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Old March 7th, 2009 (10:36 PM). Edited March 7th, 2009 by colcolstyles.
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I saw this on another forum and the fact that it hasn't been implemented on this forum has been bugging me for pretty much my entire time here.
Basically, the current spoiler system only contains the option of showing the hidden content by clicking on the "Click here to view" text. My suggestion is that there should be some way to "re-hide" the spoiler's content, if you will. It doesn't have to be anything fancy; one of those buttons or something simple will do.

I took the liberty of taking some screenshots of it working in action on another forum:
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If you choose to view a spoiler's content, I believe you should be able to hide its content after viewing it. This would be helpful if the spoiler is being used to conceal a page-breaking image (something I come across a lot in the Map Rating Thread in the Emulation section). In general, it's just a nice option to have, although if it's more trouble than it's worth to implement, I understand.

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Old March 7th, 2009 (10:41 PM).
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    But, but... If you've already opened it, whatever is inside will already be spoiled! *cough*

    Mm... How about if we also get spoiler tags which are already open, but you have the option of collapsing the boxes to hide them?
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    Old March 7th, 2009 (10:54 PM).
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    But, but... If you've already opened it, whatever is inside will already be spoiled! *cough*
    True, although for my purposes (as I stated above), I mainly wanted it so that I could hide images as I do a lot of work in the Map Rating Thread and I always love large maps

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    Mm... How about if we also get spoiler tags which are already open, but you have the option of collapsing the boxes to hide them?
    Wait, you mean that by default, the content is shown but there would be a button to hide the text/images? What purpose would that serve?
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    Old March 7th, 2009 (11:01 PM).
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    I think this is a wonderful idea. A while ago, when I was new to vBulletin, I would unhide a spoiler and freak out of me believing that I broke the page due to not being able to hide it for whatever the purpose was.

    Sometimes spoilers just take up too much space in something, thus needs to be wrapped in the tag. Such as large images and pictures that people don't want others to see unless they're willing to look at it.

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    Mm... How about if we also get spoiler tags which are already open, but you have the option of collapsing the boxes to hide them?
    Opened spoilers by default? Kind of a purpose defeater.
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    I also would love to see this implemented. :D I've always wanted to close some rather annoying spoilers that I now regret opening. >_>
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    Old March 7th, 2009 (11:38 PM).
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    I've been wondering about the absence of such a feature. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one.
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    Old March 7th, 2009 (11:40 PM).
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    For the record, I've seen this done on various vBulletin forums, so there must be a way of getting out hands on the code.
    I found a fix to it but I'm obviously not allowed to post links to forums.
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    Old March 7th, 2009 (11:53 PM).
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    It's a very simple custom BBCode to get that spoiler tag in that screenshot. I've used it on all my forums that I've ever run. I don't know why we're using an uncloseable one in the first place. @_@
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    Old March 8th, 2009 (12:03 AM).
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    I would also love to have this feature, especially if said image is unappealing and I wish to hide it once more. XD Although I never even thought of suggesting it; it's really not what comes to mind when I want something. . >.>"

    All-in-all, I think it would be a wonderful idea.
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    Old March 8th, 2009 (12:05 AM).
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    This would be great!
    I can't tell you how many times I've opened a spoiler and then wanted to close it, which I'm use to becuase of other forums.
    So, yes, this would be a great feature to have and would probably put a lot of smiles on peoples faces.
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    Old March 8th, 2009 (1:59 AM).
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      That's a really good idea. Because, sometimes, the images or text or something in the spoilers are too big so that would be really useful. ;>
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      Old March 8th, 2009 (5:49 PM).
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      I've thought of this before too.
      And it seems like a good idea.

      I hate opening a big spoiler then having to scroll back up through it all.
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      Old March 9th, 2009 (6:56 AM).
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      I've always wanted something like this. I have been fooled by times where a spoiler is of something and it ends up being about another thing. I also hate those gargantuan images. @_@

      Why wasnt this done like a million years ago anyways?
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      Old March 9th, 2009 (2:51 PM).
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        Honestly, do want. I've wanted this for a while too, haha. :[
        Wait... You're an admin, why haven't you ever gotten it implemented?
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        Old March 9th, 2009 (3:16 PM).
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          Yeah, i've noticed this and it would be good to be able to close the spoilers.

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          Wait... You're an admin, why haven't you ever gotten it implemented?
          I agree with this, you are an admin so why don't you do it? Too lazy to do it. Or when you come back to this topic you'll be like "oh yeah I forgot about that, I can do it." lol
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          Old March 9th, 2009 (3:40 PM).
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          It would be very handy, I certainly make a lot of use of it.

          I also remember waaaay back that were able to have custom text instead of the word "spoiler".

          It was just like the [sound="Blah"] tag, whatever happened to that?
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          Old March 9th, 2009 (3:44 PM).
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          Curiosity really kills the cat. Well, in this case, expanding the page into an unnecessary size.

          I would love to see this implemented. It would serve PC well if it does.
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          I want it too... what if there's really long spoiler content in the spoiler?
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            Agreed, this would be a nice upgrade to the spoiler option.
            I've seen most people use it correctly (two or three large userbars) and others use it without thinking of what it will look like afterwords (three trainer cards, those annoying Pokemon personalty test results etc).
            So, I think this should be added
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            Old March 9th, 2009 (5:33 PM).
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              I definitely agree with this. It would make it easier because sometimes people use spoilers to include long pictures or something and it would be easier to close it.
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              I probably could've tried to implement this when I originally posted but uhh...
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              I was high on painkillers and probably would have deleted 300 members in the process. :P

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              Old March 9th, 2009 (7:23 PM).
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              Old March 9th, 2009 (7:38 PM). Edited March 9th, 2009 by Lucy Lu.
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              Omg, it came back! I remember that spoiler feature. Yeah when you click the spoiler it will show, but when you click it again it hides again. Thanks a lot! You brought it back. =D

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              It would be very handy, I certainly make a lot of use of it.

              I also remember waaaay back that were able to have custom text instead of the word "spoiler".

              It was just like the [sound="Blah"] tag, whatever happened to that?
              Oh yes I remember that too. You can have the text say whatever you wanted in the spoiler tag. I thought that was very convenient. I was wondering whatever happened to that feature.

              But I am glad the button is back at least. Yeah there were so many images that break the page. This way when someone finishes looking at the image, they can close it back up. And the page will still look nice. :3

              This will come in handy. Yes indeed.
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              Old March 9th, 2009 (7:39 PM).
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              Oh I just noticed that it's been implemented. I've been wondering about it for a few hours now. =P

              I didn't even know you couldn't re-hide spoilers before. And I've been using it for a while now. XD
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