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I'm wondering whether to use "on here" or "in here" to refer to the current website.

Be skeptical of what you read on here.

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Be skeptical of what you read in here.

Is there any difference? Which is correct? I know that I can avoid this discussion altogether by writing "Be skeptical of what you read here" instead, but I'm curious about "in here" vs "on here" for websites.

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    Without in and on, it goes fine.
    – Ram Pillai
    Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 4:15

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I think it comes down to context. Some websites, particularly where small(ish) or common interest groups hang out with each other, feel to users like a place they inhabit, so "in here" is appropriate for them. Similarly for chat servers. For most websites, "here" or “here on [site name]” would make more sense. I think most people prefer "on this [web]site" to "on here", which sounds slightly awkward to my ears.

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"Be skeptical of what you read on here" is correct for this website. "On here" refers to like websites and stuff, "In here" refers to places, and being "in" somewhere. (Sorry, I know my wording's not professional; I'm in high school, but I'm trying to help you out the best I can here.) :)

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