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some mechanism to link an 18+ post elsewhere and get a working embed

 currently, if i drop a link to an 18+ post in e.g. discord, the embed simply displays

"this post contains 18+ content"

which is a reasonable default, but in an environment like a nsfw discord channel, everyone has already agreed to see 18+ work.  so at best this is redundant, but at worst people may not even realize it's supposed to be a link to artwork.

this isn't like massively inconveniencing, but i've already seen several artists trip over it, and it seems like it discourages use of cohost as a "canonical" adult art host.

(i don't know exactly what this would look like.  you could slap another path segment on the end, but then any ui, as well as making the response contain both a redirect and the appropriate meta tags, are left as an exercise to the reader)

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having a normal one in the cohost support tickets

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anyway "smuggling minors past age gates" is a hilarious mental image but it has no actual meaning because it turns out even minors have the motor skills to right-click, and the top image result on a brand new browser's google search for "vaporeon twitter" is a titty. 18+ clickthrus just are not the mechanism for guaranteeing safety.

the issue here is not even sort of related - the goal is allowing the embed to contain -literally any information about the post- other than the age-gate text so that artists can share content usefully in 18+ spaces where everyone has already opted in to seeing it. 

again, offering no new or nefarious porno-looking-at functionality beyond right-click copy image location, but allowing the looked-at porno to actually connect to the artist's profile 

yeah I perhaps spoke with too much grandiosity. doesn't matter. point still stands. it also still stands that cohost can be embedded into more than one place. Cohost posts don't know where they've been embedded into. Embeds cannot know they're already in a space where consent to pass age gates has already been given. Therefore, it needs to be asked again. you can allow a porno to link to your profile by linking your profile. you keep discussing ways to circumnavigate things in adult spaces, so just do those.

the 18+ click thru on posts is self-applied to begin with! it isn't some status automatically applied by the authorities (though i'm sure untagged NSFW will be moderated) so it doesn't make sense to talk about this as some Safety Structure that is being subverted when the user making the post has to participate in good faith in the first place for it to even matter!

If someone is a Good User then they would apply the 18+ tag to their 18+ posts on cohost, and only use the proposed "share (18+)" link to share outside of the site to places where posting that would be appropriate, because demonstrably they are interested in appropriately tagging NSFW work and links

if someone is Not A Good User then why on earth would they even tag the post to begin with? Nothing is actually  stopping them or anyone else from doing anything with the content.  It's the same with discord - Nobody is 'circumventing' anything that they didn't already apply to themselves voluntarily! 

i've never intentionally exposed minors to porn, and i don't think i've done it unintentionally either.  i was pretty clear that my use case of interest is in discord channels that are already flagged 18+, i.e., spaces where someone has already passed an age gate.  i even said this specifically because i knew someone might try to be a weirdo about it, because i know there are people who cannot resist adding a sprinkle of extra details to my life that they "remember".  it's kind of fucked up to turn "my spouse was careless about what they linked where, some 12 years ago" into "haha classic eevee", like this is all a big joke to you, and all that matters is that you get to do a cute lil dunk on someone.

the request is not for cohost to magically divine whether it is being embedded in an 18+ discord channel — it is for some manual mechanism by which i, the artist trying to link my own work in my own adult spaces, may inform cohost that it is being embedded in an adult space.

I'd welcome even a barebones implementation that's only explained in some help article and not exposed in the UI in any way, where a query parameter can be added manually to make the post embed properly.

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