I view my profile and questions with my iPad, and have to tap on the spoiler to reveal the answer. Whenever the answer contains a link to some site, and when I tap on it (since I don't know where the link is), the link opens up and I don't get the chance to see the answer. And it is really annoying.

Can we do something about it? Like a warning before the spoiler that it contains a link or something like that?


I think this springs from the general overuse of spoiler markup on the site.

The link almost certainly shouldn't be hidden in the first place. You have to follow the link to discover the information it represents. There isn't any danger of someone being "spoiled" on the puzzle just by reading the link's name.

(In the rare case where the contents of the URL itself contain some hint, it's trivial to hide that with link markup: [This writeup discusses the relevant mathematics.](http://example.com/wiki/Name_of_concept_which_is_key_to_solution). This is almost always preferable to a bare URL anyways.)

What we should do to fix the problem you're having, then, is simply to stop putting links in spoiler boxes.

  • $\begingroup$ I agree with you. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one facing this problem. I don't even know if it is a problem. It is just very annoying. And if we want to implement something like this, then this question should get a lot of attention. $\endgroup$ – Rohinb97 Apr 24 '15 at 21:22

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