13 Comments
Posted by ZombiePie

Also spoilers are going to be blacked out from now on instead of being put into tabs. I'm not a fan but hopefully they will be more consistent. Also never use the spoiler feature on wikis. Some bugs are being worked on right now. For example after inserting a spoiler you can't paragraph at all. That is all for now.

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Edited by KarlPilkington
Posted by X19

I'm gonna kick up a fuss if the old spoiler code stops working, blacked out looks awful too.


Also are the table options the same as before?
Posted by RiotBananas

The spoiler black out thing doesn't work on touch devices (Full Site)

And on the mobile site the spoiler that is meant to be hidden is just shown, right now I can see all the text in the post without it being hidden.

There's been a few Facebook style changes to GB recently, changes for the sake of change.

Not necessary, not impressed.

Posted by B0nd07

If this breaks current spoilers like I've used in the Community TNT Promo Gallery and X19 has in his various archives, I'll be pretty upset.  I'd rather they left it as is and instead focus on fixing how it sends users to the top of the page rather than revealing the content on blogs, videos, and articles.

I'm with X19 and RiotBananas; while the current spoiler isn't exactly pretty, it's better than blacking/whiting out the text.  I'm curious to know the reasoning behind the change.

Posted by bonbolapti

MAN, I COULD REALLY GO FOR A BETTER HTML EDITOR THAT'S FOR SURE. :D

Edited by JoeyRavn

I, for one, welcome the change. I have the same problem in several occasions: the spoiler box would appear open in the post without me clicking anything, thus defeating its purpose completely. Or it wouldn't open and it would send me right to the top of the page again.

Besides, I really like the new white filter. It looks much nicer than that big, ugly, bulky red box :P

Posted by Sparklykiss

Oh, I thought when you said that we'd have to highlight the text, that it'd still be the drop-down spoiler box but with that added.

It'd make more sense, right? If one or the other happens to be bugged, you'd still have the option to not read it/be spoiled. At least the other edits look super nice. I like that part. :D

Not a fan of the new spoiler at all, though. Bah.

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Posted by mracoon

@X19: @B0nd07: Mike has said the old spoilers will remain unchanged but you won't be able to create them again. Things are still in flux so don't worry about anything yet.

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Posted by X19
@mracoon:

  • If I edit old comments (this goes for list entries too) which have old spoilers in will they convert automatically to new ones after the update?
  • Can I still use the html code for the old spoilers after the update?
The new spoilers only seem to help people who want to use spoilers in the wiki. With all the other things which need fixing on the site I don't understand why spoilers are high on the list.

Posted by LordAndrew
@X19 said:
" @mracoon:

  • If I edit old comments (this goes for list entries too) which have old spoilers in will they convert automatically to new ones after the update?
  • Can I still use the html code for the old spoilers after the update?
The new spoilers only seem to help people who want to use spoilers in the wiki. With all the other things which need fixing on the site I don't understand why spoilers are high on the list.

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I imagine they would break horribly. Ever tried expanding a quote from the time when you had to expand quotes and couldn't edit them? Nothing shows up because the code has been outright removed from production. Ever clicked a link on the Comic Vine forums that was created back when the site still ran on PHP? The site's URL structure changed in the conversion to Django/Python and no backward compatibility was implemented for legacy URLs, so they all lead to 404 errors.

But I'm really hoping some form of backward compatibility is preserved for spoilers.
Posted by B0nd07
@mracoon said:
"@X19: @B0nd07: Mike has said the old spoilers will remain unchanged but you won't be able to create them again. Things are still in flux so don't worry about anything yet. "
Yeah, ZombiePie sent me a PM pretty much saying that.  I get that the new editor will use the new spoilers; I just want to know if I'll still be able to insert the current code via HTML so that things like my Community TNT Promo Gallery and X19's various archives won't need a complete overhaul.
Posted by TerraDelu

I was hoping that spoilers would look like redacted text a la Black Ops. Missed opportunity...