I’m prefacing this by saying I love spoilers, however that love stops at me posting them because I don’t fancy jailtime and ruining books for other people.
It really sucks when you see a spoiler and you don’t want to. Imagine my frustration this time last year when I signed into the Lexicon boards and someone had posted the following topics:
OMG! Could you believe Bella jumped off a cliff?
Edward wanted to kill himself!
I was ready to scream. I couldn’t avoid the spoilers because they were in plain sight. I didn’t have a choice as to whether I saw them or not.
AGAIN, if you are in the "know" about spoilers for Harry Potter, Eclipse, or anything else for that matter:DO NOT STATE IT ON THIS BOARD. WE ARE A NO SPOILER SITE. The relationship this site has with Little Brown and Stephenie Meyers will cease to be a friendly one if we allow spoilers! I can’t control, nor do I want to, what happens between people in their private emails or PMS. That remains private and out of sight. Don’t even mention that you have such a thing n public!
Lastly I just want to draw your attention to the following:
1) People who stole pages of HBP and posted the Dumbledore spoilers are doing JAILTIME in the UK!
2) As quoted from Mugglenet:
"The LA Times is reporting that the US Harry Potter publisher obtained a subpoena to learn the identity of a user who allegedly posted copies of Deathly Hallows on a California website.
Scholastic said in a court filing Monday that "materials hosted on Photobucket.com’s system" contain materials that infringe copyrights owned by Scholastic and J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books. Photobucket.com, a News Corp. unit, is a website for sharing photos and videos on social networks such as MySpace.
The subpoena was sent to Gaia Interactive Inc. in San Jose seeking the identity of a user on gaiaonline.com, a social network, according to the filing in San Francisco federal court.
Gaia complied with the subpoena, removed the material and temporarily banned the user from the site, said Gaia spokesman Bill Danon."
3) As quoted from Mugglenet:
"The US book publisher has issued a statement this morning which reveals where a leak of Deathly Hallows occurred:
We are taking immediate legal action against DeepDiscount.com and Levy Home Entertainment. The number of copies shipped is around one one-hundredth of one percent of the total U.S. copies to go on sale at 12:01 am on July 21st."
4) And yest one final quote from Mugglenet:
"After receiving an early copy of Deathly Hallows from an unnamed bookstore, the New York Times has posted a review of the book which also contains a few plot details.
UPDATE: In response, JK Rowling has spoken out about this New York Times review and numerous others:
"I am staggered that American newspapers have decided to publish purported spoilers in the form of reviews in complete disregard of the wishes of literally millions of readers, particularly children, who wanted to reach Harry’s final destination by themselves, in their own time. I am incredibly grateful to all those newspapers, booksellers and others who have chosen not to attempt to spoil Harry’s last adventure for fans."
Bloomsbury has also addressed this concern:
The release date and time embargo of 00.01AM BST on Saturday July 21st is being enforced unflinchingly and without exception by the publishers. We confirm that all Bloomsbury’s customers in 93 countries worldwide are robustly supporting this embargo time to ensure secrecy for the children and adult readers of Harry Potter."
In other words, to sum it up, THE LEAST OF YOUR WORRIES IF YOU POST SPOILERS WILL BE THAT ALPHIE AND I WILL BAN YOU FASTER THAN YOU CAN SAY I LOVE EDWARD CULLEN!
We can’t be online 24/7, if spoilers abound, we will shut down our forums until the Eclipse releases. I don’t think anyone wants that, but we will do it if we have to.