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Spoilers and leaks

JMSOG

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I feel old because I'm basically saying "back in my day"...but back during G1, leaks were treated like toxic substances. Now, they're front page news. G2 is already leaking like a sieve, and an army of tech-savvy fans isn't helping.

 

what changed?

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Are you kidding? I remember chomping at the bit for news about the Barraki, and I also remember whatever news they could get away with on the front page.

 

Granted, my memory could be twisting it, but the desire for information that passes the leak policy, however narrowly, is nothing new.

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Yeah, but you would have been chomping at the bit because there would have been so little posted. There's a lot that gets posted and discussed early this year, at least.

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Granted, my memory could be twisting it, but the desire for information that passes the leak policy, however narrowly, is nothing new.

 

if your memory is twisting it, mine must be too, because I also remember this kind of stuff being front-page news as far back as 2006 when I first joined.

 

seriously, for as long as I can remember, any time an online store like Amazon has posted set listings ahead of time, BZPower has reported on it. those aren't leaks. they're early, but not leaks. leaks are grainy cell phone pictures of sets or lists of names that have "CONFIDENTIAL" stamped across them in big, bold letters. leaks are when people with access to secret information deliberately betray the trust of whoever is providing it (usually breaking some NDAs and laws in the process) to sneak some pictures or whatever and reveal it to the public when they know they're not supposed to - hence the term "leaks". official sources, especially businesses, getting ahead of themselves and putting up product listings a bit too soon isn't a leak.

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Granted, my memory could be twisting it, but the desire for information that passes the leak policy, however narrowly, is nothing new.

 

if your memory is twisting it, mine must be too, because I also remember this kind of stuff being front-page news as far back as 2006 when I first joined.

 

seriously, for as long as I can remember, any time an online store like Amazon has posted set listings ahead of time, BZPower has reported on it. those aren't leaks. they're early, but not leaks. leaks are grainy cell phone pictures of sets or lists of names that have "CONFIDENTIAL" stamped across them in big, bold letters. leaks are when people with access to secret information deliberately betray the trust of whoever is providing it (usually breaking some NDAs and laws in the process) to sneak some pictures or whatever and reveal it to the public when they know they're not supposed to - hence the term "leaks". official sources, especially businesses, getting ahead of themselves and putting up product listings a bit too soon isn't a leak.

 

People get it!

 

And LEGO asking us to take it down (as they did all the ambassadors) doesn't mean we couldn't post it, it just means they got mad at Amazon and are doing damage control. That's life.

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But doesn't that mean LEGO would consider this a leak, then? I mean, isn't the most basic definition of a leak something that gets out before it is intended to be? If a list is released earlier than it should have been....that would fit that basic definition, even if it is from a "partner." It being from a partner just means the info is reliable, not necessarily that it is fair game and isn't a situation that can be defined as a leak.

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