The reason it's a big issue is because a large portion of your audience are living overseas, so an NBA game is on at say, 10 am in Australia while people are work, or 3 pm in Thailand etc...
There should be an effort to keep results out of thread titles- especially with regular posters.
There's a '2016 NBA season' thread for results.
By allowing results in thread titles, you're basically saying 'don't use Celticsblog all day if you want to enjoy an NBA game when you live overseas or missed the game while you were out'.
Obviously if people come to Celticsblog then they should understand they may find out the result of a Celtics game-so avoid the blog if you don't wanna know Celtics results.
The other teams though, there really is no reason to post results of matches.
Just have 'Raptors vs Cavs 22.04.16 discussion' or something.
Doesn't even have to be a written rule, just a courtesy. I've asked triboy not to do it before, and he ignored it- I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds it annoying.
what's next, also don't mention the score in the discussion? Why even create it in the 1st place
If someone accidentally enters the discussion and thought it was involving pre game talk or something but finds out the result , then what??
You want to create some special rule for yourself and using other reasons too (what about international fans?) to enforce it. BTW some international fans may not be able to catch the game until 2-3 days later due to how their networks work there. No disrespect to those fans, but this forum works on a real time basis
Again watch the pre recorded game first. Avoid the sports websites/forum if you don't want to run into spoilers.
Now you're turning it into something that no one is even suggesting.
The whole point of a game thread is that it covers the game.
I live in Australia. If am working or out from 9 until 5 pm, and the game was on at 10 am my local time, I now must avoid Celticsblog all day because triboy needs to put the results of a 'big game' in his thread title. I can't see any rumor updates, I can't talk about trade ideas, until I watch the game I wanted to watch.
So now I'll just wait until I get home at 5pm, watch the game, and then go on Celticsblog to add my thoughts/input to the community.
You can still have a Spurs vs Warriors thread. Just don't put the result in the title.
Simple, easy and everyone wins.
No one said anything about in game threads. Just don't put the score/result in the title.