Sorry for being dumb here. But really before joining this site, I had no idea what the word spoiler means in case of movie discussion. After joining here, I have seen the word like spoiler alert here in several questions and answers. Also in IMDB, I found this keyword. Several other sites also use this keyword in different way.

So what does the keyword spoiler mean in case of discussion on movie?

Also here in faq, it is written Please note that spoilers are allowed here and may be out in the open. What does it mean either?

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A spoiler is a piece of information about a movie that reveals a rather important part of the movie, thus spoiling the surprise for someone who hasn't seen the movie yet.

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    Got it. Here in our college friends who have already seen a movie, rag others telling the story in front of them and the later section of friends get annoyed. It is a kind of prank. :D
    – Mistu4u
    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:04

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