Content Warnings

What’s your current process for deciding which story gets a content warning and which doesn’t? They don’t seem very consistent sometimes.

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Hi, Rebecca.

We currently have a variety of content warnings surrounding potentially sensitive topics, which we apply at the editing stage when reviewing a story. These can fall under (but are not limited to):

Death
Abuse
Medical Advice
Harassment

How they are applied depends on how they are presented in the story. Explicit detail that cannot be edited out or toned down will earn a content warning, whereas lighter material will come under the consideration of the particular editor.

If a content warning is requested through our reporting system then we will give the story another look. This also applies to older stories on the site that were published before we had a content warning system.

We encourage the use of the flagging system if you feel a story needs another look.

Thanks for asking!

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