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Questions tagged [spoilers]

For questions relating to spoilers, content about a work (movie or book) that some users may not know yet,

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Make the <hr> tag end the question excerpt

Can we allow users to denote the end of the excerpt by use of a <hr> in the body of the question? The purpose of the feature request is to make spoilers easier to hide in excerpts. Consider the ...
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Inadvertent spoilers in titles because of season/episode information

[This question is not specific to Game of Thrones, but it serves as a clear example of the problem.] A lot of questions which get asked require careful reworking of the question title to avoid ...
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Where can I request feedback on a potentially spoiler-filled question?

I have a question about the ending of Spider-Man: Homecoming which seems near-impossible to ask without spoilers. (See spoiler-filled question here) After reading the guidelines from How should I be ...
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Is there a way from keeping GoT spoilers out of the Hot Network Questions? [duplicate]

Is there any sensible way to stop questions whose titles spoil information about new Game of Thrones episodes from appearing in the hot network questions? Not everyone has seen the last episode.
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Editing a question to add details that the querent doesn't want to add

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/posts/161595/revisions This is getting kind of ridiculous. On one hand, it's best to have questions that are conducive to knowing what they're about. On the other hand,...
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I'm asking a Story-ID question. Should I include spoilers?

I plan to ask a story-id question shortly. So far I've described elements from the plot and a description of the characters but what should I do about spoilers? Obviously asking "Space opera, ...
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The Spoilt Child

It is now roughly 2½ months since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out. Now, the waiting list to see the play is very long and I know more than one person who is waiting for their opportunity ...
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How are spoiler questions to be handled? [duplicate]

I've got a question I was planning to ask. However, the title of the question: Is a spoiler in and of itself. I'm not sure there's a way to frame that tile any better to make it not a spoiler. What's ...
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Should we remove these spoilers?

Why did Professor X smile before being killed by the Phoenix? has a spoiler right in the title. It doesn't really bother me for some reason, but it might bother other users so I thought I'd bring it ...
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Allow users to hide question Oneboxes that contain ignored tags

This is particularly relevant on this site, where it's easy for a new movie or TV series to come out and appear in a chat feed, and spoil you. I've made this as a post on this site not the main ...
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How to help this answer avoid spoiling SW Rebels

A user's answer to Can the Force be used to fly? spoils a surpise from the season 2 finale of Star Wars: Rebels. I edited the spoiler into spoiler tags while still allowing the answer to remain ...
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When should spoiler tags stop being used? [duplicate]

Is there any story reason for Force users being less acrobatic? So my question is: This entire site could be hidden behind spoiler tags at a certain point. It seems 3+ months especially for such a ...
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Flag a comment for containing a spoiler when OP requested no spoilers?

In this question OP stated that they didn't want spoilers from preview chapters of The Winds of Winter. Somebody then went on to post a comment saying (paraphrased) "why would you exclude The Winds of ...
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Is there a way to search but exclude questions with a certain tag? [duplicate]

I am currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire (just finished CoK) and I am really scared that I will accidentally read a question title that will spoil something really big for me. Is there a way to ...
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How to hide list or multi-line text behind anti-spoiler?

This comment (last parts) seems to be explaining everything: (...) it seems, that anti-spoiler can hide only one-line sentence. Breaking sentences into more than one line or trying to hide lists ...
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Can we have a per-tag “Make Spoilers Visible” button?

To turn this frustration into something concrete, I have a suggestion: Could we have a "Make Spoilers Visible" button or checkbox? It would be per tag, so I could elect to show spoilers for things I'...
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Have spoiler tags gone too far?

I'm inclined to think so after looking at the answers to this question: How could Leia sense a specific death among so many? Read, hover, read, hover, read, hover... Do we really need spoiler ...
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Is this spoiler acceptable?

This question throws a big spoiler data: Why was Luke Skywalker missing in The Force Awakens? Here's what OP says on the spoiler issue: @SS-3 I myself am a big believer in hiding spoilers. However ...
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How long should new content be protected with spoiler markup etc.? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of questions since the new Star Wars movie premiered where most people title their questions in a roundabout manner in order to avoid revealing spoilers, since spoiler markup (afaik) ...
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Will we ever clean up those ridiculous spoiler-free “The Force Awakens” question titles?

On one hand[1], I appreciate the intent behind trying to de-spoiler TFA questions. However, we don't have THIS deep and wide a level of hiding data for any of the older works, like the other 3 Star ...
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How to avoid Star Wars spoilers?

Over the next couple of days, most of the world will be able to finally see the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But, since it's not a global simultaneous release, some regions get to see it ...
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What's wrong with this title construction?

Numerous questions use a similar construction to avoid spoilers. That is, referring to the question vaguely: "How did this character do this?" or "Why wasn't this tried?", etc. It can be quite ...
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Character Death Spoilers In Title

Very similar to this unanswered meta question. Should we allow the obfuscating a character's name when the question is about his/her/its death? In particular, this question about Merlin (BBC) was ...
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What's the policy on whole-question spoilers?

Related: What's the policy on whole-answer spoilers? This question is totally legitimate. But the whole body of the question is in spoiler tag. It is not the first time I see a question almost ...
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What's the policy on whole-answer spoilers?

I was just about to answer an old question with newly-released information, but I stopped: the answer came from an issue of a recent comic, and basically the whole answer would be spoilers. The ...
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Can we make it an option for users to show spoilers by default? [duplicate]

I appreciate that spoiler markup is important for users who are worried about spoilers, but I can also say that, especially on the mobile SE platform, I find it annoying to constantly click "Show ...
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Can a picture really become a spoiler?

I have just passed through this question. I was kind of surprised, that OP "secured" a picture as we hide typical text-spoiler. Is this really necessary? I can't imagine, that a single image can ...
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What is R+L=J a spoiler for?

I asked a question about R+L=J in A Song of Ice and Fire, and someone spoilered it, which makes sense. But thinking about it, I don't know what it spoils. It's thus far not explicitly mentioned in any ...
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To spoiler or not to spoiler, June 2014 edition

Question #59239 (spoilers for Deathly Hallows) has been the subject of back-and-forth edits over whether spoiler information (specifically, the death of a particular character) should be included in ...
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What's our Spoiler policy? [duplicate]

As I have a great reputation for not hiding spoilers, I want to know Spoiler policy of this site. This question What is the policy for spoilers? is asking about formatting. I want to know what should ...
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How to hide spoilers inline?

I can block-hide a spiler with >! line-prefix. How do I hide a spoiler inline? Will it remain hidden in the summary on the question-list page?
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Are spoiler edits becoming excessive?

There seems to be a growing trend lately of question titles being edited to replace any object, person or plot point for a recent movie or TV episode with a vague "this X", resulting in titles like "...
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Should spoilers be allowed in chat?

Related: Spoiler markup in chat from May of 2011. Should spoilers be allowed in chat? I've never seen spoiler markups in chat -- is that even possible? There's been a lot of discussion on spoilers on ...
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What should be done to the question which contain wrong spoiler?

A few months ago I read this Twilight question, which contains the wrong spoiler for the ending of Breaking Dawn Part 2. At that time I hadn't watched the film, but I read the spoiler, and I believed ...
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How can I have multiple blockquotes back to back?

Let's say I want to quote two different sections of the same page. So I try to put two separate blockquotes back to back, but this doesn't work: Code: > We could cause a diplomatic crisis. Take ...
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Spoilers in the Wiki?

Should I be including information in a Tag Wiki that could be considered a spoiler? My initial thoughts: Never including any spoiler info in the Except. Allow spoiler info in the Wiki, since it ...
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What's the bench mark for spoilerification? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a moratorium on some spoilers? How long should we wait before not spoiler tagging sections of questions?
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What is the meaning of spoiler?

I came across this word on this site. I posted one sci-fi question and many people started to downvote my question and called it a spoiler. What does "spoiler" mean, and why is it causing people to ...
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Spoiler-Box styling inconsistency of links

Compare: Correct styling in quote boxes Text Link Text Broken styling in spoiler boxes When displayed the link styling appears not to use the site-specific theme. In Opera 12, hovering over the ...
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Spoiler markdown issue with multiple paragraphs?

In an answer I recently posted I tried to use spoiler markdown on multiple consecutive paragraphs. It took a while and some help to get it to work right. In short, the issue seems to be with the white ...
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Spoiler markup broken when used with pictures

When you throw a picture into the Like this: >! ![The nicest tux ever.][1] Then you notice that, surprise, surprise, It doesn't work. I.e. the picture is not hidden when the spoiler box is not ...
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Do we need to use spoiler tags on Futurama questions?

On my question here: How did Senator Travers not just survive as a Time Paradox Duplicate someone added some spoiler tags and I reverted them. Do we need to have spoiler tags on things that are soon ...
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How do you add spoiler markup to posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I be indicating a question is by it's very asking, a spoiler? I'm missing something obvious. How do you add spoiler markup to posts? I'm sure it's something ...
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Different broadcast times US vs UK

Is there any way of marking questions on current series with whether they contain UK spoilers, even if they don't contain US spoilers, because the broadcast times are different? The issue that ...
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Should the information that Vader reveals in Cloud-City be considered a spoiler?

It is quite common knowledge that However, this is technically a spoiler (I think there are still some folk around that haven't watched the Star Wars films). It pops up in some questions, and ...
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Is there a moratorium on some spoilers?

Is there a certain timeframe in which a spoiler warning is no longer necessary for a work that is old enough? There's the very common spoiler that Vader is Luke's father and no one really needs to ...
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Should we ban spoiler markup in questions?

We've had previous discussions about spoilers. We have the rudiments of a policy, and we're trying to stamp down on spoiler tags. Saying “spoiler” in a question title is meaningless because there's no ...
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How can I track down the meta question that fixed the spoiler behavior?

Prior to a few weeks ago, when you you could see it on the /questions page and in the chat blurb. I see that this has been fixed recently, and wanted to read the meta question that caused this. ...
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What can be done about the proliferation of manual [SPOILERS] tags?

I've noticed a number of questions as of late have been getting things like "(SPOILERS)" manually appended to their titles to warn those who might click through that there be spoilers in the question. ...
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What is the policy for spoilers?

Is there any official policy for mandatory use of the spoilers features? Or is just a courtesy/fully voluntary? I didn't see anything on the FAQ. Is there any particular action that should be taken ...