From time to time I come across posts that contain content that makes me feel uneasy in a way.
This time I just saw this post which contains an image of snake. I used to be extremely afraid of snake and seeing that image could have driven me to a nightmare (although it no longer does, thanks a lot to my biology textbook years ago). Still, I have a strong tendency to remove that image from the post, but it seems relevant to the post.
The above event led me into thinking of this question, written in title.
Other not-so-extreme cases may include
- potential offensive content (e.g. the term "black people", AFAIK this may be considered rude in some areas and varies by culture)
- potential or implicit NSFW like violence-themed or sex-themed images, assume they're on-topic for the post
- certain content that are well-suitable for the general, but may be inappropriate for some individuals, like the snake I described above. Other examples include explicit blood (valid in related fields, but may trigger phobias), depressives (like the wake of a battlefield, more likely appear on a history-themed post), or other random items/words that many people see every day that just whatsoever makes some feel uneasy
All the above examples are valid reasons for an individual user to edit such content out, or hide it behind a link, which may be potentially harmful to the original post, despite its original state causing little to no trouble for the majority. What do you think about this?