I just submitted With the revelation of Jones's ally/leader in Season 4 how does that change Season 1 and was wondering how to indicate spoilers. Even the first sentence is pretty spoilery, and would probably get a punch from my girlfriend, who is only on the DVDs. I tried to make the question as vague as possible but it still would probably have earned me a night on the couch.
I tagged it spoilers, but saw it didn't have an official tag. Looking in the FAQ there was no indication why, heck the word spoilers is not even in the FAQ. Other than marking up the entire question or putting a spoiler warning in the question how should I mark this up? Should I indicate what episode and season it is no longer a spoiler after?
As noted in What is the policy for spoilers?, we probably don't need to mark everything as spoilers. But in the case of an ongoing series, like Fringe, where you are asking about recent revelations that echo back through the whole show, should you be giving warning? Something like
(Spoilers before S4E9)
What is the policy for spoilers? doesn't have clear guidelines. And without some sort of way to mark these questions, I may not ask questions that are pertinent to recent shows. I really think this is an issue that we need to come to some sort of consensus on, until then I can't point people who are spoiler averse at the site.