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Content Warnings (CWs) Acronym Reference

Fediverse servers all have their own rules, guidelines, and community standards for how content warnings are used. The Content Warning Policies can be found at

Please note that the below list is not exhaustive, and is updated based on real-world usage, not on enforced standards. While there are no standards for content warning acronyms and abbreviations, these are some of the most commonly used content warnings.

Most Commonly Used

Overtly Negative

Social Media Sharing


Tone Indicators

Tone indicators are meant to convey how the author wants their emotion or feeling of their statement to be read.

For more information on tone indicators, here are further and more detailed references:

This page was most recently updated on 8 August 2023