I've noticed that occasionally "hot questions" from SciFi and the Movies & TV network contain major spoilers about the movie/show discussed.
The Matrix spoilers:
(just now there's something about Cypher betraying Morpheus in the Matrix, which is a big deal for people who haven't seen the movie).
I like browsing through those but fear that one day one of these questions will spoil a show I'm excited about and yet to finish
Breaking Bad spoilers:
(like the finale of Breaking Bad, imagine a question asking why did one character betray another at the end or something).
Can users posting such questions be asked to label those with a tag (such as 'spoilers') and then somehow have the network hide those from the "hot questions" list? Or possibly format them differently?
Similarly, this could apply to the Arcade network too.
P.S. Love how this question spikes in popularity around the time GoT starts running again. I swear it should be fairly simple technically to ban questions that have a tag that says 'spoilers' from appearing in the Hot Network Questions.
P.P.S. Oh, and with every fresh release of Star Wars (The Last Jedi being the most recent one)!
P.P.P.S. Another year, another Game of Thrones, another spike in popularity!
spoilerswould be a meta tag. It doesn't tell you what the question is about, but instead tells you some attribute of the question itself. It feels similar to the now deleted
subjectivetags on Stack Overflow.
What were Cypher's motives with regards to Morpheus?
Sidebarsection. Just tested it now and it blocks the HNQ for all sites (even ones you're not a member of). Then you just have to remember to not use the mobile app (got the last scene of GoT 8x03 spoiled for me this morning despite a self-imposed Twitter and FB moratorium 😰)