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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

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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  • This is how it looks:

    Pretty cool!

  • Danielm80

    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

    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

    Or you could just type




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

  • Bluejay

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

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

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

  • Needless99

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

  • Bluejay

    No, he’s referring to this page:

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

  • Needless99

    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.

  • I don’t know how to fix that. Sorry.

  • NoDuh!

    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…

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Many thanks

  • Tonio Kruger

    Rosebud is a sled.

  • Tonio Kruger

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

  • Bluejay

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

  • NoDuh!

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

  • Dr. Rocketscience

    Disqus implemented something useful?

    The hell, you say!

  • Dr. Rocketscience

    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.)

  • grabthar

    Does it work like this?this is a spoiler

  • Danielm80

    I’m afraid not.

  • Yes, it works like that.

  • Danielm80

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

  • Terry Hill

    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.

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