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    how do you hide text?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mckk, Mar 13, 2013.

    I know of the "spoiler: show/hide" function but I have no idea how to create it in my posts? I see no button to press in the tool bars and I don't know the HTML code for it. Does anyone know?
     
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    Yes! It isn't hard...

    you just type, [noparse]
    whatever you want to hide
    [/noparse]

    I have that wrapped in [Noparse][noparse][/noparse][/noparse] tags to keep it from actually making the spoiler box.

    Without the no parse tags, it looks like
    Tadaa! :p

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Just
    hide it between spoiler tags.
    That is, preface the text to be hidden with *spoiler* and end it with */spoiler*. (Change the asterisks to square brackets.)
     
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    Like this?

    [noparse]
    and just experimenting as to what noparse's meant to be :p
    [/noparse]

    So what's the point of noparse again, if it cancels out the spoiler code?

    Btw thanks Phoenix and Minstrel :)
     
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    No problem! And yeah, noparse cancels out any html code that goes within it. So, like, if you put noparse around an Italics or bold tag, it wouldn't work. I think the point is so that you can write out the code for demonstration without it actually activating.
     
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    The point of [NOPARSE][NOPARSE][/NOPARSE][/NOPARSE] is twofold:
    It's great for showing members how to accomplish tasks like the one you asked about.
    It's also good for preventing URLs and email addresses from being automatically converted to links.
     
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    Technically, tags and the like aren't HTML. They are called BBCode or Bv, and are used on message boards to replace HTML formatting.
     
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    ("...the trouble is that different servers causes differences between which bbs code work and which won't..." mentioned the goblin, adding "...but is a linked list then, enjoy...")

    http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Basic_Bulletin_Board_Codes
     
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    Can someone please tell me how I can create a thread so I can post my stories in the short story section. I never ran into this kind of problem in a forum before.
     
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    Please read the rules. You have to a) be a member for fourteen days; b) have twenty or more posts; and especially c) give two constructive critiques to other members' work in the Writing Workshop.

    It really isn't hard to do. Spend a bit of time here, read through some threads, read some critiques, and we'll see you in the Writing Workshop before you know it.
     

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