How to defeat forum spoiler tags?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gwynne, May 22, 2010.

  1. gwynne macrumors 68000

    gwynne

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    I'm kind of stumped here. One of the television forums I've been reading for years uses "spoiler" tags in their forum code, which I think basically just makes the text black on black. On a regular browser, you just select the text and it gets highlighted/becomes visible. That doesn't work with the iPad's select text function. Example:

    http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3156594&st=1230

    (if you do have a workaround and don't want to get spoiled for the finale of the UK show ashes to ashes, be careful with that link.)

    Anyone have any ideas? Maybe a "mobilizer" site I could run the site through that would strip the text formatting? Urls please if you've got 'em. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Not really a work around but I just copy it and paste it in the note app. Is that good enough?
     
  3. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

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    Just figured it out.. Use icab browsers module black&whit. It removes all coloring CSS and make the page white with black fonts ultimately revealing all spoilers
     
  4. gwynne thread starter macrumors 68000

    gwynne

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    That's usually what I'd do, the problem I have is that this particular show is a uk show but it's a us site and they make them spoiler tag anything that hasn't been on BBCA yet. Which means pages and pages of spoiler tagged conversation, and I read fast. :/ I need a bulk solution. thanks though.
     
  5. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

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    You can use voice over in the accessibility settings. It's kind of a pain in the neck, but it works.
     
  6. gwynne thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OMG, I have icab and this works beautifully. Thank you so much!
     
  7. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

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    No problem. I was wondering what the use was for that module, but after seeing a spoiler I realized it..
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Instapaper (http://appshopper.com/news/instapaper-pro) works. Mark page to "Read Later," it shows up in text format in Instapaper with all the formatting removed, so no spoiler tags. Then when you want to read the next page, tap the "export" icon at the top, select "Open in Browser," which loads the page in full html format. Move to next page, switch to text mode to read. You have to reload the pages in html format every time you want to navigate, but I think it works well enough, considering.
     
  9. gwynne thread starter macrumors 68000

    gwynne

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    Yeah, when I went through the icab modules i'd left that one enabled because it seemed like it might be good for something...just had no idea what. :)
     

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