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Honestly, I'm a big fan of M&TV's policy: No Spoilers in Titles Most answers will contain spoilers to someone. There's no way to draw a line that will make everyone happy. If the OP is asking for advice about a book they have not read, answers should be considerate of this and consider putting major plot points in spoiler markup. I don't want to have a ...


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I would avoid excessive spoiler markup. Most of the question about a book will naturally talk about its content and story and thus potentially contain spoilers (not to speak of the subjective notion of what a spoiler actually is). Not only would trying to consistently police them and add spoiler blocks be a maintenance mess, it also often makes the questions ...


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If the spoiler are excessive (90% of the answer is spoiler block), it's OK to edit them down. If they are for things that can be reasonably argued to NOT be spoilers, it's OK to edit them out (basically, if reading the text won't actually spoil any meaningful surprises for people). If they are of reasonable size compared to non-spoiler text, leave them ...


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(based on the linked meta discussion) If you see someone added [spoilers] to the title - edit it out. If someone wants to put a spoiler warning in the body, that's fine, but don't include stuff like that in the title - just make sure your title doesn't contain any actual spoilers.


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No, we should not encourage the use of spoiler markup (the type described in Gallifreyan's answer) because spoiler markup is inaccessible to keyboard users. This includes both blind users (who obviously don't use a mouse because they can't see the mouse pointer) and motor-impaired users who can't use a mouse or similar pointing device (a group that is larger ...


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Assuming I understand you correctly, you're referring to the following feature, where the text is initially hidden and one needs to hover over/click on it to reveal it: This is achieved by starting a line with >!, not dissimilar to how a blockquote is generated. Regarding the use of spoilers, we've discussed this before: Should we assume that questions ...


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It is in the nature of this site that both questions and answers may contain spoilers. It is sometimes possible to write submissions in a way that minimises spoilers, but sometimes there is no way around it. My two arguments against spoiler markup are the following: It is reasonable to assume that readers are intelligent enough to know that content on this ...


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