Topic: Posting SPOILER WARNINGS
I'm a regular over at a site called www.comicbookmovies.com and there is a massive debate going on there now due to the site spoiling the most recent episode of The Walking Dead on its main page for all to see. So it got me thinking about our little site here and the fact that while most of us get The Walking Dead on Sunday nights, there are regs in other countries who don't get it until later in the week.
So I thought I'd share a little trick for posting spoilers which makes them invisible at first glance. I've explained how to do so a few times in the past but I figure what the hell, with as many movies and TV shows as we discuss here, maybe I should make it an official sticky post.
In order to make a spoiler invisible, all it takes is changing the color of your text to match the color of the message field. In our case, the message field is black. Changing your text color to black is as simple as using the following code:
[color=black]Your text here[/color]
This will leave your message invisible to the public. Personally I like to announce the beginning and end of a spoiler, like this:
SPOILER ALERT (left click and drag below to read):
How this looks in code:
SPOILER ALERT (left click and drag below to read): [color=black]Text here.[/color] END SPOILER
Pretty simple. Personally I prefer using this method because even when someone posts SPOILER, there's a chance of accidentally catching glimpse as you attempt to scroll past it. So I just make mine invisible to avoid that happening altogether.
So there you have it. There's no rule saying you have to make your spoiler invisible but if you choose to do so, now you know how.
PS -- this only works on text. It does not work on smilies or images.