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https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/posts/62712/edit

There is not much to this question - I went to edit a post on puzzling to fix a spoiler tag assuming the user messed it up. But to my surprise it was correct. I rewrote the same text as what existed before the edit and it worked fine.

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The initial revision of the answer, which had a visible "spoiler" tag, was malformed - as noted in a comment on the answer, as well as noted below on a comment here by Jordan.J.D, there was an extra newline in the middle of the line, splitting it into two lines, which did indeed cause the formatting that was observed. This is not a bug: it's how spoiler tag formatting works, and the behavior seen is correct for what was input. Fixing it by removing the extra newline does indeed spoiler-tag the line as intended.

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  • $\begingroup$ Original revision had the issue - I think I saw a comment on the post saying it was from new line in the middle of the spoiler tag. $\endgroup$
    – Jordan.J.D
    Mar 26 '18 at 19:15
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! I have noted, if it is related, that posting two spoiler tags wihout any seperator character (space and enter do not work) -

! Breaks the spoiler for the whole post.

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Until any seperator character is keyed.

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! This would work however, if it wasn't broken -

! again.

So, there is no way to continue a spoiler for multiple paragraphs unless it is made one block of text.

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  • $\begingroup$ "there is no way to continue a spoiler for multiple paragraphs unless it is made one block of text." You're mistaken: there is a workaround :-) See this previous post. $\endgroup$ Mar 29 '18 at 22:53
  • $\begingroup$ And here I was thinking that they were supposed to work like blockquotes. They look like blockquotes in almost every facet and detail except one. $\endgroup$
    – Willtech
    Mar 30 '18 at 1:13

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