Here's a question: how responsible should you be for your own protection against spoilers? Say something crazy happened in Game of Thrones and you spent all day on Twitter and Facebook and someone accidentally spoiled you. Who is to blame? You or the spoiler?
I've been thinking a lot about this recently, as almost everyone on my Facebook page has had a whinge at some point about being spoiled on a TV show or a game. Part of me has sympathy, particularly for people who have been deliberately spoiled by some jerk who thinks it's funny.
But another part of me thinks that if you want to stay spoiler free, stay off the internet. Take responsibility for yourself.
Should the rest of the internet have to stop conversation directly in its tracks because a handful of people haven't seen an episode of a show yet, or got to a particular point in a video game? Isn't that equally unfair?
Or is there simply an etiquette? If people want to discuss spoilerrific content, should they do so via private messages or use spoiler tags?
What are your thoughts?