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Offline JMW IV

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Spoiler tags.
« Topic Start: August 09, 2010, 02:54:38 PM »
we needs them.


Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #1: August 09, 2010, 03:08:12 PM »
Agreed.


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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #2: August 09, 2010, 08:01:14 PM »
Bruce Willis is a ghost throughout the 6th Sense.

Offline Coladar

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #3: August 10, 2010, 03:29:50 AM »
Luke is Darth Vader's son

On a serious note, while there would be little use for this on the non off topic boards, it makes no sense not to have spoiler tags enabled. I'm assuming the forum software has them included, and they just aren't enabled, so it would seem an obvious decision to add them as long as it's fairly simple to do so. I didn't even realize any forum software as complex and well designed as the one WNFF uses didn't have spoiler tags as a default at this point.

Edit to add... If someone wanted to post something with spoilers, the ability does already exist I realized after writing this. Simply change the text color to white. Bambi's mother dies so if it's too difficult for Chief, it really isn't that much harder to do spoilers within the confines of the existing forum setup. You just need to denote that there is a spoiler that needs to be highlighted, since with white on white it would appear there is nothing there in contrast to typical spoilers being black text with black highlights, sticking out on the screen as opposed to being totally invisible.

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #4: August 10, 2010, 06:31:15 AM »
The chick from The Crying Game was really a dude.

Offline tomterp

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #5: August 10, 2010, 09:29:39 AM »
What's a spoiler tag, and why should I care?

Offline The Chief

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #6: August 10, 2010, 09:47:05 AM »
I guess I could look into it, but are there really that many unavoidable spoilers posted here?  I can only think of 2, maybe 3 threads that would ever use spoiler tags, and even if I create them, you're still relying on people to use them, which is far from a given.

Offline blue911

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #7: August 10, 2010, 09:53:15 AM »
I guess I could look into it, but are there really that many unavoidable spoilers posted here?  I can only think of 2, maybe 3 threads that would ever use spoiler tags, and even if I create them, you're still relying on people to use them, which is far from a given.

Why not just avoid the movie review section if you're worried about spoilers?

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #8: August 10, 2010, 10:11:03 AM »
Why not just avoid the movie review section if you're worried about spoilers?

Kinda what I was getting at.

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #9: August 10, 2010, 10:18:42 AM »
One might want impressions of a movie without having the movie ruined.

Offline The Chief

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #10: August 10, 2010, 11:07:17 AM »
One might want impressions of a movie without having the movie ruined.

Right, but again you're trusting someone else's judgment on what constitutes spoilers.  You're also trusting them to use the tags at all.

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #11: August 10, 2010, 11:14:36 AM »
In my day we didn't need spoiler tags.  We had a thing called self-control! :old:

There you go.  Now get off my lawn :P

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Offline JMW IV

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #12: August 10, 2010, 12:24:30 PM »
awesome.

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #13: August 10, 2010, 04:36:06 PM »
LAC 8)

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #14: August 10, 2010, 07:21:44 PM »
I prefer the white text, as it becomes apparent when quoted:

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #15: August 10, 2010, 07:22:11 PM »
I prefer the white text, as it becomes apparent when quoted:
EDIT sucks if you have a grey post
Spidernat is a choad

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #16: August 10, 2010, 07:23:38 PM »
Don't your colors alternate from white to grey on posts?  I can clearly see what you wrote in white on both posts with a grey background on my iPhone.  Also, the spoiler stuff becomes apparent when quoted too.

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #17: August 11, 2010, 08:16:35 AM »
Right, but again you're trusting someone else's judgment on what constitutes spoilers.  You're also trusting them to use the tags at all.

Nice. I've seen this in use on other forums and it is helpful.

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #18: August 11, 2010, 10:24:17 AM »
ASSCLOWN is a fool.

Yep, works! Thanks Chief.

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #19: August 11, 2010, 11:03:25 PM »
SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE! <--- CAUTION: Hopelessly outdated meme at work

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #20: August 12, 2010, 11:33:15 PM »
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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #21: August 13, 2010, 10:55:01 AM »

Racer X is Speed Racer's older brother

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #22: August 13, 2010, 05:22:14 PM »
Pickett's charge doesn't work!

Offline JMW IV

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #23: August 13, 2010, 06:36:22 PM »
The Cake is a Lie.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Spoiler tags.
« Reply #24: August 13, 2010, 11:47:23 PM »
IT'S A TRAP!!!