OFFICIAL TF2M STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS SPOILER BAN 17th of DECEMBER, 2015 to 1st of JANUARY, 2016 Hey guys, Next week, Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens will release internationally. It is a highly anticipated film, and is expected to break the record of breaking all the records. Many people in this community have actively gone out of their way to avoid spoilers that may have been released/leaked via whatever means. They wish to go into the film completely blind. As a community, we are going to respect that. There will be a 15 day Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Ban on the forums, and in chat. If you wish to discuss the film, we ask that you do so in a private manner with people who have already seen the film or are okay with discussing spoilers. Anyone caught talking about (including, but not limited to) the film plot, it's characters, it's motives, potential sequels, or what color the droids are, in any capacity beyond (but not limited to) "It's great!" or "It's bad!" between the 17th of December, 2015 to January 1st, 2016 will be subject to an immediate kick from chat. Consistently talking about the film, after being told to stop or not, will result in a day or two or a ban until the 1st of January, depending on the severity. Additionally, if someone starts to talk about the film, leading to potential spoilers, we ask that you do not add to the discussion. Instead, we ask that you politely ask the person to move their Star Wars discussion to a private discussion. If a discussion does not stop and you do not want to be spoiled, we ask that you leave the chatroom, and use the info_observer_bot pinging tools, to notify the staff of the discussion. You can do this by typing "staff" in chat. You can also individually ping some staff by saying their names. Fanta will be setting up FANTABOT to issue warnings about potential spoilers when certain Star Wars keywords are mentioned in chat. We ask that you do not ignore these warnings. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to get out, see the film. When the ban at the start of the year ends, then you will be free to discuss the film. We just ask that if there is a large number of people in chat that don't want to hear about the film and are asking for the discussion to be moved elsewhere, that you (the ones doing the discussion) stop, and move elsewhere. Please be respectful of everyone in chat. That all being said, I have made a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Megathread over in Offtopic. That is the only place where you will be able to actively and openly discuss the film, spoilers, etc. If you do not want to be spoiled, don't look in the thread! Enjoy the film, but be respectful of everyone else! Don't ruin it for others just for laughs. You will be punished.