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pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

I'd like very much if people stopped using the term "nsfw", especially in CWs. If you mean lewd, say lewd. If you mean violence, say violence. If you mean something else, say it.

Not everybody works in the same conditions. I don't like the bar of what's deemed presentable or not to be solely based on the viewpoint of what some middle-class office worker could be caught looking at.

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Mycroft

This picture needs to be tagged lewd as middle-class, middle-aged, middle-management male office workers are my fetish.

(Sarcasm off, yeah I agree, specifics are better. Hell I would say go even further like when I posted some renaissance artwork I used "Artistic painted nudity, not sexually explicit" because you can even have nudity and it not be intended to be sexual in nature which a lot of people have trouble understanding for some reason)

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Mycroft I take the "CW" tag as meaning about the same as the vague "NSFW" label. Mostly, I think mastodon has the right model of "blur it, slap a reason on there, its arbitrary", we just have to convince people to use it properly :-/

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Mycroft I'll keep that in mind for future posts to my kinky-alt.

On the other hand I'm also adding the keyword of the relevant link instead of just saying "NSFW"

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Mycroft @Mycroft Huh. This is a fairly good point :0
I personally consider NSFW to be completely divorced from its original work-based context nowadays, so I never even used it as a bar for what's acceptable at work, but I suppose there really isn't some overarching force to standardize its definition in general

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Dracodare @Mycroft the whole purpose of having "NSFW"/content warnings is to easily filter out things that are *actually* not safe for *work*.

as in, if you're scrolling down twitter, you don't want fox girls in bikinis showing up while you're at work. but that does happen, and since there is no genitalia showing, it won't be tagged as NSFW.

NSFW should not be the same thing as "actual explicit content", but that's what people think it means.

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Dracodare @Mycroft i will say that furries on mastodon overall seem to be doing a great job of using CWs properly. We're definitely moving in the right direction.

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@deltaryz @Dracodare To my original point, whose workplace are we using as a standard? Normalizing around a white middle-class office worker? There are a huge variety of workplaces out there, not to mention individual and cultural standards, that nsfw doesn't mean anything if you don't also give it an inherent bias and assume others do too.

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Mycroft @Dracodare I would define it as "anything vaguely suggestive or including material that you wouldn't want to show to a random stranger"

cute innocent drawing of a doggo doing a blep? that's fine
suggestive drawing of a doggo wearing leggings? CW that shit

don't get me wrong those leggings are hot but like... i don't want my mom knowing i like dogs in leggings

pet peeve about the term "nsfw" 

@Mycroft I never use "nsfw" in a CW because there's always plenty of space to say why I'm putting up a CW

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