I want the ability to use spoilers in my posts. Is this possible? Thanks.
how spoiled do you require?
Yes, just about that much. Thanks.
JonesCarpeDiem, my apologies if you were really asking about spoilers, not being spoiled. I'm into one and noted for the other.
Jive doesn't have that natively. There is probably some html that would facilitate that via the <> button on the advanced rich text editor toolbar.
MarkEX Community Manager
So, that means you can import that html format into jive?
the spoiler code formats
<spoiler> Text to be hidden. </spoiler>
test: [spoiler]Text you want to hide[/spoiler]
don't work as they are.
Yes it MAY be possible. Shortcodes/bbcodes don't work. The html code i attempted to insert didn't work but I didn't do much searching.
c2q and Mark
What? I mean I beg your pardon?
Are you allowed to use secret words and coded language without explaining to the blonde?
Basically it is a function that has a button or link that can hide/show information.
Question: Why did chicken cross the road?
Hidden Answer: To get to the other side.
It allows you to hide/show something without giving away the answer.
Hi Bree19! that is not a blond question at all. I'm pretty blond myself most of the time, and I'm a brunette. Sorry I didn't explain in my original question what a spoiler is ... I guess I didn't think about anyone reading this post over here in community help
Spoilers are used to shorten content, and to allow pages to open faster. I'm not a techie. I know spoilers from other websites that I'm active on. Don't ask me how they work.
A spoiler is like a brown paper bag. You put stuff in there, and put a label on it. People can click on the label to open it if they want to see the stuff inside. If they don't, it's just a couple words long and easy to skip over. Here's where they're handy:
1. Repetitive content
I have a ton of text that some people may want to read and others may not. Like on the Freedom Train or the Pledge Page. All the big long intro before you get to the new content? All that can go into a spoiler. People who are familiar with the info don't have to scroll all the way through it to get to the new content.
2. large amount of background information
I want to say something that I need to give some background on, but the background information isn't the key thing I want to say. Like, I want to talk about how Uruguay beat big tobacco, but there's a lot of background information that I want people to be able to skip over if they aren't interested. I can put all that into a spoiler.
3. large images
I have this really cool image I want to share, but it's really really big. I can post a thumbnail or smaller size version of the image, and people can click on it if they want to see the big size. But people on mobile devices don't have that big size image jambing up their device.
It's not secret code; it's just a tool for posting content, like inserting a link.
Hi Patti and Mark
That was interesting. When I was still working 2 years ago our IT boffin taught me a lot of stuff others were maybe not interested in. I miss those little demo's a lot now that I'm home and DEFINITELY falling behind.
Thanks for taking the time - hugs c2q Mark
I am so confused...I thought a spoiler was when you told someone what was going to happen in a movie or a show.
I am not a blonde either.
LOL just like the dog barking at the tree with no bark - a spoiler is as a spoiler does, I guess.
You're thinking of "spoiler alert"
Yes I AM.
I thought it was on the back of a car !
Or I thought it might mean someone like me that spoils there children !
Hee, hee, c2q and Mark , I didn't have a clue what a spoiler was either! So thank you for EXplaining.
I'm glad that questions like these get asked and answered. People are learning and not smoking. We're doing something right .
Hopefully we can figure something out. So people can use spoilers.
you only see a title on the blog and discussion lists so if you don't open them you won't know what's inside. On the other site there was a line just below the title to describe the content. Is that what we're talking about?
Here is an example of a spoiler. 4 of the 5 are revealed The one is hidden. The show/hide button allows content to be shown without people seeing the "answer" unless the person wishes to see it.
Oy! I vote we discuss something simple like quantum physics?
Why would you want to hide the stuff you typed?
PLEASE DON'T answer that question. It was meant only for the voices in my head.
Hey Dale, that's something different, but I remember that hover over feature. It's done with a source code on java script; I don't know how it works really either, or if Jive can do it.
As far as spoilers go, I am much more familiar with them being used in the ways I mentioned above than being used to reveal hidden answers. So This:
There is a portfolio of pictures above this paragraph, inside a spoiler. if you click on the spoiler, you can see them.
Usually, there is hover-over text for the spoiler, so if you hover your mouse over it, you get the message "click to hide or reveal message"
Same solution. Slightly different mechanics
What JonesCarpeDiem is talking about it sounds like something that is possible (Title with excerpt" view) but real estate wise it results in A LOT of scrolling because it adds it directly to the page. The excerpt it does pull is often too short to provide any real added teaser value. Having a succinct descriptive title often is enough to determine what the topic is about.
I've seen other sites have a hover over state that will show an 1 paragraph excerpt of the content when you mouse over a topic title. I've not seen that as an option here for me. Doesn't usually work on tablets or phones though. Additionally, since you're actually reading, at least one paragraph of the info, I don't know if it counts as you having read at least part of that topic.
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