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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 motion of the Arbitration Committee in July 2019.


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-1992 politics of the United States and closely related people
  • Eastern Europe or the Balkans
  • gender-related disputes or controversies or in people associated with them
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.