Edited to add: to add spoiler tags, click on the gear symbol on the post window toolbar. Select Blur Spoiler from the drop down menu. You can type, paste or upload whatever you like, between the beginning and ending spoiler brackets.
Also, please don’t intentionally post horrifying images, or at least those that would get us in trouble with our e-mail provider (Sparkpost.)
Actually, blurring images by default would be a pretty solid plugin. It would be opt-in, of course, but the actual implementation would be very straightforward since most of the work has already been done with the spoiler tag plugin. It would just need to add a checkbox to the user preferences, and then logic that acts on that for every image.
Can you try making it a wiki? It looks like the time limit is 24 hours by default, and I would have to extend that significantly to put that post back into the window. I could set it to forever (0), but I’m not comfortable with the idea of allowing anyone to edit or delete their posts for that long.
If you’d rather not make it a wiki, you can PM me the text and I can edit the post on your behalf.
I was floored to see “food” listed as one of the topics that should be under a content warning, suggested by someone on a relatively permissive mastodon instance, to be applied to everyone outside that mastodon instance. I can understand blood and gore, criminal activity, autopsy photos, surgery and post-op pics, images triggering photosensitive epilepsy, and sensitive topics going under a content warning, but surely most people have eaten, digested and excreted most meals without being psychologically scarred for life.
I may hide a lengthy preparation for a recipe under a content warning as the CW serves nicely as a hiding summary, but if someone has an issue with “eggocados”, that’s not a topic 95% of us need to tiptoe around
Food topics can be difficult for anorexics to deal with. Still, this seems a little excessive. If someone says they have issues with an image and asks if we can blur it, we should, but this doesn’t mean food has to be under a content warning everywhere from now on.
Also, on other social media, people go crazy posting pictures of their food. I can definitely see how this can be upsetting, not only for those with eating disorders, but because food is conflated both with health and with social status in these cases. Not everybody has figured out that Instagram is total bullshit.
Posting pictures of food in the food threads over here, obviously, is okay.
As in, violent crime, or just criminal activity in general? Violent crime photos are in the same category as blood and gore, so I agree with that. It’s a little irritating (to me) when people post pictures of their drug stashes, but I don’t care all that much.