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Should (and/or are) top voted answers (allowed to) use spoiler tags

I'm wholeheartedly in the group "for-spoiler-tags". For me, the harm of "readers needs to move their mouse to see" is strongly outweighed by the harm of "accidently reading/seeing" a solution. ...
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Spoiler markup: ____________________

I like spoiler blocks. I have a large monitor, I enjoy solving most puzzles instead of simply looking at the answers, and spoiler blocks greatly facilitate my use of the site. I can read through ...
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Is there any way we can improve the spoiler formatting?

Spoilers totally work with multiple lines: Also, you need to add a new >! at the start of every line. >! This shows up <...
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Should (and/or are) top voted answers (allowed to) use spoiler tags

I don't think it's necessary to forbid spoiler markup. In brainteaser-style puzzles, there is often an essential idea that makes the answer obvious (often, the answer itself contains this idea); ...
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Is it compulsory to hide all answers in spoiler blocks?

Spoilers are not necessary for answers. As far as I know, there has never been a site policy requiring spoiler-marked answers. However, it is generally polite to spoiler answers if any of the ...
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Should (and/or are) top voted answers (allowed to) use spoiler tags

I specifically include the disclaimer Puzzlers are politely encouraged to place answers in spoiler blocks to avoid spoiling the fun for other readers. at the end of a puzzle if there's a unique ...
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What's our current stance on "spoiler-only edits?"

Spoilers are available for a reason. One person's idea of "obvious or common knowledge" may totally ruin the future enjoyment of a mental puzzle or story for others long after the original questioner ...
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Empuzzler: A user script for hiding comments and answers until you want to see them

Latest version: version 0.5.1 Chrome: Download it Rename it .user.js Go to this URL: http://chrome://extensions/ Drag the .js ...
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Spoiler markup: ____________________

I think that answers should break their spoiler into multiple labelled parts if possible, like my answers here and here. That way, readers can control what they're spoiled on. Someone who just wants a ...
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Spoiler markup required

Spoiler markup is already built into the system Simply add >! before your spoiler e.g. >! Your spoiler text goes here
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How to format text inside spoilers?

Building on Shevliaskovic’s answer, there are lots of things that you can do with HTML that you can’t do with markdown.  It’s a bit messy, but you don’t need any invisible characters (spaces at the ...
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How do I put a bulleted list behind a spoiler tag?

It's a little cumbersome, but you can use HTML: >! <ul> >! <li>bullet 1</li> >! <li>bullet 2</li> >! </ul> ...
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Why are quotes invisible in this SE site?

Those aren't quotes; they're spoilers, intended to not accidentally spoil the solution to a puzzle in case you want to figure it out yourself. They're frequently used on Puzzling, and see moderate use ...
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As OP, editing/helping the correct answer

IMHO I believe that for a puzzle (depending on the question of course), the solution should help reveal not only the final answer, but also the creative links between the solution and the given ...
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Spoiler markup: ____________________

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What's the etiquette of answering a 'challenge' (suggestion)

Just to take the opposite view, I do think we should add spoilers tags, especially for questions that have very simple answers. Here's a question with a very simple answer, but a long and complicated ...
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How to format text inside spoilers?

You can also try >!A<br /> >!B which gives For the paragraphs
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What should be done if someone insists on posting an un-spoilertagged answer?

We have no site-wide policy about spoiler markup. The topic has already come up several times: What's the etiquette of answering a 'challenge' (suggestion), with a pro-spoiler-markup ...
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Is it a good idea to be able to hide my spoiling comment using `>!`?

Would it bring value to us, probably. Would it bring value to enough other Stacks to make it worth giving priority, maybe but probably not. Would it happen, doubtful - the list of feature requests to ...
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Should comments that spoil a puzzle be flagged for mod attention?

There is no hard-and-fast rule about this, but people generally try to keep spoilers out of the comments, especially on a question (on an answer, I think it's fair to assume that if you're reading the ...
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Is criteria hidden in spoiler tags sufficient reason for explaining why an answer is wrong?

I don't have a fully formed answer to this, but my gut feeling is no, simply because a spoiler tag semantically contains spoilers. If you're trying to solve a puzzle and think you have an answer (but ...
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My spoiler tags are occasionally not working. What am I doing wrong?

You has a paragraph break in the middle of your spoilertag, which caused it not to work properly. @BeastlyGerbil has now fixed this. For future reference, paragraph breaks don't work very well with ...
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Spoiler markup does not break line for series of MathJax equations in post previews

More tests Test 1, quoted: $$ \text{ this line is centered and the fraction is } \frac{full}{size} $$ > $$ \text{ this line is centered and the fraction is } \frac{full}{size} $$ spoilered: >! ...
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Spoilers as comment?

In my opinion teamwork is always a great thing! Some puzzles are very hard to solve, sometimes impossible for a single human to discern all the elements of the puzzle. Everyone should be able to ...
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What should be done if someone insists on posting an un-spoilertagged answer?

<rant> Disclaimer: This is about spoilers in answers. I am not saying anything about spoilers in questions. TL;DR: I am strongly for spoilers in answers and strongly against not using them. ...
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My spoiler tags are occasionally not working. What am I doing wrong?

I have fixed it for you. This is HTML, and you can learn it here Spoiler tags don't work when you try and have paragraphs For instance: !This spoiler tag doesn't work Because I have written: ...
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