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Major Fail With the Spoiler Tag!

When quoting a post that it's used in, all the hidden text is displayed to the person replying. Please add a filter to blank or put a placeholder for text within that tag.
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Happened in the Once Upon a Time thread here: https://www.tennisforum.com/13-non-te...2017-a-30.html



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Re: Major Fail With the Spoiler Tag!

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When quoting a post that it's used in, all the hidden text is displayed to the person replying. Please add a filter to blank or put a placeholder for text within that tag.
testing to see if I can see your quote as I type this...and I can ^ (whilst in editor mode).

Screenshot here to show you:




Can you send a screenshot on what you are seeing? What device/browser are you using? Have you tried on another device and/or browser to see if the issue persists? That'll also let us know if it's isolated or not.


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testing to see if I can see your quote as I type this...and I can ^ (whilst in editor mode).

Screenshot here to show you:


Can you send a screenshot on what you are seeing? What device/browser are you using? Have you tried on another device and/or browser to see if the issue persists? That'll also let us know if it's isolated or not.


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Thanks for responding but your response has nothing to do with the bug I posted about.

The spoiler tag is there so that spoilers are kept concealed. The bug is - when quoting a post that has text concealed by the tag, the text is revealed. I can give you an example:

The following test is concealed:
 
THIS IS NOT TO BE SEEN UNINTENTIONALLY


If you quote this post you'll now see the hidden text. It's a failed implementation. You should see something like *********** instead of the concealed text

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Thanks for responding but your response has nothing to do with the bug I posted about.

The spoiler tag is there so that spoilers are kept concealed. The bug is - when quoting a post that has text concealed by the tag, the text is revealed. I can give you an example:

The following test is concealed:
 
THIS IS NOT TO BE SEEN UNINTENTIONALLY


If you quote this post you'll now see the hidden text. It's a failed implementation. You should see something like *********** instead of the concealed text
testing quote

edit:

Works for me.

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testing quote

edit:

Works for me.

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What??? Do you not see the quoted text when you quote my post?

Let's be clear - I don't mean that after you submit it, it's hidden again. I mean that while you're responding the hidden text is plainly revealed!

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In the Once Upon a Time thread in Non-Tennis, I was putting that word "Zelena" to be hidden with the spoiler tag. It was hidden in my post, but then he replied (quoted) to my post and he saw the word "Zelena" while replying/quoting my post (as seen above), so basically he still got spoiled anyway



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Sorry for the confusion there.

Unfortunately, there isn't a way around that. That's how the BBcode works here, it's the same as how you can make your font bold, but it won't show up till it gets posted.

We use a modified version of VB 3.8 for our forum software here, and the ability to see bbcode in action is a feature of vb 4, but we won't be going to that version. While there are some good things about it (this being one of those), the massive down sides in stability outweigh the benefits.

My suggestion for a way to cope with spoilers, is to type in your Quote bbcode manually. Manually select what you want to quote, add [quote ] and [/quote] around the text, and it will show as a quote in your post. Down side is that it won't notify the person you quoted, but if you add a mention ( @pov ) you'll get the desired effect

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Sorry for the confusion there.

Unfortunately, there isn't a way around that. That's how the BBcode works here, it's the same as how you can make your font bold, but it won't show up till it gets posted.
Thanks for replying but yes there is a "non-BBcode" fix. It's easy enough. It can be done in the Php code, the front-end Javascript or even in the SQL call. But I think the easiest way would be to just write a CSS sub-selector for that tag to render the text the same color as the background and add that sub-selector to the alt1 class.

But yeah . . I'm going to assume from your post that the TF web team isn't willing to implement any of these fixes. Oh well.

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Re: Major Fail With the Spoiler Tag!

There's actually an even easier fix which doesn't require writing things into the additional css, that is to switch your editor from "standard," which shows all bb code in it's raw form, to WYSIWYG, which shows it to you formatted including the spoiler tag,in your user cp options. There by giving users the option to choose how they see things when they're quoting.

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