Originally Posted by rae121452
i think the categories should be more specific. i post a lot of gay incest stories which are automatically slotted in the incest/taboo category. they get slammed fairly often because the incest people are homophobic and i refuse to post a "caution! don't read if you're a homophobic asshole" warning. a gay lesbian incest category would solve the problem. i have a ftm trans story i want to write but i'm not even sure WHERE i'd post that.
Matching the story and the right readers seems to be an age-old problem here, at least as far as a lot of authors are concerned.
There are problems with making more categories that probably will prevent this from happening. First, it divides the readers into two many small groups. It lowers the number of readers for one's story. That's something I don't want, even if it means weeding out a few readers that won't like my story. I want as many readers as possible.
Second, it makes it harder for readers to find stories. Readers don't always know exactly what they want, and they might want a larger rather than smaller menu.
Your better bet is to use an intro disclaimer, which you've said you don't want to do, or use tags that identify the subject matter more fully. I think something the site can do is to put the tags in a bar across the top of the story so readers know what they are getting.