Do Not Openly Post Spoilers - Use The Spoiler Tags

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Do Not Openly Post Spoilers - Use The Spoiler Tags

Post by Kenwood on Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:23 pm

This is self-explanatory, but it still needs to be said because there will always be someone that doesn't think before ruining a movie for those that haven't seen it.

There are tags her that are made to avoid spoiling something for someone. Appropiately, they are:

[ spoiler][ /spoiler]

Without the spaces, of course. Using them will make something look like this:

Spoiler:
Gigli really wasn't that bad.
Just click on it and it'll show the spoiler. Again, seems self-explanatory, but let us please use them.

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Re: Do Not Openly Post Spoilers - Use The Spoiler Tags

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:50 am

heh?

Never hearda that, COOL! So it won't show unless the person clicks on it?? No way!

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Re: Do Not Openly Post Spoilers - Use The Spoiler Tags

Post by Kenwood on Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:14 pm

Yeah, it's a good feature. Only problem is that it drops the spoiler to a separate line, so it can look stupid at times. For instance:

I watched it this weekend and it was pretty good. The acting was great, the direction was just as good. The butcher
Spoiler:
was played by the decidedly creepy, English badass Vinnie Jones.
That dude is the perfect villian. The kill scenes were gruesome enough without being lame gore. I'd give it a C+ maybe B-. I wasn't blown away, but I wasn't bored by any means.

Lame. It looks stupid. But you could post it like this, I guess:

I watched it this weekend and it was pretty good. The acting was great, the direction was just as good. The butcher...

Spoiler:
was played by the decidedly creepy, English badass Vinnie Jones.

That dude is the perfect villian. The kill scenes were gruesome enough without being lame gore. I'd give it a C+ maybe B-. I wasn't blown away, but I wasn't bored by any means.

Most forums with this feature just black out the text. And then you just highlight it in order to see what was said.

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Re: Do Not Openly Post Spoilers - Use The Spoiler Tags

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:12 pm

Just as an aside. If you want to explain a tag to someone, rather than giving the tag with spaces, and telling them to remove them, you can do this...

Code:

BlahBlah[spoiler]He was gay *and* martian![/spoiler]BlahBlah

That also formats it in a simpler font, making it easier to read for those of us who are past their prime (Woof, woof.. hint hint)

Oh, I used the code tags to do that. You could also use quote tags to get the same effect, I imagine.

Here's what I did.
Code:

[code]
BlahBlah[spoiler]He was gay *and* martian![/spoiler]BlahBlah
[/code]

End Effect: BlahBlah
Spoiler:
He was gay *and* martian!
BlahBlah


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Re: Do Not Openly Post Spoilers - Use The Spoiler Tags

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:50 pm

So if I want to reveal that Shiney is both gay and Martian, I should use that tag? scratch




Oh crap........

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Post by Shiney on Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:54 pm

You had better retract that...ya rat bastard....

I am so not gay....

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