USEFUL WAYS OF TAGGING: #[topic] cw, #[topic] tag, #[topic] tw, #[topic] trigger warning, #[topic] content warning, #[topic] talk, etc.
this is so people who use tumblr savior to block [topic] can just block one thing: #[topic] which appears in each one of these tags. blocking the word without the hashtag may hide many posts that weren’t actually about [topic], especially if it’s a common word or phrase. it’s an inconvenience
NOT USEFUL WAYS OF TAGGING: #tw: [topic], #cw: [topic], #trigger warning: [topic], #content warning: [topic]
this forces a person who wants to block posts that are about [topic] to block every single variation of these, filling up their blacklist and making it slower. it also increases the likelihood that the person will not have blocked any single variation.
WORST TAGS: #trigger warning, #content warning, #tw, #cw
these tags are absolutely useless for warning people about topics. just
for example, here are some common topics someone might choose to avoid: violence, blood, spiders, insects, snakes, food, eating disorders, body horror, rape, self-injury, suicide, sexism, racism, ableism, abuse, etc. etc.
many of these have absolutely nothing in common, labeling them all with “trigger warning” is of no help to anyone. “trigger warning” could mean there’s a picture of graphic violence or it could means there’s a picture of somebody eating a salad. it doesn’t mean anything.