+1 There is a suggestion already to be able to turn off warnings completely but to me this is a better alternative.
Account-wide content warnings are a great feature of this site, but lately I’ve seen many instances of them being misused. People commonly use them to tell others not to steal, copy or trace their work, which is redundant as the rules of the site already forbid art theft. I’ve also seen people use this feature to advertise their sales threads among other things. I think you’ll agree with me that neither of these examples are those of genuine content warnings and that there should be a rule against the misuse of this feature.
That would be amazing. I'm so tired of seeing these content warnings that aren't really content warnings and clicking away out of principle. Would be nice to see less abuse!
+1. I don't even read warnings anymore because this is so prevalent (I agree with wicked+kadrina). So far I haven't hit anything that makes me regret this decision but I honestly feel "don't steal, don't kin, don't be a jerk" are all common sense things and don't need to be on a content warning alert. This isn't the abyssal corners of tumblr, for goodness' sake.
There's also someone here where they're using the content warningas sale/trade availability notices and I think that's just silly. Especially when you can only see it once in a session? I click 'ok' and go through and that's it, the info is out of my reach without restarting my whole browser.
I don't think that there should be explicit rules about the usage of this feature but I do agree that this is kind of a big problem! I would like to at least see some sort of reminder posted on the warning edit page, similar to the reminder alert about what threads are to be posted in the Design Marketplace, so that people keep this in mind.
(I also would like to have the option to turn off the warnings entirely, otherwise! I do use the warnings to warn others about my own content, but personally I don't need to see them at all, so it's just excess clicking for me.)
Here's a thought I just had - rather than personalized warnings have 7-10 check marked warnings like contains gore, sexual content found here, etc.. That way people can turn off what really doesn't bother them, and prevent inappropriate usage. The main thing as to why I am not partial to turning them off completely is people will say they are ok with everything and then they will accidentally stumble upon something they didn't realize they weren't ok with. The warning gives them a second thought.
I think a good solution to this problem would just to have a separate pop-up (in another color... maybe blue?) for other messages which are not content warnings.
And that way people who don't want to see "don't steal/trace/trade information ect ect" can turn off the warnings, but still leave the content warnings in-tact.
This way everyone is happy. If there is any misuse (and there will be, I'm sure) a ticket can be made and the mods could easily switch the warning to the appropriate one.
I would say that using the Content Warning section for Sales is indeed misuse of the content warning feature, and I believe that there should be a rule in place where people would be able to send in a ticket for a rule breaker for misusing the content Warning page. It is meant for content warnings, not sales. People can already use their Bulletin Feature to Advertise their Sales and use their Profile Info Area To Post "Do not Steal my Stuff" so that everyone can see it. Content Warning should be used for Legit Content Warnings, not advertising. I see by these comments, my ACTUAL content warning for my characters will be ignored due to the misuse of this feature other's have been doing, and can cause some strife for users. That is very much not pleasant info to hear.
Sheep although seems like a nice idea at first, folks already have bulletins and their profile for first impression announcements and personal rules. :T
As Wicked said, people tend not to read the content warnings anymore because of the prevalent misuse of the feature -- I found myself not even bothering to skim through warnings, some days -- when I really should, because I find content that troubles me after the fact.
+1 I wish there was a type of report or something, like "not an actual content warning".
like, stealing characters is an obvious "dont do it", i really dont need another added thing shoved in my face.