What exactly is with the absurd trend here of marking non-offensive/non-explicit pictures (e.g. of pets, memes, screenshots) as sensitive content?
Doing this seems like it will, over time, do the opposite of what it's supposed to do.
It removes the sense of something being marked as sensitive for a good reason and therefore removes its power.
Instead we all just get incredibly used to clicking through the shroud just to see content that's actually fine and doesn't need to be hidden, and greatly increases the chance that you're going to click through and see something inappropriate or explicit by accident without even thinking.
@neilalexander I don’t see much of that from where I am, but maybe as a courtesy to avoid cluttering the timeline? Or do you mean with a content warning?
@neilalexander (If it really bothers you then there’s an option in your profile to always expand CWs.)
@ghost_bird I see quite a lot of it and I feel like if it's massively overused then it loses all of its power as a result.
By turning off CWs in the settings, you are just opening yourself up to being more likely to see something you don't want to see by accident.
By leaving CWs on but getting used to clicking through them all of the time without thinking twice about it, you are just opening yourself up to being more likely to see something you don't want to see by accident.
@neilalexander I wonder if it’s mostly Twitter crossposters, now I think about it? I usually mute them on sight, which would explain why I’m not seeing them, and default mark-as-sensitive would make sense for people who just want to mirror their tweets and not engage with Mastodon.
@Sheenasing Seems like it's very much a trend with a lot of posts in my timeline. I don't know — maybe that's bad user interface design or something if it's so easy to do.
@neilalexander there's a lot of new users here right now, including myself so I think we're all just learning, but agree with your points.
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