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The following talk page should be used for voting on the spoiler referendum and discussing it. Please remain civil at all times!


  1. I personally vote for Option 3 and Option C. Wifi Waifu (talk) 06:12, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
  2. 2, 3, 4, 1 and B, C, A ---PinkYoshiFan 10:44, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
  3. 2, 1, 4 and B, A. Hewer (talk · contributions) 13:32, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4, followed by C, A, and B. -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 17:33, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
  5. 2, 3-C StarPunch (talk) 21:41, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
  6. I vote for Option 2 and Option C. MPS64 (talk) 22:54, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
  7. Option 2, Option 1. That's it. --Samwell (talk) 14:02, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
  8. 1, 2, 3, 4; C, B, A. TheSalt (talk) 00:24, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
  9. 3, 4, 2 and B, C, A. --Basic Person (talk/contribs) 00:35, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
  10. 2, 3, 4, 1 and B, C, A Herobrine (talk) 06:41, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
  11. 4, 3; B - Gigi (talkedits) 12:06, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
  12. Option 3, Option 2, Option 4, then Option A. Superbound (talk) 13:45, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
  13. 3, 2, 4, 1 and B, C, A --Kabuun (talk) 16:20, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
  14. Options 2, 1, 3-C and 3-B. – Owencrazyboy17 (talk) 00:44, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
  15. Option 4 and Option C. Darienow (talk) 13:39, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
  16. Option 1 and Option 2, only. Trig Jegman - 13:41, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  17. 2, 4 and B, A. Typman (talk) 14:23, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  18. 2, 3, 4, and B, C, A. SupremeKirb (talk) 22:56, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
  19. Option 2, Option 1. That's all folks. -- Jellytost (talk) 03:06, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
  20. 3, 2, and B, A, C, and done. Infinite Possibilities (talk) 06:33, 27 May 2022 (UTC)


Since I'm seeing lots of votes for these two options, I wanted to ask the following to people who are voting for these:

  • Regarding Option 3: How do we define "major" articles? Will it be case-by-case, by byte count, or what?
  • Regarding Option C: Would this mean that we basically keep the current template, but only place it at the beginning of articles, and add a parameter to list the games it spoils? But wouldn't that effectively be almost the same as the one we current use, as we will only mark content from recent games, and we don't often have multiple of them releasing close to each other?

Any and all thoughts regarding these options are welcome, really. - Gigi (talkedits) 16:25, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

I did not vote for either 3 or C, but I can give my thoughts on them, since I kind of came up with the ideas as part of the referendum.
Major articles in this case would refer to those which are either high-traffic, high-profile (such as major character or game pages), featured, or otherwise directly accessible from the front page. Examples of pages I would consider "major" would include, but are not limited to: Kirby, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Copy Ability, Popstar, Boss, Item, etc.
For option C, what you've specified is more-or-less how I had envisioned it. Instead of having the spoiler template appear once or more partway down the article, it would always appear only at the top of the page, and list the games it spoils. This would put it partially out of the way for those who don't like seeing the template appearing midway through articles (where it is arguably not too helpful anyways), and gives a quick warning to any user first visiting the page right at the top. I personally consider it a better option than how we currently handle things, but I still personally prefer we just do away with the thing. :P --Samwell (talk) 16:33, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
I mostly agree with Samwell, but for the list of games it spoils, would that mean getting rid of the 1 year statute of limitations on spoilers? Otherwise, I feel like it wouldn't be that helpful. ---PinkYoshiFan 17:02, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
It would mean doing away with the one-year statute, yes. --Samwell (talk) 03:15, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

The very nature of wikis is they document pretty much every and anything you'd ever want to know about games, movies, books, TV shows, etc. And naturally, such documentation is gonna result in information from the last couple stages, pages, minutes, episodes, etc. finding their way on the site, so it would be best to give people the heads-up on the notice bar, as it's not intrusive and is always there just to let others know what to expect. Better than sticking it everywhere, in my opinion. Not to mention that other wikis like the Super Mario Wiki completely did away with spoiler templates solely because going to wikis and reading up on what they have to say are done at the readers' own discretion, regardless of whether there would be spoilers or not, which begs the question as to why a spoiler template would be needed, if almost anything on a wiki can be considered spoilers on a reader-by-reader basis. And on that wiki in particular, several attempts to reinstate such a thing did not pass, solely based on the reasonings outlined in the proposal that initially removed it in the first place. – Owencrazyboy17 (talk) 00:44, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Does that mean that the template would stay on articles indefinitely? Superbound (talk) 17:49, 18 May 2022 (UTC)