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This page is copying another template that I can't quite penpoint. DELETE. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 22:56, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Looking at our current content warning templates, this one is the first of its kind. We could also use it on the Old Characters Page and the second and third game menus. Keep, though I made this to start with. :P -- 23:03, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh, and you are right, it does model other templates, specifically the uncensored template. -- 23:14, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
If no one else objects or agrees, I'll have this kept on the Wiki by 3:00 UTC. -- 02:48, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
I am strongly opposed to the use of this template anywhere on the site. It gives way too much weight to what amounts to a couple of relatively minor words and themes, and does so by unattractively trumpeting its presence at the top of the article. Furthermore, official H*R content should not be labeled offensive (even if it offends you), because opinions are going to vary too widely (there are many who are offended by O Holy Crap, among other toons). The only article that legitimately needs some kind of notice is Swears, and it already has a custom one. — It's dot com 18:54, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm with DC, more or less for all the same reasons. While I realize WP:NOTCENSORED doesn't apply to this wiki, I also don't think we should take the practice of censoring or giving content warnings too far. To me, this template makes that step into "too far". Heimstern Läufer 08:42, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree. I don't see where this could be used in a reasonable way. Swears has a custom warning, some interviews have {{uncensored}}, and sightings have {{sightingslanguagewarning}} and {{sitelanguagenotice}}. Nothing else should carry a warning or needs to. That would go too far. delete Loafing 09:29, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
While you all make good arguments, think about our swear policy. "Depending on the severity of the word(s) in question, consider adding a notice to the reader." This template, while I do admit that I put this on game menus that only use "Damn", does in no way go beyond that policy. But you are right about it being stand-out. Maybe we should make this like abandoned featured icon template? -- 00:41, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Putting a notice up for the word "damn" is certainly stretching it into the absurd. Also, the current version of the template that simply puts the warning icon in the upper right corner does pretty much nothing. You would have to know what it means to understand the symbol. I'm still completely in favour of deleting the template. Loafing 21:52, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
We could take the "@!?#!" from Kid Speedy and use that. Oh who am I kidding, this thing's still going to get deleted.-- 00:04, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
The flip side of "consider adding a notice" is that if we believe the vast majority of readers would either not be offended by something borderline or would take it in stride, then we should not add a notice (and indeed not adding a notice should be the default). — It's dot com 00:10, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
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