User: The Pale Griffin

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I understand that, but I think that that particular spoiler was too much.

It is under the section "A Game of Thrones", so whoever reads that is not expecting such a massive spoiler. It's like writing "Ned stark was the king's hand for a while and was killed by Cersei's account for looking too deep into the birth of Rober's 3 sons, who are all actually Jaime's kids."

Don't you think that's a little too much? If you were to break it down into books, then yeah, it works, but you can't just throw out the information and hope that people have read the book already.

I'm not sure what book that information was gathered from, but it would be nice to organize that page so that no one walks into that massive spoiler. Leco1937 21:38, 18 March 2010 (UTC)


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Hello, The Pale Griffin

I am wondering, why do you keep removing the spoiler alert on the Marrett Frey page?

The "History" section is obviously a spoiler (a big one too) and I don't see what harm a little warning could do. Leco1937 22:30, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

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I'm sorry to bother, but a message in front of the wiki don't help people know when to stop reading.

On the case of Marrett Frey, a person might have been just looking up the Frey family and then he sees all the information of the end of the book. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like it, specially since it has happened to me.

What you have to understand is that the SPOILER message is not supposed to be in every page, but on every critical information to the books plot and/or ending. In the case of Merrett, it makes perfect sense to put it there, but in the page A Storm of Swords, not so much, because it is expected.

People who follow this wiki are not always up to date and by not trying (and not allowing) to cooperate with the newcomers will only stop them from joining in. Spoilers are sometimes just thrown out there and sometimes people walk into it unexpectedly. The SPOILER message helps people understand that a specific part of the page will reveal critical information whereas the message on the front page says that the whole wiki has spoilers.

To say "hey, watch out, there are spoilers in here, if you walk into them, don't blame me" and "hey, watch out, there's a spoiler RIGHT AHEAD of you, don't blame me if you walk into it" is a big difference. One that newcomers might appreciate.

I don't see what's wrong with a few warnings in some pages, it doesn't bother anyone but it helps many. Leco1937 02:25, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Anguy; red hair?

Hi PG, I saw you set the reference to Anguy's appearence back. I could not find a reference (in chapter 22) to the colour of his hair. That is why I placed the reference after the "freckles" because I could find that. Did you find where the colour of his hair is stated? If we booth can't find it I will delete that part.
Regards, Scafloc 09:36, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
It's in ASOS chapter 14 IIRC. I was just passing ^^ Evrach 17:13, 24 April 2010 (UTC)