There have been some complaints lately that our reviewers (with their posts appearing on the front page) offer too many spoilers. I haven’t made a strict set of rules or guidelines yet, but I’m brainstorming a more standardized set of guidelines.
In general, I would really encourage our reviewers to remember that not everyone who visits the front page wants to see the details or spoilers of a certain mission.
So, I would like to see our reviewers follow these guidelines.
1. Use the “more” code. When writing a blog post, there is a button in the html tab called “more.” Hitting that button adds a “continue reading” tag to how the post appears on the front page. This doesn’t show up when someone reads the full post. Please use this feature to hide spoilers from the main page.
2. Prior to using the “more” tag, please try to introduce the mission as the author does, or in vague terms that contain no spoilers. A great example of this type of introduction is found in one of Soriedem’s recent introdutions:
Another Bomari Sunrise
4.5 Stars (28 plays)
A colony on Bomari V, Bomari System, Risa Sector, Sirius Sector Block
Synopsis: Attention Starfleet Vessels!
The Federation Colony on Bomari V in the Risa Sector is no longer responding to hails. The system is close to the frontlines and has Starfleet nervous to the possibility that the Klingon Empire may have struck close to Earth.
Proceed at Maximum Warp to investigate!
This is an excellent way to introduce the review without giving out spoilers. In the full post, you can dissect every detail about the mission, but please give readers the decision to click to reveal those spoilers.
3. As always, please keep things professional. Tranman’s reviews are a great example of constructive criticism and feedback.
Please tell me if you think that these guidelines are fair and/or if you have any suggestions for other guidelines. I’m working on a guidelines page as a permanent reference page.