meDotJS wrote:I'm just going to chime in on the spoiler discussion by saying that if you haven't seen/read/played something, it is YOUR duty to remove yourself from the discussion. It's not their duty to avoid spoilers, because all that does is hinder their discussion. If someone happens to start talking about something you haven't seen/read/played yet, then YOU should stop listening. The only thing avoiding spoilers does is hinder any meaningful discussion because you're forced to avoid major chunks of the work of fiction.
I say go for it, spoil at your leisure. I'm sick of listening to a podcast and hearing "we can't really discuss this movie/tv show/game/book because it just came out and we don't want to spoil it." Just talk about it, you're only limiting yourself by avoiding it.
If they give a warning before they spoil it fine. If it's out the blue then that's just wrong to the people that haven't experienced it yet.