meet Disqus’s new spoiler tag (for hiding them)

All the details can be found at Disqus, but — spoiler! — basically you just use this bit of HTML in your comment:

<spoiler>Spoiler goes here.</spoiler>

And the spoilery thing will be hidden by a gray bar until you hover over it (on a PC) or tap it (on a mobile device).

Feel free to play around with it in the comments below.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 3:23pm

This is how it looks:

Pretty cool!

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 4:13pm

The tag doesn’t seem to work when you read the “latest comments” page. The text is perfectly visible. That could be a problem.

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  Danielm80
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 4:27pm

Maybe the solution is to type a fair amount of non-spoiler text before you tag the first spoiler, so that only non-spoiler text shows up in the “latest comments” page before it gets cut off. I guess kind of like what I’m doing right now.

Fifty shades of purple!

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  Bluejay
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 4:43pm

Or you could just type

SPOILER

SPOILER

Etcetera

Disqus e-mailed me a copy of your response, and the purple text wasn’t hidden at all.

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  Danielm80
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 5:34pm

I bet they didn’t even do any user testing before they rolled this out.

Tony Hue
reply to  Danielm80
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 1:54am

Are you referring to this page? https://disqus.com/home/comments/

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  Tony Hue
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 2:32am

No, he’s referring to this page:
https://www.flickfilosopher.com/join-the-conversation

When you click on the “recent” tab, you see the beginning text of individual recent comments, and the “spoiler” text remains visible.

Needless99
Needless99
reply to  Tony Hue
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 2:33am

Hey i’m not sure if this is at all possible but another great feature would be if you could make possible for commentators to make comments directly to each other without thread jacking.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Danielm80
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 2:13pm

I don’t know how to fix that. Sorry.

Dr. Rocketscience
Dr. Rocketscience
reply to  Danielm80
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 2:28am

Yeah, my killfile extension doesn’t affect the recent posts page either. Different code.

(And before I get asked, my other anti-troll filtering attempts have met with failure. I need more coding practice.)

Needless99
Needless99
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 2:29am

Hopefully people will use this tag on anime sites. Great idea!

Tony Hue
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 1:55am

Thanks for the write-up, @MaryAnnJohanson:disqus! We’re excited to see how your community uses spoiler tags.

MrChris-3D Waffle
reply to  Tony Hue
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 4:13pm

Hello..sorry to disturb you..but i would like to know if it is possible to transfer ownership of a channel..and if it is possible i want to know how to do it

Tony Hue
reply to  MrChris-3D Waffle
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 6:33pm

Yup, you can! Follow the steps outlined here https://help.disqus.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2458906-channel-help to submit your request.

MrChris-3D Waffle
reply to  Tony Hue
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 9:22pm

Many thanks

NoDuh!
NoDuh!
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 4:08pm

Heh. This is going to be interesting to say the least.

It’s going to look like we’ve stumbled onto pages of redacted Government texts.

“I really can’t understand why ANYONE liked ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. It was as if Zack Snyder truly wanted to artfully kill all hope and be done with creating a good movie for DC.”

But if it works…

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  NoDuh!
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:54pm

You’d be great at editing reviewer quotes to put on movie posters. :-)

MarkyD
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 5:24pm

I kind of don’t like that you can just bump it with your mouse pointer and see what it says. I’d prefer to have to actually manually highlight it. People will still be getting accidentally spoiled this way.
And why can’t Disqus just have a button right below where I’m typing that says spoiler that you can hit before and after. I don’t want to have to type this out every time. It’s so very 20 years ago

NoDuh!
NoDuh!
reply to  MarkyD
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 2:24am

You know, people could also just police themselves and not enter into a particular den of…
…spoils.

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:36pm

Rosebud is a sled.

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:37pm

You throw me the idol, I’ll give you the whip.

Dr. Rocketscience
Dr. Rocketscience
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 2:26am

Disqus implemented something useful?

The hell, you say!

grabthar
grabthar
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 7:15pm

Does it work like this?this is a spoiler

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  grabthar
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 8:40pm

I’m afraid not.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  grabthar
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 4:09pm

Yes, it works like that.

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 5:13pm

It works here, but not on the Latest Comments page.

Terry Hill
Terry Hill
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 4:35am

If you post to many sites run by Disqus be aware that there is no such thing as free speech. As they’ve been hijacked by trolls who will have your posts censored and you banned for no more reason than you have presented a reasoned argument

For example: ‘I rely on the usual codicil E&OE and the legal view of such inconsequential triviality. “The law respects form less than substance, equity looks at intent, not at form” ‘

I presume that it attracts such partisan moderators that gives them the same pleasure as a pedophile seeking employment in a school.

🥀Lil.Potato🥀
🥀Lil.Potato🥀
Sun, Aug 16, 2020 4:05pm

Like this ?

hello

starchild91
starchild91
Sun, Aug 16, 2020 4:05pm

cool

Kira Ramadhan
Kira Ramadhan
Sun, Aug 16, 2020 4:05pm

I am Testing.

*Without*
*Without*
Sun, Aug 16, 2020 4:05pm

test

Danté
Danté
Sun, Aug 16, 2020 4:03pm

Right, got it.

Davi
Davi
Sun, Aug 16, 2020 4:00pm

legal

ColdSnap
ColdSnap
Fri, Jan 08, 2021 6:55am

Nice tool but it’s a shame that there’ll still be people who choose not to use it in order to spoil things.

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  ColdSnap
Fri, Jan 08, 2021 11:47am

http://disq.us/p/22wkqoa

But, yeah, human nature is also a problem.

Samuel Blaustein
Samuel Blaustein
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 11:24pm

maçã.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Samuel Blaustein
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 3:39pm

As you may have seen, however, the spoiler tag does not hide anything on the recent comments page.comment image