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Even if GN does decide to hide them, there'll be tons of other websites that won't hesitate to show them. It's an inevitable part of reporting gaming news and it's unavoidable, so in my opinion a leak/rumor is a leak/rumor and shouldn't be obscured due to people wanting to be completely blind to a game. If anything it should give those folks all the more reason to be mad at the ones creating the leaks/rumors in the first place.
Now if these leaks/rumors are legitimate spoilers? (Like with the Pokemon XY leak from 2013) then yes, by all means place it after the jump, but something as minor as Game Freak being incompetent to keep a trademark hidden or potential news on Paper Mario should be treated just like every other thing that gets submitted to the site. Should we hide all pictures of title screens because some folks consider that a spoiler? (Yes, some folks out there really are that sensitive. Going into a game 100% blind is one thing but to be absolutely afraid of even the most minor of details is just silly.)
And since I saw someone else bring up a similar point, I'll clarify before I continue onwards that yes, I read your entire post, and I'm happy that you are pointing out the fact that it shouldn't be removed altogether like this thread would seem to appear at first.
Obviously there are plenty of people that do want to see these leaks and rumors, and I also think it's important to keep up that policy to report on everything Nintendo.
And that's great! But hiding content based on the thoughts of a few people who want to do things their way is simply not the way to go IMO. If everyone else has no problem pointing it out in public, then why should GN? Unless again, it's a HUGE leak in the form of let's say Pokemon Sun/Moon's ending 5 months before launch. Case in point, if it's a part of gaming news and if plenty of other Nintendo sites do not cover up rumors/leaks unless they are megaton, then GN shouldn't need to do this.
What I think would be a better way for folks on here, however is an option to "Blacklist" categories of news. For example if someone doesn't want to see rumors/leaks period, they can just add the subject to their blacklist and have all stories under those categories completely invisible, while the general public and those who don't mind can see them the way they're meant to be seen.
To clarify, I have zero intention of coming across as rude, I just wanted to express my thoughts on the matter since you did say that's what we can do. If you have a counterargument, I wouldn't mind hearing it at all, since that's what these threads are for.