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Old Apr 12, '12, 10:02 am
ToeInTheWater ToeInTheWater is offline
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So...I am hanging my head in shame right now because I started a topic in Popular Media and I wound up ruining another poster's enjoyment of a book series by giving away an important plot development. I did manage to edit in a fairly large spoiler space so hopefully this won't happen to other people reading the topic. However, I did want to know if CAF uses "spoiler tags" at all -- I've seen them used in other forums, usually using the tag makes the text the same color as the background, and people who know or want to know what happens in a book (or movie, TV show, etc) can highlight the text to make it readable.
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Old Apr 12, '12, 11:06 am
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Default Re: Spoiler tags?

First, have you tried the tag used in other forums? I discovered that some undocumented tags do work here, like [sup] and [sub] for superscript and subscript. Try it out in the sandbox (or, since you already have a thread here, you might as well put your attempt below)

Perhaps mark the spoiler with a phrase like "spoiler alert" an change the color of the spoiler text to white (that "A" with the black bar underneath in the text controls) like so:

*spoiler alert*
The butler did it!
*end spoiler*

People who want to read the spoiler can highlight the spoiler text. I don't know whether this impacts legibility in email
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Old Apr 12, '12, 11:20 am
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I think there should be some reasonable understanding that in a forum that is for discussing media, in a thread entitled "hunger games" there there will likely be a discussion about the plot line going on inside of it. It would be difficult to discuss any sort of media (book, news, internet) without some sort of mention of the content of that media. While I like the idea of a spoiler alert, one should be under a reasonable assumption that if they don't want to know anything about a particular book/movie they shouldn't read posts about it till they read/see it.
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I think there should be some reasonable understanding that in a forum that is for discussing media, in a thread entitled "hunger games" there there will likely be a discussion about the plot line going on inside of it. It would be difficult to discuss any sort of media (book, news, internet) without some sort of mention of the content of that media. While I like the idea of a spoiler alert, one should be under a reasonable assumption that if they don't want to know anything about a particular book/movie they shouldn't read posts about it till they read/see it.
Which is exactly why I haven't even looked at the "Hunger Games" thread. Haven't read the books or seen the movie, so I really don't want to know too much.
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