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I am not a viewer of Game of Thrones. I have just never found the time to get into it, and when a franchise becomes that big it can be very daunting to jump into because you have a lot of catching up to do.

However, I am very sensitive to spoilers, and know some people who are only now beginning to watch the show. And so I think I can empathize with wikia-users who were only recently starting Game of Thrones and, while browsing wikia minding their own business, found a certain FANDOM article pertaining to a certain death in Game of Thrones' fourth season being advertised on the right of their monitor. I know it goes without saying, but DON'T CLICK THAT IMGUR LINK IF YOU AREN'T THROUGH SEASON FOUR.

I have done my research into the matter, and am aware that this certain important event occurred in an episode broadcast nearly three years ago, but I do not believe the death of a character is something to be taken for common knowledge.

In my research, though, I found other articles about Game of Thrones which handled spoilers in a similarly careless fashion. I will admit that by that point I was looking for trouble and actively scrolling through FANDOM's Game of Thrones news, but the fact remains that these articles have a chance of being displayed as Top Articles on every single wikia, including those that have nothing to do with Game of Thrones. Again, I found myself empathizing heavily with anyone who has ever been at the very beginning of a series, only to encounter a massive spoiler by sheer dumb luck while contributing to a wiki that has nothing to do with that series.

In short, I was very shocked by this recklessness and I wanted to very quickly vent about it.


Discuss pls.