I'm tired of writing in blue

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I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Gordon Fearman » 02 Oct 2009, 23:53

Dear Mr. Paul Saunders,

I respectfully request a spoilers BBCode so that I don't have to keep writing in blue to make sure I don't spoil. The xkcd fora have one which basically makes a button that says spoilers and when it's clicked the text inside the [spoiler][/spoiler] is shown. If this is possible to get and it's not too much trouble I would appreciate it.

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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby masamune » 03 Oct 2009, 00:06

yes.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Gordon Fearman » 03 Oct 2009, 00:11

Neat.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Allen! » 03 Oct 2009, 00:37

Actually no, not at all.

But spoiler tags are notorious for not working properly all the time.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Lorithad » 03 Oct 2009, 01:35

They only don't work when people don't know how to use them...Though I suppose there are some browsers out there that might have issues. That being said, I was using them on other forums when I was still using IE6. And if IE6 can handle them, anything should be able to.

Needless to say(But i'll say it anyway), I'm a big fan of spoiler bb tags.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby goat » 03 Oct 2009, 05:56

Gordon Fearman wrote:Dear Mr. Paul Saunders,

I respectfully request a spoilers BBCode so that I don't have to keep writing in blue to make sure I don't spoil. The xkcd fora have one which basically makes a button that says spoilers and when it's clicked the text inside the [spoiler][/spoiler] is shown. If this is possible to get and it's not too much trouble I would appreciate it.

Sincerely,
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P.S. Am I the only one who actually cares?


So here is what you do: make a quote box with title "spoilers" code your spoilers as white.

spoilers wrote:Like so
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby TomBrend » 03 Oct 2009, 06:01

Or you can do what I do:



TWILIGHT SPOILERS BELOW

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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Allen! » 03 Oct 2009, 07:44

The problem I find on another forum is that if people post multiple spoiler tags on a single page, only the first one works.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Master Gunner » 03 Oct 2009, 10:18

Could Paul code a spoilers tag that just sets the text to the background colour of the forum automatically? That should avoid any problems with the tag not working.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Gordon Fearman » 03 Oct 2009, 10:22

Well, even so, it's kinda annoying to have to highlight everything. Or you can just quote it.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Allen! » 03 Oct 2009, 10:23

I question why that's different than using blue, though.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Master Gunner » 03 Oct 2009, 10:55

Not everybody knows the hex code for the blue used as the background (I look it up whenever I need to use it), so this would just make it easier.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Gordon Fearman » 03 Oct 2009, 11:41

it's 180094.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Genghis Ares » 03 Oct 2009, 11:47

I think a spoiler tag would be good.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Evil Jim » 07 Oct 2009, 09:45

Just having the forum background shade of blue available in the available font colours pane would suffice for me. Making it more complex than that could screw things up when people start quoting each other.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Annchan » 07 Oct 2009, 11:31

When someone uses the blue text, but then is quoted, the text becomes visible because it is then on a white background.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Paul » 07 Oct 2009, 14:48

Seems like a good idea. I have added the [ spoiler] tag to the bbcode system. Any text in the spoiler tag will be coloured to match the background in both the post and in a quote or code block.

Example:

Darth Vader is Luke's father

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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby theDreamer » 07 Oct 2009, 14:49

Umm...Paul...Those spoiler's were NOT hidden.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Paul » 07 Oct 2009, 14:52

That is because you don't have the new stylesheet. As with all changes to the site, refresh the page to make sure you have the newest version.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby theDreamer » 07 Oct 2009, 15:06

I'm not even REMOTELY sure of how that worked...but it did...

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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Master Gunner » 07 Oct 2009, 15:28

Paul, you are awesome.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Arius » 07 Oct 2009, 15:29

Well:
The CSS is stored locally on your computer so that it doesn't have to re-download it every time that you visit the page. But hitting refresh forces it to re-download.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Gordon Fearman » 07 Oct 2009, 15:53

Thank you Paul. You are awesome.

YES!!! Quick everyone abuse this.
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Lavos » 07 Oct 2009, 16:03

Abuse what?
i dont know what's happening anymore
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Re: I'm tired of writing in blue

Postby Karmic Knight » 07 Oct 2009, 16:18

Master Gunner wrote:Paul, you are awesome.


Totally, totally, this. Thank you Paul.
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