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Jul. 26th, 2007

02:55 am - Harry Potter spoilers

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From:totherme
Date:July 26th, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
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Another option would be to drown out the undesirable signal in random noise. Get a few friends to stand along side the spoiler guys and shout out other random plot options. If enough people's friends do this, then the effect is a loud noise devoid of meaning.
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From:johnckirk
Date:July 26th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
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A couple of people in the videos did try something like that, either screaming or shouting "LA LA LA LA LA". I suppose the question is how long do you keep that up for, and who will stop first?
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From:johnckirk
Date:July 26th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
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One other snag: lots of the spoiler guys were also waving signs around. I suppose you could try to block them from view, on the basis that if they have to move the signs quickly enough to stop you keeping up then nobody else will be able to read them, but I suspect that would be more tiring for you than for them. (A few people in the videos took the more direct approach of snatching the signs away, but that comes back to using force, even if they're not actually attacking the spoiler guys directly.)
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From:totherme
Date:July 26th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I wasn't thinking of drowning out the noise they were making in other noise, I was thinking of drowning out the information they were imparting in informational noise. So, if they're shouting "Harry turns into a badger on page 512", then you have a few mates shouting "Harry turns into an albatross on page 316" and "Ron turns an elephant into Harry on page 96". With enough random pieces of (mis)information in the medium, the informational content of the whole is drastically reduced. This is how a fair bit of Intelligent Design and anti Global Warming PR works.
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