Originally Posted by otc
Yeah, this has to be the number one unanswered request.
And unlike auto-spoilers, it is a clear problem that needs to be fixed (and is only a problem that exists by trying to make the website fancy and AJAXified...if it just loaded "subscriptions page 2" instead of trying to insert more onto the same page, it would work 100% of the time).
I personally don't know how much I support auto spoilers...it would clean up a lot of threads, and wouldn't be a big deal if you could easily unspoiler them when you don't want them spoilered, but it seems like it would be a controversial change.
I'll look into the subscription thing. I don't personally use subscriptions, preferring a "browse randomly and seeing what might be interesting", so unfortunately, this has not really been on my radar. I will bring it up with the technical team.
The auto-spoiler thing is simply not going to happen. This is an increasingly visual medium, and it makes no sense to take away the "visual". Also, in order to keep the community active and vibrant, we need to keep bringing in new members, and new members do not have the history and knowledge of a thread that might make the spoilers a plus rather than a minus. A compromise, and good, solution, would be to allow moderators to easily spoiler posts and even consolidate posts, but the workload extremely high with the present tools. It is unlikely that we are going to have the new tools necessary to make that happen for that in the foreseable future, but imo, it's worth looking into, and I will. Things are a little crazy behind the scenes right now, so it's not a great time to ask for new features.