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The lovely [personal profile] ruthct21 commented on a post of mine yesterday (more in sorrow than in anger, I think) that she was going to have to avoid reading my stuff if I wasn't more careful about spoilers for Doctor Who, as she's somewhere in South America and hasn't seen the new episode yet. This came as something of a surprise to me, because I thought I had been pretty careful about spoilers when posting about Doctor Who... But then it occurred to me that Ruth and I might have very different definitions of what constitutes a spoiler. SO:

Poll #18215 What counts as Spoilers?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 47

What counts as Spoilers?

An episode of X show was on
0 (0.0%)

An episode of X show was on and I liked/disliked it
2 (4.3%)

An episode of X show was on and A, B, and C characters appeared in it
17 (36.2%)

An episode of X show was on and it resolved a cliffhanger from a previous episode (without saying HOW it resolved the cliffhanger)
5 (10.6%)

An episode of X show was on and it resolved a cliffhanger from a previous episode in the following way
45 (95.7%)

An episode of X show was on and it contained the following general types of plot device
19 (40.4%)

An episode of X show was on and it had these specific plot points in it
43 (91.5%)

An episode of X show was on and this is EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN IT
45 (95.7%)

An episode of X show was on and it didn't involve enough ticky boxes and that makes me sad.
22 (46.8%)

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017 09:15 am (UTC)
pseudomonas: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pseudomonas
(obvious extreme example: if A was a character thought to be dead, then the fact of their appearance is itself spoilersome)
Edited Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017 09:16 am (UTC)

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017 12:07 pm (UTC)
nickbarlow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nickbarlow
I think that's fine, and I think there has to be an expectation that any discussion of an episode beyond 'like/dislike' is going to contain some discussion of things that happened. The line for me is somewhere between 'X's performance as Y was good' and 'X's performance as Y was good, especially when they became the monster of the week', or the difference between describing Derek Jacobi as playing Professor Yana and Derek Jacobi playing the Master.

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