There seems to be a problem with blockquoted spoilers that contain code blocks. You can see an example in this answer. Here's how it shows in my browser (Chrome 43):

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You can clearly see the text even though it is supposed to be a spoiler.

Sometimes, answers require a visual text representation, and the code formatting works best because it is the only way to force a monospaced font.

This also only seems to be a problem on the puzzling.so site, and not on meta or other SO sites.

Please fix the CSS to accurately retain the spoilers.

  • $\begingroup$ @mmking The spoiler text is not hidden. Maybe it's browser specific, but I've included an image of how it shows on mine. $\endgroup$
    – Dave
    May 22, 2015 at 21:18
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, you're right. I didn't see because the words are so faint. $\endgroup$
    – mmking
    May 22, 2015 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ This is a known issue with a workaround: meta.stackexchange.com/q/245142/202205 $\endgroup$ May 22, 2015 at 21:32

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There's an easy workaround to this, which is to use inline code formatting on each word, rather than a <pre> block.

Thus this (note that there are double spaces at the end of each line -- <br> also works):


renders as intended:


Unfortunate, because it's semantically incorrect...


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