Does anyone else find ROT13 spoilers as annoying as I do?

Sorry I'm late to the game, but yes, I happen to have made such a website.

http://www.lightning-rose.com/projects/rot13.htm

Text input is converted to raw rot13 text, raw URL, HTML URL, and UBB URL.

Here's an example of a raw URL:

http://www.lightning-rose.com/projects/rot13.htm?Yvtugavat%20Ebfr%20znqr%20guvf%21

Does anyone else find ROT13 spoilers as annoying as I do?

by nick012000 1 min read23rd Oct 201016 comments

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Every time I come across one, it annoys me. I have to copy the text, open a new tab to the ROT13 site, paste the text, and click the translate button.

Compare this to something like a collapsable spoiler button-box where you press a button and it expands and expands a box with the appropriate text underneath it. Even making a [spoiler][/spoiler] tag that gave a black background and equally black text would be better than the current ROT13 solution.

Was there actually a reason for doing things this way? If so, why not just include the ROT13 translation in the javascript that'd open and close the textbox? Comments? Criticism?