It is my understanding that some of you who sign up to TG, have previously been in environments where Content Warnings, Trigger Warnings and Public Service Announcements are a common thing. And you might be used to requesting your account deleted if you see something that offends you.
Here on TG we don't do those things. I understand if you need a little while to get used to the culture, so I don't care about stuff I think is inappropriate in your introductions, however you are expected to be able to "read the room" here and figure out how to be respectful of others.
Like @Zefer Nezumi
says, we really don't ask much of people who wish to join TG. However, given the prevalence of these TW/CW things in the wild web, I feel I have to explicitly point these things out...
TG is like a family, you aren't just a number. We don't treat people here like large corporations do, such as Twitter and Facebook, who will delete you on request and never ask you about how you are. This means we care about how you are doing, and you don't get to present to us with some kind of constructed identity that you have decided to use. We don't care about your pronouns, we care about who you are as a real person. The more honest you are with us the more you will get out of TG.
We don't call out other members if we think they offend us. We don't shame them in public. Everyone is free to voice their own opinion and you are expected to be able to cope with disagreements in a civil manner. You can reply to them and explain why you believe differently, but you may not attack them or call them out.
If this doesn't sound acceptable to you, we're not forcing you to sign up.
We don't do trigger warnings and we would ask that you do not spoiler stuff, unless you actually don't wish that most people see it, or you're talking about squished brains in a conversation about puppies or something.
LycanTheory Wrote:CW/TW/Tumblr type stuff is harmful, especially to younger users who grow up believing they're entitled to never having to face anything they don't like.
It effectively overshelters people in a delusion that real life is "safe" and the delusion manifests into expectation which results in a maladaptive response when an individual realizes they've been living/believing a lie.
We have scientific articles which agree with what we are saying here. Staff are all old enough to be parents and we feel responsible for everyone on this forum to grow up to be healthy well-adapted adults.
If something you are going to post is not something you'd want a 13-year-old to see, either post it in the adult forums if you are over 18 (or if you are under 18, just don't post it).
If you see something that offends you on the forums and you think something should be done about it, don't post about it in public, make a thread in the Write to Staff forum. Staff will determine what is to be done.
Believe it or not most people do not want to deal with drama. If you try to circumvent us and attack another TG member or cancel them or whatnot, whether you feel justified or not, it will not go down well with the staff. That said, our Write to Staff forum is always open for any concerns you might have.
Thank you for reading.