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I use the ratings AO3 uses:

  • Not Rated (Adult!)
    For searching, screening, and other Archive functions, this may get treated the same way as explicit-rated content. In reality, it could be anything from porn to completely family-friendly stuff. Choose this rating if you prefer not to rate your content (because you don’t like ratings, because you’re trying to avoid spoilers, etc.).
  • General Audiences
    This content is suitable for anyone: kids, teenagers, sensitive people.
  • Teen And Up Audiences
    The content may be inappropriate for audiences under 13.
  • Mature (Adult!)
    This is for content with adult themes (sex, violence, etc.) that isn’t as graphic as explicit-rated content.
  • Explicit (Adult!)
    This is for porn, graphic violence, etc.

Warning And Tags Policy

I’m using the AO3 system of warnings.

I have changed my mind in part about giving warnings. I now warn for the following if they appear in a fic

  • Graphic Depictions of Violence
  • Major Character Death
  • Rape/Non-Con
  • Underage

If none of the four appear in a fic, I’ll tag with

  • No Archive Warnings Apply

I’ll also consider adding other trigger warnings upon request.

Otherwise I’ll tag some things such as established relationship, sexual content or PWP. I also may use Author Chooses To Not Use Warnings if I think there’s something in a fic that might warrant a warning but I can’t quite decide whether to warn for it, or I don’t know how to warn for it.

I’m still learning and trying to change my mind about giving warnings at all, so this is all likely to evolve in the future.

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