• Most people probably don't realise this, but this forum has had two editors for a number of years. One is the xenForo default editor, and the other is a custom editor I made years back I called BBCEd.

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Spoiler and Hide.

How would you like to see the spoiler tags at these forums?

  • The new tag as /spoiler and the old tag as /hide

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The new tag as /hide and the old tag as /spoiler

    Votes: 17 45.9%
  • The new tag as /spoiler and remove the old tag completely

    Votes: 13 35.1%
  • The old tag as /spoiler and remove the new tag completely

    Votes: 6 16.2%
  • Another name combination (please specify in a post)

    Votes: 1 2.7%

  • Total voters
    37
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Jul 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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#1
We now have a new Spoiler that you can simply use by placing the spoiler tags, [ spoiler][ /spoiler] without the spaces of course, around what you want to spoil.

Example:

Hello there.

But if you don't like the new spoiler system and you still want to use the old one don't fret because you can still use it by simply using the hide tags, [ hide][ /hide] without the spaces of course, around what you want to hide.

Example:

Hidden text highlight (or click) to view:

Crouching Forum, Hidden Text



Enjoy~
 
Jul 3, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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I approve of the idea, but.. the old one should be
and the new one

Hidden text highlight (or click) to view:

, else you are forcing every prior spoiler tag to become the new one. Also, the new one is for hiding or compacting stuff, not just for spoilers. The old one only obscures plain text and is made only for spoilers, though it is most likely more reliable/compatible.

In short, can you please by any chance switch around the tag names?

 
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I only did that because it makes much more sense for the new one to be called spoiler and the old one to be called hide.

Plus, there are a lot of long posts around the forum which look much better inside the new spoiler.

Like this one:

http://www.cavestory.org/forums/posts/31256/

However, if either SkyeWelse or Shirofan think they should be changed around they can go ahead and do so. Or if the people of the forum what them changed around I will.

But otherwise I think it works this way much, much better.

Thanks for the input though~
 
Jul 3, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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I only did that because it makes much more sense for the new one to be called spoiler and the old one to be called hide.

Plus, there are a lot of long posts around the forum which look much better inside the new spoiler.
I understand that, but imagine "if" I prefered the old system. You've just changed all of my current 3000+ posts to the new system just by switching around tag names. I don't want to find out that one day stopped crossing out text and started to colour text purple. Nor do I want to find out that
 
Jul 3, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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Based on the idea that the new spolier tag is for removing a section of a post from automatic view for whatever reason then you could end up with a long list of potential tags that may better describe the action than either /spoiler or /hide.

I suppose /obfuscate is out of the question?

My opinion is not actually relevant here, even if the old spoiler tag was my doing as a stopgap measure; what really counts is the opinions of those who will use the tags and which way around they think they should be arranged.

Thus the logical thing to do is to open a poll and find out what the forum's members want.
The poll will close at the end of the month to give people time to think about things.
 
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I understand that, but imagine "if" I prefered the old system. You've just changed all of my current 3000+ posts to the new system just by switching around tag names. I don't want to find out that one day stopped crossing out text and started to colour text purple. Nor do I want to find out that
 
Jul 3, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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Hiya.
I'm just thinking...
I like the new spoilers, and I think they should be kept as the spoiler tag.
But rather than hide, why not name it "Doom"?
:3
(Ya know, doom text.)
But if possible, change the colors to something less migrain-inducing, preferably something that doesn't clash so badly with the forum styles but also that isn't invisble.
 
Jul 3, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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The use of the red was originally accidental, but served a purpose in that it looks equally out of place in all forum styles; it is a very unlikely choice of colour for a background because it would dominate any text colour selected.

However if you have any suggestions as to alternative colours that would work on both dark and pale backgrounds then we are open to suggestions.
 
Jul 3, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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Heheh

Slightly Dark-ish Green? :D
The text colour one isn't too hard to read on light or dark backgrounds...
...And who doesn't like green?
 
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Hmmm...
Maybe something along the lines of #a0a0a0 for the BG and black for text?

Like:


Ps. The reason I likes the spoilers as they are now is in my sig.
 
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Hmmm...
Maybe something along the lines of #a0a0a0 for the BG and black for text?

Like:


Ps. The reason I likes the spoilers as they are now is in my sig.
Erm...
#a0a0a0 for both. Soz, fergot how the old spoiler worked. ^^;
 
Jul 4, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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...And who doesn't like green?
Me.

I'm all for gray.
 
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Yeah, gray / white could work.
Voted for #1 since it fits my needs :D
 
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You would have to talk to someone with database access about adding a hide button.
Any Admin can do it without database access, it's easy.

Anyway, I voted.
 
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If you add Buttons, please fix the broken ones :D


Should be like:
Goto AdminCP => Custom BBCodes => Manage BBCodes
 
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Any Admin can do it without database access, it's easy.
Ah, I thought the image had to be uploaded from the database. Find a 20x20 image that has a H on it and I'll add it.

I didn't vote because I thought my opinion would be biased.
 
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Could you change it where it has a white background and a black letter?
 
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Why? The "B" "I" "U" are white with a transparent background, too.
I dun get it :/
 
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Oh, never mind. lol The "B", "I", and "U" buttons are black with a transparent background on the skin I use.
 
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