Is there a way to hide the staff descriptions?

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#1 by szjx
2021-08-15 at 22:22
< report >I've always felt that the descriptions in the staff section could contain a fair amount of spoilers. Two obvious sources of spoilers:

1. Pretty detailed descriptions of routes, scenes and endings written by a particular writer (e.g. the staff section under Subarashiki Hibi link)
2. Names of the insert and ED songs, which might contain plenty of hints as of how the story developed and ended.

My heart would actually sink when I see some information under the staff section that could be interpreted as a spoiler. Regardless of whether my interpretation turns out to be true or not in the end, this feels like it quite disrupts the experience of reading a new VN.

I briefly tried to check if there's an option to hide the staff section or at least the description, but didn't seem to have found it.

I am even of the opinion that perhaps the staff descriptions should be hidden by default. This might be going too far and for sure could be controversial. But at least I'd be really glad if there's an option for it, so as to prevent potential spoilers for myself.
#2 by mutsuki
2021-08-15 at 23:48
< report >I feel this is something that can be done with custom CSS but idk how to do it
#3 by shukumeiteki1
2021-08-16 at 07:37
< report >well I think people should avoid blatant spoilers like the one that is appearing in subahibi, it should contain basic information, such as h-scenes, or the x-route scenario, not giving away information itself...
Same thing in the description really.Last modified on 2021-08-16 at 07:40
#4 by vario
2021-08-16 at 12:20
< report >In my opinion, spoiling "rape" in Subahibi case is like spoiling "drama" for Key titles. You expect this kind of stuff when you start these games. The staff section should be useful and as specific as possible. This is its main role. No one is going to write "this writer wrote a scene where the MC dies" there anyway.
#5 by szjx
2021-08-16 at 19:44
< report >#2 Thanks for the hint. I was actually able to do it quite easily simply with uBlock Origin's element picker. Didn't occur to me before.

#4 You may have a point about Subahibi. Though in general I would still like to avoid as much info as possible. For example, song titles can vary from nonsensical to being massive spoilers.Last modified on 2021-08-16 at 19:48
#6 by shukumeiteki1
2021-08-16 at 20:56
< report >@4
Rape in subahibi is under heavy spoilers tag, if you want to debate something do it but stop spoiling things for others.
And that's not true, YOU expect that, if someone never read anything from sca-ji then they don't expect basically anything from it, so don't spoil the fun for the rest.
#7 by vario
2021-08-17 at 05:28
< report >This argument doesn't really work. Rape is under a heavy spoiler tag because it's a tag for *unavoidable heroine* rape. Because it actually spoils a more specific scene. While the staff description didn't mention anything like that.
#8 by shukumeiteki1
2021-08-17 at 05:46
< report >How is it fine for you to spoil things out for everyone because you think everyone should know how a certain writer writes about in his stories or because what you spoiled is more general than the actual heavy spoiler for tags that is included in the game? And it's not only that tag, look all the other tags mentioning raping .
This is like me saying in X visual novel one of the heroines dies but is not a spoiler because I'm not being specific... you are making no sense.
Just avoid spoiling parts of the story, is not that hard to do my man.
#9 by vario
2021-08-17 at 06:16
< report >Because rape is just a genre of porn. Is it a spoiler to say a random Yuzusoft game has pure love h-scenes? This fact shouldn't spoil anything because it's meant to tell people what genre to expect. A lot of games with rape have rape scenes with random characters and it doesn't necessarily mean that the main hero/heroine is going to be raped. So, like I've said before, this shouldn't affect the staff description. You're free to not look at it. The same way I don't read descriptions and don't look at CGs before reading a VN myself. It would be absurd to ask people to refrain from adding CGs to the screenshot section, right?
#10 by eacil
2021-08-17 at 08:38
< report >Rape is a genre if the game revolve around the idea of raping girls, as a fetish.
Is the goal of Subabibi to rape girls or watch them being raped?
Please show me the obvious outside hints that Subabibi is a rapege knowing that I don't watch spoilery OP, don't read spoilery synopses, and obviously hide spoilery tags on vndb by default. Are they hidden in the list of books I must read before tackling this thing?
It's weird because until some dumbass told me this featured rape, I had really no idea, no, honest, it surprised me...

And yeah, not knowing who is gonna be raped voids the rape spoiler... is a pretty stupid argument. This is not how spoilers work. Someone knowing that will think that everybody will get raped or you will at least be NTRed somewhere. You could emotionally clam up because of that.
Big double standard here.

>rape h-scenes
How the heck was that necessary? Do they have both a vanilla and a rape specialists?

The staff section is not a place where you should expect to be spoiled. That's why there are no measures taken to flag the notes as spoiler. At least the names of OP and ED are restricted to the vocal job so it's easy to avoid them once you know that. I should at least be able to browse the writer section without information leaking here.

Sexual CG are flagged and spoilers are forbidden so I don't see your point. We are clearly no talking about hiding the title because you decided to not read it.
#11 by shukumeiteki1
2021-08-17 at 19:35
< report >>Because rape is just a genre of porn.
That doesn't matter, you are generalizing things out to your convenience, we are not talking about a random nukige or a mind-breaking game where the goal is to rape the girls or some shit, this specific visual novel has that content and as the reader you shouldn't have any idea that you will see that until you do, which you would have spoiled by adding that info.

>You're free to not look at it.
No, I should be free of spoilers and not have to avoid reading parts of the page of a visual novel because someone thinks that spoiling things out for everyone is fine.

>Is the goal of Subabibi to rape girls or watch them being raped?
No, and this is my point, I mean, even the creator of this post complained about being spoiled and it's the reason we are having this discussion right now... so yeah...Last modified on 2021-08-17 at 19:35

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