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?

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    Probably a side-effect from adding that functionality for touchscreen devices (tablets and phones). – Kevin Feb 25 '16 at 6:39
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    It's been that way for quite a while. – alexwlchan Feb 25 '16 at 7:27
  • @alexwlchan hmm, is there the site says that for new users to know? – RedCaio Feb 25 '16 at 8:10
  • If you click it a second time, the spoiler will disappear. – Rand al'Thor Feb 25 '16 at 10:55

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

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