I noticed that if a question uses the >! spoiler markdown within the first 200 characters, then the "hidden" text will still appear in the question summary that is displayed in search results.

For example, search for this question.

For another example, search for this question.

Is this expected behaviour? Or is this a minor bug? I looked on meta GSE and meta SO, but I couldn't find an answer.

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This is an expected behavior. There's already a Meta request about addressing this. If you do not like this behavior, then please, show your support and upvote that request. ♪

  • Thank you for the link, I'll go and show my support now :) I have no idea how I managed to miss that when I was searching to see if this had already been asked
    – bcpettifer
    Commented May 17, 2011 at 19:27
  • Man, I went there all ready to upvote it and then I read the answers, with which I agree. Commented May 18, 2011 at 1:04

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