It's not hard to think "Is this plot point enough of a spoiler that it should be in a spoiler code?". The latest book has a major spoiler released because the person who did it doesn't know how to use spoiler codes. I cannot speak for others who read that and now know a major plot point before reading the book. But something that big really should have been in a spoiler code.
I was one of the people spoiled in that thread. But, as I posted in that thread, I entered at my own risk knowingly as it had *SPOILERS* in the title when I entered.
I entered anyway, as I am only following the Titan series right now and wanted to see how the latest DS 9 series was starting out.
We have to find a balance that works. We do have to take into account others and how they might feel.
True. I always err on the side of caution to try to avoid spoiling anything for anyone.