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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Said no writer of detective stories ever.
    It's a rare writer indeed who is opposed to promotional material about their work being released to increase sales.
    Yes, it's still true. In my opinion is implied in every post. Please remember that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Said no writer of detective stories ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by AJBopp View Post
    It's a rare writer indeed who is opposed to promotional material about their work being released to increase sales.
    Eh, that wasn't a fair thing to say. Sorry.

    Every detective writer (every writer), though, should want their stories to be experienced again and again. If the story is worthwhile, the experience is worthwhile even when you know the outcome. So-called "spoilers" are irrelevant to the quality of the storytelling. Good writers understand this. Even the good detective writers.
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    I would think a good mystery writer would enjoy it when readers pick up on all the nuances they put in the story once they know what's behind the mystery. Assuming the writer bothered doing such a thing.

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    Unless its a really good twist thats never been done before I don't mind spoilers at all and those types of twist are pretty rare now a days

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    Nah. I try to avoid them, but fail about 90% of the time, and don't really care.
    If I'm determined to see or read something. Spoilers have zero effect on me.
    I also write Superhero Mystery and Superhero action, and Sci-fi and Sci-fi/horror, and horror.
    Even writing them I have a bare outline of the destination, and even when I get there, i'm like DAYUMMM!!!!
    Then I re-read and even knowing the ending I still enjoy it.
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    The video I posted in the OP shows a study. Over 800 people were given 12 short stories to read. But half of them were given stories that had a paragraph in the opening that spoiled the stories. Every single story except one was rated higher by people who were given spoilers. And the unspoiled story that did got higher rating was by the lowest margin.

    The interesting thing is that 2/3 of the stories given were of ironic twists or mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderClops View Post
    The video I posted in the OP shows a study. Over 800 people were given 12 short stories to read. But half of them were given stories that had a paragraph in the opening that spoiled the stories. Every single story except one was rated higher by people who were given spoilers. And the unspoiled story that did got higher rating was by the lowest margin.

    The interesting thing is that 2/3 of the stories given were of ironic twists or mystery.
    That's exactly how I write. There's always irony or twists in the story. ALWAYS Irony.
    Is always confused.....

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    I actually hate spoilers and actively try to avoid them. I'm not always successful mind you but I still try. Honestly, I find that it makes the film, show, book or comic far less enjoyable to me if I know too much about certain things beforehand and, in a few cases, its even led to a complete loss of interest in whatever it was. For example, there have been a couple of book series that I never bothered to finish because people spoiled the endings of them and it completely killed my interest in the rest of the journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    I usually do that by looking at the name of the writer.
    Some directors are like that, too.
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    The only thing that bothers me about modern spoiler culture is when it is in the headlines, bylines, previews, or the first line in the paragraph.

    Even "[SPOILER] Is Luke's Father!" is in poor taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastieRunner View Post
    The only thing that bothers me about modern spoiler culture is when it is in the headlines, bylines, previews, or the first line in the paragraph.

    Even "[SPOILER] Is Luke's Father!" is in poor taste.
    I loathe those, worse is when people drop spoilers in random articles. Read a major Logan spoiler in college basketball preview of all things (poor analogy about Wolverines) when the movie hadn't been out two weeks.

    I respect that some people don't care about spoilers, and a good story isn't ruined by spoilers, but some people enjoy a good surprise. No need to go out of your way to take that away.
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