Spoiler Tags

BGA Feature Request

Can we get spoiler tags in the forums?  I was making a post about Gloomhaven and it is hard to talk a ton without spoiler tags.  It would help with games like this, where you need to be able to mask some of what is said.

Thanks!  Keep up the good work!

19 comments | report | subscribe

Please log in or make an account to post a comment.

Supporter17 months ago

Spoiler tags are now working!

17 months ago

How do you format them?  I don't see a spoiler tag as a text option in this reply.

[spoiler] is it like this? [/spoiler]

|| Like this? ||

You are so quick to put new features in ... thanks for working on this for the community.

Supporter17 months ago

It looks like it actually didn't work, haha. I'll send another message when it actually is live. But the way to do it will be clicking a little hide button in the toolbar next to the link game. Should be within an hour when it's actually live.

17 months ago

No worries, I look forward to checking it out.

Supporter17 months ago

There is a Spoiler flair choice. It does make sense to hide content though so nothing is spoiled. How do you think that should work?

17 months ago

I agree that you can mark a whole conversation as a spoiler, but if the question is largely not a spoiler it may make sense to only block out certain more in depth parts of it.

Using reddit as an example this post here on the Gloomhaven forums (NOTE: HAS SPOILERS FOR GLOOMHAVEN IN TEXT) has a spoiler tag on it that blacks out the spoiler text until the person chooses to reveal it.  Link: Spoiler Tag Example

Would something like that be possible, where you are able to mark text as a spoiler?  I think that seems to be the best way to handle it.

Supporter17 months ago

OH! I think I understand. It would be an additional formatting option in the text right? So part of the description of the post would be hidden. That's a cool idea. I'll see if i can add that (assuming that's what you're expecting).

17 months ago

Considering how popular legacy games are becoming and how many hyped games have hidden content this seems like it will be a great feature to have. Love what you're building here! 

17 months ago

Discord has a cool way of hiding text now as well, working much the same way. i believe you just put "||" on either side of your text and it blocks it out. pretty handy!

Supporter17 months ago

I'll take a look at theirs too then.

17 months ago

Yup, exactly that.  A text format option.

17 months ago

That would be a great feature especially with all the legacy games out there!

5 days ago

 Is the spoilers feature still available? I'm trying to add spoiler formatting to a post, but I can't find the button. Is there a shortcode we can use? (Maybe I'm missing something obvious.)

Supporter5 days ago

This feature got taken out when I migrated to using a new text box. Thanks for the reminder. I'll work on adding that back in!

Supporter5 days ago

This feature is now working!  

5 days ago

Awesome, thanks! 😄

Supporter17 months ago

Okay! Now it's officially working! Just highlight the text you want to hide and click the like eye-off button next to link game to put the special spoiler syntax on your text!

I also improved the link game code to actually put the game links in the right spot, haha.

17 months ago

Really cool!  Thanks for getting this feature up and running!

One thing I noticed that may not be worth fixing.  When I get an email saying that you replied to my comment, the spoiler (because it is just formatted text) is in plain text in the email.  Probably not an issue, but I figured I would make you aware of it either way.

Once again, thanks for working on user requested features and to work so quickly on these things.

Supporter17 months ago

That's a good point! I think that'd be worth fixing and not hard to do.