I have, on a couple occasions noticed either (1) a spoiler box being used incorrectly - that is, it didn't actually hide all the info that was spoiler info. And (2) a spoiler box being used when the information included in the spoiler did not add any pertinent information to the statement the respondent was making.

On the first occasion I dropped the respondent a comment and they fixed it promptly. On the second occasion I down-voted the answer and left a comment that I down-voted due to what I thought was an unnecessary spoiler.

Is there an expectation that if a spoiler is used it should be pertinent to the answer, and also are there any guidelines on using spoilers? And lastly when a spoiler box is used is the respondent encouraged (by pop up box or some other method) to consider the implications of including a spoiler?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Related: Should we worry about spoilers? (maybe a duplicate, since it's basically the general policy - besides the mention of the no-longer-used [spoiler] tag) \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Mar 10, 2019 at 8:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @V2Blast that post definitely has some good info, though most of the responses were made before the spoiler box feature was available. \$\endgroup\$
    – lightcat
    Mar 10, 2019 at 21:01


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