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Variable spoiler tag titles?

redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfixRegistered User regular
Would it be remotely possible to implement a quote-tag like system for spoilers?

What I mean is, when you quote something, you can change who the quote target is, like this:
hi.

So, similarly, with spoiler tags, instead of always having the text say "Spoiler:", you could have whatever text you wanted.
hi.

It could be a way of categorizing sub-headings, menus, etc.

This would be very useful in making well-written, concise OP's.

So, yeah.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    redfenix wrote: »
    Would it be remotely possible to implement a quote-tag like system for spoilers?

    What I mean is, when you quote something, you can change who the quote target is, like this:
    hi.

    So, similarly, with spoiler tags, instead of always having the text say "Spoiler:", you could have whatever text you wanted.
    hi.

    It could be a way of categorizing sub-headings, menus, etc.

    This would be very useful in making well-written, concise OP's.

    So, yeah.

    Holy crap a spoiler!
    :D


    Wouldn't such a feature be easily and readily abused?

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    How would it be abused?

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Balefuego wrote: »
    How would it be abused?

    Nah, this isn't a real spoiler. It's safe to click.
    Zombie jesus dies in the end!


    Like the difference between realspoiler and fakespoiler on ye olde forums. Fakespoilers got abused a bit.

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    shadowaneshadowane Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I think he mostly just wants to be able to affect the text so instead of qualifying a spoiler before hand you do it on the button. People already abuse spoilers right now.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    yeah it's not going to matter where you type spoiler-abuse; people are going to do it wherever. Being able to type on the spoiler button would basically let you put like the name of the movie/game/whatever on the button without having to go "Bioshock spoiler:" beforehand.

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I don't see why you can't just say:


    BIOSHOCK SPOILER:
    Bioshock is rad.

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    KalTorak wrote: »
    yeah it's not going to matter where you type spoiler-abuse; people are going to do it wherever. Being able to type on the spoiler button would basically let you put like the name of the movie/game/whatever on the button without having to go "Bioshock spoiler:" beforehand.

    At Platformers the spoiler tags alter the text of the spoiler button. Instead of having 'Spoiler:' on the line before it's in the button, and giving the tag an argument will append it to the button text.

    For example:

    screenshot2-2.png

    I vastly prefer it to the spoiler tag here, especially because I prefer to have link breaks before and after the spoiler, as well as my description of what the spoiler contains. I don't like having the spoiler description in the paragraph preceding it.

    Not everyone there uses it like that, but moving the description to the button text itself would save some vertical screen real estate.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited October 2007
    This is one of those things that could maybe happen if Ramius is in the mood when he sees it, but I don't think it's really a priority at the moment.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This has actually been mentioned in the past, and if I recall correctly, Ramius said would take a fair amount of coding on his part.

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Well, I at least feel better in having some recognition of it as a good idea, but I certainly wouldn't want to inundate the masta' with more stuff to do.

    Anyway, I support this change, but understand if it doesn't happen.

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