Binerexis wrote:I prefer it with the spoiler tags as you have to actually click on it; if you see a spoiler, it's your own fault. It also solves the problem of some people seeing it Sunday night/Monday morning and those who see it a day or so late.
The problem with this is deciding how old an episode must be to deem a spoiler tag necessary. Can we talk about Ned's fate yet without them? How about wedding activities?
Personally, I go for a three or four season do-not-spoil policy for people who actively avoid anything to do with a series which is fast becoming engrained in popular culture. I know one or two people who never start watching a series until a finished boxset is available so I'm in the habit of watching what I say (being part of a huge forum some years ago which was VERY strict about such things also played a part, I think).
Of course, it also depends on the show. I still would never dream about spoiling anything in The Wire for anyone who hasn't seen it even though it's more than a decade old now. I think that having a solely time-based deciding factor without taking anything else into account can ruin a good many things for people. I mean, the books have been out for a very long time now but if someone spoiled the story for me with the excuse of "Well you should have read the books, they've been out for years" wouldn't wash.
Thankfully, spoiler tags don't inconvenience anyone and ensures there are no spoilers. I would say that things like "This episode made up for the last couple being a little slow" is okay to forgo a tag.
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