As many of you have pointed out, we’ve gotten a bit lax about the spoilers here – and I apologize. So effective immediately, we’re going to be instituting a few new editorial measures aimed at reducing the spoilage. Click through for details and let me know what you think.
1. All spoiler articles will feature the sunburst dharma exclamation point logo you see in this article on the front page. This will prevent any spoilery images from leaking in. This is HARD CODED, so none of us can accidently forget to do it.
2. All spoiler titles will follow a purposefully vague standard:
LOST SPOILER – Episode XX.XX – [some vague info]
With some vague info being stuff like “Casting update,” “Interview,” “Title revealed,” etc.
3. All spoiler article excerpts (which appear on the front page and in the RSS) will be devoid of ANY details that relate to a twist, story element, casting decision, etc. You can see examples of this on the front page.
These changes are really just a stop gap. My long term intent is to get them into a separate area of the site and off the front page completely. That will require some design changes and I won’t be able to get around to that until after show day has come and gone. If you are a spoiler phobe, though, hang in there. By this time next week NO spoilers will appear on the front page at all. In the meantime, hopefully these changes will help you avoid even the lightest of spoilers.