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olliecollie



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:07 pm    Post subject: Spoilers Reply with quote

Can spoilers be added to posts? (to heighten the tension of threads even further Laughing )

If so, how does one go about it - sorry I know less than my dog regarding BBcode and all that....

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edited for correct spelling of 'know' Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not quite sure I understand the question.

A spoiler is a piece of information that someone who has not yet read a book or seen a film etc. would potentially rather not yet know, or a device for interfering with airflow and reducing lift.

Is there some other meaning that I'm missing?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's asking about ways of keeping the spoiler text hidden until users highlight it or click the "reveal spoiler" type button as I've seen in other forums.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, on some boards you can put "spoiler" tags round a block of text, and the post shows a link that reveals the text when clicked.

It's not part of the BBCode for this forum as standard, but there may be a plug-in for it like the video one. Will check.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Failing that, colouring it to match the background text of the forum would do his job, which might be clever given the alternating nature of it on posts.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Random Me wrote:
I think he's asking about ways of keeping the spoiler text hidden until users highlight it or click the "reveal spoiler" type button as I've seen in other forums.

Ah, I see. That would be handy.

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Milford_Cubicle



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there are upgrades for phpBB forums which means you can wrap spoiler text in tags, a bit like the [img] or [quote] tags.

I assume the admin types on here are aware of www.phpbb.com as a resource for upgrady type stuff, but www.phpbbhacks.com is another good place for that type of thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the almighty James has the power to apply anything that requires changes to the source on the server. No doubt he was aware.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I'm aware, phpBB upgrades don't need mySQL access, I believe it's something you can do via the admin panel. However, as I've not been an admin on a phpBB board for well over six months, I may be wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, but installing mods does require EasyMod, which requires a seperate password, which only James has.

And anyway, we leave that kind of thing up to James out of sheer respect, coz he is God. Grin

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Hail James! x
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can find a suitable mod for phpBB 2, I'll have a look at it. Not promising anything, mind you.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try here. Also has a link on the second page but I'm not a member of the forums so can't view it.
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