Do we really have to have a special rule just for one TV show, just because one poster hasn’t read the books? 80% of the SDMB has read them.
The mission of the SDMB is to FIGHT ignorance, not promulgate it. I am sorry if Senor Beef and his ilk are illiterate, but that’s their problem, not everyone else’s. As has been shown, most Dopers have read and enjoyed the books. Dopers are a rather literate crowd, Senor Beef notwithstanding.
Yes, we do support “no open spoilers’ in general, but this is the only Poster that gets to set his own personal rules for his thread.
The only reason why there’s a kerfluffle about this is that the illiterate crowd makes it that way.
Look dude, I know those are rather large thick books, and when you move your lips while reading and have to sound out all the “hard words” it makes slow going. But why penalize those of us who can actually read?