This happened to me on a thread about Tess of the d'urbervilles. Apparently it wasnt a spoiler and it didnt count because it had been in publication for the last 100 years!...Well pardon me for not reading it before it was made into a drama.
motherinferior - I agree absolutely - there's a big difference between someone giving away what happens in a TV drama that's being broadcast for the first time but how can discussing the ending of Tess be regarded as a spoiler?! I've never read Little Dorritt but really wouldn't complain if someone told me how it turns out.
Motherinferior/Slayerette. It doesnt matter if you have read it in 1800, I haven't and would appreciate it, if, which ever programme or whenever it was aired/wrote, not to give away plots or endings in thread titles. Its called common courtesy. Not angry or even upset, I dont care if you want to call it a spoiler or not. It just ruins it when your looking forward to something.
I thought it was only a spoiler if the plot was revealed before the programme aired. it wasn't think how bad the op felt when she realised. she has had the title changed. yet still people are having a go.