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Should I include a trigger warning about upsetting content in my post?
We ask people to try to be considerate of others when posting about upsetting or graphic content. This means giving readers enough of a heads-up through the wording of your post that readers who want to avoid particular subjects can do that. There is no requirement to use any specific phrasing such as "trigger warning" to do this; it is often more useful to readers just to use normal words to identify the subject matter of the post so readers can make informed choices.
People who have severe reactions to certain content should know that in general, MetaFilter does not try to be a "safe space". We ask posters to try to be courteous, but there is no hard-and-fast policing of links or warnings.
(tags: warnings etiquette triggerwarning safespace nsfw ) December 13, 2012 - back to questions