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From: Tony Glinka <porthos@****.COM>
Subject: [GS] Spoiler Space
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 09:07:57 -0700
Hey Folks,

Another Public Service Announcement. Just a friendly reminder to
the entire list about Spoiler Space. This typically hasn't been a
problem, so we haven't really addressed it before and so I figured I
would call attention to it.
This is not directed at anyone in particular but we had a bit of
problem in the Trivia Contest Results! thread where info on the new/old
corps was let out. Consider this sort of a general FYI.
If you are posting something that may be considered a spoiler, or
something might be construed as maybe slightly possibly kinda a spoiler
please leave about 20 lines or so (a screen's worth) of spoiler space.
This saves people from having things "spoiled" for them. If you have
the space in there, then you are off the hook. Some people include
"Spoiler" in the subject too.
This normally hasn't been a problem since their aren't too many
spoilers in the card game, but over on the ShadowRN list, this is a
serious list violation. Many list members have suffered irreparable
damage over lack of spoiler space.
I can see this problem coming up when posting something from "newer"
Shadowrun Sourcebooks or Adventures. Some things to consider: not
everyone is a GM and so passing along info may ruin some people's
campaigns and also not everyone's campaign is current to the time of
FASA latest products (2059-60 or so). As an example, it is fairly safe
to post about the Election of 2057 without spoilers, but info after
Portfolio of a Dragon is getting iffy.
Hey, I don't want to discourage people from posting cool info they
find out (because I definitely want to hear it :) ), just be careful
about "spoiling" the fun for others.
Okay I have rambled enough and probably have been very confusing.
Lack of sleep will do that. If anyone else feels that I missed
something here, please post it.

Porthos@****.com -- GridSec: SRCard
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