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This template allows a user to signal their awareness of the discretionary sanctions system, so that it is not necessary to warn them. This possibility was enacted by Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification_and_Amendment#Amendment_request:_DS_Awareness_and_alerts.


Towards the top of your own talk page, add:


where topic_code identifies the discretionary sanction topic(s) for which you assert awareness, and thus waive the need for notice.

You can specify multiple topics; select them from the full list of topic codes. For example:



Then, if another editor tries to warn you about discretionary sanctions in the relevant topics, they will see:

It is not necessary to notify this user of sanctions for the following topic area(s):
  • post-1932 politics of the United States and closely related people
  • Eastern Europe or the Balkans
  • (a) GamerGate, (b) any gender-related dispute or controversy, (c) people associated with (a) or (b), all broadly construed
The user has indicated that they are already aware of these sanctions using the template {{Ds/aware}} on their talk page.

within the output of Special:AbuseFilter/602, Mediawiki:Abusefilter-warning-DS.