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4/25/2009 2:43 PM
    I am a relatively new user to these forums and I have a question about spoiler alerts.  Is there any symbol or marking on the forums that represent a spoiler is going to be in a given thread?  I just started getting into the Deathlands series a few weeks ago and have only just about finished the first book, and I am afraid to read most of the topics in the Deathlands forum because I have accidentally come across some spoilers!  Now, I'm not complaining about the forums in any way so I hope it doesn't come off like that, I am just trying to find out if there is a way to avoid reading spoilers other than hovering over the thread title and getting a peak at what might be inside.  I couldn't find anything about this on the new user FAQ or anything, so I apologize if this has been mentioned already or answered somewhere. 
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    4/25/2009 9:55 PM
    Hi there,

    Welcome aboard. As far as I'm aware there is no marker used on posts to show they contain spoilers, however people do (at times) add notes like *SPOILERS* or *CONTAINS SPOILERS* to the title of there posts to make people aware of its content.

    Ron, the site owner, may be able to add some such marker into the code ?

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    4/25/2009 10:35 PM
    It really hasn't been an issue that I have noticed. People tend not to talk about specific details of the books, at least not right when they are first released.
    "Sadly then I knew the answer. All her life she was a dancer, but no one ever played the song she knew." - The Residents
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    4/26/2009 10:21 AM
    I guess this is a problem for any newcomer to a long running series, I found the same when I joined the Simon Scarrow message board shortly after discovering his books:

    http://www.scarrow.co.uk/

    Many people there talked about things that I had not read yet. It was anoying but I learned to put up with it and just came to learn either to stop reading when I found a spoiler or read on and look forward to reading it "in the flesh" so to speak when I got to the book in question.

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    4/26/2009 11:08 AM
    I know most people won't give away stuff in the books that are just being released, but I was referring to the older books. It's not a huge problem, though. I'll just be a little more careful about what threads I click on because the titles are usually a good indicator most of the time. Thanks for the feedback.
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