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Some general 'best practices' for new Masto users! :mastoart:

As our rules state, any art that's adult/NSFW/sexual/violent etc. in nature needs to be hidden behind a content warning (the 'CW' button beneath the toot window) or with the media marked as sensitive (you'll see this option after adding media to your toot). It's not enough to just hide the media, though - you have to say *why* it's content warned, otherwise users can't make an informed decision on whether to click or not.

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The Mastoverse at large has many blind and partially sighted users who would still love to engage with your creative content!

We strongly encourage use of image alt text to describe the images and videos you upload, and a lot of people won't boost ('retweet') content with no alt text.

After adding an image or video to your toot, you can click 'Edit' on the media to enter a description.

Media that doesn't have alt text will have a little blue dashed border around it in the feed.

As well as CWing NSFW images, people also content warn things that could be triggering or cause anxiety - most commonly faces, especially if there's eye contact, but also anything related to phobias, like bugs or holes.

Be kind, be conscientious, be compassionate. If in doubt, add a content warning. Remember that you are interacting with a hugely diverse community. <3

@Curator A quick question! When I joined, I think I read in the guidelines that, besides marking the image as sensitive, to warn users about the image content you could use either the CW, or descriptive tags enumerating those things that could be triggering. Is that information accurate? Or is it better to always use the CW, even if you use descriptive tags? I may have misunderstood the guidelines, and I really want to make this right :)

@mardelvallearts Hi! Descriptive tags are fine if the media is marked as sensitive; basically, 'mark media as sensitive' shows a blurred image that the user has to click on to see, and 'content warning' hides everything under a drop-down; so both ways hide the media, and *any* way of describing the content warning is fine as long as you're giving people enough info to make an informed decision as to whether or not to view the media ^.^

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peeps!
if anything, please let's make that trend to #introduction, #neuhier, and whatever else. :mastolove:

@freeplay @thatonecalculator I know, but sometimes I don't word good :D I do make an effort to say fediverse but sometimes mastoverse just comes out, hehe.

@Curator@mastodon.art But... I'm on Misskey, many others are too, or Friendica, or Pleroma, etc etc etc. I've had a user complain to me that the official Mastodon app wasn't working with my instance because they thought the Fediverse was only Mastodon. Using terms like "mastoverse" does set a bad precedent compared to "Fediverse", especially from a larger and trusted account like yours.

@thatonecalculator mastodon.art/@Curator/10820408

I've since made this, which more accurately explains the differences.

As I just replied on the other account, sometimes my brain fails me ;p

@Curator@mastodon.art Lovely!!!

I think (in the future) it's also good to mention there's other microblogging services too :D

@Curator@mastodon.art I wonder if one day we could get a misskey.art... one can dream ​:retsuko_daydream:​

@Curator I'm a fan of the alt text as a sighted person. I've seen many people describe the image and provide context for people who are unfamiliar with the artist, or game that that image might come from.

@xinit
It can be a great complement to the image and to the toot itself, when you need more characters than allowed.
@Curator

@Curator El Mastoverso en general tiene muchos usuarios ciegos y parcialmente videntes a los que les encantaría participar en su contenido creativo.

Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso del texto alternativo para describir las imágenes y los vídeos que subes, y mucha gente no impulsará ("retweet") el contenido sin texto alternativo.

Después de añadir una imagen o un vídeo a tu cuenta, puedes hacer clic en "Editar" para introducir una descripción.

@Curator Los medios que no tengan texto alternativo tendrán un pequeño borde azul discontinuo alrededor de ellos en el feed.

@Curator Some general 'best practices' for new Masto users!
As our rules state, any art that's adult/NSFW/sexual/violent etc. in nature needs to be hidden behind a content warning (the 'CW' button beneath the toot window) or with the media marked as sensitive (you'll see this option after adding media to your toot).
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你好新加入 .art 的集美们家人们!是谁找到新家了我不说、欢迎各位!
出于我们的社区规则考虑, 任何的成人向/ NSFW / 性暗示 / 暴力 等元素的内容在发布前需要选择内容警示折叠的功能(这个选项是在你推文编辑界面文字框的下方,显示为一个“CW”的标志),或者你可以把流媒体标记为敏感内容,在你上传图片成功之后会在底部出现这个标记敏感内容的选项框。

@Curator
It's not enough to just hide the media, though - you have to say *why* it's content warned, otherwise users can't make an informed decision on whether to click or not.
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不仅如此,在发布相关敏感内容时,你还需要阐述你设为敏感内容的理由,这会给读者提供一定的心理准备去选择是否展示敏感内容。

@Curator
As well as CWing NSFW images, people also content warn things that could be triggering or cause anxiety - most commonly faces, especially if there's eye contact, but also anything related to phobias, like bugs or holes.
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另外,如果你的内容包含一些令人不适的内容,例如密集恐惧症相关,或者虫子类型的这些内容等等,你也需要按照敏感内容进行处理。

@Curator
Be kind, be conscientious, be compassionate. If in doubt, add a content warning. Remember that you are interacting with a hugely diverse community. <3
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友善交流,保持耐心,保持同情心。如果有所顾虑,可以直接添加内容警告,时刻记住家人们我们正处在一个多元化的社区当中。

@Curator
The Mastoverse at large has many blind and partially sighted users who would still love to engage with your creative content!
We strongly encourage use of image alt text to describe the images and videos you upload, and a lot of people won't boost ('retweet') content with no alt text.
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在一个链接全球的长毛象宇宙(联邦宇宙)里会有不少的残障人士或者其他的少数群体,他们依旧热衷于鼓励我们彼此参与到创意内容的分享交流中~

我们非常推荐使用图像描述(image alt text)去描述你上传的流媒体内容,因为对于残障群体和其他少数群体来说,他们需要用自己非凡的想象能力将你描述的文字变成他们世界的一部分。

@Curator
After adding an image or video to your toot, you can click 'Edit' on the media to enter a description.
Media that doesn't have alt text will have a little blue dashed border around it in the feed.
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在你添加自己想要选择的流媒体内容后,你可以点击“编辑“进入到描述界面进行描述。

如果你的流媒体内容没有添加描述,那么当你上传成功后,你的嘟文流媒体内容展示区域周围会有一圈蓝色的虚线框。

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