Gender spoiler question

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#1 by pucciyo
2020-10-03 at 17:39
< report >I tried to use the search, but I haven't found the answer. According to guidelines:
the sex field should correspond to a character's apparent sex as presented by the narrative. For example, if we are led to believe by the story that a character is female, with a later revelation to the contrary, the sex should be marked as 'female'

What if there's a character whose true gender is spoiled by the story, but not by the official description (on game's site, store pages, etc). Should it be put under spoiler then?

I think there's no point in that, but I want to clarify. (Actually, I've put it under spoiler already, probably should remove it)
#2 by beliar
2020-10-03 at 17:52
< report >What do you mean "spoiled by the story"? Do you mean, the character is immediately introduced with their real gender? Please, explain.
#3 by pucciyo
2020-10-03 at 18:04
< report >Sorry, my English may be bad. No, I mean the situation is like described in the guidelines. By the story, the char is introduced as female and later revealed as male. But in the official description his gender is specified as male already.
#4 by beliar
2020-10-03 at 18:36
< report >Japanese nukige descriptions tend to reveal various fetishes that the devs think might be of interest to the audience, even if they are technically a spoiler. If the story is framed in a way that lets us believe the character is male, there is no harm in keeping their real gender a spoiler.
#5 by rampaa
2020-10-03 at 19:02
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there is no harm in keeping their real gender a spoiler
There's currently no preference that lets us know a character's real sex without seeing other major spoilers. If the developer thinks the potential costumers should know about this matter beforehand, then I think VNDB should reflect that as well.

I wish VNDB let us selectively spoil ourselves, but alas, it's pretty much all or nothing at the moment.
#6 by pucciyo
2020-10-03 at 19:21
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If the developer thinks the potential costumers should know about this matter beforehand, then I think VNDB should reflect that as well.
Yeah, I think so too. I sticked too much to the guidelines, which only said about the narrative. If developers spoiled the real gender themselves, I think it doesn't matter how it's acltually framed in the story anymore.

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