My position on content warnings ever since we added them:

Use them however you like yourself. Never tell anyone else what they should and shouldn't CW; if you don't like how they use/don't use them, unfollow/mute.

about cw usage 

馃槺 I think
@Gargron is wrong about #Mastodon 馃槣

* I like that others raise awarness about that and they should!
It's a public space and it is created together
It is true that one can decide what to see and what not, but (non)awarness about the usage of cw also effects the culture as a whole. ...abilities/needs y'know
Also it's great to tell others if you would prefer a cw

The phillosophy you use, ablied to nazis sounds like:

'just look away if you don't like it'

about cw usage 


I agree with @paulfree14. CWs exist primarily for the benefit of readers, not writers. If the writer only uses them how *they* see fit, then any discrepancy between that and what their readers need/prefer represents a problem.

Readers talking about what *they* would prefer is part of the process of arriving at good uses.

Unfollowing and muting are crude solutions at best, and exist on pretty much every other social platform ever. Mastodon is better than that.

about cw usage 

@woozle @Gargron @paulfree14 I don't want anyone telling me how to use a functionality or not. This is federated space, that's why. No, it's not public space. If it were, there would be crazy differences in how people act: some would watch people go naked, as it is legal in their country, or even make love in a park, as it is legal in their country, while others would chase them with pitchforks, as Trump is legal in their country.

about cw usage 

@how ( @paulfree14 )

<coughs politely>

Well, if you don't like people *suggesting* how you do stuff...

...then as @Gargron suggested, perhaps you should unfollow or mute.

...unless, of course, that seems like a bad solution.

<anticipatory face>


about cw usage 

@woozle @paulfree14 @Gargron

Isn't it what I just said?

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about cw usage 

@how @paulfree14 @Gargron

I'm glad you understand that muting or unfollowing isn't a good solution.

So now you understand why it's important to have discussions about how people use CWs.

(You're welcome.)

about cw usage 

@woozle @paulfree14 @Gargron

Don't put words in my mouth. I find a good use of CW that we can have "threads" that don't pollute everybody's timelines.

On the other hand, I'm firmly sharing @Gargron's position, and not yours. Although the CW might be for readers, as you suggested, I, as a writer, don't want any reader's morality sit on my freedom of expression. This is because there are way too many moralities that contradict each other. Complexity begs to differ.

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