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User Info: Lord_Wombat

Lord_Wombat
4 months ago#1
I'd like to start by saying I exclusively use the mobile version of the site, so my apologies if it's different on PC. I seem to remember this being a thing 5 or 6 years ago, but I have no idea if I'm misremembering, or if it was on PC.

Anyway... lately I've been coming across a lot of spoiler tagged links. I click the spoiler to reveal it, and I'm redirected to a different page/site from the link that I had no way of knowing was there. It's only a minor inconvenience, but after 10+ times it becomes quite annoying.

I can think of 3 solutions:

1- Make links unable to be spoiler tagged. This is stupid since many articles have spoilers right in the URL. Not often, but I've seen it more than a few times.

2- Disable links if spoiler tagged. This is also stupid, because then why post the link?

3- Add a "reveal spoilers" tag to the top of the page. This seems to be the only logical solution I can see.Then if I reveal them all at once I can see that it's a link and avoid it if I choose, and if I'm spoiled by the articles URL it would be by my own accord, because I knew the risk.

There are other minor reasons that I think this would be a good implementation, but overall the links are the biggest imo, and my main reason for bringing it up.
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User Info: Eevee-Trainer

Eevee-Trainer
4 months ago#2
1 and 2 seem the best to me.
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TriforceSD
4 months ago#3
I'll sign
Not sure what ones are the best, but all three seem good to me.
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User Info: TheReasoner1

TheReasoner1
4 months ago#4
I think solution 2 would actually be best here, TC. Make spoiler-tagged links unclickable. You can still copy and paste.

But a "reveal all spoilers" button would be nice for other reasons. Sometimes there are topics that ends up discussing lots of spoiler-y stuff, but the TC didn't put "spoilers" in the topic title, so you end up with post after post of tagged spoilers. It would be nice to no have to click them post-by-post to read the topic.

User Info: Happy1912

Happy1912
4 months ago#5
I just checked and this is technically already a thing go to advanced settings and you should be given a choice to reveal spoilers. I’m on mobile.
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User Info: Eevee-Trainer

Eevee-Trainer
4 months ago#6
I think the problem with that is it automatically reveals all spoilers. I feel like TC doesn't have that setting enabled because he doesn't want to see every spoiler, only those he picks and chooses.
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Happy1912
4 months ago#7
Eevee-Trainer posted...
I think the problem with that is it automatically reveals all spoilers. I feel like TC doesn't have that setting enabled because he doesn't want to see every spoiler, only those he picks and chooses.

Very true so if they have it as a setting I don’t see why they can’t fix the link problem as well.
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User Info: Lord_Wombat

Lord_Wombat
4 months ago#8
Eevee-Trainer posted...
I think the problem with that is it automatically reveals all spoilers. I feel like TC doesn't have that setting enabled because he doesn't want to see every spoiler, only those he picks and chooses.

Pretty much.

I don't mind uncovering them all on a topic by topic basis, but revealing them all site-wide isn't something I'd really like to do, since there are things I don't want spoiled.

Also, if everyone thinks the other 2 options seem better I'd be alright with either of them instead, I'm not picky.
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Emulator
4 months ago#9
Option 1 is the best.
Option 2 is not useful because many users want clickable links.
Option 3 is meaningless to me.
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Emulator
4 months ago#10
Another option is that they should add a posting warning to remove 'https' from spoiler text since without 'https' links are not clickable.
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