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Questions tagged [spoilers]

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How long do we wait before spoilers are no longer needed?

In my experience on this site, over time, plot points in a games storyline become unnecessary to use the spoiler tags (I myself have done this, removing spoiler tags from answers after a period of ...
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<kbd> elements are not hidden in a spoilers block

Recently noticed the following: Is it intentional to have <kbd> text visible inside spoilers markdown? Image for future reference:
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Are companion names in SWTOR considered spoilers?

Are the names of companions in SWTOR considered spoilers? You don't find out the info until you reach a specific planet in the story, but you can also see the name of every single one in the Legacy ...
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What is the correct situation to use the spoiler markdown? [duplicate]

I was browsing when I found this question. In the main body, the poster talks about central plot-line, as well as a few other events that happen at the end of a previous title. While the way OP had ...
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Should I update my spoilers?

I have an answer for What does the ending for Dark Souls 2 mean?, which is effectively one giant spoiler. However, 1 year later, the ending is pretty much common knowledge, so I was wondering whether ...
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“Spoiler” issues in editing

When I'm writing a question or answer that contains plot points or secrets, I add... However, when it comes to an extensive answer, all of which is a spoiler, I either need to add breaks between the ...
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Is editing a question to use the Spoiler format acceptable?

I have unfortunately on multiple occasions seen answer or questions that i clicked on because i liked the game and ended up seeing a spoiler. Is it bad to edit these posts with spoiler markup so that ...
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How can we fix people not using spoiler tags?

Many times new users do not know how to correctly hide spoilers by using the corresponding tag (>!). They often just write something like "SPOILER ALERT" or some variant. One user attempted to ...
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How do we feel about [spoiler] as a tag?

I would've thought that for some questions regarding quests that occur late in-game that can be considered a spoiler we could've tagged it spoiler but, as I went to edit a question, I realized there ...
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Of spoilers, plot twists and our mission

Given that: we could conclude that: ...and thus: My question is:
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Should answers on questions that ask for spoiler information be put in spoiler markup or not?

Note: I'm asking about spoiler markup on answers, not questions. I would like to start a discussion on this due to the recent number of spoiler answers on plot-related questions that ask for spoiler ...
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Suggested Edits reveal spoilers

I was going through suggested edits, and received an unwanted dose of spoil: Perhaps the text in the spoiler block that has been changed could be made the same colour as its background (red/green) so ...
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Spoiler text is still shown in RSS feeds, question excerpts and question tooltips

To test, we've got feeds and everywhich way!
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Add the ability to hide text in chat

A spoiler 'tag' to hide text for questions and answers was added back in December (>!), however, Stack Exchange has yet to add anything similar to chat. Considering chat conversations can lead just ...
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Should text with the spoiler markdown appear in question summaries?

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 ...
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Add [spoilers] Tag to Questions When Answering

When someone asks a question on Gaming, they may tag it as spoilers to warn other people off. However, what if the answer to a question contains spoilers? For example, This Question of my own (this ...
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Proper usage of spoiler tag?

It's been noted that spoiler tags should be used only(?) when the titles contain spoilers, but I'm noticing that the tag is also being used to note that there are spoilers in the content of the ...
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Answering spoiler questions with hints

This answer got me thinking about questions involving spoilers. The question asker doesn't exactly specify whether he'd prefer hints or outright answers. Obviously concrete answers fit best with our ...
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Make the [spoiler] tag ignored by default, even for anonymous users

That's what it says on the tin, although chances are spoilers are to be expected throughout the website really. This can make for a useful inbuilt spoiler warning: Alternatively, the spoiler tag ...
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Provide a markdown extension to hide text (anti spoiler)

Cool it has been implemented. 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 ...
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How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal spoilers?

For games, like movies or books, one of the worst things that can happen to you is that they spoil details of the story or even the finale. How do we behave with questions/answers that reveal ...