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Sasuke1986

The spoiler tags got changed up, yo?

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It used to be that the spoiler tags would neatly hide everything away, and you could unveil what was hidden with the click of a button. Now it just seems to make text invisible until you mouse-over it.

 

 

Like so. You're mousing over this, right?

 

 

Normally I don't think this'd be too off, but... it's kinda bad if you're trying to hide something big, because then you just get this big ol' wall of underlines boxes that's really a bunch of hidden text. Also, links show through, as do pictures.

 

 

I mean, I could be all like 'bloo-de-bloo-de-bloo-de-bloo' and 'blah blah blah' and I could keeping going on and on and on forever but it wouldn't get compacted, just turned into lines, excepts for LINKS and PICTURES like THIS ONE Dinosaur%20weekly.PNG which is pretty awesome but that's besides the point because it's pretty weird if you're trying to hide something in total and little bits poke through. That'd be like trying to hide your naked body with a towel-sized piece of swiss cheese, and all the holes are in spots you might not want to show. That's also a bad metaphor though because using the spoiler tag is meant to give viewers the option to see what's hidden and you might not want to afford folks the option of pulling off your swiss cheese towel from your nude physique. Anyway, I've kinda thoroughly forgotten what I was trying to get at now, but I think the way spoiler tags worked before was much, much, much, much, very much so better than what they are now. I'm assuming they're this way due to some former tweak to the board, though this is an observation really best saved for outside the spoiler tag since it is something meant to be seen and not hidden by a spoiler tag and it's probably been super obvious from the start that I've just been doping around with typing here but that's also obviously pretty much the point as part of the example of showing what something lengthy looks like when tagged of the spoiler variety. Yes. Very much yes. So much yes, I think I might go back to that post I made when I was using my Wii for internet travel and posted a bunch of wacky characters that can be accessed with the Wii. ◎☆○◇□△ώήέΫ§€¢¥£♪♭æœÅβζλμξδπσΛΞψχφω΅ΩΦΥΠ. Ahaha ha. Ha ha. Hum. Can also shake my head again at posting a porn site name but changing it to something to be deciphered and then it got removed. I suppose I can laugh at that, also. Anyway I'm starting to run out of crap to type so I suppose I can end this here or just paste in a bunch of text from somewhere else. The latter sounds like more work, though, so I'll probably end it here, then. Not the post. Just the stuff typed into this tag. Spoiler tag. So the stuff in the spoiler tag is ending. Maybe. Okay.

 

 

I'm guessing the shift in spoiler style is due to a recent change to the boards? Would it be possible to go back to the previous spoiler tag style that actually condensed things? Because that one was a lot better.

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The spoiler tag defaults to a button, but I changed to be like SomethingAwful's. Natch it can't hide links or pictures in it's current state. Also it's not intended for hiding WALLS OF TEXT like your post.

 

To me the button is very jarring because it can't be used inline with text.

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I never had a problem with just breaking away for a bit to have something to keep hidden on its own line, even if it was just a word.

 

Would it be possible to have both? The current one that's good for hiding words and bits of sentences and another that's button based and good for hiding pictures and paragraphs?

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