Spun-off from this week's conference call thread. What are your feelings on spoilers? Do you care one way or the other? Want to go into everything totally fresh? Will stay away even at the risk of awkwardly ending conversations prematurely?
What do you care about, game-wise? Only avoid major plot points? Don't even want gameplay mechanics spoiled?
For my part, about the only thing I really care about being spoiled on are whodunit mysteries. Everything else is fair game, especially if it furthers involvement in a discussion. Frankly, before I've played/read something most spoilers make no bloody sense anyway, and I've likely forgotten about them by the time I reach that point in my chosen media.
That said, I suppose I often withhold spoilers in conversation with others, though usually if it's something more like a philosophical game -- this is because I am really curious in their unadulterated reaction to certain elements, and I don't want to color their experience. A recent example would be the handful of folks who are now playing Persona 3, and my careful dancing around several issues about which I'm eager to converse but want their opinions first.