My reason for avoiding spoilers is 80% selfish, in that I want to see if I can predict what will happen based on the clues I have picked up on. That’s the writer in me being arrogant. When I come across a big twist that works and I didn’t predict it I become obsessed with the formation of that particular story – why did that work, I must know! But as mentioned before because we can control when we see something, now there is a sense of shelving something and avoidance of spoilers can be tricky. When I cared about it, I had to stay off of social media to avoid leaks about Walking dead. Now, don’t care. So in the end I think a safe zone is defined by the property. A classic film or film series likely has been cited elsewhere, either in homages or satires, so too bad, it’s been 20 years. But it is upon the individual to avoid spoilers. Fans crave the desire to converse about it, and with a drop of a hat the caught up and still behind viewers can change places. Than it’s trick each other the way you want to be treated. Fandom respect – uh oh, that’s a whole other story…