So, we're getting a lot of questions with fluff added to avoid spoilers from being seen on the question page.

Should we add some verbiage somewhere stating that there's a 200 character pre-spoiler requirement (that shouldn't be filled with SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, etc) if they choose to have spoilers in their question?

I counted the characters needed to make adiquate fluff, and it was around 194, which turns out to be a little less than 2 lines of text on the questions page.

And I know that I've been guilty of this, but I'm trying to see if people have suggestions on how to remedy these situations.


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There's no way to remedy it. All of the feature requests to fix the bug where spoilers show on the /questions page were rejected by the admins, so we're stuck with this workaround.

Also, the previews of questions that are posted in chat have more characters than the /questions page - 295 characters.

  • I think the questions page is more prevelant than the chat. I think we should add something on the Ask a Question page saying that any spoilers should be after 200 characters if they want them to be affective. Oct 3, 2011 at 15:13
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    @OghmaOsiris Then I'd recommend we also have a feature request for a character count, so people know when they've hit 200 characters.
    – user1027
    Oct 3, 2011 at 16:03
  • I agree. we should have that anyway. Oct 3, 2011 at 16:31

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