As I have a great reputation for not hiding spoilers, I want to know Spoiler policy of this site.

This question What is the policy for spoilers? is asking about formatting. I want to know what should be considered spoilers?

Technically, Star Trek: TOS can be spoiler for someone who hasn't watched it. But, it is accepted here without spoiler markup. Why?

Newly launched books, movies, TV shows etc based questions contain major spoilers. But, for how long it'd be considered New?

If we don't already have policies, let's make it and put it in FAQ.

  • 1
    I disagree that What is the Policy for Spoilers? is about formatting; both the question and the answers are about what are considered spoilers.
    – SQB
    Apr 10, 2014 at 11:53
  • I agree with @SQB. The top-voted answer to the linked question (+10, -0) is rather clear. Avoid spoilers in titles and in first paragraphs. Avoid spoilers at all unless they're the point of your question or answer. Use the tag as little as possible, as necessary. Apr 10, 2014 at 11:58
  • @AvnerShahar-Kashtan And, this isn't what I am asking if you can read the question.
    – user931
    Apr 10, 2014 at 12:00
  • Second point from the top answer: "Consider how "spoiled" I would feel if I knew the information in advance. This is extremely subjective, but it's important, *because otherwise everything is a spoiler*." (emphasis mine). There's your answer.
    – SQB
    Apr 10, 2014 at 12:03
  • Perhaps your title will be clearer as "What is considered spoilers". Apr 10, 2014 at 12:07
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    In addition to the What is the Policy for Spoilers question, we also have Is there a moratorium on some spoilers? which may be a more exact match to your concerns.
    – phantom42
    Apr 10, 2014 at 12:36
  • Tony Meyer's answer on the Policy question directly address the complaints people have had about your recent spoilers.
    – phantom42
    Apr 10, 2014 at 12:39


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