Originally Posted by gwsat
The conventional wisdom seems to be that any commentary about any TV show that has aired is fair game. If there is a further limitation that such a comment is nevertheless prohibited in another thread, I never heard of it until you raised the issue. If such a limitation exists please give us a reference to it in the rules of the Forum.
In the era before there were DVRs, or even VCRs, that CW would probably hold true. But nowadays people have different schedules when they watch a program and to be reading a Suits thread and then seeing details about another show completely unrelated to Suits is just obnoxious. It's just common sense and courtesy, if the thread is about Suits then that's what should be discussed and not have details about Boardwalk Empire or Dexter be discussed.
I don't understand why people would do that anyway, a little common sense and common courtesy goes a long ways, and as far as "the rules" of the Forum I doubt you're going to find any such reference, its just a social pact that the members of the Forum have felt is the right thing to do. To do otherwise could result in open "spoiler warfare" with cross-posting happening all over the place, 'since you spoiled my show then I'm going to spoil your show' and that's just anarchy.
Another thing to consider, if such a policy were allowed you can bet the site views would go down further than they already have as people would avoid the site for fear of having one of the shows spoiled, and if it came right down to it I'd bet the site owners would actively enforce such a policy(no cross-posting) when it became evident that it was hurting their bottom line.