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Content warning abbreviations can be a bit confusing, so here are the most common ones:

ph = physical health
mh = mental health
pol. = politics
adj. = adjacent
+ = positively framed
~ = neutrally/uncertaintly framed
- = negatively framed
begpost = crowdfunding request
:boost_ok: = Boosts are okay/appreciated
:birdsite: = Twitter, also known as "Birdsite"

If anyone can think of anything else, we'll happily boost it. But most others tend to be self-explanatory.

Example: if a content warning is something like 'mh -" then you're being warned that the post will discuss negative mental health.

Please keep in mind: content warnings aren't censorship. They're a way of letting potential post-readers prepare themselves instead of ignoring you outright to prevent triggers.

@owashii stating the obvious here perhaps, but 'xypol' means "politics from country xy".

uspol
ukpol
plpol
etc etc

@owashii ec - eye contact. Used to be kind to those who are uncomfortable with it, including some autistic people.

Took me a while to figure that one out from context!

@owashii "sui" for suicidality was not as obvious to me as to others

@owashii Oooooh. I always thought "mh" was like "hmmmmm". All the mh-posts I read were very hmmmm.

@owashii Some more that I see, some used more widely than just cws. Most of these are kinda clear but inevitably they'll be new to someone.

ec = eye contact
ment = mentions of a topic without description (e.g. "sex ment")
tmi = too much information (usually for intimate topics)
OH = overheard (for quoting things ppl have said in person)
sui = suicide (someone else mentioned that one)

Also with +/-, more +s or -s tends to mean things that are particularly positive or negative.

@owashii Also:
lb: regarding the last boost (from the poster)

@owashii it is good to explain these, but I would _also_ suggest not using the abbreviations - because they are not self-explanatory. CW field can easily fit the "long" version.

@claudius I get where you're coming from, but the abbreviations are there because of character limits. Content warnings count towards the total.

@owashii on a related note, unless I'm really struggling for characters, I always try to write my content warnings out in full, for people who are new or just don't have the energy right now to puzzle out the abbreviations

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