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What topics to include a content warning for?

When posting to Metafilter, what would you consider including a warning about, so people know what to expect in the content? Or, what would you like to have a warning about before you click on a Metafilter link? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 3, 2016 - 69 comments

We're adding a soft warning for long above-the-fold text on the blue

We’re adding a heads-up note to the posting process on the front page when previewing a long-above-the-fold post, to help provide folks with preemptive feedback about post length. It’s not enforced—your post won’t be truncated by the posting process or anything like that—but we’re hoping it’ll help folks think about how they’re framing stuff in terms of how much vertical space it might occupy. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 15, 2015 - 62 comments

Google says "This site may be hacked" about a post on Metafilter

A Google search just turned up a "This site may be hacked" result for a Metafilter post. They recommend against visiting the website until this message disappears from the search result. I disobeyed their recommendation, and nothing jumps out as looking wrong. [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on May 8, 2015 - 32 comments

How can we make trigger and/or content warnings useful?

People who find trigger and content warnings helpful: what makes a good warning, and how can we format those better? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Nov 8, 2014 - 75 comments

Warning for MeMail to disabled accounts

If a user has a disabled account, the user's profile page lacks a link to send MeFi Mail, effectively preventing us from sending that user MeMail. But most of the MeMails I send are via replies. When I reply, there is no warning if the user has disabled the account. It can be a little surprising to realize that one has been sending messages essentially into the ether, although I presume the messages are preserved for the user's return. Can we get a warning when sending a MeMail to a user with a disabled account?
posted by grouse on Apr 7, 2013 - 30 comments

Can we maybe start trying to label video links in posts?

Could we maybe try to be a little better at labeling links that go to videos? Not everybody is in a position to view video content at all times and it might be nice to have a little advance warning. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 14, 2012 - 83 comments

Gore warning? Really?

Gore warning? Is this a thing now? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Feb 17, 2012 - 222 comments

PS: This Post Has Been BALEETED

Suggestion, not critical: perhaps a way to show that a post has been closed/deleted, in the style of the "X New Comments" update at the bottom of the thread? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 17, 2011 - 53 comments

Thanks for the migraine, MeFi

This FPP links to a multicoloured strobe animation with no warning of its content. Links like this can cause your fellow MeFites to suffer migraines or seizures. Could we please establish a convention -- perhaps backed up by a note in the FAQ -- of adding 'seizure warnings' when linking to fast and/or flickering animations? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Mar 6, 2010 - 113 comments

Don't leave me this way!

Music pony! Can we get a warning when we're about to navigate away from a page where a MeFi Music track is playing? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 20, 2009 - 46 comments

PDF warnings

PDF warnings are always appreciated by me. Lack of a PDF warning is annoying. PDF seems so outdated and unnecessary.
posted by longsleeves on May 30, 2007 - 87 comments

Browser affected by Metafilter post

Warning: the project posted Dec. 16 entitled "A Charter Documents" attempts to fuck with your computer. At the very least, it tries to install Adobe's Google Toolbar with Schockwave, with a window that (as far as I can see) can only be closed by rebooting.
posted by beagle on Dec 17, 2006 - 30 comments

hate site link warning

The first link on this thread The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz is to a Nazi site, pushing a holocaust denial agenda. Can the FPP be edited to flag this up, so people know what they're clicking on? It turned out that the poster had a good reason for giving that link, but I would have preferred to have had that explanation up front. The lack of explanation led to a derail on the thread. In general, I think it would be courteous to flag up links to neo-nazi sites, so people can make an informed decision about whether to visit them.
posted by Flitcraft on Mar 18, 2005 - 69 comments

WARNING - this link will take you to another page!

When posting a front pager, I understand that other Mefites want to be warned if a linked-to Web site requires a login/password, but we're supposed to warn of cookie placement from a Web site as well? Not being snarky, just being curious.
posted by NoMich on Feb 4, 2005 - 12 comments

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