# Blockquoted Spoilers with Code

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):

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.

• @mmking The spoiler text is not hidden. Maybe it's browser specific, but I've included an image of how it shows on mine. – dave May 22 '15 at 21:18
• Oh, you're right. I didn't see because the words are so faint. – mmking May 22 '15 at 21:21
• This is a known issue with a workaround: meta.stackexchange.com/q/245142/202205 – pacoverflow May 22 '15 at 21:32

## 1 Answer

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):

>!ZEBUS
>!EARNT
>!BRIDE
>!UNDUE
>!STEED


renders as intended:

ZEBUS
EARNT
BRIDE
UNDUE
STEED

Unfortunate, because it's semantically incorrect...