Colm Buckley wrote:
>> 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.
I think that the normal procedure is to have the 25 lines spoiler space
and put "[spoilers]" in the header - there has nearly been bloodshed
over this on alt.fan.starwars recently over this, as some yanks can't
get it into their head that just because they've seen it already that it
hasn't opened in other countries.
Of course,that is if no-one is objecting to having this sort of thread
on a linux mailing list :-P
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
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