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Ah, gotcha. Here's the list from the ATT thread. The only contested ones were for Sinister Scythe and Villain Song, which Zuxtron argued were too early in the movie to count as spoilers, even if they were part of the twist.
The videos, aside from Villain Song and Sinister Scythe, have been changed to denied.
I've added the following RWBY examples to the sandbox:
Looking at the list of RWBY videos on the WebAnimation.RWBY page, there are videos that are spoiling key events, sometimes in the stills and tag-lines, so people don't even have to watch the video to be spoiled (I haven't added them to the sandbox because I don't know if spoiler issues are being added there — I'll add them if people want me to):
Edited by Wyldchyld on Sep 10th 2019 at 2:14:23 PM
The video for Astronomic Zoom "Friendship is Optimal Trailer" appears to be the entirety of someone's work, namely this
It's been flipped to denied.
What about tropes who's entire point is spoiler based? I posted a number of videos on tropes like Golden Ending, Downer Ending and Tomato Surprise and the whole point of those tropes is that if there was a "Spoiler Index", they'd be on it.
I mean, it could be consider a spoiler on the work's page.
I feel that Spoilered Rotten tropes shouldn't allow video examples, for the same reason they usually don't get images (unless we can find a video that demonstrates the trope without being a spoiler). When the examples are in text, you can at least avoid reading the examples about works you don't want to have spoiled. But when it's in video, just scrolling to the bottom of the page could have a spoiler show up without warning.
VideoExamples.My Hero Academia has three of its five examples be about the minor character Mt. Lady, whose power is to grow to a giant size. I have a hunch that whoever added these might have a macro fetish... the videos ARE examples of the tropes, but it still feels a bit weird.
Speaking of which, the video for Kill Steal is a bit too long. The first minute and the last 30 seconds could probably be cut out.
Then there's the Super Strength video (which isn't about the aforementioned character), which has poor audio quality.
In a tangentially-related query, is it considered preferable to take video examples from the dubbed version of an anime when possible?
Edited by Zuxtron on Sep 12th 2019 at 9:54:07 AM
I would use the dubbed version when possible unless the dub is terrible. You read text in regular examples, so you shouldn't have to read in video examples.
The rules will probably have to have a link on the Video Source page towards the Spoilered Rotten clarifying not to use those tropes.
Either that or whoever coded the whole Video Uploaded format needs to add a "Spoiler Warning" box similar to "Featured Video" option, allowing uploaders to warn other users about spoiler content or something, and who knows how long that would take.
Edited by EvilerThanThou on Sep 12th 2019 at 6:50:08 AM
~Drewski, ~itcdr, what's the deal with the "contains spoilers" checkbox in the video upload form? Checking it doesn't appear to change anything. Barring a way of making videos as spoilers with a custom thumbnail, I wouldn't mind allowing videos on Spoilered Rotten since unlike images, you have to scroll down to see videos.
I personally would prefer English-language audio if available, unless doing so would kill the context in question (e.g. Dub-Induced Plot Hole, Gag Dub).
That said, I imagine we could just add any and all relevant language tracks as alternative versions in order to have our cake and eat it too, but that's discussion better suited for the other thread.
Since ~EvilerThanThou and ~Monolaf317 apparently have a good way to upload Steven Universe clips, could you upload these?
I'll see what I can do.
Me? O-okay, I'll try...
Edited by Monolaf317 on Sep 12th 2019 at 11:38:46 AM
Hey ~Eviler Than Thou, which videos do you wanna take on?
Edited by Monolaf317 on Sep 12th 2019 at 11:42:12 AM
The only one I couldn't get was Blunt "Yes".
K, I'll get that one, thanks for replying!
There's something that's been bothering me lately.
For a while, when a video was uploaded and then approved, you could see all of the videos both on the tropes they represent as well as what media they are from. But now when I upload videos onto tropes that previously did not have any videos, you could not see them on the trope page, but you could still see them on the media pages. You upload new videos onto tropes that do show the videos already, then you can see the new videos on there.
For example, you can see all the videos on Villain Song, and if you were to upload a new video onto it and it is approved, you can see that new video on the trope page. However, I just launched the brand new trope Fallen Cupid and I uploaded three videos onto it, all three of which were approved. However, you can't see the videos on the Fallen Cupid page, but you can see the videos uploaded for it on the media pages (Hercules: The Animated Series, Spyro the Dragon, Miraculous Ladybug and "Dark Cupid").
This isn't like a massive obstructive thing that should be addressed and corrected post-haste, but I just wanted to know if this was just something happening only with me or if that was or was not an intentional change to the site's format or whatever else, considering how new videos are to the site.
I don't know if I can actually ping people, but ~Monolaf 317, could you please upload a video for Curse Cut Short from the scene in the SU movie where Bismuth goes to commend Peridot, but then nearly says "shit" before changing it to "shucks" when she notices some barrels falling towards them?
Wouldn't that fit Last-Second Word Swap better?
Really? I suppose it could be both, but it's similar to Greg almost saying shit earlier in the movie, and that's in the Self-Interruption section of Curse Cut Short.
Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Sep 18th 2019 at 5:31:50 AM
Another spoiler Steven Universe video I forgot to mention earlier: Satanic Archetype. It's dubious whether the character in question is even an example, never mind the blatant spoiler.
Doesn't the description for that trope literally state in the first line its for a truly evil character.
Pretty sure that Steven universe example wouldn't fit there.
I've added the RWBY video for Kill the Cutie to the sandbox. It's got a number of problems.
Edited by Wyldchyld on Sep 20th 2019 at 3:47:35 PM
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