Walky, you shouldn't have to take the spoiler date tag off- even if you don't feel like waiting for the page to re-cache (whcih it only does a few times a day) when you re-save the page it automatically updates. (And in this case when the time is passed it says 'okay to remove this tag!') (Though really, I'm not sure if that's what you want- what should it say when the US airdate passes?) Uh- you can see it when you hit preview. -Derik 16:14, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
The tag should exist for a week after the episode airs. "It is okay to remove this tag" speaks against those purposes. --ItsWalky 16:37, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Hrm, would adding a week to the date do it? Do you want it to turn green when the episode airs but not tell them to remove the tag? (I'm tryign to figure out the desired behavior. Green when date expires would not be hard-green when date expires and add the 'you can remove' only if you're expired + 1 week is also doable.) -Derik 16:40, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

In point of fact, though, shouldn't the tag remain until the series is over? Not the "spoilers for "Autoboot Camp" tag, but the semiprotect_spoilers template. Is it not conceivable that Wasp could be back in the finale (I have no idea if he is or not) - meaning that this page needs protecting up until that point, lest some Dubai-watching ne'er-do-well comes along and ruins it? Isn't that why we have the template? We protected everything Animated, not just the things that we had already actively been spoiled about. - Chris McFeely 16:52, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Are you making a "We must spoil-protect everything, because the fact that Wreck-gar's article is NOT spoiler-protected is, in fact, a spoiler for the fact he does not appear again" argument?
I don't think that's a bad argument, but at that point- dont' use individual spoiler tage- put a Template:AnimatedNotice template at the top of all animated articles, that way you can put anything you want inside that template (like a spoiler, reminded to respect others, notice of upcomign airdates...) and it will appear at the top of all Animated pages.
As an aside note, if written properly carelessly, it would also kill the ad-block on all animated pages, forcing them to use the less-obnoxious banner.
I guess I'm trying to figure out what the desired goal is to determien the functionality. People seemed to be all- "Yay, spoiler timeout tags!" but the way they're actually USED seems like what they really want are 'Do Not update' timeout tags, or a notice saying "Keep your spoilers compartmentalized to avoid spoiling people until this notice passes." Almost like a stoplight with 3 settings; red for "Don't add info at all," yellow for "add it but be cautious," and green for when it can be allowed to spread naturally over the entire article. (So Shockwave's article would be essentially empty under red, mention his dual ID in his fiction section accompanies by a spoiler tag when yellow- and have his ID in his bio at the top when green.) They'd so sort of automatic 'how to update this article' guidelines. Is that sorta what people are after...? -Derik 18:04, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Derik, did you just post a spoiler in the discussion of how to handle spoilers? -hx 01:51, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
I, er... maybe? -Derik 03:25, 15 June 2008 (UTC)


Come on, this is obviously a new version of waspinator.St.Hound 19:46, 5 July 2008 (UTC)User:St.Hound

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