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Jun 16, 2015

Spoiler AlertSpoilers have become a big point of Internet etiquette, but is it fair to expect everyone to wait to talk about entertainment they've enjoyed untll you've had a chance to catch up? After a chat about the latest episode of So You Think You Can Dance, which at this point in the audition process isn't particularly spoiler-sensitive, we shared our thoughts on the notion that imparting information on a piece of entertainment to someone who has not yet consumed it is inherently awful and cruel. We discussed the old days when TV Guide was in the spoiler business, the value of stories you already know the ending to (spoiler! things do not work out well for Romeo and Juliet), the buzz-dampening effect of dumping show episodes nobody can talk about yet, and the benefit of knowing you can always look up what happened on a show so you can safely watch while multitasking. Are you a spoiler-phobe or a spoiler welcomer? Share in the comments or look us up on Facebook or Twitter.