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This thread was archived on 25 August 2010 by Liquidhelium.

I noticed that our current spoiler notice is just a box. It merely gives a message that the spoiler is to follow. It's at {{Spoiler Alert}} and looks like this:


Anyways, I was thinking that spoiler text shouldn't be left out in the open staring people in the face. After all, that defeats the purpose of the spoiler alert if peoples' eyes stray or wander too far too fast. Most spoilers have a "click to reveal" or something of the sort. I was thinking that we could make our spoiler information collapsible by default, so that only those who actually want to see the spoiler would see it. This would also clear up confusion over what information is actually intended to be the "spoiler".

I have an example in my sandbox: User:Liquidhelium/Sandbox/Spoiler. It works by putting the spoiler text as a parameter. For example, {{User:Liquidhelium/Sandbox/Spoiler|In While Guthix Sleeps, Duradel and Turael are killed by Lucien.}} would show:

User:Liquidhelium/Sandbox/Spoiler

This is more in line with what I see as the spoiler style. Does anyone forsee any issues with this? --LiquidTalk 02:02, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Note: The technical support award goes to TLUL because I am horrible at Wiki code. Because of that reason, if you see a technical issue with my template and want to fix it, go ahead.

Discussion

Support - As nominator. --LiquidTalk 02:02, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - As with all things, this is a feature (the Show/Hide opts) that doesn't work in Wikiaphone and looks atrocious outside of Monaco (the "Click to show" has a white background in Monobook). I'd rather read the article for the spoiler than have it at the top, or near it. I'm not for it because it's a feature that doesn't work well in other skins, appears odd, and looks alright to begin with. Ryan PM 02:34, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - As per Bluesonic. [1] N7 Elite (Ready to talk now?) 02:38, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Per Bluesonic. And aside from display issues, I don't really think a short spoiler summary is necessary. 222 talk 06:50, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Per Orangetails (I do hope you get this joke). BTW, Vader is Luke's father [2] Lol Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 07:18, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Took me a minute. Miles (Tails) is alright, however Sonic the Hedghog (original game) is superior. Not sure where I pulled the 43 from, although I've used it for about 8 years now around the net. :) Ryan PM 09:21, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Slight oppose - It's fine as it is, I really don't see a problem. And as per above, changing it might make things worse. Suppa chuppa Talk 08:18, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - I dislike it all having a red background+what Ryan said could make it harder for certain users. HaloTalk 17:56, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

HELP We agreed like three or four times to not have spoiler warnings on quest guides, they have snuck back in again. WHO IS DOING THIS?--Degenret01 22:37, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Never mind, was only on one quest guide.--Degenret01 22:39, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - Proposal will not be implemented. --LiquidTalk 01:52, August 25, 2010 (UTC)