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Old September 1 2013, 11:52 PM   #42
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Re: Spoilers in Books: A Discussion.

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I would prefer a policy based in real data than an arbitrary guess at how long spoiler code should be used in this forum in order to protect readers from themselves.
If the Day of Release is the day that spoiler warnings can stop, as you suggested earlier in the thread, we have a huge problem because Pocket/Gallery doesn't set a "street date" (unlike the publishers of novels in the "Harry Potter" series). There is a Month of Publication. The new ST MMPBs start arriving in stores sometimes a few days before the end of the previous month. Hardcovers tended to be towards the middle of the month and the trades sometimes not till the end of the month.

International distributors using air freight often manage to beat the US suppliers to the shelves. International distributors using sea freight often cause a two- to three-month delay for those regions.

Is that data real enough for you?

Boil it down and my point is yours. Read TrekBBS defensively.
But you don't want spoilers after the book's release. How does one read defensively if this place is littered with uncoded spoilers, both deliberate and accidental?
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