Some songs that get linked have explicit lyrics, should we warn in our post that the song has these lyrics or does it not matter?

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  • I'd say people should grow some thicker skin if they seriously have a problem with explicit lyrics. Or are the actually workplaces where you get in trouble for opening a page containing explicit lyrics but not for browsing such lyrics pages in the first place? – ThiefMaster Sep 2 '15 at 13:06
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    @ThiefMaster - Don't forget that people of all ages are music fans, and you never know the age of someone who might be browsing these links. I'd prefer SE be known as a "family friendly" site, and I'm sure Jeff and Joel would too. – Johnny Bones Sep 10 '15 at 16:02
  • tbh, most kids learn much worse things than explicit lyrics in school nowadays (and it's not like they wouldn't click it because it's labelled explicit - it probably makes it more interesting) – ThiefMaster Sep 11 '15 at 1:24
  • Every music fan should be immunized against explicit lyrics ;-) – Bebs Nov 29 '16 at 8:25

Most music you buy will have an explicit tag to show when a song or album is explicit as seen in this album off Amazon which is not a bad idea to include if the song is explicit.

I would think just putting and explicit tag at the end of the hyperlink would be enough as such: Lyrics here [Explicit]. For consistency sake and so the user knows what they are getting into.

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  • Would creating explicit be a bad thing? Sometimes, for identification, some components may be explicit. In this example, it is the lyrics, but it could be the title or even the videoclip/movie where the music is present. – Ismael Miguel Sep 2 '15 at 16:33
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    @IsmaelMiguel I'd say no as that's really not useful for grouping the questions we get themselves. – Dom Sep 2 '15 at 17:11
  • Some people prefer explicit stuff. For example, a question about Eminem can't be a clean version. Nobody listens the clean version. Having explicit would fix that. But there are a ton other situations where the tag would be not-so-good – Ismael Miguel Sep 2 '15 at 17:21
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    @IsmaelMiguel But they like Eminem who's music is typically explicit, but it does not mean that they will like all explicit music. On the scale of all things you could base your taste in music on I doubt this is high on anyone's list. – Dom Sep 3 '15 at 16:44
  • I'm just giving a possibility. I'm not giving a decisive answer. Maybe a meta about it would be better than us debating in the comment section on a question that has nothing to do with it? – Ismael Miguel Sep 3 '15 at 16:47
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    I'd say Dom's answer is sound, and if anyone wants to get a little editing extra credit it wouldn't be a bad idea to go back and add that to any videos/links that need it. As far as tags go, I don't see an 'explicit' tag being helpful. – Johnny Bones Sep 10 '15 at 15:59

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