Originally Posted by mlp
I'm the one who started the thread asking for guidelines about titles, because of the graphic nature of the title of the kitten thread. Frankly, there are days when being confronted by something like that is enough to nudge me over the edge.
I am not one of the ones objecting to the threads themselves - if people want to post stories and others want to read them, they should. I was just asking that thread titles about abuse be less graphic. If one of the first things I see when I click on VB, possibly for weeks on end, if the thread is active, is "Kittens' eyes poked out and teeth smashed", then I'm simply not going to click on VB. I have to be able to function in order to take care of the animals for whom I am responsible, and being confronted several times a day by horrors about which I can do nothing serves no useful purpose and is counterproductive to carrying out my responsibilities.
Yes, thank you again, and thank you to the mods. I am still ill over that title. It's not possible not to see those titles in the today's posts list, and when there is no petition to sign or other action to be taken, besides dreaming about finding these psychos and giving them a taste of their own medicine, I don't want to see it, because I don't need to be going there.
There's plenty of concern shown to those people who have eating disorders that can be triggered by merely seeing a thread title. I see no reason why sensitive and easily depressed or suicidal people shouldn't get the same consideration.