so, content warnings need to be implemented much smarter.

first of all, make it a list so you can easily enumerate multiple forms of content that's parse-able to computers.

second, make users have more control over what's hidden and what's not. let people pick having a whitelist or a blacklist. i'm a pretty well-off privileged person, i don't need to have half posts on my feed hidden away with a click. it's just not good ux for me since i don't have any ptsd or the like.

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it'd be wise to have aliases and synonyms, perhaps on an instance-level or on a user-level of similar content, like "transphobia" and "transmisia". there are all kinds of neat stuff you could do with that.

it's nice that there's a box, but the actual workings of CWs need to be more built into the system


Yes, for sure

It doesn't even need to be a fixed list, just the UI for picking them, should steer people towards common existing ones

A fun additional feature would be for spoilers -- include enough details (maybe even page/timestamp) and people won't see it UNTIL they get to that point, then make it easy to find.

Also, we need three states per label: Always, Ask, and Never. I don't want to be asked repeatedly about something that's too triggery.


@nekorug I think you make good points here, but I feel that creating safer spaces does inherently call for people doing their part to accommodate the needs of others.

Content warnings do concern everyone, because traumatised people are present in all sorts of spaces and we should strive to make sure wjether traumatised or not people are able to access the spaces they need.

@nekorug Particularily the people who don't need content warnings themselves need to experience how content warnings function if they're ever to familiarise themselves with them to the point where they add CWs unprompted.

@anarkeolog yeah, i don't want the CW to become invisible if you choose to show the content by default. it should still be a part of the UX. i just want to be able to read a thread about twitter without having to manually click on five buttons next to the label "bird site"

i imagine most people would want to keep CW's hidden by default for spoilers or maybe "spiders" or whatever. those are good ways of demonstrating the use, then you just need people to think about potential triggers.

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