OK, it’s been almost a week since the release of the book. We imposed tighter spoiler-restrictions (mainly, confining spoilers and discussion of the book to one thread) because we knew that many (many!) of our members didn’t want to be exposed to any spoilers. A week later, our assumption is that [del]the most fanatical[/del] – er, those who felt strongest about avoiding spoilers – have now read the book. We therefore are lifting the extra restrictions. It’s a complicated book, and there will be multiple questions/topics and therefore we should allow multiple threads.
Please note that our standards of good manners and courtesy still apply, which means that spoilers should be warned or boxed. Some people don’t mind spoilers, some people don’t want to see spoilers. We need to respect those who don’t want to see spoilers, and do our best to help them avoid such.
- Thread titles should reveal “open spoilers”
- Use of spoiler boxes is encouraged; for instructions, please see Etiquette and Guidelines for the Straight Dope Message Board (Post #6) and/or Cafe Society Forum Rules(Post #4.)
- Avoid spoilers in the first four or five sentences, and remember that the spoiler box is not protection against mouse-over