“Specifically, we found that trigger warnings did not help trauma survivors brace themselves to face potentially upsetting content,” said Payton Jones, a researcher at Harvard University and lead author on the study. “In some cases, they made things worse.”
That’s because the point of trigger warnings is to let people not read the thing, not to brace themselves to read it anyway.
Thanks for your faith in me, Stephen. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about how our forums actually work. (It’s been a long time since my days running forums about Teen Titans and Harry Potter Roleplaying. Cringe.)
I’ve directed this question to a coworker who may be able to shed some light.
Disqus automatically flags comments with links – basically it will require manual approval from a moderator to ensure it isn’t spam. Afterwards, it may have mistakenly grouped with actual spam. If the comment hasn’t been approved still, let me know and I’ll have it double-checked.
Hi guys! Your initial guess was correct, we’re clearing out the queue. From now on, your flags will get sent to us and should get cleared/removed with much better speed, so we can keep the convo going!
I’m not entirely clear on whether this means my post at the top of the thread got hidden from view as a conscious decision by a moderator (in which case I again ask for a better explanation than just being told it was flagged), or if it’s now in a queue to be approved after having been visible for a month.