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.


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. – OghmaOsiris Oct 3 '11 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 '11 at 16:03
  • I agree. we should have that anyway. – OghmaOsiris Oct 3 '11 at 16:31

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