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New Forum Feature: Spoilers

Discussion in 'Sufficient Self - News, Information & Feedback' started by Support, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Mar 27, 2014
    Support

    Support Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    Spoilers - you either love them or hate them. :)

    For those of you who don't know: A spoiler is a bit of information that another person may or may not want to know, for example a big plot twist in a movie. Here's an example:

    Can you believe that Darth Vader is Luke's father!?!?!?

    For those who hate them, we feel for you! That's why we are proud to introduce to you one of the newest feature of our forum, the Spoilers Feature.

    Let's not "spoil" someone's journey of discovering something amazing by using this new feature.

    Here is how:

    1.) In the editor window, enter the text/message that you want to convert into a spoiler.

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    2.) Highlight the text that you want to convert into a spoiler and click the "Insert" button. A drop-down menu will then appear. Click the "Spoiler" option.

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    3.) The "Spoiler" window will then appear. You have the option to enter a title for your spoiler. However, you can also leave it blank if you want to.

    The first picture shows that we have entered a title for the spoiler.

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    We have also created another text wherein we won't be entering a spoiler title. Either way, your spoiler will still be hidden.

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    4.) Once your post is published, it will look like this.

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    5.) If you'll click on the "Spoiler" button (yes, the green one), the content will appear. You can also re-click it to hide the content.[​IMG][​IMG]

    You can also check out this tutorial video here: http://vimeo.com/84587188



    Hope that this will be useful to you!

    Let us know what you think about it.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2014
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    OK, I'm confused but I'm sure once I either try it or see where someone else has, it will make sense.

    BTW, I like the pic you have for the avatar there. Can you post a bigger pic of it someplace so I can drool over it?
     
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    FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Mr. Sensitive

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    Deb - I've seen this feature used on other forums to post photos that some users may not want to view. A spoiler such as, "I have posted a picture of this growth I found while gutting my chicken. Click here if you want to see it. Be warned, it's gross"
     
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    FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Mr. Sensitive

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    Let's try this...
    :plbb
     
  5. Mar 27, 2014
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    :smackI don't quite get how to create them, but also don't have the time to play around w/it.
     
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    TanksHill

    TanksHill Super Self-Sufficient

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    Support

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    Sorry for the confusion. Basically the idea is that you may be posting something and give someone advanced notice that they may or may not want to see the information and giving them the choice to see or not see it.

    It was originally designed for "spoilers" for movies, shows, books, etc. where people would be discussing something and wanted to put something as a "spoiler alert" so it wouldn't ruin the end for people who haven't read that far yet.

    What's been cool is the other ways it's been used, for example:

    Say you have a picture that is really graphic and may be something other people may not want to see. You could put it in a "spoiler" so people would have warning about it before clicking on the spoiler and opening it up... for example:


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    Or, say you have a LOT of text that may make the thread and post look horrible, so you put it in a spoiler so it doesn't take up so much room. Example:

    lots of text
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    Hopefully that helps clarify some use cases of the "spoiler" feature.

    :)
     
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    FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Mr. Sensitive

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    just trying to be helpful, pal!
     
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I can't figure out where I'm supposed to click to begin. :idunno
     

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