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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 01:23 pm (UTC)
rmc28: Rachel standing in front of the entrance to the London Eye pier (Default)
From: [personal profile] rmc28
This is what I was coming here to say :-)

I wouldn't normally regard "people in episode" as a spoiler, unless they are unexpected people.

having zoe in a new episode would certainly be unexpected

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017 04:37 pm (UTC)
solarbird: (zoe-and-doctor-who)
From: [personal profile] solarbird
Yes. And for me, appearing in the teaser/trailer makes them expected. (But some people avoid teasers/trailers just for that reason.)

Re: having zoe in a new episode would certainly be unexpected

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017 08:32 pm (UTC)
vampwillow: skyline graphic (Default)
From: [personal profile] vampwillow
I never watch trailers for any TV show *or film* because they spoil it for the actual thing. It's akin to reading the final chapter of a book before you start page 1 - totally silly.

Re: having zoe in a new episode would certainly be unexpected

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
Except if a trailer tells you the ending it's a very clear sign it's a really bad film, I don't recall ever seeing a trailer for anything actually good that in any way revealed major plot points or twists, let alone an ending.

Re: having zoe in a new episode would certainly be unexpected

Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 05:54 pm (UTC)
vampwillow: lion logo (film)
From: [personal profile] vampwillow
Well, yes, but I've seen a number of trailers where they show what will actually be the final big explosions and stuff IN THE TRAILER. #pointless!

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