There's been a lot of discussion about how to strike the balance between promoting discussion in The Living Room whilst simultaneously protecting people from having their favourite shows spoiled. After crowd-sourcing some opinions I have come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive spoiler policy for these sub-forums. Just remember this acronym: DBAD (Don't Be A Dick). Think of that acronym when you're about to discuss some potentially sensitive information. For a more complete elaboration on the do's and don't's of spoiling in The Living Room, read on: TV SHOWSNetwork shows: - If the episode has aired on TV, it's fair game. Talk about it out in the open in the show's discussion thread. EXCEPTION: ALWAYS use [ invisible ] tags for "next week on..." clips. Online/Netflix series: (i.e. House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black) - Use invisible tags at all times because we all watch those shows at different paces. Shows based on books/comics/other previous works: (i.e. Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead) - DO NOT discuss potential future developments out in the open. No "I can't wait for this" or "I wonder if they'll cover this" or "I wish they had done this" posts. Start a new thread for the book if that's what you want to talk about. MOVIES- In threads about specific movies, free discussion is allowed as soon as the movie is released, as long as the thread has a SPOILER ALERT message in the title. The onus is on the visitor not to click a thread labeled SPOILER ALERT. EXCEPTION: ALWAYS use [ invisible ] tags when discussing script leaks. - In general threads (i.e. What Movie Did You Recently Watch?), use [ invisible ] tags at all times if discussing plot points. I'm open to altering some of these rules if you make a good enough argument, but this is how we're going to handle things from here on out. If you are caught spoiling, you could get banned from these sub-forums altogether, in addition to receiving infractions. So DBAD. Update: Policy review is now over.