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Many of you already do it but we want to ask and urge everyone on chaos.social and of course on other instances to add a CW (corona or covid19) to *all* toots in a relation with the corona virus pandemic. Additionally adding the hashtag is also a good idea to filter the toots.

The topic is important but there are a lot of people that are for example in a risk group and really don't want to hear every bad joke or every new headline. Help them and be a nice citizen of this instance.

@ordnung If there’s one thing I can criticise about this toot, it it that it doesn’t have the CW itself.

@toni that's not how such an announcement works.

@ordnung It's also possible to filter just off a string in Mastodon, so that's also something to keep in mind.

@ordnung

As a member of disabled, diabetes, cardio and senior citizen risk groups, from my perspective it would be nice if jokes were labelled differently from important public health information and announcements.

What do you think?

@guenther @ordnung yes, that's something i ask myself.

what if i want to boost something that has no CW, like most posts..?

i would like to boost instead of repost it myself with CW to promote the original author

@guenther @ordnung @Gargron what do you think about a feature to add a CW to boosts? so the original post with it's comments, favs and boosts is shared and you don't have to create the same post again in this situation.

@guenther @ordnung turns out that this feature "has been requested almost since the start".

@Gargron rejected it because it's just encouraging bad behavior. but now posting without CW is considered bad behavior on this instance...

that's a conflict i have no solution for right now

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