29 Oct 2004 00:20:52
Larry J
Spoiler

What is a "spoiler"?
TIA
Larry J



29 Oct 2004 17:31:42
Peter
Re: Spoiler


"Larry J" <NgFan@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:6374-4181C524-241@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> What is a "spoiler"?
> TIA
> Larry J
>
In this group, "spoiler" in the title of a post usually means match results
are given in the post. Knowing the result can really spoil your enjoyment if
you're planning on watching the match later on and you don't like to know
what happened.

For example, the post title "Luxembourg: wide open (spoiler)" means that
there will be a match result there. So people who don't want to know the
result know not to read the post.

It's just part of netiquette.

If people post titles like "Henman through against Moodie", then the result
is known and some people don't like that.

Regards,
Peter.





29 Oct 2004 19:47:55
Whisper
Re: Spoiler

Larry J wrote:

> What is a "spoiler"?
> TIA
> Larry J
>


Posters who keep bombarding this ng with abject stupidity like "Lendl is
top 2 ever'...



29 Oct 2004 13:12:11
mimus
Re: Spoiler

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 00:20:52 -0400, NgFan@webtv.net (Larry J) wrote:

>What is a "spoiler"?
>TIA

Something to fLame people over.

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29 Oct 2004 14:21:03
J
Re: Spoiler

I almost skipped over this message thread because of it's title.


"Peter" <dacelogunreal@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:2uea4qF29jru6U1@uni-berlin.de...
>
> "Larry J" <NgFan@webtv.net> wrote in message
> news:6374-4181C524-241@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> > What is a "spoiler"?
> > TIA
> > Larry J
> >
> In this group, "spoiler" in the title of a post usually means match
results
> are given in the post. Knowing the result can really spoil your enjoyment
if
> you're planning on watching the match later on and you don't like to know
> what happened.
>
> For example, the post title "Luxembourg: wide open (spoiler)" means that
> there will be a match result there. So people who don't want to know the
> result know not to read the post.
>
> It's just part of netiquette.
>
> If people post titles like "Henman through against Moodie", then the
result
> is known and some people don't like that.
>
> Regards,
> Peter.
>
>
>