Use SocialFixer To Avoid Spoilers

Use SocialFixer To Avoid Spoilers

I had last week’s episode of Game of Thrones spoiled for me, and it was a doosy. It was only one day after it had aired, and during some late night work, I had thought it might be safe to check Facebook. Fortunately, there’s a workaround.

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It just can’t be avoided — sometimes you need to work, or take care of the kids, or whatever. To be honest, I thought we were past this as a society. I thought through our collective love of Game of Thrones, we had all reached a level of respect on social media. But perhaps the break allowed some people to forget the rules. To get a little too excited.

So if you haven’t already made use of SocialFixer to clean up your feed, this is a damn good reason to start. It doesn’t have to be Game of Thrones, of course. If you don’t want to see a sports score, or are tired of hearing about a particular bottle of Grange, this is perfect.

Once SocialFixer is installed, head to the Settings area from the top right of the screen, and then find your way to the Filtering section. The “matching text” box is what you’re looking for.

You’ll have to experiment here a little bit, as the text needs to match that of the undesired posts exactly. Regular expressions are allowed, so you can block multiple phrases using the | separator. If you don’t want to hide them outright, you could move them all to a “Spoiler” tab or something similar.

Do you have any other ways to avoid spoilers?


  • I feel for you. I had the same thing happen to me.

    I had an easier fix though, I unfriended the person responsible. If it had been an honest mistake I’d have given them the poor form discussion over a beer next time we see each other. His response was that if you were a true fan you would have put everything else (work, children) aside to watch it.

    I no longer have need for that level of arrogance in my life.

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