This is a list of common triggers, phobias, and sensitive topics that people often ask to be tagged, and I thought would be a good community thing to put together.
I want to preface this by saying this is just a compiling of information from being on practically 100 different social media websites since I was like 12, my experience with trauma/triggers/and the like, and from what I've seen people asking to be tagged. This is not in any way, shape, or form, telling people they absolutely have to tag these things if they are not stated to need to be tagged under TOS, but as a friendly reminder that these are things that may be sensitive and/or triggering for people to see.
Disclaimer: This is the best list I could manage to put together. Obviously people have other triggers than this and have full right to ask people to tag such triggers or things that squick them out, etc, however these are just the most common ones that I know of.
To start this, when something is just mentioned and isn't outright present in a post, many people will tag things like "#tag mention" or "#tag ment".. for example say you mention you used to have an eating disorder, but you're not going into detail or talking about it more than that it'd be good to tag as "#ED mention" however if you go into detail or actually talk about what your eating disorder is or that you're struggling with it, you should stick to just tagging it as "#ED" so people are fully aware that there are details about it and not just an offhanded remark.
It's a good practice to use both tags at the same time if you don't go into deep detail, or just the mention tag for things that are very briefly mentioned, and the outright tag for things that have any actual details.
Also keep in mind, you shouldn't put "#tw: tag" or anything like that as it makes it harder to blacklist things.
In regards to trauma, mental health, etc.
This includes talking about mental health, depictions of trauma/mental health realted stuff in visual or written media, and so on.
"#Mental health" .. "#vent" .. "#suicidal thoughts" .. "#self harm"
"#anxiety attacks" .. "#trauma" .. "#abuse" .. "#ED" [or eating disorder]
"#self deprecation" .. "#threats"
Notes for these.. You can also add a secondary tag to specify things such as "#childhood trauma" or "#physical abuse" along side the usage of the first tag. Also please keep in mind that it's nice to tag things that just relate to mental health as well, even if not outright related to trauma
For example, tags such as "#binge eating" if someone is eating a lot at once or eating non-stop. "#food" as a general tag for people who have EDs... or more simple things like "#Yelling" .. "#loud noises" .. and "#agressive tone" for those of us who have trauma regarding those, even if the thing with it might not be scary, traumatizing, or dark in any way.
In regards to body horror, gore, violence, etc.
For both visual media and written media. Obviously the visual media in terms of gore would all be art and not irl stuff since that stuff isn't allowed, but I figure I'll go over the entire list.
"#blood" .. "#gore" .. "#severed limbs" "#decapitation" .. "#stitches" ..
"#Bruises" .. "#open wound" .. "#bodily harm" .. "#violence" .. "corpses"
"#organs" .. "#body horror" .. "#body decay" .. "#bugs in bodies"
"#multiple eyes" .. "#multiple mouths" .. "#scars" .. "#tumors"
"#flower gore" .. "#body deformation"
For things like multiple eyes, typically it's used for if there's more than 3 eyes, or if the extra eyes are on parts of the body besides roughly where normal eyes go, or on the forehead. And like with scars, typically it's for large or very rough looking scars, or things like self harm scars.
Body deformation is specifically for horror like tropes such as random body parts growing really large, zombies, or things of that nature... and Flower gore is typically used to refer to things like plants growing out of bodies, or like hanahaki disease.
Also "bugs in bodies' probably sounds kind of vague, but this is a very general tags for things such as bugs in people's mouths, ears, or uh.. decomposition type bugs. [sorry trying to keep this list as trigger free as possible]
In regards to common phobias and triggers.
This is for stuff like scopophobia, the fear of clowns, horror in general, insects, things of that nature.
"#bugs" .. "#spiders" .. "#scopophobia" .. "#trypophobia" .. "#clowns"
"#horror" .. "#monsters .. "#needles" .. "#medical equipment" .. "#hospitals"
"#Astraphobia" .. "#trypanophobia" .. "#weapons" .. "#guns" .. "#childbirth"
"#animal death" .. "#drinking" .. "#drug use' .. "#alcohol" .. "#drugs"
"#claustrophobia" .. "#vomit" .. "#slurs" .. "#unreality"
Most of these are self explanatory, but scopophobia is the fear of staring [or eyes and being watched? in some cases] so anything where they're staring directly ito the camera. Trypophobia is the fear of tons of tiny holes.. Astraphobia is the fear of lightning and thunder.. and Trypanophobia is the fear of injections [by needles typically]
Unreality is often used in terms of basically anything implying being in a simulation/dream/coma/etc or what you're experiencing isn't real, especially those "joke" posts like "you're in a coma it's time to wake up" or something.
These are a bunch of other common tags to help people avoid content they're uncomfortable with, triggers, etc. There are also some general "tone" tags to help people who may not understand what is trying to be said or what the tone is [like in joke arguments and stuff]
"#racism" .. "#ableism" .. "#homophobia" .. "#politics" .. "antisemitism"
"#illness" [like a cold or disease] .. "#swearing" .. "#fake [thing]" [such as fake screenshots or something]
"#police violence" .. "#sexism" .. "#jumpscares" .. "#epilepsy warning"
"#eyestrain" .. "#flashing images" .. "#flashing gif" .. "#flashing colors"
"#joking [insert thing you're joking about here]"
I want to state it's VERY important you write "epilepsy warning" and not just "epilepsy" because many people use that tag to talk about having it and what not.
[EDIT:] I'm keeping the 'epilepsy warning' tag as my friend with epilepsy said it's the most common tag used for that stuff, but also added some other tags below it that are also good to tag because of the ask I received regarding the implications of it. If you feel uncomfortable using that tag, or want to be more specific in what the tag is specifically for, please use the other three tags I added.
also added "#eyestrain" as I forgot to add that one originally.
Feel free to reblog this, and if there's any tags you want to add that you think are common enough to warrant being mentioned that I may have missed, feel free to.
Might want to add "#unreality" to that list, I've seen people on other sites asking for it to be tagged fairly often. I'm not sure I can describe what unreality is succinctly, but it's like, posts acting like the person reading it is in a coma, and other things acting like our reality isn't "real" if that makes sense.
Of course, idk how common the need for an unreality tag is?
holy shit sims 4 is like 88% precent off. its like 5 dollars. are you kidding me!? thats so wild. hey guess if u ever wanted sims 4 and didnt get it when it was briefly free a while back, you can try getting it right now
TW for cat death and asking for moneyflowerfemme -
So. One of the kittens got feline infectious peritonitis and is actively dying. If anyone could help us with euthenasia and cremation costs along with bills it'd be grately appreciated.
My cashapp is $neurobiverse and here's my paypal link
Update: the roommate paid for it on her credit card, but would eventually like the money back so we still need help if anyone is able but we were able to go through with everything if anyone's wondering thanks to their super nice and understanding roommate.
Oh my god.
For context, YouTube is changing parts of its Terms of Service, and this is, as of today when I received this email, now in effect for those in the U.S.
Edit: Also, if you aren't part of the YouTube Partner Program, you won't get a cut of the revenue generated from the ads (source).
That means ads on first aid videos!! 2 minute long unskiplable ads!!!
So this is a good time to shout out Newpipe. Its a very good alternative to the youtube app on your phone. It uses their APIs and stuff to pull videos and display them without ads. Ive been using it for a few days and Im absolutely smitten. It lacks a few functionalities as compared to the official app, but you can still recreate your subscription feed and play videos in the background (unlike the app). So theres a lot to enjoy, esp when Youtube has been pulling increasing amounts of bullshit. Unfortunately, its for android only bc Apple sucks big time, but if you have an android, its incredibly easy to install (obviously its not on any app store).
This page links to the APK files: https://newpipe.schabi.org/
If you're on desktop and still get ads, idk why you dont have origin blocker or any of the other big adblocking plugins/ad-ons, but please, do yourself a favor and get one.
There's also uBlockOrigin for desktop, I have never had issues with ads while using it.
Wow my brain blanked hard when I type "Origin Blocker" didn't it. But yeah, that one. Thats what I use. Idk if the landscape has changed since a while back when (the royal) we decided uBlockOrigin was better than ADB.
Idk if anyone has said this yet but maybe this will work for ios users (I use it on android but information worth sharing still I think):
Firefox mobile browser + uBlock Origin on youtube mobile site. Autoplay doesn't work (and now sometimes youtube likes to interrupt videos to "see if you're still watching"..) but playing videos in the background does and ad blocking does.
Stream by Koon Lake
We found a tiny feeder stream at neaby Koon Lake in Pennsylvania. It was a chance discovery made when my teenage son was kept out of school for a while with a chronic illness - we needed and 'adventure' to cheer us both up. We took plenty of pictures there, and I did this trio of drawings on my favorite toned paper. Just recently we went back to see it in winter, and took more pictures (of course). I started another drawing, because time has been very tight for me, lately, and I can find time to fit drawing into my schedule easier than painting. You'd think that drawing and painting would take about the same mental effort, but for me drawing seems much easier. Also no brushes to clean at the end! Just put the cap back on the pen, set the colored pencil back in the box, and done.
I've been inactive here for a while, because I had trouble logging in - but that seems to have cleared up. Computers are strange, mysterious beasts.
I will let System Of A Down do this one for me. As you know, this famous band has reunited in 2020 with two new songs, "Protect the land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz", to bring the light to the Armenia-Azerbajan conflict, which is viewed by Armenians as a continuation of Armeninan Genocide. This has spiked anti-armenian hate crimes in other countries like France and America, where Armenian genocide memorials were being vandalized. (source: mostly retelling Serj Tankian instagram account from memory, sorry. I've lost the links, please google something along my words if you want to know more). SOAD members are talking about this on their website , and this is where you can download the album and make a donation to help Armenia. Here is the Armeinian humanitarian aid fund.