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Message no. 1
From: David Buehrer <dbuehrer@******.CARL.ORG>
Subject: [GridSec] Spoiler Warnings
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 07:35:52 -0600
Ereskanti wrote:
/ In a message dated 4/22/98 2:37:17 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
/ gurth@******.NL writes:
/ Small spoiler space because I'm trying to be nice....

[snip: spoiler space and post]

This is a post to all list members, not just Ereskanti, because I've
noticed this happening quite a few times.

I need to address an issue concerning spoilers. In addition to
putting spoiler space before sensitive information please lead off
the spoiler space with a short message giving the reason for the
spoiler space. For example, "Spoiler space for Dead Air" or "Spoiler
Space for Harlequin". Otherwise the reader has no idea whether or
not he can read the post.

When I see spoiler space and don't know why it's there I delete the
message for fear of seeing spoilers for a Shadowrun novel I haven't
read yet. I suspect others do the same for similar reasons. I.e.,
if you don't explain the spoiler space odds are that only a few
people are going to read what you just posted, and your time and
effort spent writing the post will go to waste.

Thank you for your time,
"Deus meus! Dunkelzahn iste mortus! ..Illegitimi!"
ShadowRN GridSec
email: dbuehrer@******

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