Now that I've made my way through the Infinite Dick Parade that was the reports queue this morning:

You MUST use the sensitive-image overlay if you post an NSFW image to the public timelines.

You are not required to do so, but PLEASE tag the image in some other way to let people know what the content of the sensitive image is.

Also, PLEASE use a CW (just "NSFW" is fine) if you're going to use graphic terms to describe the image.

(Hashtags in the CW text don't work. Hashtags UNDER a CW do.)

If you use the sensitive-image overlay but don't describe your image, or if you describe your image but don't CW it, I will make this face: 😬 but I won't take action because the rules just say you have to use the overlay.

If you don't use the overlay for nudes and sexualized images (and graphic violence and... you've read the rules, right?), regardless of what you do in the text, you lose public-timeline posting privileges. Just so you know.


I didn't know about the hashtags not working in the CW. Thanks for the tip!

@CM_noelle Infinite Dick Parade, I think I saw them at SXSW once.

@CM_noelle I don't have a dick to parade but the content warnings confuse me - I think those need to be simplified for the users to work with those effectively. Like a drop down selection with five most common type and "other" as an option not included

literally just write a warning of the content of your message right here, and.... 

@vesaliuss @CM_noelle just use best common sense judgment and the admins (all admins, not just your instance's) and mods will be very thankful to not have to deal with it

literally just write a warning of the content of your message right here, and.... 

@vesaliuss @CM_noelle yeah because different people in different communities have different needs

a flexible solution addresses all of these needs at once, whereas a rigid solution with pre-written selections would do fuck-all for a solid half of the use cases for CWs

mastodon (the fediverse, really) is not a single community, it is a community of communities

@killeveryhetero @CM_noelle I don't consider begging people to put CW and then instructing them to "somehow do it as I/me/we/extraterrestrials expect" a solution, the less a flexible one

@vesaliuss @CM_noelle CW's are a code feature. "Please use them like [this]" is a community rule, in this case, specific to (the community you are in and noëlle is a mod for).

I am not in your community - I am an admin. If I wanted my folks to use CW's differently, that's my prerogative - changing the actual code to enforce a singular way of thinking would prevent that.

Being snarky and rude to unpaid volunteers asking you to not shit in their lap doesn't exactly endear you to us.

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