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Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 4 days ago

#7238 new enhancement

Replace "NSFW" with a "Sensitive Content"

Reported by: clorith's profile Clorith Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords:
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Description

NSFW tags are great, but they are predominantly associated with adult material (in fact, we explicitly refer to them in this context), where as there are many other types of content that may be considered sensitive as well.

Unfortunately it is a reality that some folks may be in more targeted groups, or just the content they publish may put others who stumble upon it unknowingly, in a difficult position.

By using "sensitive content" instead of "Not Safe For Work" we can hopefully be more considerate to a much more widespread collection of users.

Retaining the reference in code is probably not a problem, but this would instead require:

  • Updating the text under each post, which currently states "This topic relates to mature content and may be considered Not Safe For Work (NSFW)".
  • Update the tag that prefixes forum titles when the box is ticked.

I'm not sure what these texts should instead say, so open to input here, keeping in mind that a prefixed text should be short (or could also be an abbreviation like today where we add the explanation via HTML markup).

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
4 days ago

Just noting that Sensitive Content to some support seekers would include things like "My site is sensitive, and should not be shared", ie. Sensitive to them and their company dealings rather than "May contain content that's not wanted to be seen".

I fully agree that NSFW is a bad choice of phrase to use here though, as it's not well known to many.

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