In my translation golf question, I couldn't get separate paragraphs to be hidden (until mouseover) with the markdown >! -- I had to run the paragraphs together to get it to work. Hope someone will edit my question, fix it, and explain how they got it to work right.
Right now it is not possible to have multi-line spoilers using normal paragraphs:
>! This is something. >! And this is another thing.
does not render as a spoiler, but rather as:
! This is something.
! And this is another thing.
However, you can trick it a bit and get a new spoiler line by inserting the spoiler markdown plus two spaces (
>!). To get a blank line between paragraphs, do that twice. To show you how to do this, I will use another trick, and insert four blanks at the beginning of each line, to make it visible:
>! Paragraph 1 >! # (this line contains two trailing spaces) >! # (this line contains two trailing spaces) >! Paragraph 2
this is something
I want to hide
It is not the perfect solution, since it does not group in paragraphs but in
<br />-like format. But it is at least better.
See What's the exact syntax for spoiler markup for an explanation on how it works by the DEV who implemented it:
The way the spoiler works is as follows.
If each line in a
>) begins with a
!, it will be treated as a spoiler.
Also see How to do multi-line spoilers properly? for the trick I revealed above.
Alternatively, you can insert
<br> in your stream of text, wherever you would like a paragraph separation to occur.