The editing help page simply says the following with regards to spoiler tags:


To hide a certain piece of text and have it only be visible when a user moves the mouse over it, use the blockquote syntax with an additional exclamation point:

At the end of episode five, it turns out that

he's actually his father.

Everyone knows that, when on a desktop computer, it will reveal the text if you hover the mouse over the spoiler. However I just accidentally found out that, after hovering and revealing the spoiler, if you click on it once then the spoiler remains revealed even if you move the mouse away!

Is this a brand new feature? Or has it always been like that?

  • 1
    Probably a side-effect from adding that functionality for touchscreen devices (tablets and phones).
    – Kevin
    Feb 25, 2016 at 6:39
  • 2
    It's been that way for quite a while.
    – alexwlchan
    Feb 25, 2016 at 7:27
  • @alexwlchan hmm, is there the site says that for new users to know?
    – RedCaio
    Feb 25, 2016 at 8:10
  • If you click it a second time, the spoiler will disappear.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 25, 2016 at 10:55

1 Answer 1


Yes, it does. It was implememnted a long, long, time ago on a server far, far away.

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