Once A Fool
But you know better, now.I don’t really care. I shouldn’t have to expect a spoiler is relevant long after it was revealed to the public on the off chance that someone will be disappointed by knowing it. That’s the price you pay coming to the subject long after publication - that the surprise is well out there in the public, maybe even part of a broad cultural literacy like Romeo and Juliet dying and Vader being Luke’s father. If your enjoyment is dependent on those things being unknown, maybe you should reset your expectations.
You are participating in this thread, so you know that there are people who do not wish for you to bypass their autonomy in deciding whether or not to see a spoiler for something you arbitrarily think they should have experienced before you started talking. Nevermind the fact that they may not have had a choice in that matter, either.
That seems to be the equivalent of saying: “So what? The desires of those people don’t matter.”
But maybe I’ve misread your words. Do the desires of those people matter? If so, using spoiler tags is the way to honor those desires.
It’s the respectful thing to do.