As the start of the Formula 1 season got underway last weekend, an issue concerning F1 coverage on WCF came up regarding the way we title articles containing race results.

As the start of the Formula 1 season got underway last weekend, an issue concerning F1 coverage on WCF came up regarding the way we title articles containing race results.

Some readers protested that we were giving away the race results in the titles before they were ready to find out (e.g. "Alonso wins first race of 2010 season").  Due to time zone differences and the availability of television broadcasts around the world, some readers who had not seen the race yet, were informed of the race results against their will after seeing the article title published on the WCF main page or RSS feed.

We had encountered this situation last year, and started to incorporate friendlier titles that did not give away the results. These friendlier titles, which contained the label "RESULTS" or "SPOILER", communicated to a reader ahead of time that race results or revealing photos were within the article.  Then, the reader could choose not to proceed if they didn't want to know the outcome of the race.  Still we received complaints from readers annoyed that the titles were being overly sensitive.

Since WCF is mainly a news site, we were compelled to fullfill our main objective, and report the news as it flows, undiluted.  However, the situation has come up again, and we thought it would be best to put the issue to a vote.

Let us know what you think below.  Thanks to everyone for your feedback!

NOTE:  A similar poll was launched earlier which contained flaws. Consequently it was deactivated.

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