For the upcoming season of Spring 2013 anime, it would be very nice if people refrained from posting GIFs of an anime until they have actually seen it subbed through its entirety. Even now, we are nearing the final episode of some anime such as Magi. Subs for Magi are usually posted a couple days after raws are in, and a lot of people may already be familiar with what happens, so they may think it’s fine to simply bombard everyone’s dash by spoiling every single second of it when it hasn’t even been translated… but it’s not (even if you let your followers know that you are not spoiler-free). If any of you have the undying urge to GIF before everyone else, it would be great if you leave them in your Drafts until 30 minutes to 1 hour after the subs have been released.
That being said, I do know that GIFing is a hobby. It isn’t something that someone or anyone should feel like they are a part of a race or competition. However, it would definitely be a plus if people took the time to actually to -watch and understand- it rather than milking it dry.
Blocking a tag can only work to a certain extent. A lot of people reblog without tagging it as Magi or spoilers… and by that time, 20 more photosets have been published. I don’t follow Magi anymore, so I don’t really care, but I’m a bit focused on the fact that people aren’t really acknowledging the anime for what it’s worth. It seems to me nowadays that more people are focused on ‘competing’ for notes. It is like a battlefield of whoever can machine-gun out the nicest graphics in the shortest amount of time… and in order to win, they would most likely have to resort to using biological warfare
raws. (excuse the terrible analogy)