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realsocialskills:

whirling-ghost:

realsocialskills:

kind of curious as of to why you’re not sure rickrolling is ok in any case, if you don’t mind talking about it without being sure about it
realsocialskills said:
You never know what’s triggering to other people.
Rickrolling involves tricking someone into watching a video they otherwise would not have watched. When you trick someone into seeing something they wouldn’t have seen on purpose, you’re taking away some of their defenses against exposing themselves to triggering material.
In addition, some people find being tricked inherently triggering or otherwise unsettling.
I think rickrolling is ok between friends who you know are ok with that kind of thing, but that it’s probably not such a good thing to do publicly.

whirling-ghost: said:

I think rickrolling someone is a million times better than linking them to a screamer or somthing that’s much worse. I know it’s still not good but April Fool’s day is generally a day of trickery and rickrolling is quite low on the scale of tricks you can pull

realsocialskills said:

I agree that rickrolling is a million times better than linking to a screamer.

I just think that pranks should only be played on willing participants. 

slashmarks said:
Honestly, I’d rather be linked to a screamer than rickrolled. Screamers startle you, but human voices going on continually while you tab-hunt — awful. (This is why I keep my audio off). And “trickery” is not an obligation. No one is going around fining people who do not participate in April Fool’s Day. You are supposedly a self-aware person with control over your actions; if you can’t think of a trick that won’t hurt anyone, don’t. Pull. One.