Spoiler tags

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Terrahertz, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    I think we should have spoiler tags. It would be great in the movie section. Other sites have it and it works great. As always your decisions are best.:)
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Was actually thinking of something like this, but want to base it from the quote tags, which I am currently thinking about,
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Spoiler tags?.. like a sort of text or image tag on a thread title if it contains spoilers?
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well table background for the quotes would be the same as the font colour of the text.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    ...so that you need to highlight the text with your mouse in order to be able to read it. ;)
    Nice idea. Seen it on some other sites.
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Aaah, I see. Clever :)
     
  7. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    argh, thats lame.

    We need to do what IBF does with its fast reply box.

    It stays hidden, till you click the image to unhide it.

    We could do the same thing easily.

    Let me know if you need examples.
     
  8. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    sounds like a good idea :cool:
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    X-Istence: I could do something similar with javascript, but I hate javascript
     
  10. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I mentioned this ages ago, but nooooooo its not good enough!!!

    :) hehe

    its all good
     
  11. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    there's a nice little vB hack I have called "lockdown" - users can make a post stick it in [lockdown] [/lockdown] - and someone can only view it *if* they reply to the post... quite neat.

    MdSalih
     
  12. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Won't that bring on a lot of usesless posts though? People will just post basically nothing just so they can see it. Or am I way off track here?
     
  13. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    you do have a point there.

    MdSalih
     
  14. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    IMO...I think the highlight would be better, because people won't post nonsense just to see what the poster has written. Plus that way if someone wants to post they can still post without seeing what was locked down, hence they would have to highlight it in order to read the spoiler.
     
  15. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Exactly. Nice, neat and simple. Its up to you to see what is written. Your not forced into it.
     
  16. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I used to frequent a movie forum that had spoiler tags . Highlighting the text wasn't a big deal, and it was pretty convenient when you wanted to read a review without having to be cautious of reading a spoiler.

    I'd like to see more movie reviews in the Entertainment section, and so if we start seeing more activity it would be great to have these tags. Just my 2 pennies. :)
     
  17. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well they are here at last in two flavours.

    [spoiler /
    The sky is blue, but has no goats

    [spoiler title= /
    The hairy baby sings!
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Cool.

    EP likes goats too much for his own good
     
  19. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Only took seven months to get going as well, very proud!

    Not as much as Henyman likes cows, its quite scary.
     
  20. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    test bla