What are these alerts with these trances/images?
The alerts are to serve as a warning to potential viewers about possible offensive material in the image even though the image may not warrant an adult rating. They are to serve as a serious message to help keep people away form content that would offend them. These alerts can also be attached with images that are marked as adult content. Now, these alert messages do not mean that you can post porn or other material that is banned from Secret Trance (see the rules and terms of service for details on what is permitted). You still have to make sure that your submissions follow the Secret Trance guidelines.
These alert messages are not required on all of your images. You can post your material alert free. These alert messages are totally optional but they do provide some insurance to hopefully deter away some people that may complain about your work because of the subject matter(ie, if you have an alert message up properly warning of the material, and someone still complains, you, the artist, will not be in trouble as you had done what you could to try and keep easily offended people away).
If you are a viewer of such content and you receive the warning message that warns you about the offensive material, and you proceed to view it, you may NOT attack the artist or Secret Trance about the material. You were given the warning and you chose to proceed to view it, it is at your own fault, no one else`s. Take care to read the warnings and heed them; they are there for your protection.
If you are the artist of the item, and you had provided a proper warning alert for your image, and you receive harassments or complaints about the subject you gave proper warning for, you can report the person in question.
To help you decide what would need an alert or how to make a proper warning alert, what follows are some tips.
Improper Alert Messages:
These examples are not considered proper alert messages and also abuse of the system (not limited to):
1. Please rate/fav/comment/nominate my picture!
3. It`s my birthday today!
4. Do you like cats?
5. Only comment if you`re a boy!
6. This submission might offend you, turn back if you don`t want to see offensive material.
7. l33t sp43k
8. Don`t look or comment if you don`t like anime.
Proper Alert Messages:
These examples are considered proper alert messages and good use of the system (you do not have to use these word for word but this gives you a good idea on what things should be said in your alert, feel free to create your own):
1. This image has gay males (or yaoi) in it holding hands.
2. Warning - Contains religious ideals that may not be the same as your own.
3. Watch out, this image has a lot of blood and gore in it which may not be acceptable to some people.