For those lucky enough to be at SDCC (Comic-Con) and watching the early screening of "The Dark Year" (511) on Wednesday, July 18 – congrats! However, you must be considerate of the rest of the fans who won't see the episode until its actual air date, Tuesday, July 24.
We do have a spoiler policy on this wiki. With the exception of press release information (including promotional photos and videos), unaired episodes (episode screenings like those at SDCC do NOT count as episode airings) are NOT to be discussed except on the spoilers board. Information from unaired episodes is NOT to be included in any articles. Specifically, for "The Dark Year", this is in effect until the episode finishes its first US airing, i.e. until July 24 6pm EDT (July 25 0100 UTC).
Again, the ONLY place on this wikia you can discuss the episode is on the spoilers board. No where else. That means not in comments sections, not in blog entries, not in discussions, not in chat, not in the rest of the forums, not on your user page, not etc. Do NOT add information from the episode to any article/main-space pages (this includes "The Dark Year" page itself). Do not hint at what happens. Do not in any way spoil the episode for other fans. If you didn't watch the episode but you want to know spoilers or if you heard some spoilers, again the spoilers board is the only place for spoilers on this wiki.
If you see spoilers, report them to an admin. Individuals intentionally breaking the spoiler policy, will receive blocks. Sorry about being repetitive, but this issue pops up every time there is a early screening, so it's a good time to remind everyone of the policy. Cheers everyone.
I did semi-protect the page. That will prevent new users & IPs from unintentionally breaking the policy. Fully-protecting the page is an option I considered, but I decided to believe that experienced users can edit the page while following policy. If it does become an issue, I will change the page protection.
However, this isn't just about one page, it's the rest of the pages on this wiki and all the other places (comments, discussions, etc.), so locking one page won't solve the issue. This thread is highlighted, so everyone should be getting this message. Hopefully, everyone will be considerate and we'll have no issues.
Like Janus mentioned above, we're not going to lock every page relevant to 5x11 because we trust the community to follow the spoiler policy, especially after this warning. In doing so, we hope to inform everyone. And even if people were unaware, ignorance of the rules isn't an excuse to break them. We will keep a close eye on this matter.
I see him retweeting Adina's post, but there's a good chance that's a joke or an intentional way to mislead people who're releasing spoilers. The CW barely wants to spend money on creating advertisement for the show, so it isn't going to produce two fake episodes. There could have been scenes that were cut and during editing process different potential versions of the episode produced, but they'd essentially be the same. I don't believe them fully producing three versions of an episode with significant enough differences that spoilers from one wouldn't apply to the other versions.