The Spoilers use by date?

Bit of a weird question this.......


How long does a spoiler last till it is just common knowledge?? I'm sure I can quite openly say that "Bruce Willis was a ghost all along in The Sixth Sense" or "Batman ends up getting a sidekick called Robin" without a load of people saying nasty things about me for ruining it for them.


I guess you can't say anything about the most recent episode of a TV show without declaring *****WARNING!!! SPOILERS!!!***** but the episode before? The season before? is that okay?


I'm just wondering.........

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Apr 28, 2016 2:54PM EDT

Oh my God House is a doctor?
THANKS FOR THE SPOILER ALERT ASSHOLE ;)
Nah I don't know, it's hard to tell because some people will still get upset about movies from the 90's that they haven't seen, so if you say "I can't believe..." about Star Wars, who knows how people will react. I'd say it's fine though, peoples own damn fault if they haven't seen it :D

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Apr 28, 2016 2:54PM EDT

Usually on sites such as EZTV and other TV show hosting sites with forums, discussion of spoilers happens about 1 month after the show has aired (or been put online). So its quite a lengthy expiry.
Also, Darth Vader is Luke's Father and Leia is Luke's sister.

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May 3, 2016 4:25PM EDT

Excellent question! Since a lot of people are visiting SideReel to catch up on shows, the best way I think to deal with spoilers is to avoid putting anything spoiler-like in the title of posts, and when writing your post, check back when it's saved to see if any big spoilers appear in the first few lines which appear BEFORE someone clicks on the post. People who don't want to see spoilers generally avoid looking at all, but those little things are helpful to not ruin things for someone who may indeed be visiting the site to watch Season 1 of a show on Season 7. But yeah, I think you can say stuff like Darth Vader is Luke's father. ;)

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May 3, 2016 4:24PM EDT

Spoilers never die as long as there is anyone out there who hasn't seen/read/played whatever it is to be spoiled. Courtesy spoiler warnings should always be givin, although if you haven't seen every episode of a show, read a book from cover to cover, or played a game to completion, you probably shouldn't be reading online message boards anyway.

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