This is in response to a couple of comments on the list regarding Star
Wars: The Phantom Menace:
Good practice on mailing lists and newsgroups, when something of the
nature of SW:TPM, or any upcoming media event, is being discussed, is to
include "spoiler space" (typically 25 blank lines) before any
information which would tend to spoil the enjoyment of the film (or
book, or whatever) for those who have not yet seen it. For example,
I've not seen SW:TPM yet and, although I've seen the trailers, I don't
particularly want to inadvertently have large chunks of the plot
revealed to me before July 16... having the word "SPOILERS" in the
Subject line, and a blank screen before any spoilers, would allow me to
avoid such an occurrence.
Might I suggest that we adopt the custom of "spoiler space" for this
discussion, and any future ones along similar lines?
All the best,
Colm Buckley B.A. B.F. # colm at tuatha.orgcolm.buckley at tcd.iecolm at computer.org
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Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland. # http://www.tuatha.org/~colm/
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