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Editing a question to add details that the querent doesn't want to add

First of all, lets get this out of the way, so we can focus on the real question: Edit Wars Are Bad, Stop Having Them If you make an edit to a question, and the OP rolls it back, stop there. If you ...
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Should a topic tag be avoided because it might be a spoiler?

It's not an inherent spoiler because you're not obviously given the context. The tag would be only a minor spoiler, and only if you view the question. In this case, the question is about a broader ...
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How to hide list or multi-line text behind anti-spoiler?

You have to use HTML tags. I’m not quite sure why the regular Markdown formatting works in blockquotes but not in spoiler blocks; I dug into it a while back but never got very far with it. The ...
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I'm asking a Story-ID question. Should I include spoilers?

You should definitely include spoilers. The two biggest reasons that I can think of are: The spoilers or plot twists are usually very memorable if done well. This means that the spoiler or plot ...
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I'm asking a Story-ID question. Should I include spoilers?

As others have said, do include as much information as possible, so do include it somewhere. But should it be in a spoiler tag? No need if it's routine, something like "hero beats baddies", not a ...
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Editing a question to add details that the querent doesn't want to add

There's a few different things going on here. I'll take them in order of importance. 1) Stop editing this question. Once the OP has explicitly rejected your edit, stop being a jerk by continuing to ...
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Flag a comment for containing a spoiler when OP requested no spoilers?

First let me point out that you can flag anything you want for any reason you want - that doesn't mean the flag will be marked helpful :-) Pedantry aside: Yes, this can certainly be a valid reason ...
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Should a topic tag be avoided because it might be a spoiler?

Tag questions properly! The system is set up for the user who does not want to be spoiled to take steps to do so. Luckily, SE provides us with an easy avenue to do so, ignoring tags. If a user wants ...
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Add help for Markdown spoiler tags in the formatting help

According to this comment from eons ago, no one here can. However you can ask it on Meta Stack Exchange and they may help. As far as I can research, the mods (and certainly the users) are unable to ...
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Weird bug - can't put a regular blockquote between two spoilers

"This is the regular blockquote". Is this what you want? Code for the above: >!This is spoiler 1. <!> >"This is the regular blockquote". <!> >!This is spoiler #2.
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Add help for Markdown spoiler tags in the formatting help

The easiest way to put blank lines and breaks into spoiler text (or any blockquote text) is to use the 'break' command >! My text goes here. <br> This text goes on the next line. <br> ...
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I'm asking a Story-ID question. Should I include spoilers?

Yes, include spoilers (behind spoilertags if you want). Spoilers may be necessary in order to correctly identify a story: a particular kind of twist ending might be a story's most distinguishing ...
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Is there a way from keeping GoT spoilers out of the Hot Network Questions?

I've adjusted the HNQ Hider by Phantom42 a bit to hide only HNQs from this stack. Hiding M&TV as well is left as an exercise for the reader. (Hint: the class you want for that is favicon-movies). ...
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Do spoiler tags work in tables?

This is status-bydesign, see the main meta post here: Yep, this is definitely by design. Block-level elements like blockquotes, code blocks or spoilers won't work in Markdown tables. – Ham Vocke♦ ...
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Make the <hr> tag end the question excerpt

You can just use Just add >! at the beginning of a paragraph to hide the spoilers. This solves both the /questions page... And chat oneboxes.
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Inadvertent spoilers in titles because of season/episode information

Specific The fact that Game of Thrones has always included extensive flashbacks and now contains Means that literally any character can be in any episode. By definition, mentioning that a character ...
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Is there a way to search but exclude questions with a certain tag?

Yes: use a minus sign. Searching for [a-song-of-ice-and-fire] gives you all questions with that tag; searching for [a-song-of-ice-and-fire] -[a-storm-of-swords] will give you all questions tagged ...
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How to hide list or multi-line text behind anti-spoiler?

@alexwlchan's answer gives one nice solution, but you don't necessarily have to use HTML tags for linebreaks and paragraphs. It's enough to put two spaces at the end of each line, like this: >! ...
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Should the information that Vader reveals in Cloud-City be considered a spoiler?

Yes, that's a spoiler. Spoilers don't expire on a work of fiction. Ever. Citizen Kane is 76 years old, and has been seen by a great number of people. And you can spoil it with a single sentence, as ...
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How to help this answer avoid spoiling SW Rebels

For what it's worth, I think your edit would have been reasonable (but insufficient, more on that later) if the presence of Inquisitors was a spoiler. However, I agree with Rogue Jedi on this one: it'...
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Weird bug - can't put a regular blockquote between two spoilers

With the introduction of CommonMark this is now even easier to do, just use the following markdown: >!This is spoiler 1. >"This is the regular blockquote". >!This is spoiler #2. ...
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Lists are not working in spoiler blocks

Spoiler markdown doesn't really work well with other markdown. This is pretty much by design as we don't want too much content being hidden. That said you can insert a list into spoiler markdown by ...
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Where can I request feedback on a potentially spoiler-filled question?

Although this specific case as @Gallifreyan says is off-topic due to our future works policy, this can apply to other people looking for feedback on their questions. TREU If you have above 20 rep, you ...
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Allow users to hide question Oneboxes that contain ignored tags

As a work around, we could create specific feeds with their own user for a "hot" tag, then exclude those tags from the regular feed. That way, both unspoilered fans and uninterested non-fans can ...
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Flag a comment for containing a spoiler when OP requested no spoilers?

In addition to Rand's answer, I would like to add a broader sense to this topic... Do not post spoilers in comments -- Period. Any spoiler in a comment should be flagged and removed. I understand we ...
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Flag a comment for containing a spoiler when OP requested no spoilers?

Looking at the answers to that question I fail to see how this would be of any use to anyone, not even the original asker. Almost everything is covered in spoiler tags, whatever is visible is mostly ...
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