On 31 August 2010 15:16, Michel Vuijlsteke <wikipedia(a)zog.org> wrote:
I do not think many people are advocating removing
information like the plot
of a novel, movie or play.
No, they're just doing it. Thinking they're doing the right thing.
This is problematic.
Whether a part of an article is a spoiler or not (and
it's certainly not a
black & white issue) is an interesting bit of metadata to add. There's a
variety of ways to display this information in an articles -- collapsible
paragraphs, a "spoiler warning" alert, white on white text, etc. Any of
these display methods could have a "enough with the spoiler warnings" or
"don't hide plot points from me anymore" -- that's just a UI point.
Of course, it's a little late for that now. All that information was
removed. Too bad.
How do you objectively and neutrally determine what is and isn't a spoiler?