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Adding spoiler and realspoiler tags

JavenJaven Registered User regular
As far as I know, anyone who wants to add spoiler tags has to add them manually. Would there be any feasible way to add spoiler and realspoiler tags to the BBcode button list?

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  • Filler Inc.Filler Inc. Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Is it really hard to just type it?

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  • Zodiac BraveZodiac Brave Registered User
    edited November 2006
    I can think of several occasions in which people said things like "I don't know how to do the spoiler tag so HERE IT IS lolz." No, it's not too difficult to type, and perhaps it isn't completely necessary to have on the BBcode button list, but if it wouldn't be too hard to add, I could see where it would be useful.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited November 2006
    Random brainfart: make a Greasemonkey script that replaces a rarely used button (Code or lists, for example) with spoiler tags.

    I'd give hugs to whoever is less lazy than me and makes it.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Filler wrote:
    Is it really hard to just type it?

    Harder than typing or , and we have those.

    I'm just speaking from a 'why not?' point of view. I don't really know how long it would take to add such a thing, but it would certainly be nice to have.

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  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Javen wrote:
    Filler wrote:
    Is it really hard to just type it?

    Harder than typing or , and we have those.

    I'm just speaking from a 'why not?' point of view. I don't really know how long it would take to add such a thing, but it would certainly be nice to have.

    i think it would also reduce the number of times that someone messes up the tags, which usually results in alot of hooplah

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2006
    tsplitter wrote:
    Javen wrote:
    Filler wrote:
    Is it really hard to just type it?

    Harder than typing or , and we have those.

    I'm just speaking from a 'why not?' point of view. I don't really know how long it would take to add such a thing, but it would certainly be nice to have.

    i think it would also reduce the number of times that someone messes up the tags, which usually results in alot of hooplah

    Perhaps in the forum's next life we can get something that requires the use of preview when the post contains the word spoiler, in a tag or otherwise.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    tsplitter wrote:
    Javen wrote:
    Filler wrote:
    Is it really hard to just type it?

    Harder than typing or , and we have those.

    I'm just speaking from a 'why not?' point of view. I don't really know how long it would take to add such a thing, but it would certainly be nice to have.

    i think it would also reduce the number of times that someone messes up the tags, which usually results in alot of hooplah

    Perhaps in the forum's next life we can get something that requires the use of preview when the post contains the word spoiler, in a tag or otherwise.

    Over at a splinter forum I frequent, whoever writes the code over there wrote the spoiler tags so you have to click a "spoiler" button on the post in order to view the text inside the BBcode. I'd prefer this way, ideally, but the method we use now works just as well.

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  • ZifnabZifnab Registered User
    edited November 2006
    I think that might be a vBulletin 'thing', since all the forums I can think of that do that are vB, but I might be wrong.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2006
    Zifnab wrote:
    I think that might be a vBulletin 'thing', since all the forums I can think of that do that are vB, but I might be wrong.

    The common vB one is mouseover the blacked out spoiler text which can still sit on the same line as regular text.

    There's other plugins for both phpbb and vB that do what he described, but we can't really work them in to this forum.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I'm 100% sure that the next iteration of PA forum software will include a spoiler tag button. It's among the most-asked-for features.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Okay well, that answers my question, then.

    I guess you can lock this or do whatever it is that you do.

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  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I'm sure they appreciate your approval.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    [spoiler:edba959d5a]Shut up, Mundus[/spoiler:edba959d5a]

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    For fuck's sake, can we have just one Monkey Den thread that doesn't turn into a snarkfest? Please?

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