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message 1: by Beige (last edited Sep 16, 2020 07:05AM) (new)

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What are your go-to resources for content warnings? Feel free to share websites, bloggers, booktubers, GR reviewers and any other sources you rely on

RECOMMENDATIONS:

GR Reviews Keyword Search - this is the resource we use to research for our group bookshelves. The keyword search is located at the top of the member reviews for each book. If you have a lot of friends/people you follow, you'll have to scroll down to find it.

Book Trigger Warnings Wiki - covers more than sexual violence
https://www.booktriggerwarnings.com/i...

Does the Dog Die - resource for various trigger warnings on movies, tv & books
https://www.doesthedogdie.com/

Sexual Violence in SFF Database - It doesn't appear to be actively updated, but has a few hundred titles:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comm...


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I know Telthor does a few trigger warning shelves specifically for rape too: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 3: by Beige (new)

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So far, the most consistent reviewer I've found is Allison Hurd. She doesn't have shelves, but every review from her in the last couple of years has VERY detailed content warnings that are easy to find.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1...

She is also one of the moderators of the largest SFF group on Goodreads.


message 4: by Mark (last edited Sep 13, 2020 06:41PM) (new)

Mark (markpeters) Reddit Fantasy has a helpful “Sexual Violence in SFF Database” which can be used to gauge the level of such content across a number of books/series:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comm...


message 5: by Beige (new)

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Mark wrote: "Reddit Fantasy has a helpful “Sexual Violence in SFF Database” which can be used to gauge the level of such content across a number of books/series:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comm......"


Thanks, Mark! That one is good, they really thought through many aspects. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be maintained or updated.

It's actually the one that inspired the approach to this group. I wanted the opposite, not which books included sexual violence, but the ones that didn't.


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Beige wrote: "So far, the most consistent reviewer I've found is Allison Hurd. She doesn't have shelves, but every review from her in the last couple of years has VERY detailed content warnings that are easy to ..."

Allison is a really great reviewer and thanks for that really detailed database.


message 7: by ♥Xeni♥ (last edited Sep 27, 2020 01:00AM) (new)

♥Xeni♥ (xeni) | 38 comments Another potentially helpful tool could be the Clean Reads userscript. Install tampermonkey (or a similar script extension) and then install this script: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/372914-cleanreads

It automatically searches reviews for you with certain keywords.

First it gives a simple rating (Most likely clean, Probably not clean, Unknown, etc), then shows in parentheses the count of positive terms and negative terms it found in description/shelves/reviews that it based the rating on. For instance "Probably not clean (1/5)" would mean Cleanreads found 1 term that indicated it may be a clean read and 5 terms that indicated it may not be a clean read, so it is probably not a clean read.

If you want to see exactly how Cleanreads determined the rating, just click the (Details) link and it should expand to show where it is drawing its conclusion from.

You can adjust the search terms in the settings.


message 8: by ♥Xeni♥ (new)

♥Xeni♥ (xeni) | 38 comments Here is a sample using a book I just finished, updated to include more terms: https://imgur.com/a/Z9fnP1G


message 9: by Beige (last edited Sep 27, 2020 05:32AM) (new)

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♥Xeni♥ wrote: "Another potentially helpful tool could be the Clean Reads userscript. Install tampermonkey (or a similar script extension) and then install this script: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/372......"

Thank you and wow, it does sound awesome.

It making me wish I didn't have a no extensions rule. I have very firm opinions on privacy and tech. I understand the risk might be low, but I just looked into it and tampermonkey was itself tampered with last year and users experienced an "injection of ads or other malicious behavior"
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampe...

⚠️ For anyone who has or is considering browser extensions. If you aren't already aware of the risks, I suggest you read this short article...

https://www.howtogeek.com/188346/why-...


message 10: by ♥Xeni♥ (new)

♥Xeni♥ (xeni) | 38 comments Thanks, I didn't realize that it can be so risky. I rarely have it 'on' in my browser. Maybe worth it if you want to look up a few books, then disable it again (instead of keeping it enabled all the time)?


message 11: by Beige (new)

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♥Xeni♥ wrote: "Thanks, I didn't realize that it can be so risky. I rarely have it 'on' in my browser. Maybe worth it if you want to look up a few books, then disable it again (instead of keeping it enabled all th..."

Creative 😉 I'm no expert, but I assume that approach might reduce the risk of identity theft related issues, if, you didn't use your browser for anything else while it was turned on. However, I'm not sure if it would prevent every other type of attack?

I may be in the minority, but I choose not to support many aspects of tech. I have major ethical concerns about much of it. For anyone interested, these are just a few...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeste...


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