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How & Why To Trigger A Post
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
Because we know there are sensitive issues our Members would like to discuss on our communities we have a label called a "Trigger". We want you to feel comfortable to share and we also respect the feelings of those that may have strong emotions about the subject.

Why Trigger A Post?
If the topic you're bringing to the board is upsetting to you, we can safely say that it may be upsetting to others, as well. Especially when we are talking about a Pregnancy community when our emotion levels are a little more sensitive.

Any discussions containing details of a miscarriage should be labeled with a trigger, as should other touchy subjects, such as abortion, domestic issues, etc. These subjects can trigger emotional discussions which not all of our Members may want to participate in.

How To Trigger A Post:
Since we know that a Moderator cannot be here 24/7, the best way to notify others of the sensitive topic is to type "TRIGGS" in the title of your post.

This will notify everyone before they click through and it will make it much easier for a Mod to find those sensitive posts to add our fancy big red TRIGGER label.

If you come across a post you feel should be a Trigger, the best thing to do is flag the post by hitting the "Report This" button and requesting a trigger to be added. Don't feel bad doing this! It helps us find the post, and it notifies other Mods that may be filling in.

NOTE: Right now there is a bug in the system that will only label the specific post or reply as a trigger. If we want the Trigger label to show up on the home page then each reply will need a trigger as well. Hopefully, this will be fixed with our next update.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to share.
~Andie
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