y'all. with the tumblr migration, there are going to be minors on your instance. so CW your nudes as "nude", CW your porn as "porn" and CW your genitals as "genitals".
it's a courtesy to the minors on your fediverse, and to everyone else who doesn't want to see your improperly or unclearly CW'd dick pic. "nsfw" is too vague.
@metapianycist thank you
@metapianycist you're right, i didn't think of that ^^''' i'll start using more specific CWs now!
a CW hides everything in the post unless the reader decides to click "Show more" and is much more effective at hiding unwanted content. If you are using hashtags and marking images as sensitive, i think that should hide it from minors and people who don't want to see it, but people here are keeping an eye out for CWs specifically since that's what they expect. Consistent formatting helps keep things clean
@Amber @kittntoes tags aren't as visible as the CW field in many apps. some apps also hide the whole image placeholder if a CW is present, which i really like about subwaytooter. the presence of a CW automatically marks the image as sensitive and it's actually fewer steps to just specify a CW, instead of marking the image as sensitive and then saying #porn. and it's easier to accidentally click to unhide the image if there's no CW.
@metapianycist valid aaa do u have tips on like how specific to make tags tho bc like aaa sometimes I keep it vague because I’m worried about triggering ppl w tags like is it better to just tag as best as u can or is there a productive discourse about this somewhere ?
here's an incomplete list of CWs that I'll use:
rape, sexual abuse, csa, child abuse, violence, death, celebrity death, child death, pet death.
it's always better to be direct. and if the word in the CW is itself triggering, mastodon software has built in filtering as an option so a person can just completely filter out all posts with the word "rape", for example.
@metapianycist oh! Thank you!
@metapianycist what about 18+?
@metapianycist honestly if you post explicit nsfw you should have 18+ on your profile so if minors know to not follow you. Even censored I wouldn't feel comfortable with minors even being exposed to it and having the option to open it.
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