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Spoiler tags are used to hide text unless hovered over. They are done by starting lines with '>! '.

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Can we get a Stack Exchange addition to Markdown to allow inline spoilers?

There are lots of questions in the Puzzling Meta about coded comments, suggesting that there's a demand for spoiler blocks within comments. The spoiler block is already a Stack Exchange addition to ...
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Can't click to see spoiler tags [closed]

I have cleared cookies, logged out and back in, and disabled ublock origin. I have no other add-ons. Running latest version of Firefox. It works in chrome and edge with ublock running. Driving me ...
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Do we want extended spoiler functionality?

Overview Our community utilizes spoiler functionality very heavily. However, it's lacking in obvious areas such as comments, chat and titles. [1] In a post, it's easy to use a spoiler by appending an ...
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A really Annoying Problem with spoilers

So this is what happens: You have a really long answer to puzzle and have finished writing the draft. You go down to click one of the spoiler tags to see if they are working, but what happens is that ...
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Spoilers in linked/related sidebar

Here is a situation where I avoid linking one of my questions to one of my answers, and the reason I give is: But please do not link it, because then when someone looks at the puzzle, "Unsolved ...
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Is it compulsory to hide all answers in spoiler blocks?

There seems to be a policy of the site that the important part of answers should be hidden in spoiler blocks. However, I still see answers that are not hidden in spoiler blocks. Most of the answers ...
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Why are quotes invisible in this SE site?

I was exploring the site and saw this. I haven't met the same thing on other SE sites: Maybe it's my Windows fault that I can't see it properly? Or perhaps that's a feature for puzzling the look of ...
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How do I put a bulleted list behind a spoiler tag?

I get that typing ">! text" puts the text behind a spoiler, e.g: And I get that typing " - text" buts the text in a bullet point, e.g.: text How can I get the bullet into a single spoiler? ">! - ...
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Should comments that spoil a puzzle be flagged for mod attention?

The comment: Thanks, dad! Never again Is a big spoiler for the puzzle in the question, I immediately made to flag for mod attention, but couldn't find whether spoiler comments/answers should be ...
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How to write an answer and hide key clues and information using the >! spoiler formatting -- Oh and what is rot13 in comments

I thought it might be useful to ask a question about how to use the spoiler formatting to hopefully prompt a useful answer where someone can explain how to use spoilers when answering questions. I ...
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Is it a good idea to be able to hide my spoiling comment using `>!`?

What do you think about being able to hide a comment? Would that feature bring value to this community?
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Edit view without highlighting

So I was recently reviewing a suggested edit, and it said: Included spoiler tags (hopefully got it right) Well, I hoped they got it right too. I went to click Accept anyway, and crossed my fingers, ...
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Tag names showing in spoilers [closed]

I have added a hint to my puzzle, and I wanted to cite the tags used to tag the puzzle. Of course, the hint had to be spoilerised. However, when I posted, it displayed like this (scroll down to see ...
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PSA: please don't ruin puzzles with comments that give away a spoiler-tagged answer

This is about exactly the thing it says on top: please do not say openly and directly in comments, the things in an answer which were spoiler-tagged. There are good reasons for this: 1. It makes the ...
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My spoiler tags are occasionally not working. What am I doing wrong?

In this answer my spoiler tags were not working, as the ! character is ignored and displayed, as if it was quoted text. How do I get a workaround of this?
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What's our current stance on "spoiler-only edits?"

Most of the answers on these questions seem to indicate we should consider this to go against the answerer's intent and/or too minor: Should we accept edits that only insert spoiler markup? What ...
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A script to add spoiler tag to the selected text

Introduction When I write an answer I find it very time consuming to add the spoiler tag to every line so I have written a small script that do it for me.  How to use it ? select the text right click ...
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Is there any way we can improve the spoiler formatting?

The spoiler line is great for hiding text: But it can be difficult to use sometimes. ! Maybe I want to have multiple chunks hidden in a row ! Well nope, does not work like that You have to ...
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As OP, editing/helping the correct answer

As this is my first post on Puzzling Meta, I hope it is appropriate. If you post a question on Puzzling, and someone posts an answer which is mostly, or almost completely correct, what would be the ...
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Is there a way that I can make an image as a hint?

Well, the title describes what I want: usually users post words as a hint, but in my case I have an image ... is it possible to spoiler-tag it ?
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Spoiler markup does not break line for series of MathJax equations in post previews

Putting a spoiler on MathJax equations does not work well sometimes, as reported here (1st answer). For example, $$a=1$$ $$b=2$$ $$c=3$$ can be written using ...
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Button to add spoilers

Why isn't there a button in the formatting options to add spoilers? Please do so as it would be helpful. (I know to manually add ! marks to blockquotes, but it can be tedious.) If there is a button ...
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Spoilers as comment?

Someone tries a puzzle, gets a little degree of success, and posts a comment or answer that is kinda spoiler. This is bad, what do you people think?
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Is it possible to include multiple paragraphs in spoilers? [duplicate]

I can't find a way to show multiple paragraphs in a spoiler tag. I had to resort to including superfluous headings between the paragraphs (or rather between the text and image, which I did not want to ...
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What should be done if someone insists on posting an un-spoilertagged answer? [duplicate]

This is a converse to this question, and similar to this question from meta.scifi. The point of many of the questions on Puzzling.SE is to provide people with interesting and challenging puzzles, ...
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Is criteria hidden in spoiler tags sufficient reason for explaining why an answer is wrong?

I know Prime Hidden in Plain Site is already a topic for a few different discussions, but I have another interesting question regarding it. Is hiding rules for acceptable answers in spoiler tags ...
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Spoiler markup: ____________________

What? You don't find my title helpful? You had no idea what you were going to read before you opened the question...I see. This site is getting on the Stack Exchange Hot List a lot lately! I've been ...
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Spoiler Tags not working in answer that contains Right-To-Left (Hebrew) text

I made an answer here: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/5041/5474 And the spoiler tags do not seem to work on the paragraph that contains the Hebrew text. I have tried changing the formatting ...
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Should (and/or are) top voted answers (allowed to) use spoiler tags

Reading this answer (see comments) or this question here on meta, are answers expected and/or allowed to use spoiler tags for the reason: Doing a favor for those who don't want to immediately see ...
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Hide the answers

I think all the answers should be hidden until the user clicks something, like a "Show answers" button. With a short question with short answers like this: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/...
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Empuzzler: A user script for hiding comments and answers until you want to see them

I've created a user script that hides comments and answers on Puzzling.SE's main site by default, and reveals them only when you want them revealed. I've done this because I'm the sort of person who ...
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How to format text inside spoilers?

Is it possible to make format inside of an spoiler? I am failing to do this, that makes me dislike the spoiler tag. It is practically useless for long answers. For example list: ...
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Spoiler markup required

We need the [spoiler] markup tag, similar to Aruade or SciFi.se, since we'll be discussing various puzzles/riddles where knowing the solution spoils the whole challenge. That way, the answer won't ...
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What's the etiquette of answering a 'challenge' (suggestion)

When a user posts a challenge, e.g. Given two hourglasses, one lasting 4 minutes, and one lasting 7 minutes, how do you measure 9 minutes precisely? What's the correct form of replying to the ...
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