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Here’s a thread about how to use spoilers. It’s very easy.
Spoilers are great. You should use spoilers for incredibly long posts, like for your conversations in the Cleverbot Thread.
Spoilers are also great to hide actual spoilers about shows from people who do not want to know something in the story of a show or something similar.
Example. So let’s say here on the forums, people have been butting heads over who The Walrus is. They can’t come to a conclusion about who it is, or if it is, in fact, a Walrus. You may want to predict who The Walrus is, or maybe you even do know who it is, but for those people who do not do not know, it’s best to put what you want to discuss in spoilers, like below.
If you say that the spoiler is an actual spoiler about something, it is COMPLETELY the person’s fault if they open it and get the whole story spoiled for them. There is nothing wrong about using spoilers with a warning about something. If somebody rages at you for posting an ending to a game or story, and you posted it in a spoiler AND put a warning before it, it is not your fault, and you can report them to a moderator if they are bothering you about it.
If you don’t want to type out the spoiler tags, here’s another way. Up at the top of the edit box at the left, there’s a Light Switch, Eraser, and a Green and Blue box thing, next to the font. Click on the colorful box thing. That’s for Special BBCode. In the box, it says “Please Select”. Click on the arrow, choose what you want to use. For now, we’re using Spoilers. So scroll down to spoilers, click on that. Miraculously, a box appears. Type in the message that you want to be hidden in the spoiler. Once you are finished with your message, push enter, and the spoiler tags will appear here in the box, and the message inside of the tag (If you didn’t put any words in the box, you can still push enter, the tags will just be here without a message.).
The way that I use spoilers is to type out “(spoiler)” and “(/spoiler)”, (but replace ( with ]) then just put my text inside. It can get confusing after a little, so use the BBCode colorful box at the top if you get confused. The code for spoilers is below. You can choose to copy and paste it.
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If you didn’t read this because it was too long to read, deal with it.
Go ahead and reply to this to practice using spoilers! If you mess up some how, then I’ll be happy to tell you what you missed. Also reply here if there’s something wrong with the tutorial!