Thứ Bảy, 29 tháng 11, 2014

We've had an experiment running for a few months. We now have a new rule on the basis of that experiment. All posts must make some attempt at humor.

5 months ago, we made this post. Since then, we've been removing posts that make no attempt at humor. These are largely things that are

  1. Interesting

  2. Submitted by people who can't be arsed to find the correct subreddit

We've also had a fair number of users report such submissions so thanks for that. We've been keeping detailed records of your IP addresses and will be dispatching factory farm produced cookies to your home and/or work addresses.

We've also had some arguments with users about the implementation of this rule, but I think the majority of those have been amicably resolved.

So, going forward, all posts must make some attempt at humor. It doesn't matter if the joke falls flat or is crappy. There must be something in the post that at the very least tries to be funny.

This rule will be added to the sidebar as rule 0, since the mod team doesn't want to mess with the order but we still want this rule at the top.

For those who want examples, here are a few that I've removed in the past month. I'm posting the title and image only.

  1. Just sayin'...

  2. I just hit the jackpot.

  3. Batmobile outside my library!

  4. Want

  5. iPrison

TL;DR: New Rule - All posts must make an attempt at humor. Success or failure of said attempt is immaterial.

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