@Gargron not so sure about that last part, I think it's perfectly ok to ask someone to CW something in the future
@balrogboogie Perhaps I should have used the word "dictate", but there are definitely obnoxious ways to ask, and the point is that it's your feed and nobody's forcing anyone to read it if they don't like it.
@Gargron ok, that makes more sense. And I agree, there is asking and there is dictating, and if you can you should definitely avoid doing the latter
@balrogboogie Liiiike you have your own audience, you don't have to adjust to every single person who comes along with a demand. If you're a journalist or political activist and all you talk about is news/politics there's little point in insisting you tag your news/politics posts, people who follow you follow you *for* that shit
@Gargron I sort-of agree with that, but if you're gonna post a lot of without a CW that probably should be behind a CW, I think you should at least post them such that they don't end up in the federated TL
CW discourse again
@gargron @balrogboogie also worth considering: if someone is complaining about a lack of CW, it is likely because they were just exposed to content they didn’t want to. It’s reasonable for them to be upset, and that might show through a bit in the wording and that’s understandable. It may be slightly annoying for the person receiving the complaint, but I don’t think those two are equivalent.
CW discourse again
what exactly is the cost of CWing content? Aside from edge cases of like, people's identities being othered by CWs, what is the cost of adding a tag so that people know what kind of content is in a post before reading? a few seconds of typing?
compare to the cost of not CWing: inevitably exposing ppl to unwanted stuff + excluding them from community and discussion.
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