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Poll: Warnings and Spoilers, To Show or Not To Show?

I've found I very much tend to be in the minority where it comes to my love of knowing what's going on ahead of time. I love spoilers, and think warnings for fanfics are the best thing since ratings. (And heck, now that I think about it, there are even some folks who refuse to rate their fic, and that's a whole other issue to think about!)

But a lot of people out there not only don't want to have the mystery ruined for them, they also get rather strident about anyone who does. So, poll. What's the limit? Where's the line between what's acceptabe to talk about, and what should be kept secret so as not to take away somebody else's enjoyment? And if it should be kept secret for those so inclined, what's the best way to go about it?

Take my poll and let me know what you think of these issues. Further comments and/or extrapolations will also be gratefully accepted.

Thank you!

Poll #1083733 Warnings, and Spoilers, and Cuts, oh my!

Do you read spoilers?

Hate them, never read them.
0(0.0%)
Don't mind them, but try to avoid them.
1(11.1%)
Sometimes, if it's only a small thing and not a major plot point.
2(22.2%)
Sure, if I'm desperately burning of curiosity.
3(33.3%)
All the time, I love being spoiled!
3(33.3%)

Do you read warnings for potential squicks before you read the fic?

Hate them, they ruin everything.
0(0.0%)
Don't mind them, but I tend to ignore them.
1(10.0%)
Sometimes, but only for the really big squicks.
1(10.0%)
Sure, if they're there I'll read them but it's no big deal if there aren't any.
3(30.0%)
Yes, always. I prefer having warnings, saves me from getting too deep into anything I'll end up not liking.
5(50.0%)

If you do read spoilers, what's your preference for how they're delivered?

Well protected, only available privately over email to those who specifically ask.
0(0.0%)
Secured in F-locked posts, the entire entry behind lj-cuts, and stamped with warnings all over the place so no one can make a mistake.
0(0.0%)
Behind an lj-cut and prefaced by big, bold warnings I'm about to enter The Spoiler Zone.
2(20.0%)
Tucking the spoiler beneath an lj-cut is enough, that way I can't accidentally see it.
4(40.0%)
Just a clear warning before the spoiler itself, it's up to me if I keep reading or not.
3(30.0%)

If you do use warnings for potential squicks in stories, about what do you consider worthy of advanced notice?

Character death
0(0.0%)
Rape or Sexual Abuse
0(0.0%)
Physical or Mental Abuse
0(0.0%)
Violence
0(0.0%)
Foul Language
0(0.0%)
Graphic Sex
0(0.0%)
Het of any kind
0(0.0%)
Slash of any kind
0(0.0%)
Kinks (if so, please state which ones below)
0(0.0%)

Potential kinks worth warning about as potential squicks include:

Bondage
0(0.0%)
Dominance/submission
0(0.0%)
S&M
0(0.0%)
Spanking
0(0.0%)
Multiple partners
0(0.0%)
Genderswitch
0(0.0%)
Voyeurism
0(0.0%)
Partner betrayal
0(0.0%)
Mpreg
0(0.0%)
Bestiality
0(0.0%)
Incest
1(11.1%)
Them, but nothing else. I've got to have some mystery in the story.
0(0.0%)
Them, and the specific others which I'll explain in the comments below.
0(0.0%)
Them, and anything else I can think off which might possibly offend someone. I don't want to take any chances.
0(0.0%)
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