Cool it has been implemented.

I like it

Most of my text would not be spoilers but there may be a small part of my question which may mention something that could be a spoiler.

It would be great if I could hide the text so you need to mouseover or click to see the spoiler

I am thinking this could be a feature. The question shouldnt be marked as a spoiler if it isnt and is just mentioning something that could be a spoiler to someone not as far in the game.

This request is in a similar spirit for something similar that was implemented for Math.SE (The pretty-formulas-display extension)

  • This has already been suggested (and up-voted) here. I personally think it's a great idea, even though it's probably something only useful for very few of the StackExchange sites at the moment.
    – Oak
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 14:59
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    One of our responsibilities as moderators is to bring this kind of things to the attention of the SE team. So if a feature like this gets enough support, we'll take the suggestion to them!
    – juan
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 23:47
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    So people should vote here if they want this
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Jul 31, 2010 at 8:49
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    @Oak, math.se got a great extension for formulas and that's only useful to them -- I don't think that it being useful to few sites is a big no-no
    – juan
    Commented Aug 26, 2010 at 20:15
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    @Juan: A big part of that was because the StackExchange team was implementing an existing solution rather than coming up with something from scratch. See this meta.so answer. If someone could track down a good spoiler marking system and figure out how it could be implemented on gaming.se, and present it in those terms, I think it will be much more likely to get added.
    – Larry Wang
    Commented Aug 26, 2010 at 22:41

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A network wide syntax has been added for spoilers.

Details on the meta.stackoverflow feature request.


dbr pointed out a workaround that we can use in the meantime.

                                                                                                                     Rosebud is the sled!

Four spaces at the start of a line begins a code block, more spaces push the text past the maximum width of the column.

Not optimal, but better than nothing.


Please also indicate your support by voting on the request at meta.SO (the mother of all Metas) and this answer.

Grace Note: The request on Meta has been marked ! It looks like this will be implemented sometime in the future!


For now the best we can do is use the spoilers tag. People who don't want to be spoiled can include it in their ignored tags.

If you see spoilers in a question that isn't tagged spoilers I guess you can flag the post. :)

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    or tag it yourself if you can do so. Commented Aug 3, 2010 at 4:57

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