Reddit Permanently Banning Users For Spoiling Star Wars The Force Awakens
While Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have had a global release date of 18th December, the premieres are always at least a day early which meant many people got a chance to see it before others. The Internet has always been a place for many trolls to spoil the fun for others and Reddit serves as a great platform for them.
Considering the situation of others who still have to see the movie (myself included thanks to the local cinemas delaying it by a week), Reddit now has a new policy in place where anyone who spoils the movie will get an instant and permanent ban hammer on their account, no questions asked.
While it may seem like a harsh move on Reddit’s part which has been known to be quite lenient when it comes to leaks and stuff, it is understandable because Star Wars is one property you should never mess around with and this movie has been decades in the making (no one counts the prequels) so people want to savor every bit of it.
Reddit moderator TheGreatZiegfield and his team of mod are tasked with putting a stop on any and all Star Wars 7 leaks and have banned “dozens of users so far for this.” And as a result, he stated that “I think all the mods have had it spoiled for them by now. We’ll do our best to make sure you guys don’t suffer the same fate.”
There is also a Google Chrome extension by the name of Force Block that hides all things Star Wars related from the browser screen to protect users from accidentally landing their eyes on some spoilers which are already roaming around social media.