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LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital FrontierThe Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
As spoilers are a bothersome thing here, in SE, G&T and prolly everywhere, is there a way to give us the Spoiler tag? Another board I have has it in and it is lovely...here's an example:

bbcodeex.jpg

Would it be possible to implement? It's nice to not stumble upon things but still have the option to post them...

Steven also had a good idea of a google tag...where you put [ google ] blah [/ google] and it searches for blah in google and produces a link...?

Possible? If not, at least the Spoiler one...that's one that should be there...

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  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Google one is pretty dumb I think. Its not like google is hard to get too.

    Anyways, size 1 text and <spoilers></spoilers> does the same thing.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    Ferreous wrote:
    Anyways, size 1 text and <spoilers></spoilers> does the same thing.

    Yeah, but you can still read it.

    See?

    People would still get pissed at seeing stuff like that...

    With the spoilers tag, noone could get pissed, because it's not right there...it's hidden. Bah...

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  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited February 2004
    I dont really see that. And informing people that there are spoilers ahead is just as good. Its not like most of the spoiler problem is from people marking them wrong, its from people who dont choose to mark them at all.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    Ferreous wrote:
    I dont really see that. And informing people that there are spoilers ahead is just as good. Its not like most of the spoiler problem is from people marking them wrong, its from people who dont choose to mark them at all.

    Feh. It's still a good idea...

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  • StevenSteven Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Leetness Incarnate found this, which appears to be a plugin that does the google bbcode.

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  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Really, why the hell would you need a google BBcode when you can just go to fucking google?

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    someone who makes a thread to ask for something that could be easily googled should not have it handed to them on a silver platter.

    but, i like the spoilers idea. why not?

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  • minor incidentminor incident Helen Keller to the bullshit Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    the cheat wrote:
    but, i like the spoilers idea. why not?

    I think the spoiler tag is a good idea, because most people are simply too lazy to line break the hell out of a post, size the text down, and maybe even alter the text color manually just to hide a spoiler, to say nothing of how much of a pain it becomes for someone to read it if they want to. An all-inclusive tag would probably fix most of that.

    That said, I'm not sure that it's exactly the "out-break" that it's being presented as, and like Ferreous said, the people who really cause any sort of problem are the ones who just don't think about it, or who think it's not a spoiler... or, you know, are stupid. This tag wouldn't just "fix" them.

    So I guess it's up to Alpha to decide whether the problem warrants a solution, or whether it's creating a problem for the sake of having a solution.

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  • ToastToast Registered User
    edited February 2004
    If it's easy to implement I don't see any harm in doing so...

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2004
    spoiler tags are annoying. but then, i've never cared about reading spoilers.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    I dont know about this one... let me think about it for awhile....

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited February 2004
    I dont know about this one... let me think about it for awhile....

    While I think it's utterly pointless, it shouldn't be that hard to implement. If you want, I could write up the code for you, then have you change a few minor lines and take full credit for it, just like something else.

    ;)

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    I so did not take credit for that. I mod'd the code and gave you credit for the script.

    Anyways, the code would be simple, the question is do we need this. Im thinking no right now....

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited February 2004
    I so did not take credit for that. I mod'd the code and gave you credit for the script.

    I know, hence my winky smiley face. Honestly, I wouldn't even care if you made it public (editing out the login/pass/db info, of course). Maybe someone will find a better way to do part of it. It's kinda slow right now, IMO, and I'm not sure if it's cuz it's inefficient or if it's the servers.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Its inefficent and the servers are ass. :wink:

    The problem is you are not re-using the object, instead you are constantly disconnecting and reconnecting. If you cut that down to one solid connection then life would be good.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited February 2004
    Yeah. I should just declare the new object once at the start of the script instead of everytime I need to use it.

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  • ToastToast Registered User
    edited February 2004
    Meh. It'd probably be used, and if there are no actual downsides to implementing it, why not? :P

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  • waynewayne Registered User
    edited February 2004
    If it's easy to implement, I see no reason not to. It beats us having to open photoshop, use the eyedropper, and then write in "invisible text." Yes, we can shrink the text, which is all good, but having it be invisible might be that much better.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    The spoiler tag seems like a good idea to me even although spoilers have never been a problem for me. The google linkthing worries me, however. What possible benefitswould their be to that besides flaming newbies who are to lazy to do a google search themselves?

    Also, it's easy enough to do manually if you really must - Blah.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2004
    The spoiler tag seems like a good idea to me even although spoilers have never been a problem for me. The google linkthing worries me, however. What possible benefitswould their be to that besides flaming newbies who are to lazy to do a google search themselves?

    Also, it's easy enough to do manually if you really must - Blah.

    I think that is the only reason for having a google tag. I don't think that is something that should be implementd.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Google Code :v:
    Spolier Code :^:

    Expect [spolier] sometime by the end of the weekend.

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    spoiler tags are annoying. but then, i've never cared about reading spoilers.


    you're already dead inside

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  • JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Google Code :v:
    Spolier Code :^:

    Expect [spolier] sometime by the end of the weekend.
    um...shouldn't that be "spoiler"?

    Please don't hurt me

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    That was just a spelling mistake in the post, the real thing wont be like that.

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  • waynewayne Registered User
    edited February 2004
    semicolon!

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited February 2004
    Don't worry Alpha, all these extra requests will die down once you shed your forumer skin and become what we like to call "The Admin Automaton, A.K.A. Ramibot"

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2004
    having seen a lot of unhidden spoilers of late i'm officialy supporting this idea.
    *spoiler*

    blah blah blah finkel is einhorn

    just doesn't work

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  • BergyBergy Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    einhorn is finkel.
    finkel is einhorn.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited March 2004
    Bergy wrote:
    einhorn is finkel.
    finkel is einhorn.

    Einhorn is a man.

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  • victor_c26victor_c26 Registered User regular
    edited March 2004
    Keith wrote:
    Bergy wrote:
    einhorn is finkel.
    finkel is einhorn.

    Einhorn is a man.

    Uggh *cleaning process ensues*...

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2004
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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2004
    Legacy wrote:

    It's on his list of things to do. However, it is a much lower priority than a secure, up-to-date board or time server kludges so you can post.

    Let's not do this again. Let's pm alpha or myself.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited May 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    It's on his list of things to do. However, it is a much lower priority than a secure, up-to-date board or time server kludges so you can post.

    Let's not do this again. Let's pm alpha or myself.
    Exactly. Thanks Deni :D

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  • incognitoincognito Registered User
    edited May 2004
    I think I am infatuated by Alpha.


    I hope I spelled and used that correctly.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2004
    I'm sorry. :cry:

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited May 2004
    Tis okay. I now have the links I need

    http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=145513
    http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=145516
    http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=106717&start=0

    They need to be installed in that order.
    Its about 10-20 minutes of work. Ill get to it sometime ( I would be it will be done before the end of next week :wink:)

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