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Next time CRZ is really bored, there are a couple of little, obscure features that I'd been thinking about (but that I didn't get into the end-of-year thread (The W)).

1) Have we considered an expiration date on the [ spoiler ] tag? it's only a spoiler til SmackDown airs on Friday night -- no real need to continue to show it as a fully obscured spoiler after that point.

2) As I was typing, I dropped in an anchor point into the middle of a long-ish post. It occurs to me that, when I go to dereference it, that probably won't work at all, & certainly won't work reliably in general. I'd see the main use would be for recappers, who could drop in an anchor point for each match, f'rinstance. (This could either be a replacement tag for the whole "< a name >" block, or just a expansion of an appropriately unique tag including the post id.) Savvy posters could then link to a specific subsection of a long post. (I've wanted this when I've done a long Live Spoilers thread.)

As I said, little, obscure features, which probably aren't trivial to implement & only a few of us might use. No immediate response necessary. :-)

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1. Too much work

2. You also broke your post with your anchor, I think (maybe it needs an </a> immediately following it?) but if you REALLY know what you're doing, I think you could just insert your anchor - or some equivalent raw markup, even - using the CKEditor. And you could do that already.

Speaking of the CKEditor, ...actually, let me go find the CKEditor thread and tack a reply onto there.

(edited by CRZ on 19.1.12 1720)


emma
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.71
    Originally posted by CRZ
    1. Too much work.
Degree of boredness is a relative thing. :-)

    Originally posted by CRZ
    2. You also broke your post with your anchor, I think (maybe it needs an < /a> immediately following it?)
Damn! Sorry if I broke that. (Looked/looks OK in my browser.) I thought I put the < /a > after the rest of the "spoilers" block -- sorry if you had to tidy up after me.
    Originally posted by CRZ
    ... but if you REALLY know what you're doing,
(... Well, maybe on a good day ... :-) )
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I think you could just insert your anchor - or some equivalent raw markup, even - using the CKEditor. And you could do that already.
I'm thinking that the first scenario that falls to the ground is if the anchor isn't in a post that happens to be on the first displayed page of the thread. If it's worthwhile, after I get home ("Live from Las Vegas!"), I'll play with it some.

Thanks for the attention!
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About the spoiler tags, I've noticed that they're not very touchscreen friendly. I've seen on other boards a click to view hidden text function for spoilers, is that possible here?
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Not the way that I did them.

Can you give me an example of a site that uses this feature?




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.95
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Not the way that I did them.

    Can you give me an example of a site that uses this feature?

I have seen that on escapistmagizine.com 's forums. Doing a cursory glance, this post has one in it. If the link doesn't work right, it was post #13 in the thread.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
    Originally posted by Guru Zim

    Can you give me an example of a site that uses this feature?


The DVDVR board also has them (board.deathvalleydriver.com)



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