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Msg: 969182
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Spoiler tags?
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 7:01 AM
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I’m wondering if it’s possible to turn on or enable spoiler tags on this site?

I stumbled across a cool artist I thought would be fun to share with the LTCer in a forum post but as I scrolled through her work, I noticed there were a couple of paintings/drawings that showed hints of boobies (albeit cartoony and manga-ish). Nothing that should offend but it would have been nice to spoiler it thus adhering to the *”2 click rule” if I decided to put a google search link to her stuff.

Also I notice that several posters like to discuss movies and TV shows. Spoiler tags would allow one to discuss the show in a general way but also have some plot elements hidden so as not to spoil it for those yet to see it.

Just a suggestion.
Msg: 969183
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 7:23 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969182 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
That's an interesting idea.... I'd never heard of a spoiler tag before. How do you imagine it would look? I googled for information about spoiler tags and see a couple of different ways it might work, but how have you seen it used in the past?

-- Ryan
Msg: 969184
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 8:02 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969183 by Green Tortuga
They are used on several other message boards I visit occasionally. I believe they are used like this:

[spoiler] [/spoiler]

See post 22 in this thread for an example:
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=843800
Msg: 969185
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 9:02 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969183 by Green Tortuga
Goodreads is one site that uses spoiler tags. On Goodreads people post reviews of books they've read, so any spoilers in their reviews can be placed between spoiler tags.

Spoiler tags on Goodreads
Msg: 969202
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 8:33 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969182 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
So I've been playing around with simple ways to make this work, and I have a working version... more-or-less. You might have to click the "refresh" button on your browser to see it work if your browser is using a cached version of the CSS.

-- Ryan
Msg: 969203
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 9:50 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969202 by Green Tortuga
Let’s see if it works.

Testing 1, 2, 3.

ETA: Hmm, not sure I got it. I used both brackets,
</spoiler> and
[/spoiler].

What am I not doing right?
Msg: 969204
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 10:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969203 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
What am I not doing right?

Try clicking that 'refresh' button on your browser. I updated the CSS code, but if your browser is using the old version, you won't see anything.

Eventually your browser will pick up the new version, but I set up AQ so it only checks new versions of CSS page about once per week. A manual refresh should get the job done, though.

-- Ryan

PS. Your spoiler alert worked for me! =)
Msg: 969207
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 4:00 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969204 by Green Tortuga
Way cool!
Msg: 969211
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 6:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969207 by Dawnkey
So as a test one could show Ryan's alter ego to see if the spoiler aspect hides the info for those who don't want to know.
https://goo.gl/images/577at4 .
Msg: 969212
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 6:34 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969211 by FORAYCH
Hmm...I am not seeing a second click option to the link. Failed test?
Msg: 969218
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 8:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969212 by FORAYCH
Hmm...I am not seeing a second click option to the link. Failed test?

Well... yes and no. Just hovering a mouse cursor over the spoiler is enough to get it to show. Since things like smartphones don't have a mouse, you can tap it (or with a keyboard, move the focus to it) and it'll show. But it only takes a single click to activate a link.

The failure there was that the link wasn't actually hidden in the first place because of the cascading nature of CSS and it wasn't a scenario I had thought of. That should be fixed now, but you might have to do a "refresh" to force the CSS to update to the new version.

But it still only takes one click to activate a link.

-- Ryan
Msg: 969219
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 8:56 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969218 by Green Tortuga
I should also point out.... The spoiler tag is something that's embedded into the wiki/html markups, so it actually works anywhere you can type in wiki/html markup. Including AQ mail and clues....

Just sayin'.... ;o)

Although there are caveats about how well it works in certain situations. Printed material, for instance, nothing gets hidden, so if you use it in a clue, the spoiler doesn't get hidden in the printed version of it. If someone has AQ mail forwarded to a real email address, the spoiler won't be hidden in the email. It'll only work when the markup is viewed directly on AQ.

-- Ryan
Msg: 969221
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 9:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969211 by FORAYCH
Wow! Very cool. Thanks Ryan.
Also I can see that it will open up some very interesting possibilities for clues. Hmm...

So as a test one could show Ryan's alter ego to see if the spoiler aspect hides the info for those who don't want to know.

Yeah, that’s the kind of thing I was thinking about. Well done, oh and now I see why Ryan’s favorite color is purple.
Msg: 969264
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 11, 2018 8:55 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969219 by Green Tortuga
I should also point out.... The spoiler tag is something that's embedded into the wiki/html markups, so it actually works anywhere you can type in wiki/html markup. Including AQ mail and clues....

Looks like someone has already used your suggestion. ;-)

I was trying to explain to a friend how this works and I notice it’s not on the markup page yet. Just sayin’. 😄
Msg: 969267
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 11, 2018 10:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969264 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
I notice it’s not on the markup page yet.

Actually.... it is on the markup comparisons page. I was a little lazy trying to work it into the Wiki and HTML markup pages, though, neither of which is as complete as the markup comparisons page. (You also won't find the wassa tag except on the comparisons page.)

I'll get around to fixing the other pages... eventually. =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 969270
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 11, 2018 12:20 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969267 by Green Tortuga
Actually.... it is on the markup comparisons page.

Hmm, I was unaware of that page. Good to know. Thanks!

DZ
Msg: 969272
Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 11, 2018 12:27 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969267 by Green Tortuga
Actually.... it is on the markup comparisons page.

I was going to post that there is no way to get to that page, but I found it at the bottom (last sentence) of the Wiki Markup Help and HTML Help pages. I'm posting that information here so that others will know as well.
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