Okay so I know that spoilers are okay on this site and also that text can be hidden so that it's only shown when scrolled over. Regardless of that though when a movie comes out I don't visit this site as often because I can read a question that completely spoils a movie for me just by glancing at the page. Now individually editing the questions to hide spoilers is probably the most basic answer but that requires a lot of effort on moderators. Is there a way to design the site so that spoiler or new release info isn't so in your face. I do also understand that we need these questions and that they can be a huge draw and bring people in so I don't want to discourage spoiler questions I just don't want to be discouraged from watching a movie because I've seen them.

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    the only real solution besides the ignore tags option is to teach users to not put blatent spoilers in the question titles.
    – DForck42
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 21:20
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    This problem only applies for question titles and the only way to solve this is, as DForck42 already says, to discourage spoilers in question titles. Of course, if you don't want to get the movie spoiled, then don't read the actual question body! But spoilers in title can in the end be solved pretty good with ignoring the corresponding tag.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 9:59

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The first thing to help prevent questions from spoiling a movie for you is to add the movie's tag to your Ignored tags. I did this when DKR came out so that it didn't get spoiled for me.

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    It should be noted you can do this even with tags that don't exist.
    – Tablemaker
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 19:05
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    Thank you. I actually didn't know that I could ignore Tags. I feel silly now but I still think that it's a valid question since the site does hope to attract new users on a regular basis. *Update: the ignore tags button is so obvious to me now I have no idea how I missed it and it's purpose. Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 20:27

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