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!

7 points by BoardWithRules - updated 4 months ago | 15 comments | report

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Spoiler tags are now working!

BoardWithRules 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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.

BoardWithRules 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

No worries, I look forward to checking it out.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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?

BoardWithRules 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

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.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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).

BoardWithRules 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Yup, exactly that.  A text format option.

walterbd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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!

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'll take a look at theirs too then.

jasondeutsch 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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! 

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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.

BoardWithRules 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

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.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

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