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Will we ever clean up those ridiculous spoiler-free “The Force Awakens” question titles?

We've been having this discussion (unfortunately, mostly in chat) since the movie came out, and I think the regulars (and a few CMs) are in agreement with you that the spoiler markup and generic ...
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Can a picture really become a spoiler?

Yes, a picture can be a spoiler. A single frame could be a spoiler in plenty of ways: A corpse tells us that somebody is dead Conversely, we could see somebody alive who was previously thought dead ...
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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 avoid Star Wars spoilers?

A Chrome extension, there is. Force Block, preemptively all Force Awakens Spoilers, it blocks. Description: Block pages containing spoilers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with smart pattern ...
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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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To spoiler or not to spoiler, June 2014 edition

I agree with both sides of the argument in that post. That is, I agree that: 1) On a site where most questions will be directly about or directly dependent on plot elements, the user should beware ...
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Can we have a per-tag "Make Spoilers Visible" button?

I created a UserScript which does just this – you specify a list of tags, and it will unhide spoilers on any question that uses those tags. I developed and tested it with TamperMonkey in Chrome 47 on ...
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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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Is this spoiler acceptable?

In my opinion, this question title is a borderline case where it may be a bit spoilery (I don't think it's that big of a spoiler), but we will have to live with it either way. Lets take the commenter'...
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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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Will we ever clean up those ridiculous spoiler-free “The Force Awakens” question titles?

Warning: if you haven't seen The Force Awakens, don't read any of the spoilers in this post! Technological solutions (read: hiding certain tags) have a limited usefulness. For one thing, they depend ...
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Have spoiler tags gone too far?

Off the top of my head, I can think of a few reasons we want spoiler markup in answers: Review queues. Because you can't exclude tags from the queues, I got more than a few things spoiled for The ...
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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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Character Death Spoilers In Title

The original spoiler guidelines established on meta stated Avoid spoilers completely in the title. This doesn't mean using [REDACTED] or silly things like that, it means coming up with another ...
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What's the policy on whole-answer spoilers?

There are plenty of answers on this site that are mostly spoilers, but an answer that was entirely a spoiler would not be very useful. For me, when I have those situations, I will try to summarize ...
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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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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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Can we have a per-tag "Make Spoilers Visible" button?

While not exactly what you're looking for, I took some time this afternoon to create a UserScript that will allow you to toggle spoilers on a per-question basis. It creates a checkbox in the question ...
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Can a picture really become a spoiler?

Of course a picture can be a spoiler. For example, though not SF, a single frame could give away the big surprise in the film The Crying Game.
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What's wrong with this title construction?

I was the one who reverted the title, not the OP. The original title was "Why didn't Bruce Banner simply tell Natasha that “I am NOT single”?", which Nerrolken changed to "Why didn't Bruce Banner try ...
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