she's a tramp, she's a tramp, she's a vamp (tacky_tramp) wrote in metaquotes,
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There should be fair warning

From the "funny" and "occasionally deep" files, vito_excalibur reflects on the temptations of the "flag" button:

Man, those little "Flag this journal" links are too bright red and easy. They're a temptation. I want to flag your journal. But the categories are inadequate. There are other things besides nudity that people should be warned of. I want to flag your journal as thought-provoking. Do not read this journal if you just want a two minute break before the next task. It will occupy your brain for the next twenty minutes. People need to know in advance. I want to flag your journal as a troll farm. I want to flag your journal as not as good as it used to be. There should be fair warning. I want to flag my journal as irresponsible mischief-making, because now you are wondering if it's your journal I'm talking about. Statistically speaking, probably not. I want to flag your journal as required reading if you want to make sense of what's going on in the latest fandom political discussion. I want to flag your journal as a vicious trainwreck pleasure with a creamy schadenfreude filling. I want to flag your journal as soul-killingly cynical - do not read unless you have immediate access to fluffy kittens or similar antidote. I want to flag your journal as the posts of an extremely skilled writer with a malevolent agenda; time-release mental poison. I want to put you behind an intermediate page: "Yes, I understand the concept of the Unreliable Narrator: let me in." - "No, please return me to the rest of the internet, that I may learn from example."

QWP and mad fangirling.
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