Originally Posted by Monty501
Not so much as when you start reading a btb for the first time, but it has already been going for a while. For example, as someone who has been trying to read more btbs on this site, Yesterday I opened up "WWE 2007: Unleash the fury" by Kop. Without even scrolling down the page I could see that Triple H is the WWE Champion, Shelton Benjamin is the US Champion etc etc. It is the same for pretty much every btb in this forum. It kills my interest in the BtB to know what happens before I even start reading, and so the btb looses a potential reader.
That is why I say just put spoiler tags around your opening post, except for the original premise, and other things that people were meant to see right from the start.
As has already been said; most of the time you'll be reading the latest show where Triple H is the WWE Champion, so it is good that you know that he is the WWE Champion before you even read the show.
And I would have thought the reason for giving the title histories and current champions would be to NOT lose potential readers, so they don't feel like they have to read - in KOP's case 137 pages worth - just to see who the champions are at the moment, so you won't feel like you are behind in anything at all.
I can see your point though, but I just think that it helps that I don't have to read a whole thread to feel like I know what is going on. Using KOP's thread again as an example; having previously not seen a lot of it prior to a few days ago, I looked at the opening page and looked who the champions were and all of the past champions, as well as reading through the last few shows (great stuff btw
) and I feel like when he posts his next show I'll have a much better understanding of what is going on.