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22nd Mar '13 9:36:22 PM MyTimingIsOff
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[[quoteright:270:[[Webcomic/PennyArcade http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KongDies_OnePanel_4587.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:270:[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/12/5/ Too soon?]]]]
This is an incomplete list of series or bodies of work which are officially free to spoil. Enough time has gone by in enough markets that only one or two humans are left who haven't seen/read it. We feel for them, but not enough to make our wiki look like some sort of weird Swiss cheese.

See also ItWasHisSled and LateArrivalSpoiler. Note that ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'' will '''[[SeriousBusiness never]]''' be on this list.

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* If [[PublicDomainCharacter the copyright has expired]], it's probably free to spoil. In the vast majority of countries, this roughly coincides with anything OlderThanRadio.
* Anything from myth (e.g., [[ParentalIncest Oedipus]]), religion (e.g., Literature/TheBible), or even legends (e.g., RobinHood). If it's OlderThanDirt (or at least OlderThanFeudalism), it's definitely OK. That said, ''occasionally'' spoiling Biblical events ([[spoiler:Jesus dies]] but [[spoiler: comes back to life]]) is [[RuleOfFunny often very funny]]. Just don't go overusing it.
* The cat is likewise out of the bag for all of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays.
* If you spoiler-tag a ''fact'', something that happened in RealLife, you have our full and express permission to punch yourself in the face. Unless you do it [[RuleOfFunny to be funny]], then the person who doesn't realize it's a joke and angrily deletes the tag has the face punching permission.
* Quotes from a work. Either it doesn't need spoilers, or it doesn't need to be quoted; use ellipses (...) if need be.
* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e., just because spoilers are off for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')


Incidentally, if big blocks of [[spoiler:whited-out text]] turning everything into Swiss cheese look needlessly hideous to you, you can go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php your profile]] and set it up so that spoilers are always visible. You could also check to see if the spoiler text really has anything to do with the trope. [[HandlingSpoilers If it doesn't, delete it]].


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[[quoteright:270:[[Webcomic/PennyArcade http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KongDies_OnePanel_4587.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:270:[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/12/5/ Too soon?]]]]
This is an incomplete list of series or bodies of work which are officially free to spoil. Enough time has gone by in enough markets that only one or two humans are left who haven't seen/read it. We feel for them, but not enough to make our wiki look like some sort of weird Swiss cheese.

See also ItWasHisSled and LateArrivalSpoiler. Note that ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'' will '''[[SeriousBusiness never]]''' be on this list.

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* If [[PublicDomainCharacter the copyright has expired]], it's probably free to spoil. In the vast majority of countries, this roughly coincides with anything OlderThanRadio.
* Anything from myth (e.g., [[ParentalIncest Oedipus]]), religion (e.g., Literature/TheBible), or even legends (e.g., RobinHood). If it's OlderThanDirt (or at least OlderThanFeudalism), it's definitely OK. That said, ''occasionally'' spoiling Biblical events ([[spoiler:Jesus dies]] but [[spoiler: comes back to life]]) is [[RuleOfFunny often very funny]]. Just don't go overusing it.
* The cat is likewise out of the bag for all of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays.
* If you spoiler-tag a ''fact'', something that happened in RealLife, you have our full and express permission to punch yourself in the face. Unless you do it [[RuleOfFunny to be funny]], then the person who doesn't realize it's a joke and angrily deletes the tag has the face punching permission.
* Quotes from a work. Either it doesn't need spoilers, or it doesn't need to be quoted; use ellipses (...) if need be.
* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e., just because spoilers are off for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')


Incidentally, if big blocks of [[spoiler:whited-out text]] turning everything into Swiss cheese look needlessly hideous to you, you can go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php your profile]] and set it up so that spoilers are always visible. You could also check to see if the spoiler text really has anything to do with the trope. [[HandlingSpoilers If it doesn't, delete it]].


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22nd Mar '13 9:21:53 PM MyTimingIsOff
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Incidentally, if big blocks of [[spoiler:whited-out text]] turning everything into Swiss cheese look needlessly hideous to you, you can go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php your profile]] and set it up so that spoilers are always visible. You could also check to see if the spoiler text really has anything to do with the trope. If it doesn't, delete it.


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Incidentally, if big blocks of [[spoiler:whited-out text]] turning everything into Swiss cheese look needlessly hideous to you, you can go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php your profile]] and set it up so that spoilers are always visible. You could also check to see if the spoiler text really has anything to do with the trope. [[HandlingSpoilers If it doesn't, delete it.

it]].

22nd Mar '13 9:21:11 PM MyTimingIsOff
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* GenderReveal tropes are A-OK to leave un-tagged, as pronouns tend to be [[SelfFulfillingSpoiler self-fulfilling]].
7th Mar '13 3:19:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e., just because spoilers are off for
''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')


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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e., just because spoilers are off for
for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')

23rd Feb '13 6:18:39 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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* GenderReveal tropes are A-OK to leave un-tagged, as pronouns tend to be [[SelfFulfillingSpoiler self-fulfilling]].



* GenderReveal tropes are A-OK to leave un-tagged, as pronouns are very [[SelfFulfillingSpoiler self-fulfilling]].

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* GenderReveal tropes are A-OK to leave un-tagged, as pronouns are very [[SelfFulfillingSpoiler self-fulfilling]].

23rd Feb '13 6:17:55 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e., just because spoilers are off for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')

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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e., just because spoilers are off for for
''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')
* GenderReveal tropes are A-OK to leave un-tagged, as pronouns are very [[SelfFulfillingSpoiler self-fulfilling]].
4th Dec '12 9:43:51 PM AnandaQ
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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e. just because spoilers are off for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')

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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e. , just because spoilers are off for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')
4th Dec '12 9:42:46 PM AnandaQ
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* Anything from myth (e.g. [[ParentalIncest Oedipus]]), religion (e.g. Literature/TheBible), or even legends (e.g. RobinHood). If it's OlderThanDirt (or at least OlderThanFeudalism), it's definitely OK. That said, ''occasionally'' spoilering Biblical events ([[spoiler:Jesus dies]] but [[spoiler: comes back to life]]) is [[RuleOfFunny often very funny]]. Just don't go overusing it.

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* Anything from myth (e.g. , [[ParentalIncest Oedipus]]), religion (e.g. , Literature/TheBible), or even legends (e.g. , RobinHood). If it's OlderThanDirt (or at least OlderThanFeudalism), it's definitely OK. That said, ''occasionally'' spoilering spoiling Biblical events ([[spoiler:Jesus dies]] but [[spoiler: comes back to life]]) is [[RuleOfFunny often very funny]]. Just don't go overusing it.
25th Nov '12 1:16:09 PM nombretomado
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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e. just because spoilers are off for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')

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* Spoiling specific media adaptations is still frowned upon. (i.e. just because spoilers are off for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' doesn't mean you can spoil ''TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')
''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'')
14th Aug '12 11:03:50 AM FELH2
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* The cat is likewise out of the bag for all of WilliamShakespeare's plays.

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* The cat is likewise out of the bag for all of WilliamShakespeare's Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays.
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