regular PSA to mark 18+ and #nsfw stuff as such
not "kink", not "boobs"
an underage user who comes across your post on the federated timeline should know whether that content is safe for them or not
they won't know what your bdsm jargon means
@grainloom this is the first time i've seen a post arguing in favor of *more* vague content warnings, and honestly, it is an angle i'd never thought of.
@juliebean read the replies
i did? unless some aren't loading. 3 replies before mine, right? and i just noticed how old this post is, so my apologies if i did something wrong in replying, it got boosted onto my timeline and i didn't check the date.
@juliebean it should definitely be more than 3, but I just realized the longest subthread is private, sorry (but that still leaves more than 3)
anyways, the point isn't that they should be more vague but that they should be recognizable for minors (as well as adults)
eg. "lewd" is not really recognizable (definitely not if English is your second language) whereas "18+" or "adults only" is something pretty much everyone runs across as a child
@juliebean But "lewd" or "boobs" on their own don't either - is "boobs" going to be a sexually provactive picture of breasts, or a childish introduction to a thread about mastectomies? "adult only; porn imagery" I think would be the way to go - explicit without being explicit. I dislike "lewd" as a tag, it requires you kinda know the community to interpret it. Same for "mh+" and "uspol," I prefer "mental health (positive)," "U.S. politics"
It's why I dislike charcount limits @grainloom
your response makes me think that you think you're arguing against me while we're actually saying more or less the same thing.
@juliebean I'm trying to re-phrase OP's point - they aren't saying to use "adults only" as the ONLY content warning, but that it, on its own, is more helpful than "lewd," on its own.
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