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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
1. A remark which reveals important plot elements from books or movies,
thus denying the reader (of the article) the proper suspense when reading
the book or watching the movie.
2. Any remark which telegraphs the solution of a problem or puzzle, thus
denying the reader the pleasure of working out the correct answer (see also
interesting). Either sense readily forms compounds like total spoiler,
quasi-spoiler and even pseudo-spoiler.
By convention, articles which are spoilers in either sense should contain
the word ?spoiler? in the Subject: line, or guarantee via various tricks
that the answer appears only after several screens-full of warning, or
conceal the sensitive information via rot13, spoiler space or some
combination of these techniques.
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