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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. Someone looking for "the" answer needs to do this on a singly (accepted) post only, whereas it is (close-to-)impossible to "not look at" a solution. Please ignore ...


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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 questions without constantly having to avert my eyes from answers (often in boldface) only inches away. Single spoiler blocks or multiple structured blocks with ...


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Spoilers totally work with multiple lines: Also, you need to add a new >! at the start of every line. >! This shows up >! as a multi line spoiler. >! Like breaks >! Are a double empty space >! >! Like that. If you need two spoilers with no text in between >! Do <! > >!this For code blocks in spoilers >! Do ...


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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); seeing it before thinking of it yourself thus "spoils" the puzzle. For that reason, I think it's perfectly acceptable for people to use spoilers to hide some or all ...


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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 following are true: The puzzle is short, so the answer will likely appear high up on the page. The answer has multiple parts that someone might want to reveal only ...


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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 correct solution. It's often difficult to read through a question while constantly averting one's eyes from any solutions posted below it. Having answers in ...


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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 or answerer has moved on. If spoilers are likely to be needed by future readers, this is a useful edit. It serves the site to have people enjoy the user ...


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Latest version: version 0.5.1 Chrome: Download it Rename it .user.js Go to this URL: http://chrome://extensions/ Drag the .js onto the list of extensions Allow any requested permissions Riddle In Peace Not sure if you're too fussed, but I took the liberty to tidy it up a little bit - moved all the vars to the top, rewrote some parts, etc. Feel free to ...


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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 nudge to help them along can look at just an early part and then work the rest out for themselves. I object to the format given by the OP (Josh Caswell) ...


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Spoiler markup is already built into the system Simply add >! before your spoiler e.g. >! Your spoiler text goes here


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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 ends of lines). Lists Numbered Lists Numbered lists are called ordered lists (<ol>) in HTML.  <li> is a list element in all kinds of lists. >!&...


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It's a little cumbersome, but you can use HTML: >! <ul> >! <li>bullet 1</li> >! <li>bullet 2</li> >! </ul> produces As GentlePurpleRain notes, not all tags are required, but if you omit the <ul> and </ul>, the bullets will have a strange alignment: >! <li>bullet 1 >! <li>bullet ...


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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 on sites like Movies & TV, Science Fantasy & Fiction, and Gaming. On most Stack Exchange sites there's simply no use case for them. You can either ...


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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 problem/riddle. I absolutely agree. For people who aren't the OP or the solver, the most interesting part is often to see all the ways in which the solution fits the ...


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$\color{black}{\textsf{I hope I’m not}}$ letting the cat out of the bag, $\color{black}{\textsf{but you actually can}}$ display some $\color{black}{\textsf{inline}}$ text in a spoiler block $\color{black}{\textsf{while hiding the rest of it.}}$. It works on any site that supports MathJax.  \text{this} gives you $\text{this}$; \textsf{this} gives you $\...


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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 solution I don't really want the answer to be easily visible unless people are actively trying to read the spoilers. But maybe having an entire post in ...


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You can also try >!A<br /> >!B which gives For the paragraphs


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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 answer currently scoring +5 and an answer arguing for moderate spoiler markup use at +4. Should (and/or are) top voted answers (allowed to) use spoiler tags, where ...


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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 the developers is quite long, and in all honesty there are dozens of things that by rights should come long before something like this. If someone has said ...


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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 comments, you've also read the answer). The two strategies that are employed are either to comment vaguely enough that your comment can only be understood by ...


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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 aren't sure) you shouldn't have to read spoilers for information contained in them which you can use to verify your answer because it's just as likely that the ...


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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 spoilertags. You need to include a double space at the end of every line, including the black line between paragraphs. Doing this: >! stuff >! more stuff ...


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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: >! $$ \text{ in preview, this line is not centered and the fraction has } \frac{reduced}{size} $$ Test 2, quoted: $$ \text{ this is \$\$-delimited } \\ \...


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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 contribute as much as he can, unless the author specifically forbids teamwork. That's valid for any kind of puzzle, especially those involving ciphers and ...


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<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. Why is not posting spoilers bad? Except when the answer clearly does not spoil anything at all, not adding spoilers is disrespectful to those who do not want to ...


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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: >!This spoiler tag doesn't work And the new line causes an error If you want to add a new line then add <br> which means line break. So now ...


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