This is particularly relevant on this site, where it's easy for a new movie or TV series to come out and appear in a chat feed, and spoil you.

I've made this as a post on this site not the main meta, as it's something I don't think would be as useful on other sites besides Movies & TV.

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  • I'm reasonably sure this has been requested one bozillion, gazillion times. The answer is "no". – Valorum Nov 23 '16 at 1:06

As a work around, we could create specific feeds with their own user for a "hot" tag, then exclude those tags from the regular feed. That way, both unspoilered fans and uninterested non-fans can ignore that user.

For instance, we could have users

Now that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released, users should then ignore @Dumbledore (or possibly @Newt as well, who's posting specifically ).

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  • How would story-identification questions be spoilers? – Rand al'Thor Nov 23 '16 at 0:55
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    @RandalThor it may be a subject one may wish to ignore. – SQB Nov 23 '16 at 6:10
  • Wouldn't this backfire really easily due to people having those usernames or am I misunderstanding something fundamental about your answer.... I know there is already problems in chat with finding a user by username and/or pinging wrong users. – Erik Nov 23 '16 at 20:10
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    @Erik I think ignorance is by user ID, not by handle. – SQB Nov 24 '16 at 8:56
  • @SQB great if that's true then it would completely alleviate my concerns – Erik Nov 24 '16 at 14:25

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