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No, they are not. First of all, there is nothing wrong with asking a question that contains spoilers and it is absolutely no requirement to use spoiler blocks in the question body (in fact, they are discouraged if overused), neither is there or should there be a spoiler tag. Spoilers are a natural occurence on a site that discusses movies and their stories ...


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We don't like spoiler markup. Spoilers for newly released movies is a moving target and at the end of the day somebody has to remove them when they're no longer a spoiler. Wait - what? They're always a spoiler for people who've not seen the movie? Oh right... What we should be doing is: Tag the question correctly, if people don't want avengers-age-of-...


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No, we neither do nor should have such a rule. Spoilers on this site don't have a shelf life per se. We have a standing and practiced policy to avoid spoilers in question titles but there is theoretically no temporal factor involved in this policy (I'll elaborate later why I said "theoretically"). Introducing such a time factor comes with a variety of ...


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No, it wouldn't! First of all, while I don't have as narrow a view about tagging as SE seems to have and don't value the "meta tag" term they coined as much as other people, this tag would clearly be a "meta tag". It doesn't say anything about the question asked and merely says "it could contain spoilers". But you know what, that's what the whole site ...


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This changed at some point and is not in preferences; now the way to hide tags rather than just gray them out is a box on the right side of the homepage: If you click the Hide questions in your ignored tags button, they will be hidden now:


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Spoilers in question titles should be avoided wherever possible. This is particularly important for movies that are currently in theaters / cinemas, or even early into their release cycle to other outlets like DVD. If in doubt about how to phrase a question - say "Possible spoiler question about movie X" would be better than spoiling a current release. ...


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Tags are designed as a means to categorize groups of related questions based on a typical users' interests. Tags are not really intended to enumerate every possible detail about a question. It is hard to imagine there is a large audience who are categorically interested in questions "just about season 3". I would suggest that making tags this granular ...


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The current consensus is that spoilers should not be in titles only. I'm not aware of any specific consensus about spoilers in question text unless the bulk of the question becomes unreadable because it mostly consists of spoilers. See? I suspect that this is the reason the mod removed the spoilers. One could argue that the mod could have made a more ...


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First of all, our current enforced policy is to not include spoilers for any releases. However, this only extends to question titles, since these are unavoidable. A question body will naturally talk about a film's content and hiding entire swathes of the question's very essence is completely counter to the knowledge-driven philosophy that is the very ...


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Wouldn't a "spoiler warning" at the top be better in this case, and people who didn't wish to have it spoiled could just stop reading? As commented... IMHO, people who don't wish to have the movie spoiled for them shouldn't be reading questions about it in the first place We can't help people who read questions which might contain spoilers. As long as ...


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If you think it's a spoiler, change it. Period. If someone doesn't like it, they can revert it but this is extremely uncommon. Please don't expect mods to do all of the work. At least one of our mods doesn't really care much about spoilers at all so is less likely to edit topics unless they're utterly blatantly spoilers. Note - Please, if you're going to ...


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We really need no spoilers in the title as the titles show up everywhere on the StackExchange network. I don't even have to frequent this part of SE (I'm usually on StackOverflow or GameDev) to get title spoilers in the "Hot Network Questions" bar. The question that brought me here is this one: Why did Sherlock choose this solution for Magnussen?


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It seems you already can actually configure your ignored questions to not only show greyed out but be completely hidden. Just visit your profile, click the "Edit Profile & Settings" tab, select the "Preferences" page and down at the bottom, where you can configure your ignored tags, check the box that says "Hide questions in your ignored tags". This of ...


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I agree that any and all spoilers should be kept out of the question title. But I also think we should embrace and encourage the use of; There is a reason that this feature exists in markdown, and it's to hide things that people might not necessarily want to see. Like spoilers! Obviously, we don't want questions that are a spoiler-box and nothing else, but ...


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Here is how I handle spoilers, and I think this could be a general guideline: Don't spoiler in the question title. If you think something in your question could be a spoiler, try to find a creative way to paraphrase it in a more general way for the title and go into more detail in the question body. A common example is "What happens at the end of XY" ...


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