Ok, Ok, We Get It:
From's version of an AP story about a recent episode of The Sopranos, with emphasis in the original:
Editor's Note: The following AP story reveals a number of plot points exceedingly important to the show. If you'd rather not know, stop reading now.
  NEW YORK (AP) — The body count for "The Sopranos" had a major bump Sunday as this HBO mob drama races toward its own termination. (Spoiler alert: If you plan to watch the episode later and don't want to learn the newest casualty, stop reading now.)
  (Have you stopped reading yet? This is your final warning.)
Ted F. (www):
As someone who reads large chunks of text at a time, I for one appreciate the additional extra warnings, which essentially serve as placeholders to avoid the spoiler, something especially critical in these days of time-shifted viewing. An article in the New York Times this summer about product placement in "The Office" gave away a huge cliffhanger plot point without any warning, and got a lot of complaints.
5.14.2007 10:55pm
Bleepless (mail):
The butler did it. Nyaaaaah!
5.14.2007 11:04pm
Dave N (mail):
The body count is so high this season that I wouldn't even tell my wife who got whacked in a recent episode of The Sopranos when I saw an episode before she did. So I appreciate the warnings too.
5.14.2007 11:47pm
I'd wager that no matter how many spoiler warnings they give, they nonetheless get any number of angry letters from people who somehow missed all the warnings. Every week they probably add another warning, to no avail.
5.14.2007 11:56pm
Adam B. (www):
But Ted, in that case, Bill Carter confirmed to the Star-Ledger's Alan Sepinwall that he didn't realize that plot information was a spoiler. Blame the source.
5.15.2007 12:01am
OK, no plot line predictions? Nothing to say about this saga's "meaning," if any? For us non-mafiosa, any takeaway lessons of general applicability from The Sopranos like those offered by The Godfather (e.g., keep your friends close to you and your enemies even closer)?

If it were possible for Tony to step down rather than go down, what might he do with himself in retirement? If it were a "viable" option, could he adjust to life as other than the boss? Could he remain around in an "of counsel" role? Does he own the Bad-a-Bing and could he support himself on the proceeds of that enterprise or whatever savings he might have? He doesn't have any deferred compensation coming to him, does he?
5.15.2007 1:16am
Thales (mail) (www):
I believe Silvio owns the Bing.
5.15.2007 12:57pm
JosephSlater (mail):
Soylent Green is people.
5.15.2007 3:07pm
Dave N (mail):
Joseph Slater:

And Rosebud is a sled--but don't tell anyone else, OK?
5.15.2007 3:24pm