In this thread
got upset with JuanitaTech
for spoiling The Usual Suspects
In my subsequent post, I was careful to use the spoiler box to cover up spoilers in The Sixth Sense
and The Others
but yet revealed the ending to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
What sort of guideline should we at the SDMB use for the spoiler box? Common sense says we shouldn't spoil movies that are recent, but how
recent? For example, my little niece (age 9) spoiled Scooby-Doo
for me. Should it be open season once it's out on video?
Maybe we should protect movies with twists, but again, for how long? For example, by now who doesn't
know the twist in The Sixth Sense
, considering that the movie has been out for three + years? The Others
has been out on video for weeks now, and it, too, has a twist? Should we be careful to protect it still? When should we stop caring? Ever?
What are your thoughts on how long, and what kind of movies, should be protected from spoilers in this (and any other) forum?