in love with DFW's writing, and nothing expresses love in a geekier way than a shirt. Could it have packs of feral hamsters or giant feral infants on it? Anything at all that's feral?

_________________
"It is easy to put on a show & be cocky. . . Or I can show you some really fancy movement. But to express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself. . . now that, my friend, is very hard to do." --Bruce Lee


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:01 pm
Posts: 82
Location: Mansfield, MA
I'm in. Come September, this achievement should be celebrated. Plus, imagine someday running into a fellow IS'er in your travels, recognizable by their distinct apparel.

_________________
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." DFW


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:35 pm
Posts: 25
Oh, I would totally wear an IS t-shirt!

_________________
Forget your troubles, c'mon, get happy...
-Leland Palmer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:53 am
Posts: 7
Location: Maryland
I would definitely buy an IS t-shirt! I actually got one of those the Enfield Tennis Academy shirts from the Neighborhoodies website, too... :P
After I ordered it, I realized I SHOULD have gotten it with the ETA school colors, red and gray, to be a true nerd.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spoilers and spoiler tags
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:20 am
Posts: 16
Just wanted to mention that adding in a spoiler tag might unintentionally turn something INTO a spoiler. I noticed one of my posts in which I asked a question and speculated on something was edited to have a spoiler tag, which effectively answered the question for me and unintentionally spoiled it for me on the spot. :(


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Translated by Maël Soucaze © 2009 phpBB.fr