YRQRM0 wrote:Yet again the article warns for spoilers, that are displayed in the headline!! I don't care about this movie as much as Prime, but the front-page spoilers are getting annoying.
This has been an ongoing battle between some users and Seibertron.com for the past 10 years since movie news first started appearing. The purpose of Seibertron.com is to inform our users or anything relevant to Transformers. To ensure that articles can be found via Google searches and such, we put prominent key words in our titles. We have no intentions of making Seibertron.com a spoiler free zone. One of the primary purposes of this site is to provide as much information as possible including any available spoilers that we come across. If all of the titles of our news articles were spoiler free, they'd make for some pretty boring titles to read.
I changed the title this time around but this is not standard practice here and our titles will continue to NOT be spoiler free as that hurts us tremendously with search engine optimization and getting general movie going audiences to read our articles (which far outnumber us die hard fans).
The irony is that this IS a site for hardcore fans. Of course, from a business point of view, I respect and understand your stance. But as an actual customer, I can interpret the same sentence as, "Look, you're poor compared to the masses of non-customers we could be shaking down!" I recall a similar statement from Hasbro; a testament to your sound business decisions.
Nonetheless, say I DON'T want to be spoiled about the new movie: you're saying I can't really visit Seibertron until some time in Summer 2014, in order to avoid the inevitable spoilers.
Wait a second: NINTENDO! That's what your statement harkens back to (i.e. fans are nice, but look at the non-gaming market!!!
). If I was a shareholder, I'd be quite happy with that philosophy, but alas, just a visitor. And the obnoxious (not you or Seibertron, I'm speaking generally) rabid desire for TF4 spoilers is quite detestable, IMO. SOME of us like being surprised about our movies... It's like missing the Super Bowl, and everyone won't shut up about it, so you can't (in any known dimension) actually enjoy the game AFTER it was aired. FYI to ALL: PARAMOUNT requested this story/images be removed from the website.
I saw something similar on TFORMERS.
Again, irony - visibility? Yes. To Paramount. Which is a good thing?
Ah well, as Seiberton correctly stated: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. If any of you need to NOT be spoiled.... ehhh, you're f-ed!