PSA - I use the #cw content warning feature only as an exception. I have been informed that parts of the #fediverse use this feature much more often. If you rely on cw for the majority of toots in your timeline, you should NOT follow me. This should be a safe space for you in whatever way you prefer to use it. If you rely on cw for that, I am NOT a good candidate to follow. Thx.
@jwildeboer Yeah I think this is the right way to go about it. I remember when I started mastodon I really was aggressive about suggesting use of CW, and I think the lack of norms around it is why. Communicating what people can expect really goes a long way to mitigate this as an issue.
@Vopo the problem with trigger warnings is that either I am perfectly aware of all possible triggers (I am not and I know that) or I might trigger people inadvertently with no real way to avoid that. It means that instead of sender, I must also be all recipients at the same time to get it right. That’s just not practical in my experience. I tried. I failed. This is my consequence. I accept it is not acceptable to all. Hence I make it clear upfront.
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