Quote from Wildfire393 »Wizards spoiler policy, as of now, appears to be this:
Release a handful of cards four weeks out from release
Spoiler articles on Mothership and spoiler cards on partner sites three weeks and two weeks out from release
Full spoiler released two Fridays before release
Unofficial spoilers are terrible, awful, no good, very bad
I like how it used to be:
MTGN (and later for a short time, MTGS) posts the entire spoiler 6 weeks before the release, after about 2 months of slowly discovering new cards, piecing together hints, and trying to figure out if "leaks" are legit or fakes. A lot of hype built up and the community was huge and strong.