On a few other forums there is a feature that, much like the images tag and the quote tag, allows for inserting a frame. In this case the frame contains bodies of text that are unseen until somebody wanting to read the text clicks the spoiler frame to expand it for themselves.
I've noticed that some people are posting long quotes from favored articles and long runs of nested comments and replies. For the sake of those posts the writers can use the spoilers, and should they fail to do so a mod could drop them into place.
It also allows that we can drop content behind spoilers pending investigation on whether it's spam, or against board rules, or costitutes abusive conduct and warrents a full edit. The content would still be available to view, but doe not have to interfere with the thread itself.
if nothing else it could make scrolling through news posts easier by compressing nested back and fourths or long article quotes.