edited 28th Apr '11 9:21:48 PM by feotakahari
edited 28th Apr '11 9:28:10 PM by shimaspawn
-Philip K. Dick
edited 29th Apr '11 6:49:56 AM by CrypticMirror
Beside the raging sea I am left to moan.
Sorrow I am, for I brought down my only son.
edited 29th Apr '11 3:17:10 PM by EmilyD
edited 29th Apr '11 3:32:50 PM by CrypticMirror
-Philip K. Dick
- In general, graphic images and descriptions are not permitted on the wiki anyway, so there should no new policy is needed with regards to graphic content.
- All tropes on the wiki where things like rape and abuse are described in detail (but not graphically, of course) should have sufficient low-detail warning, either through the name of the trope (if the page is about rape, abuse, etc.) or in the trope description (if the trope is often used in such contexts). As such, trigger warnings on trope pages are unnecessary and will be removed.
- Works pages should almost always be able to describe the premise of the work without any issues. In the rare cases where the premise itself is Squicky, unofficial warnings will be permitted. If the work includes problematic content, but such content is not essential to the premise, the trope list and possibly the description should make this clear. As such, no separate trigger warnings will be permitted for the content of the work.
- Subpages with examples should follow the same rules as the main trope pages with regards to content. Anyone who reads example subpages without being familiar with the name and description of the trope has bigger problems to worry about than triggering content. As such, no extra warnings are to be given on subpages. This includes Troper Tales, as both the main page and the guidelines (link at the top of every Troper Tales page) are clear as to what is and is not allowed.
- Fan Fic Recommendations should already include warnings about rape and abuse if such things are not present in the original work, so no change in policy is required here.
- For subpages like WMG and Headscratchers, common sense dictates that people may discuss content such as rape or abuse in a non-graphic fashion if the original work included such content. If you are worried about such content being discussed, it is your job to familiarize yourself with the content of the work (possibly via the main work page). There is no problem with self-censorship, of course, but censoring other people will be treated as tampering with their query/theory as usual.
edited 3rd May '11 3:36:44 PM by Ironeye
edited 3rd May '11 4:05:54 PM by CrypticMirror
edited 3rd May '11 6:45:31 PM by Willbyr