[Movies] MCU: Phase 3 And Beyond

GasBandit

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I recognize those cartridges... those are original game boys with Tetris! Wow, blast from the past.
 
finally saw Captain Marvel today so I can do this:
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I think my top 5 and bottom 5 are spot on. I'd probably mix some stuff up in the middle; captain marvel is probably too high based on recency bias, and black panther is surprisingly lower than I expected it to be.

can it be endgame day yet?
 
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I'm trying to watch everything again in as best story order as I can manage. Up to Dark World right now.
 
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Now is the time to start avoiding any Avengers: Endgame material posted online (except for here, natch). There have apparently been some major leaks recently and hard spoilers and even video clips are in the wild. People are trolling Twitter and in various comment sections with them.
 
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Time until someone tweets the ending in full spoilery glory BUT tags it with #DontSpoilTheEndgame: < 1 femtosecond after the credits start to roll.

--Patrick
 

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A hashtag on a printed piece of paper.

Would that have annoyed you less if they'd explicitly said "Spread this message online with the hastag #DontSpoilTheEndgame"? Because that's the implied purpose of putting the tag at the end of this letter.

Nobody understands what a hashtag really is for. They just think it's a parenthesis that gives you license to stop using the space bar.
Do they not understand, or do they get it so much that they forgot they have to spell it out for other people who will assume that the hashtag printed in the letter is just there to be trendy, and not there because they want the tag trending? This is a marketing letter, and that's the hashtag they want to be in the top lists on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Rather than send out a letter and hope that the people posting about it will all choose the same, unique, hashtag to use, they conveniently supplied one to rally around.
 

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Do they not understand, or do they get it so much that they forgot they have to spell it out for other people who will assume that the hashtag printed in the letter is just there to be trendy, and not there because they want the tag trending? This is a marketing letter, and that's the hashtag they want to be in the top lists on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Rather than send out a letter and hope that the people posting about it will all choose the same, unique, hashtag to use, they conveniently supplied one to rally around.
Hashtags are just a sorting tool people decided it would be clever to misuse humorously and/or passive aggressively. #NoNeedToGetTriggered #JustMillenialThings #SocialMediaIsCancer
 

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Hashtags are just a sorting tool people decided it would be clever to misuse humorously and/or passive aggressively. #NoNeedToGetTriggered #JustMillenialThings #SocialMediaIsCancer
So you're making a point about the misuse of hashtags by complaining about someone who is actually using hashtags for their intended purpose?
 

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So you're making a point about the misuse of hashtags by complaining about someone who is actually using hashtags for their intended purpose?
#DontSpoilTheEndgame is not an example of their intended purpose. It may have grown IN to that, but it's still just conveying extra content by using a hashtag ironically.
 

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#DontSpoilTheEndgame is not an example of their intended purpose. It may have grown IN to that, but it's still just conveying extra content by using a hashtag ironically.
How is it ironic if it serves the purpose of letting people follow the discussion about spoiling Endgame? It's a hashtag for a discussion online. That's what hashtags are for. It's not a use that's the opposite of what hashtags were made for, it's not an outcome that's counter to what hashtags were made for, it is literally the exact use that hashtags were made to serve. It is not ironic in any way.
 

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How is it ironic if it serves the purpose of letting people follow the discussion about spoiling Endgame? It's a hashtag for a discussion online. That's what hashtags are for. It's not a use that's the opposite of what hashtags were made for, it's not an outcome that's counter to what hashtags were made for, it is literally the exact use that hashtags were made to serve. It is not ironic in any way.
Like 90% of hashtags, it's poor tagging behavior. Tags as a sorting tool are not a new thing. Note that there were no tags for #Avengers or #AvengersEndgame or #MCU or anything else, just the one tag that was also the final rhetorical imperative assertion in the argument of the post. It was content, not sorting.

If someone went to search, without having the context of the tweet beforehand, that tag would be utterly useless. For example, my image hoard is also sorted using tags, but if I tagged an image #PaleRedheadsWithThighHighStockingsGetMyMotorRunning, that would be an exercise in inanity. While descriptive, it's overly specific, unintuitive, of marginal applicability, and better replaced by a series of tags that indicate individual sortable/searchable aspects of the content.

#ButNoPeopleWouldRatherMakeStatementsWithTags.

#ItsADatabaseToolPeople

 
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Like 90% of hashtags, it's poor tagging behavior. Tags as a sorting tool are not a new thing. Note that there were no tags for #Avengers or #AvengersEndgame or #MCU or anything else, just the one tag that was also the final rhetorical imperative assertion in the argument of the post. It was content, not sorting.

If someone went to search, without having the context of the tweet beforehand, that tag would be utterly useless. For example, my image hoard is also sorted using tags, but if I tagged an image #PaleRedheadsWithThighHighStockingsGetMyMotorRunning, that would be an exercise in inanity. While descriptive, it's overly specific, unintuitive, of marginal applicability, and better replaced by a series of tags that indicate individual sortable/searchable aspects of the content.

#ButNoPeopleWouldRatherMakeStatementsWithTags.

#ItsADatabaseToolPeople

Twitter isn't a database. #ItsAMarketingToolPeople
 
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Hashtags are weird to me, but even I knew that they put it there to get as many people using it as possible so it becomes trending. If you put too many hashtag options you have a chance of splitting it and causing it to never reach the trending list.
 

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Like 90% of hashtags, it's poor tagging behavior. Tags as a sorting tool are not a new thing. Note that there were no tags for #Avengers or #AvengersEndgame or #MCU or anything else, just the one tag that was also the final rhetorical imperative assertion in the argument of the post. It was content, not sorting.
Why would a LETTER have generic tags in it? You can't put hyperlinks in a letter. A physical letter cannot have it's hashtags searched for from the internet! The purpose of the hashtag in the letter is to provide a specific tag to use for conversation about the issue at hand. As I said before, it closes out the letter with the implied purpose of using that hashtag to be the definitive search term for discussion on the subject online.

If someone went to search, without having the context of the tweet beforehand, that tag would be utterly useless.
Hashtags don't exist solely for searches with no context. That's like saying "If someone followed this link to page 12 of the webcomic without having read the first 11 pages, it would be completely useless." The purpose of this hashtag is to allow people who have been made aware of the issue to easily find other people discussing the issue. That is part of the explicit purpose of how hashtags are supposed to work. Oh, hey, this tweet has been tagged #SpecificTopic, I can easily click on the hashtag to find other people discussing Specific Topic.

For example, my image hoard is also sorted using tags, but if I tagged an image #PaleRedheadsWithThighHighStockingsGetMyMotorRunning, that would be an exercise in inanity. While descriptive, it's overly specific, unintuitive, of marginal applicability, and better replaced by a series of tags that indicate individual sortable/searchable aspects of the content.
Are you wanting to have a discussion with people on social media about, specifically, pale redheads in stockings turning you on? NO? Then what you're saying here has no relevance to the issue at hand. The MCU marketing team wants people to discuss the subject of not spoiling Endgame. They want people to easily be able to find others discussing not spoiling Endgame. Finding other people discussing the #MCU in general, or even #Endgame as a whole would not be the same as trying to find the specific topic of #DontSpoilTheEndgame. They also wouldn't want to use #EndgameSpoilers because that's a tag people wanting to avoid hearing spoilers wouldn't read, whereas they might read a discussion about NOT spoiling the movie.
 
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